What’s Going Into Your Child’s Backpack?

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Copyright 2018 Tami Kiser for Catholic Conference 4 Moms. All rights reserved.

Thousands of moms are getting together online for an exciting conference — The Pass It On Catholic Conference 4 Moms. Why is this so exciting? Because moms are taking the lead to do the most important thing for our Church today, strengthening our families. As the Great Saint John Paul II said, “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”

The Pass It On conference with 15 popular presenters will challenge parents to consider what they are passing on to their children, and they don’t mean treasury bonds or property. Each speaker makes a strong case to consider a topic or “item” to place into their children’s proverbial backpacks as they prepare to make their journey through life to adulthood, a journey that will ultimately lead to God.

The topics cover a wide variety from the basics such as Good Manners by Lindsay Schlegel and Healthy Eating Habits by Katie Kimball, to deeper understanding of concepts like Forgiveness by Celeste Behe and what it means to be truly Chaste by Lisa Mladinich.

Popular mom writer Danielle Bean and everyone’s favorite Holy Land tour guide Steve Ray give you glimpses inside their family life along with their favorite suggestions for how to pass on Learning and Joy to your children.

The first step along this path that both parents and children need to cultivate is Prayer, by Heather Johnson. This leads to helping your children Trust in God, by Tami Kiser, and to develop a Relationship with Mary, by Marge Fenelon. Thank God for the Sacraments, by Allison Gingras, for practical spiritual help in all of these matters.

Finally, to help your children along their path to God, you need to pack away Love in the Family, by Colleen Duggan. Let’s not forget to get the whole Community, by Cam Fradd, involved. Spouses especially need each other in this task. Even recent studies show us how important a Strong Marriage, by Kathleen Billings, is for children.

As children get older, they must start to make this journey their own by developing their Teenage Faith, by Michele Houmis and Gabe Lewis. Keith Kiser adds that giving your children appreciation and experiences of Wonder and Beauty will allow them to always be open to find their way to God.

Copyright 2018 Tami Kiser for Catholic Conference 4 Moms. All rights reserved.

Join with thousands of other moms as we all consider these weighty matters.  The online conference is free Oct. 10-15.  You can sign up anytime at CatholicMosaic.com. Find out about the great prizes you can enter to win, just by registering!

During each of the first 5 days of the conference, stay tuned at CatholicMom.com for a review and comments on one of the presentations. This will be your opportunity to not only hear another take on the topic presented, but to comment and express your thoughts as well.

This will feel a little like a “real” conference experience of walking out after a presentation and talking to some of your friends about what they thought.

Copyright 2018 Tami Kiser for Catholic Conference 4 Moms. All rights reserved.

If you’d like even “more” out of the conference, the presentations are available, along with over $150 of free bonuses for Catholic moms, in the More 4 Mom Package now on sale through November 30. These presentations with Discussion Guide are perfect to watch and talk about with your spouse, parent group, mom group, or neighborhood book club. You can check that out at CatholicMosaic.com/More-4-Mom-Package.

What are you putting in your children’s backpack? Be sure to check in at CatholicMom.com every day during the conference for some extra ideas and encouragement.


Copyright 2018 Tami Kiser

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Tami is the author of Smart Martha's Catholic Guide for Busy Moms and the founder of SmartMartha.com. She lives in Greenville, SC with her husband and family. Tami runs the online CatholicConference4Moms, Smart Martha ministry, CatholicFamilyCelebrations.com, CatholicMosaic.com, and teaches dance classes. Thinking like a Smart Martha has helped her to constantly seek to “sit at Christ’s feet” even in the midst of piles of laundry and sinks of dirty dishes.

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