Five Minutes Alone and Small Steps, Day 8: Charity


As we reflect on theme of charity today with the Small Steps Tour, we thought we’d take a moment to also highlight some of the humorous ways moms grab five minutes.

Today, meet Haley.


For many of us moms, the fact that charity starts at home is a hard reality. And a messy one. From art projects to cooking helpers, from laundry piles to dingy stinkies, from wiping bodies to collapsing in bed, we embody love of others in a way that we often overlook. Do we turn to God in those times of chaos?

As Haley shares about a day in her life with three kids under age 5, I can’t help but think that love of neighbor is rooted in how I treat my kids. They get under my skin like no one else, they push my buttons, and they kiss me better than anyone else, too.

We’re called to love and to give, and as moms, that’s something we already do a lot. Good job, you!

Now, if you haven’t already join us at Random Acts of Momness for some Small Steps. And don’t forget to enter the “Five Minutes Alone” contest that’s going on as part of our blog tour!


About Author

When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Triple Take, from Our Sunday Visitor.

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