"Family Fun Activities Keeping You Focused On What Matters!"

July 9th: A Jane Austen Birthday Party

The last party that we were invited to before we moved away from our old home was a Jane Austen Party. Since this particular group of girls had just watched the BBC Emma on a girl's night out, this party was a hit. We all had so much fun! For some advice and inspiration on how to throw a Jane Austen party visit this page. 

July 5th: Fun Fourth Activities

Hoping you had a wonderful Independence Day holiday, we'd like to share our fun food ideas. They will work all summer long for your backyard barbecues.

Our GAPS desserts mostly revolves around fruit, honey and cream.

We had a flag "cake"and flag kabobs, berry firework kabobs, and red, white and blueberry cups. The pictures are self explanatory, no recipe needed. Enjoy.

patriotic food
firework kabobs
flag kabobs
4th of July treats

June 29: New Chartres Pilgrimage Video

A friend made a video with his drone footage on the Chartres Pilgrimage this year. 

June 26: Summer Reading Club

We've decided to participate in Seton's Summer Reading Club. We will celebrate our success in September with a trip to Cold Stone Creamery (which is a big deal for a GAPS family) and get certificates from Seton.

Our early reader who is still really struggling will be reading:

  • Five Chinese Brothers
  • Corduroy
  • Blueberries for Sal
  • Wake Me in The Spring
  • Best Friends: The True Story of Owen and Mzee
  • Danny and the Dinosaur

My 4th grade reading level boys will be reading:

  • Canadian Summer
  • Saint Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal
  • Saint Therese and the Roses
  • The Children of Fatima
  • The Miraculous Medal
  • The Small War of Sergeant Donkey

My 8th grader who is at an adult reading level will be tackling:

  • St. Magnus the Last Viking
  • The Blood Red Crescent
  • Angels in Iron
  • Saint Margaret Mary
  • St. Louis de Monfort
  • The Borrowed House

And for my high schooler:

  • The Blood Red Crescent
  • Redcoats and Rebels
  • How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
  • Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of America
  • By What Authority
  • Lances of Lynnwood

I am committing to reading aloud a story to the entire family, and it will be...

A Day on Skates by Hilda Van Stockum

What We're All About

Many think that in order to have fun they must enjoy one pleasure after another. Unfortunately, this pursuit of pleasure will ultimately leave you feeling empty and weighed down.

Don't let your family fall into this pleasure seeking trap. There is a better way to live and have fun as a family.

Sometimes pleasure is a part of our fun, but mostly we work hard at fostering diligence. Adopting our lifestyle and incorporating the fun-filled ideas found here is guaranteed to make your family more peaceful, tight-knit, and holy. 

Pave the way for fun with...

  • Ideas for indoor family fun
  • All sorts of ideas for outdoor family fun. Engage the entire family with activities ranging in price and effort.
  • Fun party ideas for kids, whether it be an arty party, craft party or food party you'll find the information and tips you need to pull one off without a hitch.
  • Inspiring themed birthday party ideas complete with food, decorating, and activities.

Here we must mention caring for animals. Family pets not only teach responsibility but they also teach generosity and instill an appreciation for God's creation.

Idleness Is The Devil's Workshop

Industriousness is the virtue of diligence--a zealous and careful persistence in your work and actions. This conscientiousness shines through in areas such as budgeting your time, stick-to-it-iveness, and giving it your all.

"He who does not do his work to serve God turns his work into idleness." -St. Bernard

Idleness is the devil’s workshop. Wholesome family fun and fostering industriousness in your family will combat sloth. Sloth is more than merely laziness...

...it is a desire to escape from God seeking worldly pleasure while ignoring your duties to Him, your family and your neighbors.

Cultivate industriousness and other virtues in your family. Explore more ways of growing in holiness as a family...

Entertainment That Increases Family Fun

Enjoying edifying books, wholesome movies and good music is important for families. Avoiding bad entertainment is an absolute necessity!

Use our

as a guide to the next book you or your children will read or listen to...

Family Fun And Staying Out Of Trouble

Many times family projects are loads of fun. Your family is bound to stay out of trouble as they keep busy creating things. One area to consider beginning a project is the do it yourself home improvements category.

Improving the look and functionality of your home will make it a more enjoyable and fun place to be. 

Discover other projects that you can do as a family that are fun:

  • Crafts
  • Handmade gifts - Making handmade gifts is well worth the time investment. Handmade gifts are more meaningful than something bought at the store. Plus there’s a perfect gift for every occasion.
  • Recipes

At the end of each project, you will feel proud and the receiver will feel the love your family put into the meaningful gift.

The Daffodil: Industry's Flower

"Scarcely has the winter’s snow disappeared from the sunny fields at the approach of spring when a charming gold-colored flower makes its appearance-I mean the daffodil.

I have chosen it from among its brethren and sisters, the fair children of spring, and I have called it industry’s flower because it hastens to blossom as soon as possible."

-Fr. Lasance The Catholic Girl's Guide

A Sense Of Accomplishment

Hard work, attention to details, and extra touches make special events, holidays, and parties more fun.

Fun For Vacations & Family Reunions

Your vacations, as well as your family reunions, can be more memorable and fun when diligence and a spirit of organization are applied. When things are organized, they will become more enjoyable.

Start planning a fun family trip or weekend getaway to one of our favorite cities with our what to do and where to stay guide. Read more here...

What Matters Most?

Getting to Heaven! Wholesome family fun will help you get there. So what are we waiting for. Grab your family and check out how to shake up some family fun.

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