Side by Side: A Catholic Mother-Daughter Journal

Side by Side: A Catholic Mother-Daughter Journal


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Pretty and practical interactive journals are a popular and enjoyable way to reflect through writing, doodling, list-making, and more. Wouldn’t it be even more fun to share that experience with your tween daughter, and in the process share your life and faith with each other?

Side by Side: A Catholic Mother-Daughter Journal by Catholic musician Lori Ubowski and her daughter, Ava, is a unique journal that allows the two of you to communicate in a new and exciting way. Beautifully designed and rich in spiritual content, each page contains thought-provoking prompts that help you share your thoughts and faith while strengthening your connection with each other.

Side by Side is a unique gift journal that celebrates and invigorates the spiritual bond of mothers and daughters by focusing on important qualities and virtues in the lives of female saints and biblical figures that are essential to healthy relationships: kindness, honesty, courage, patience, openness, appreciation, and confidence.

Stories of holy mothers and daughters from Church history provide additional opportunities for the two of you to share and pray together. Each page is designed to draw your hearts closer to each other with prompts such as Write about a time you were really proud of me or What is your biggest worry right now?

This vibrantly designed journal is meant especially for mothers and their preteen daughters. Whether you work through the book from front to back or pick the chapters you like best, the two of you will begin a one-of-a-kind, private adventure. There is also ample space along the margins to sketch, color, or express yourselves in other creative ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594718694
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 10/26/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,048,054
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lori Ubowski is a Catholic musician and speaker who serves as director of music ministry at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Panama City, Florida. She and her husband, Adam, lead worship and speak at parishes retreats, conferences, liturgies, and other events through their music ministry, Out of Darkness.

Ava Ubowski is an honor roll student and the oldest of three children. She is active in student government and band, and plays volleyball. Ava also sings, dances, and plays piano and violin.

Lori regularly contributes to the Any Given Sunday blog of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. She has spent time cohosting an American Family Radio morning show and cohosted the live feed of the 2015 National Catholic Youth Conference. The music of Out of Darkness is heard on a variety of Catholic radio stations throughout the country, including regular play on The Catholic Playlist.

The Ubowskis live in northern Florida.

Michele Faehnle is a contributor to, codirector of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference, and coauthor of Divine Mercy for Moms. She and her husband, Matthew, have four children and live in Columbus, Ohio.

Emily Jaminet is a contributor to and coauthor of Divine Mercy for Moms. She serves on the leadership team of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference and offers a daily segment called A Mother’s Moment on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio and Mater Dei Radio. She and her husband, John, have seven children and live in Columbus, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michele Faehnle Emily Jaminet vii

Introduction (For Mom) ix

Just for Fun: How Well Do You Know Your Daughter? xii

Just for Fun: How Well Do You Know Your Mother? xiv

Part I I'm on Your Side: Celebrating Our Mother-Daughter Bond

1 We Are Family 2

2 Role Models to the Rescue 14

3 My Hopes and Dreams 25

4 When Love Means Sacrifice 36

5 Sometimes Love Is Spelled "S-O-R-R-Y" 47

6 You Are Beautiful 59

Part II God's on Your Side: Celebrating Our Faith

7 Why Do I Believe? 72

8 God Has a Plan for Us 83

9 Standing with Courage 94

10 Can I Pray for You? 105

Part III The Future's on Your Side: Keys to Becoming Your Best Self

11 What Do You Want from Me? 118

12 No Worries! 129

13 Don't Give Up! 140

14 In This Moment 151

15 Can You Feel God Near? 162

One Last Thought 173

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