Small Steps: Perfect Daily Tool for Working Mom's Faith Journey

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Small Steps for Catholic Moms

Small Steps for Catholic Moms

Editor’s note: Today, we continue our weeklong celebration of the publication of Small Steps for Catholic Moms: Your Daily Call to Think, Pray and Act, the newest installment in the CatholicMom.com Books partnership with Ave Maria Press. Today, we have a great review from Mary Wallace. LMH

Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Foss give moms the gift of time management in their new book, Small Steps for Catholic Moms: Your Daily Call to Think, Pray and Act.  This truly is a daily call, formatted almost like a daily text message.  Because the messages are succinct, focused, and efficient, I am drawn into the book’s daily messages with true implementation plans of developing virtue in my busy momma day.  I am able to read the daily message either in the morning before rising from my bed, in the middle of my day, or when I return from work (while cooking dinner!).

In the introduction, Danielle and Elizabeth give us permission as busy moms to use this book as a tool.  As a busy working Catholic mom (outside of the home), I am always looking for tools to help me on my faith journey.  I don’t have lots of moments of silence for reflection and prayer, and this book gives me the snippets I need to continue a journey to sanctity.  By focusing on specific virtues in our motherhood, we are able to journey with other busy moms (that includes all moms, I do believe!), and balance duties of being a mom with the relationships that sustain us most:  Father, Son, Holy Spirit – and our Blessed Mother Mary.

By using quotes from the saints of the Church, Danielle and Elizabeth bring the concepts to life.  The prayers offered are quick, yet heart-felt and thought provoking.  The actions suggested are specific, challenging, and able to be completed.  As a working Catholic mom, Small Steps is a daily tool for me to keep moving forward on my faith journey.  I expected the same ole devotional.  What I found was a gold mine of advice, as if I were sitting down for coffee with my girlfriends.  Thank you, Danielle and Elizabeth!

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Copyright 2013 Mary Wallace

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Mary Wallace, PhD, is a devout Catholic wife, mother of 4 daughters, and college administrator. Mary’s doctorate is in Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, with a research interest in faith at work. Her dissertation contains insight from women working in the public sector, who use faith to inform their leadership. This research led Mary to start the blog, The Working Catholic Mom (www.theworkingcatholicmom.com). Mary is co-host of a Catholic radio show: Faith and Good Counsel, on Baton Rouge Catholic Community Radio. The radio show is focused on women living full lives of faith. She is also a contributing writer at the Integrated Catholic Life. Mary is available for speaking engagements at your diocese, parish, or civic group, and speaks on a variety of topics. For a full list of topics, see Mary’s speaking page at www.theworkingcatholicmom.com. Follow Mary on facebook at www.facebook.com/TheWorkingCatholicMom.

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