We're reflecting on the third joyful mystery of the rosary today as part of our celebration of the launch of A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy.

Have you ever been so busy you find yourself spinning? Maybe literally, maybe not. Well, that's how I feel of late. Pausing each day to pray this decade together is helpful, and as I consider the reality of a tiny new baby--the overwhelming joy and responsibility and emotions--I can't help but think that maybe this is the perfect mystery for my Monday.

Our host today is Jennifer Fitz at Riparians at the Gate. You'll find my reflection on the Nativity there, as well as the prayers.

I hope you'll join us today--and each day of the tour--while we pray together for all of our intentions. I have a special set of intentions that I'm carrying with me as I pray this, and I will remember each of yours as well.

Don't forget that you can enter to win a Nook tablet as we pray and help us celebrate the launch of the latest title in the CatholicMom.com book line. You can enter once a day during from now until October 28.