Book Review and Giveaway: Feeding the Family


Raising children to be strong and secure adults is the goal of every family. Therefore, families that share at least one meal together each day give their children a strong sense of security. As a result, children are stronger and more self-confident in the outside world. In her newest book, Feeding Your Family’s Soul, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle gives parents the tools to help achieve this goal.

In this gem of a cookbook/prayer-book/Inspirational book are easy to find ideas and delicious recipes to enjoy. Here are some of the recipes our family enjoys: Chicken Sausage Gumbo, Taco soup, and Irish Soda Bread. Also, Donna-Marie shares activity suggestions for parents related to saints, the seasons of the year, sacraments, and more. Most importantly, these suggestions and reflections help families have a more enjoyable mealtime.

Families are always in a hurry these days. In the hustle of everyday life, things like togetherness and quality time seem to have no place in a family’s daily life. Donna-Marie urges our families back to those slower days with grace, love, and delicious meals. I especially enjoyed seeing the recipes since I’m a recipe junkie, but the prayers and reflections are genuine and peaceful. With so much angst in our world,  families need a place where we can come together and rejuvenate.

Therefore, I thoroughly recommend this book to families with young children. Grandparents, also, would benefit from having this book as a gift to their children.

Finally, thank you to Donna-Marie and Paraclete Press for the book; it has been a pleasure to review. They were generous enough to send me an extra copy, which I will give away to one lucky winner! Leave a comment below and tell me a little about your family! I’ll draw a lucky winner on October 1!

Find author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle at her website and her blog.

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This giveaway is open to USA addresses only. The contest will close at 11:59 PM Saturday, September 30 and one winner will be selected and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours from the time the notification is sent to claim the prize. If the prize is unclaimed, it will be awarded to an alternate winner.

Copyright 2017 Ebeth


About Author

Ebeth Weidner, a Master Catechist and cradle Catholic who considers herself a Catholic information junkie, writes from her heart about the faith and hope she finds in the Catholic Church. She is the author of “A Catholic Mom Climbing the Pillars” blog. She is the wife of a research science Professor and mom to 3 great young adults people living on the coastal side of North Carolina.


    • Wow! That is one busy fact, too! Thank you for sharing, Sarah! My youngest daughter is named Sarah…and please don’t forget that h or she isn’t happy!


    • Haha! I have had my moments with the smoke detector as well, Allison! A praying mother is a jewel for the family, thank you for sharing!!


  1. I have four kids and a husband who travels a lot. I’ve been eyeing this book for a while! Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

    • Erin, God bless you as you single-parent while your husband is away!! This is a great book and I would totally recommend this one for all families!


  2. Cooking is one of my hobbies, and my two young daughters love helping out in the kitchen…whether I want their help or not!

    • Kate, what a blessing! My two daughters are 22 and 20…..those were special times in the kitchen. We still, luckily, have a kitchen full of cooks at times, especially on Sundays when everyone gathers at our house for family time and meal. However, I always end up cleaning the kitchen up after everyone!


  3. Family dinner is a huge must for us. I would love to have a copy of this book and to share with my friends would bless them also

  4. My identical twin sister and I had to put signs on our back with our names so the people could tell us apart when we were at a bowling tournament.

  5. I am a single mother of 4. Even though life threw us a rough curve ball and we became a broken family, I decided early on that, with God, we would make the best of it and I would do my best to make a good, wholesome life with my children. Family dinner is a time each day for us to talk and pray together. We do a big Sunday dinner on Sundays complete with dessert! This book sounds wonderful.

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