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TENDER TIDINGS Winter 2015 Now Available! Free!

The winter issue of our beautiful, free magazine, Tender Tidings, is now available! Our topic: grandparents!

Tender Tidings FALL 2015: NOW AVAILABLE

FREE PARENTING MAGAZINE for Catholic parents!  Tender Tidings Fall 2015 now available!

In this issue:
*Family-centered fitness: body and soul
*Dr. Greg explains how to answer your kids’ questions about gay “marriage”
*Benedictine wisdom for your family
*healthy, homemade snacks for busy kids


The summer issue of our beautiful, free parenting magazine is now available! Click on flipbook to explore!

In this issue:

  • Natural Family Planning:  In Real Life
  • Navigating family road trips
  • Gentle discipline: the real root of misbehavior
  • Create a sacramental memory book
  • picnic recipes


The spring issue of TENDER TIDINGS, a FREE parenting magazine for gentle, intentional, and attachment-minded parents is now available!  Be sure to share it with your friends!

Click on the Flipbook to explore:

In this issue:

  • Spring Cleaning:  Heart and Home (How is decluttering a Christian activity? What’s the connection between confession and cleaning?)
  • Nature & children:  Why children need to encounter God’s creation outdoors; nature journal ideas
  • St. Patrick’s Day celebration idea
  • Nourish:  clean up your family’s favorite junk food
  • Plus MORE!

Tender Tidings Winter 2014 NOW AVAILABLE!

Tender Tidings Magazine, our FREE parenting publication, is now available for your enjoyment! Just click on the flipbook to explore. PDF is also available from flipbook.

  • THE SLEEP ISSUE:  tips for getting more sleep, the science of safe co-sleeping, sleep stories from intentional, Catholic parents
  • Dr. Greg answers tough questions from real parents, including one about preschool tantrums
  • What can the Holy Family teach us about parenting?
  • Make a king cake for Epiphany
  • Tender Tidings Fall 2014: NOW AVAILABLE

    The Fall 2014 issue of Tender Tidings, our FREE parenting magazine, is now available!

    Click here or on the flipbook icon below.  (If you’d prefer a PDF, you can download it from the link or the flipbook.)

    In this issue:

    • Hospitality:  Making a House a Home
    • Marriage: Does your spouse feel like a priority in your life?
    • Balance:  Simplifying our homes and our calendars
    • Dr. Greg answers some stumpers from real parents.  Is it wrong to practice yoga in order to relax?  What should we do if an older child wants to sleep in the family bed?  What should we do if our child cries when we drop her off at school?
    • Family prayer:  Marcia helps us make a prayer plan for our family no matter our experience.
    • PLUS MORE!


    Tender Tidings Summer 2014 NOW AVAILABLE!

    We posted our summer issue a few days ago only discover the flipbook wasn’t working!  Think we worked out the bugs!

    Here it is: your free issue of Tender Tidings.  Don’t miss it and please pass it on to your friends!

    In this issue:

    • FAMILY GAMES (playing our favorite childhood games with our kids, how real parents play games with their kids, and why play is so important for children)
    • A new Q & A column from Dr. Greg tackling some tough parenting questions
    • Marcia shares a stunning, unique idea for creating a prayer path outside for your family
    • What’s a strong marriage?  Do you have one?
    • Letting go of control in our parenting
    • Hydrating summer drinks

    Here’s the flipbook.  Click on the cover.  If you would prefer the PDF, you can download one from the flipbook.


    Tender Tidings Spring 2014 AVAILABLE!

    At last, the spring issue of our FREE parenting magazine, Tender Tidings, is available for viewing!  Our special topic is Educational Options.

    This is honestly our best issue yet.  You’ll find tons of ideas for living a joyful, radiant life with your family.  Definitely check out Marcia’s article on doing the Stations of the Cross with kids!

    A few changes in this issue:

    • The special topic is limited to just one section.
    • New columns:  Kim will write a regular column on one of the Building Blocks; Marcia has a new column on ways to bring the faith to our children in fun, hands-on ways.

    Click on the Flipbook to view!

    PDF is also available from Flipbook mode.

    Tender Tidings Winter 2013 AVAILABLE

    Free magazine for Catholic parents.  This issue is devoted to raising creative children.  Check it out over at Intentional Catholic Parenting!

    Charisse Tierney Named CAPC’s Assistant Editor PLUS A NEW SISTER SITE!


    Two exciting announcements this weekend before Thanksgiving!

    Charisse Tierney Named Assistant Editor

    Charisse Tierney AP Bio PicIn less than two years our little ministry has grown to become more than I ever imagined.  Along the way we have all been blessed by the sensitive and rich essays offered by our most active staff writer, Charisse Tierney.  Charisse’s understanding of attachment science and the theology of the body have brought so much to the table as we explore together what it means to be a gentle, attachment-minded parent.  Her writing voice is like that of good friend who knows our joys and struggles, and loves us along the way.

    I am so very grateful and overjoyed to announce the appointment of Charisse to the position of Assistant Editor of both Catholic Attachment Parenting Corner and Tender Tidings magazine!  Charisse will bring fresh vision and wisdom to our journey and will be a true sister in Christ for me as we continue to bring valuable content to our readers.

    Intentional Catholic Parenting Website

    In an effort to avoid visual cluttering and important content becoming lost on CAPC, I have built a new website!  Please check out our gorgeous new sister site, Intentional Catholic Parenting.  ICP is entirely devoted to the intentional Catholic parenting model which is presented through the framework of my “7 Building Blocks to a Joyful Catholic Home.”

    ICP will serve two purposes:

    1. I will publish weekly link lists to articles and research related to the 7 Building Blocks, and
    2. the Tender Tidings magazine will move to ICP (because both the magazine and the website have as their principle purpose the exploration of the 7 Building Blocks).

    CAPC, of course, will continue to be built upon the intentional Catholic parenting model.  I will not be publishing personal or guest essays on ICP, at least not for now.   All that will still be done on CAPC.  I will only be publishing the weekly link lists on the new website.  So subscribe to ICP so you don’t miss anything!

    TENDER TIDINGS Fall 2013 Now Available!!

    Tender Tidings, CAPC’s free seasonal magazine, is a wonderful resource for Catholic parents interested in intentional, gentle parenting.  You can view it as a flipbook or as a PDF.  (To download PDF, click on the flipbook and you will see the PDF option.)

    In this fall issue, we explore “the family table” — why is it important, what do  you when you get there? Click on the flipbook to explore!

    Click on flipbook to view


    TENDER TIDINGS Summer 2013 Now Available!

    Tender Tidings Summer 2013CAPC’s free seasonal magazine, Tender Tidings, is available for PDF download.  It’s free! 

    Tender Tidings Summer 2013

    We always release the magazine in flipbook form, but this month the file was corrupted and neither Kim nor our flipbook company could fix the problem.  Instead of poking out her own eyes, Kim decided to just release the PDF and then take a nap. 🙂 If we manage to resolve the issue, we’ll release the flipbook, too.

    We hope you enjoy this Summer 2013 issue!  It’s devoted to DADS!

    Dr. Greg Popcak wrote a great essay on his experience as an attached father.  Johnny Haney, father of 5 daughers, wrote a charming piece on what it’s like for a dad to raise daughters.  Steve Mattern gives dads some tips on fitting the practice of Lectio Divina into their busy lives.

    There’s lots more to enjoy, so print it out and savor it over a few sittings!