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I'm 30 years old, married to an IT Guy and a stay-at-home-mom to two spectacularly gorgeous children. While we attend Mass on Sunday mornings, I spend the entirety of the Eucharistic Prayer focused on making sure the baby uses her crayons on the bulletin, not the pew

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04/18/2014

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Lauren

Oh, Maggie. I just love this, and I love you. Isn't that Jesus Storybook Bible AMAZING?? Other than needing to change some of the wording in the Last Supper story, I simply adore that book. And I 100% feel like *I* am benefitting from reading it to Nate, because it makes me think about all of the Old Testament stories as they relate to the coming of Christ.

When we were reading the Nativity stuff around Christmas, and the book talked about how all of Heaven was so excited because the moment they knew was coming all along, the moment of the Incarnation, had finally arrived? CHILLS. I seriously recommend this Bible to everyone I know who has children.

AmyRyb

I find myself at a similar loss when it comes to explaining Jesus' death to my five year old. He asks so many questions, deep ones, and I definitely struggle to explain things as simply as possible so as not to traumatize him. Somehow I survived childhood with this knowledge, but it does blow my mind a little to have to explain it. And a lot of it does sound crazy, so crazy that I tried explaining the concept of "faith" to my son to account for the stuff we just don't understand. Oy. I found a great book at Five Below (glorified, cooler dollar store with lots of seasonal stuff, for those unaware) that I put in my baby's Easter basket, that told the entire story of Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Last Supper, Gethsemane, etc.) in pleasant rhyming with cartoony pictures (the guys on the cross were fully clothed!), but I loved the simple story and the message, which made the Gospel quite clear. All for $3 :) I generally stink at Lent, as well, so I always feel like I NEED Good Friday to get me in the right place for Easter. It's hard to focus with two kids, but I try. That's all I can do for now, I guess.

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