Lent. With children.
Mom and theologian Maria C. Morrow can relate to your sigh. Lent is a time of sacrifice, but Lent with little ones (or medium ones, or older ones) can seem like sacrifice with an extra helping of penance. Why? Because parenting comes with its own set of sacrifices, made daily.
But being a busy parent doesn't mean you (and the whole family) can't do Lent well.
A Busy Parent's Guide to a Meaningful Lent is the book you've been looking for. It's a quick, easy Lenten resource that starts your day off with Scripture-focused reflection and prayer - and achievable ideas to help busy parents make the most of Lent.
Each day, you'll find:
With A Busy Parent's Guide to a Meaningful Lent you can live Lent well, even in the middle of your beautiful, busy, and sometimes messy family life.
Author Heather Anderson Renshaw, mother of five, is a lot like you. She knows that motherhood can be wild, crazy, and often hilarious. She feels sometimes like she's barely keeping up, and maybe even failing at the whole "mom thing." Thankfully, as she shares in these pages, motherhood isn't a trip that's meant to be taken alone. God's got this, and the more we let him lead, the more we find the fruits of his Holy Spirit taking root in our hearts and in our families.
Lent is the forty-day journey through the ultimate expression of self-sacrifice that our Savior endured for us. If this season doesn’t create some lasting change in us, we’ve done it wrong.
Whether you’re giving up chocolate (again) or just trying to figure out meatless Fridays, if you want to get the most out of each and every Lent, The Handy Little Guide to Lent is for you.
Make Lent and Holy week even more meaningful with brief daily meditations that will help focus on Our Lord’s passion and resurrection alongside his mother, Mary. Focusing on various themes from self-control to generosity, you will be brought into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Each daily meditation includes Scripture, a question to think about or act to consider, and a short prayer to the Blessed Mother.
In Catholic Parent Know-How: Something New for Lent, you find out how the Lenten calendar developed, eight special Lenten things to do with your children, the symbols of Lent, the suffering of Lent, Stations of the Cross, and a special Lenten prayer.