Help me load my iPad with freebies!

At first I was going to give it to someone, and then I thought I would raffle it for a good cause, then I thought it would make a great prize, and then I realized I WANT THIS.

The other day, I was amazed and delighted to hear that I had won second prize in Catholic Vote's contest. First prize was a trip for two two Rome for the upcoming beatifications, which would have been niiiice, but I am beyond thrilled at what I did win, as top referrer: a spiffy new iPad Mini!I understand its microwhatever is roughly as powerful as the International Space Station and that the touchscreen can, by analyzing the electrolyte content in my fingertips, predict the very moment … [Read more...]

Homemade pasta, FREE Fr. Barron DVD set . . . UPDATED

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UPDATE:  The $50 prize is now gone!  *******************I posted last week about Arista Pasta's kickstarter.  A lovely Catholic homeschooling family of seven (the co-founder, Benjamin Herreid, is the brother of John Herreid, who designed my book's cover, and the other brother of Bill Herreid, who is married to my sister!) is selling delectable handmade pasta products made from local, sustainable ingredients at their farmer's market.They want very much to expand their production, be … [Read more...]

Free today on Amazon! Grimm’s Fairy Tales for Kindle

Get 'em while they're free. … [Read more...]

Last chance to pre-win my book!


There is still time to enter the drawing to win one of three copies of my upcoming ebook and audiobook, The Sinner's Guide to NFP.  It's free to enter, but if you make a donation to my kids' wonderful charter school, you can up your chances of winning tenfold!Contest closes tonight, Sunday, August 18, at midnight eastern time!  Click here to enter. … [Read more...]

My book’s first review, and a giveaway!


My book isn't even available for pre-order yet, but it already got a good review!Bearing of Bearing Blog read The Sinner's Guide to NFP, and she wrote: [E]ven if I am not the target audience, I am maybe the target reviewer, because I wholeheartedly endorse the attitude in this book.  The truth is that even when you're both totally on board, NFP has features which, well, you might as well laugh at them so you don't (a) cry or (b) throw things at each other. As for the state of NFP … [Read more...]

Website design giveaway!

Love this -- it's the Santa Clara Design Annual Giveaway for Catholic Blog, Ministry or Church.  The owner says: St. Clare of Assisi is my heavenly friend – my confirmation saint. Years ago, I had my second child and wanted a career that would allow me to spend more time with my children. Santa Clara Design was born! One of my commitments since the beginning has been to offer my skills to the Church, to help promote Her teachings through the media.  I am very thankful my work and the wonderful c … [Read more...]

Free printable book: Bible memory verses LINK FIXED

My sister, Abby Tardiff, has put together some Bible verses for her kids to memorize -- one a week.  I thought other people might be interested, so she put the link on Dropbox, and you are welcome to check it out and print one up for your own use.  (Puhlease, if you don't want it or don't like her choices or whatever, just don't print it.  She made it for her own kids, based on her own tastes. It never ceases to amaze me when people complain about free stuff!) Dropbox link It's 26 pages long.  … [Read more...]