This is a plug for a project I've been involved in for the past year-and-a-half.
Soul Gardening is a journal written by Catholic mothers for Catholic mothers. (Although you certainly don't have to be Catholic to enjoy it!)
It's a collection of articles on topics as varied as baking, the spiritual life, kids art, cultivating romance with your husband, and ideas for celebrating the liturgical year, to name a few! It is the original work of 4 contributors plus guest writers.
It also includes:
- recipes (tried and true! A great resource)
- a "Thrifty Wife" column with practical ideas for frugal living,
- a children's section with poetry and rhymes (this is my personal favourite, as I'm always looking for seasonal poetry for my kids)
- book reviews
- original art
- original art
- and lots more!
Soul Gardening is currently falling below the cost of production, and we are desperately hoping not to raise the price. We want it to be affordable for mamas everywhere. That is why I am writing to ask: Would you consider getting a subscription, for yourself or a friend? (This would make a lovely shower gift for a young mother or bride!)
The subscription is $16/year US, $18 Canada, $20 International; four issues per year
You can pay by paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org; or send a check to Elizabeth Peck P.O. Box 5132, Bremerton, WA, 98312
See here for more details.
I have to say, in all objectivity—even though I'm involved in the behind-the-scenes toil—that finding the latest issue of Soul Gardening in the mail is a big treat! It's not often that we get original reading material, especially material that feeds directly into our daily life.