FOC 009: The World Needs Your Home: Restoring Beauty and Wonder with Leila Lawler




It’s hard to choose a favorite episode, but this one just might be ours.   Listeners kept requesting a podcast with Leila Lawler and we thought it was a great idea. We can’t wait for you to get inspired by all the wisdom she has to share!


Affectionately called Auntie Leila by the readers of her blog, Like Mother, Like Daughter, Leila Lawler co-authored the beautiful book The Little Oratory published by Sophia Institute Press. This episode is going to be a life-saver for anyone who desires to center their home in prayer and especially for young moms. Get ready to hear some practical and beautiful steps to draw us into a daily liturgy!

Leila’s lovely book:

The Little Oratory

We chat about restoring wonder and beauty in our homes to draw our families close to God and how our family traditions should reflect our families and not someone else’s. We talk about how we don’t have to do every liturgical activity/tradition and we don’t have to do them as well as so-and-so from Pinterest does them.

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We also discussed dealing with toddler tantrums and whiners and how more sleep, more food covers a multitude of toddler maladies as Auntie Leila writes in this post about whining whiners and how to cure them.

Find Auntie Leila…

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4 thoughts on “FOC 009: The World Needs Your Home: Restoring Beauty and Wonder with Leila Lawler”

  1. I REALLY enjoyed this episode. My husband and I are both converts, and unfamiliar with a lot of Catholic home/liturgical tradition. Now we have four children, and I have a deep desire to raise my children in the beautiful traditions of the Church.

    Also, I was listening to the portion about caring for the home while I was scrubbing my kitchen, and the combination left me encouraged and refreshed, rather than just wrung out.

    Looking forward to seeing you ladies in Charleston!

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