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Join author Kelsey Gillespy for a 4-week Book Club designed to help you nurture your spiritual life amid the chaos and beauty of raising littles.

We're excited to announce our Winter 2024 Book Club selection! We'll be reading In the Trenches: Finding God Through Parenting Littles by Kelsey Gillespy. Here's what this book is about:

Being a mom can be hard. Exhausting. Lonely, even. In the trenches of motherhood, you may feel like you never get a break. But what if the daily grind of raising kids could actually help you grow closer to God and discover your truest self? Through humorous stories and poignant prayer reflections, Kelsey Gillespy, a mother of five, shares insights and tips on finding God and nurturing your spiritual life through the chaos and beauty of raising littles.


In the Trenches


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 four sessions of coffee and conversation at 9:30 AM Eastern on the following Tuesdays:

  • January 16
  • January 23
  • January 30
  • February 6

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. 


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Join us for laughter, encouragement, and prayer as we chat about this challenging and rewarding season of parenting. #CatholicMom #BookClub 


We wanted to tell you all about our Book Club before Christmas so you'd not only have time to get it on your calendar, but also so you could put this book on your wish list or purchase an extra copy to share with a friend.


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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Copyright 2023 Barb Szyszkiewicz
Images: Pauline Books & Media