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Join author Kelsey Gillespy for the second session of our 4-week Book Club and nurture your spiritual life amid the chaos and beauty of raising littles.

This week, we hosted the second session of our Winter 2024 Book Club! We're reading In the Trenches: Finding God Through Parenting Littles by Kelsey Gillespy. 

In our Book Club discussion, Kelsey and her editor Courtney Saponaro joined us to talk about the way God is parenting us through our parenting journey. (Courtney confided that this is probably her favorite section of the book! Do you agree?) They also answered questions about spiritual reading, getting to know God as both Father and Bridegroom, and how moms can heal spiritually after miscarriage.

(Scroll down for Kelsey, Allison, and Courtney's book recommendations!)

If you missed this week's Book Club—or you want to share this discussion with a friend—watch our Book Club Week 2 video below.



How the Book Club Works:

The Catholic Mom Book Club is free to join, and everyone participates virtually. Bring along your favorite hot beverage; we'll meet for two more sessions of coffee and conversation at 9:30 AM Eastern on the following Tuesdays:

  • January 30
  • February 6

A perk for those who join us for those Book Club sessions: leave a comment on the video, and you'll be entered to win a special-edition "In the Trenches" coffee mug like the one Kelsey's using during this video series. The winner will be selected after Session 4.

Our Book Club sessions will be held on both Facebook Live and YouTube (in the Live tab). Can't make it at that time? They'll be available to watch afterward, and we'll share a recap right here on CatholicMom.com the Saturday after each session.

We hope you'll join us for some laughter, encouragement, and prayer as we chat with Kelsey about learning to enjoy this challenging and rewarding season of parenting. And we hope you'll bring a friend or two along for the fun.




Get the Book

Pauline Books and Media, the publisher of In the Trenches, is offering 20% off our Book Club selection with coupon code TrenchesBC. This code is good through February 12, 2024.

Purchase our Book Club selection


Have your children outgrown the little-kid stage?

This Book Club is still for you! Please participate and share your encouragement with the moms of younger children—and appreciate and accept the ups and downs of the parenting season you're in right now. 


Click to tweet:
There is no perfection in motherhood. It's not possible. #CatholicMom #BookClub 


Bonus Links

Visit Kelsey Gillespy’s website, KelseyGillespy.com

Follow Kelsey Gillespy on Facebook: @KelseyGillespyBooks 

Follow Kelsey Gillespy on Instagram: @KelseyGillespy 

Follow Pauline Books & Media on Facebook: @PaulineBooksAndMedia

Follow Pauline Books & Media on Instagram:  @PaulineBooksAndMedia

Advent is a beautiful time to pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary! Get your free printable Rosary Guide from Pauline Books & Media and pray the Joyful Mysteries with original reflections by Kelsey Gillespy, the author of our Book Club selection.


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