Hello there! Welcome to my little comfort zone where I write when the little ones nap.
Welcome! This blog is about raising Catholic children in this crazy millennial age. We also offer Traditional Catholic calendars and planners for moms.
How I started raisinghearts.com
I started this blog as my “therapy” zone during my early stages of motherhood.
As a young mom with a toddler and pregnant with baby number two, my days were overwhelming. In addition to that, we just moved to a new country, away from our our immediate family and friends.
Being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM), I encountered difficulties navigating my new role. I struggled against certain expectations of being a SAHM which are very unrealistic: perfectly clean home, babies sleeping through the night, having lots of free time, and the list goes on.
When the burden became too heavy, I was moved to let go of the sterile and mess-free perfection that the world wants you to believe about raising children. And I realized that the spiritual aspect of motherhood is most important!
Thus, the name of this blog surfaced on my mind: Raising Hearts, which for me means raising children in the spiritual sense and not just in terms of the material aspect of their wellbeing. After all, God has called us unto perfection, and this must mean perfect hearts and not the mere perfection of external piety.
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:48
While having a perfectly clean home is a salutary aim, having a heart that is free from bitterness, impatience, and anger is of most noble importance. And where to find healing in the wounds of our own heart but through the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary!
How I discovered my new hobby: Traditional Catholic Planners and Calendars
Along the way of learning motherhood, I learned the art of planning. I never expected that my corporate skills in project management will translate well to how I manage my home and my family.
Writing down plans has immensely helped me in organizing the chaos that’s going on my mind every day. Setting appointments, planning meals, and scheduling the next mowing. There’s just so many things to remember and that’s just on top of the daily motions in the domestic life of a growing family.
As a result, I decided to create my own calendars and planners, especially with Saints feasts and Holydays so that I can teach my children about the liturgical seasons of the Catholic Church based on the 1962 missal of the Latin Mass, which we attend and which is our faith.
Thank you for dropping by
Hope you stay for a while moms, and let me hear your stories too!
Let me say this beautiful and favorite prayer of mine for you and please pray for me too:
Ave maria, gratia plena
Benedicta tui in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructus ventris tui Jesus.
Santa Maria, Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis
Peccatoribus nunc et in hora
mortis nostrae Amen.