4 Ways to Teach Kids Generosity

  What does generosity look like, and how can we teach it to our kids? Here are four ways to go.   by Ryan Langr   Living For Others As Christians, we are called to live our lives for the … Read More

Kids and Catholic Funerals: Why They Should Go, and How to Prepare

  Many parents are afraid to take younger kids to funerals but, with some exceptions, they shouldn’t be. Here’s why, and some tips for preparing your kids.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust   The nice neighbor across the street—the one who … Read More

Take Your Kids Christmas Caroling

  We took our kids caroling at a jail, a hospital, and a nursing home last Advent. Not only was it more fun than we imagined, it offered our kids a couple of graced moments that brought home the true … Read More

The Unceremonious Story of Our Family Giving Box

  My kids love the annual CRS Rice Bowl so much, it has (accidentally more than intentionally) evolved into a year-round “giving box.”   by Heidi Indahl My children have always enjoyed participating in the annual Lenten Rice Bowl campaigns by … Read More

The Giving Jar: A Simple Way to Encourage Kids to Give Generously

  A Giving Jar is a very simple way to motivate younger kids to practice “giving” during Lent (or any time of year): Find a jar or a coffee cup or a decorative bowl (you get the idea) and place … Read More

Invite the Poor to Your Family’s Table

“As a sign of Christ’s love (Christians) will on occasion invite the poor to their own table,” the Catholic Book of Blessings says in its introduction to table blessings. Are you ready to expand the size of your family meal … Read More

Being Angels with Random Acts of Kindness

Random acts of kindness are a fun and easy way to practice service with your kids. You can present this to little kids as being like angels—divine helpers and messengers of God’s love and generosity. The website RandomActsofKindness.org has a … Read More

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