Feta & Olive Greek Flag

Can you believe tomorrow is Pascha already?  Each year the time seems to move quicker and quicker.  It’s been a quiet, wonderful lenten season and though I am anxious for the celebration, part of me is sad to see this time go. We took an eight day pilgrimage to St. Anthony’s monastery in Arizona, which… [Continue Reading]

Olive & Feta Greek Flag

let’s talk darling.

I didn’t realize it until an Instagram friend pointed it out to me the other day…that even though I’ve mentioned Darling Magazine in a previous post, and have posted oodles of photos of past issues on social media sites, I’ve never fully reviewed the truly darling magazine on this blog. I was first turned on… [Continue Reading]

Darling Magazine Review

tea & jam (giveaway)

UPDATE:  The winner is Penelope!  Please email your shipping info to Sylvia{at}OrthodoxMom{dot}com!! Congratulations and thank you all for entering! I want to share some products with you that I’ve been enjoying almost every morning since the beginning of lent.  It has been on my bagels, english muffins and even at the bottom of my teacup. … [Continue Reading]

Tea & Jam Giveaway
orthodox christmas ornaments

Orthodox Kid’s Ornament Exchange {Sign-ups 2014}

Every Christmas for the past six years, here on Adventures of an Orthodox Mom, a fabulous group of moms and kids team up and create the most beautiful Orthodox Christmas ornaments and swap them between our families. We have a special box full of the precious ornaments that we’ve received over the years.  The boys [Read On]

Advent Study

Orthodox Advent Study {download for sale}

Many of you may have already noticed the Advent Study tab at the top of the page.  Thank you so much to all of you who have already purchased a copy, I hope it serves as a great resource for you!  For those of you who have not seen it yet, it is a 6-week [Read On]


Psalter Group Assignments {Nativity 2014}

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas?  I so love this time of year.  The days are shorter and you can feel all of nature slowing down for the winter.  It’s the perfect time for hot cocoa, fireplaces and snuggles on the couch. While Pascha is a more sober fasting period, the Nativity is full of [Read On]

Advent Study

For the past several years, it’s really been on my heart to create an Orthodox Advent Study.  A resource that we could use daily during the Nativity fast to help keep our minds and hearts on Christ instead of the hustle and bustle happening right outside our doors. Not long after I started working on [Read On]

OCC Sale

15% Off Sitewide Sale on OrthodoxChristianChildren.com!

      ***UPDATE 11/23/14: You missed this sale but you can still stop by to save 10%!  There’s an “Early Christmas Shopping” Sale going on over at OrthodoxChristianChildren.com!  All orders over $50 will receive a 15% discount! Many of you may have noticed I promote this site quite a bit and that’s because I [Read On]


Psalter Group Sign-ups {Nativity 2014}

Can you believe the Nativity fast begins in just nine days? And you know what that means, right? It’s time to sign up for the Psalter Prayer Group again! Yay!  I can hardly wait to start tucking that little green book in my bag again. This is one of my favorite things during the 40-day [Read On]


every morning is a new beginning

the most peaceful time of day for me are the wee morning hours when everyone else is still asleep. the sun begins to peek its magnificent rays through the windows and the birds are chirping.  the house is still blanketed in a quiet slumber and the kitchen smells like fresh brewed coffee. this is my [Read On]


Pumpkin Ribbon Bread Recipe

Fall is definitely in the air.  The leaves are changing and everything is beginning to look and smell and feel like autumn.  I’ve pulled out the flannel sheets and am anxiously anticipating the first bonfire of the season. This has always been my favorite season and every year it has the same magical feeling for [Read On]

the art of salvation by elder ephraim

the national anthem of christianity

*forgive the previous post that was sent out this morning.  seems i didn’t hit the publish button when i originally wrote it so it’s a bit late.  😉 The following is taken from a new book published by St. Nektarios Monastery in Roscoe, NY titled The Art of Salvation.  The book is a compilation of [Read On]

barefoot in the grass


  it’s that time of year again.  time for watermelon and lemonade.  time to unplug and let my heart be filled with all the wonderfulness of a summer spent with three little boys and one incredible hubby.  i can hardly wait.  as busy as the days are certain to be there is a certain stillness [Read On]

Banana Mocha Paleo Smoothie

Banana Mocha Smoothie {Paleo approved!}

So for the past month I have been on the infamous Paleo diet.  Now you know I avoid diets like the plague because I just loathe them.  I love to cook and even though I don’t eat a lot, I really really enjoy good food.  So diets are take a lot of will power for [Read On]


Top Ten Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Did you know the number one way to prevent summer slide is for your child to read every single day during the summer? Below are my Top 10 Summer Reading Programs to keep your kids from slipping down the summer slide.  All of the programs offer terrific incentives to keep them reading all summer long!