Sharon Rayner Archive
Tweenhood: Is your daughter caught in that awkward stage between girlhood and teendom?
Parenting is hard—but understanding your role as compared to the power of His call to your children can ease your mind.
Sharon Rayner invites you to share your child’s initial reaction to learning the truth about abortion.
The Life of Mary as Seen by the Mystics provides insights into Mary’s character and virtue
Sharon Rayner shares how Contemporary Christian music celebrates, inspires and bonds our families to Christ and one another.
My daughters are afraid of things that are … scary. There, I’ve said it. I’ve completely failed to desensitize them to all of the horror that the entertainment media is so eager to show them. They refuse
Modesty is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, an outward sign of God working within us. As with other fruits like patience and charity, modesty is manifested in what we do — in our works, the actions
Today I had a temper tantrum. I became impatient with all of the little things, like one child’s barely worn clean clothes thrown in the laundry anyway, another child’s barely worn clean clothes found on the floor,
After two years of searching for ways to battle a particular form of spiritual warfare, I found a three-day conference dedicated to healing and spiritual freedom. There was only one problem—it was a Charismatic Renewal event. I
Like most American kids of my generation, I watched cartoons on Saturday mornings. A friend and I were recently discussing one of the most enjoyable shorts produced by Schoolhouse Rock, Three is a Magic Number. She pointed
3 Sons are indeed a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons of one’s youth. 5 Happy is the man who has his quiver
An occasional glimpse into the meaning of suffering provides some measure of solace for Sharon Rayner.
Editor’s note: Today, we welcome a new contributor and friend to our CatholicMom.com family. Sharon Rayner is a wife and mom who blogs at In Joyful Hope. Please join me in warmly welcoming Sharon here at the