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


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Listen to Catholic Mom Book Club: In the Trenches: Finding God Through Parenting Littles with author Kelsey Gillespy and host Allison Gingras. #CatholicMom

We're reading In the Trenches: Finding God Through Parenting Littles by Kelsey Gillespy for our Winter 2024 Book Club!

This week, we hosted the final 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, acquisitions editor Sr. Allison Gliot, FSP, and editor Courtney Saponaro joined us to talk about part 4 of this book, "You Can Have It All (Without Waiting Until They're Older)." Sister Allison shared what made this book a choice for publication, and then the discussion turned to moms' yearning for spiritual growth during a time when they're very busy seeing to their families' needs, and our human temptation to try to avoid what is hard, even though Jesus instructed us to take up our cross—daily.

If you missed this week's Book Club—or you want to share this discussion with a friend—watch our Book Club Week 3 video below.

How the Book Club Works:

The Catholic Mom Book Club is free to join, and everyone participates virtually.

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.

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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. 

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

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