FoC 011: Taking the “Womp, Womp” Out of Lent with Bonnie Engstrom



We’re talking all things Lent today with our good friend Bonnie Engstrom, blogger at A Knotted Life. We talk about how we approach lent in general, simple ways to help our young kids learn about Lent, how to focus a bit more on prayer as a family, as well as fitting in confession when the kids should be in bed.

We cover a lot of ground while laughing a lot so we think this will help ease any Lent-stress you may be feeling as Ash Wednesday looms around the corner.

Some things we mentioned in today’s episode:

40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge at White House Black Shutters

Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids from Catholic Icing

Bonnie’s post on making a Stations of the Cross Box for kids

Bonnie’s Knot Bad video on getting ready for Lent

Haley’s post, Preparing for Lent

Haley’s post, Bury the Alleluia

Christy’s post on great books to read for Lent

Lent and Easter Wisdom from G.K. Chesterton: Daily Scripture and Prayers Together With G. K. Chesterton’s Own Words (Lent & Easter Wisdom)

Life of Christ by Fulton Sheen

You can find Bonnie:

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15 thoughts on “FoC 011: Taking the “Womp, Womp” Out of Lent with Bonnie Engstrom”

  1. I love the bits and pieces meals!! My mother-in-law would often have “Desert Father meals” which my husband and his siblings loooved it… no cooking requires, it would basically consist of nuts and cheese and crackers or raw veggies or whatever.

  2. I was listening to the idea of burying the alleluia and I thought “this sounds fun, lets do it!” Then Christy pointed out that all of our rocks are buried under a foot of snow, and it would be impossible to dig into the frozen ground. Sigh. (I live in Edmonton Christy! I feel your pain.)

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