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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

Carolyn Astfalk

Carolyn Astfalk is a wife, mother of four young children, and a writer. Her contemporary Catholic romances are available at She is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild, a Catholic Teen Books author, and blogs at My Scribbler’s Heart. Visit

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Rosary Reflections for Pregnant Mothers: Fourth Glorious Mystery

Today we will pray the Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of Mary into Heaven. So much of pregnancy is spent protecting and nourishing our baby’s body. This continues after birth, of course, but during pregnancy, mothers are especially careful of what they eat, drink, inhale, and do in order to protect the growing baby. From cleaning products to alcohol and medicine, our foremost concerns are their effects on the baby in our womb.

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Family Fun  |  The House That Rob Built  |  kids in sports

Faith, Family, and Fun: The Family that Plays Together

In the early days of the pandemic confinement, I ordered a playground ball. While temperatures outside began to warm and my children were stuck learning behind screens for long hours each day, I dug around the mudroom for chalk and waited on the playground ball to arrive. A Four-Square ball, to be exact.

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13 Simple Ways to Foster Devotion to St. Joseph

Carolyn Astfalk offers simple suggestions, including a sweet treat, to foster your family’s devotion to Saint Joseph this year.

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