frugalmama - That's really tough! Just remember the need to fulfill your Sunday obligation has nothing to do with your ability to receive Communion. Think there is a teenage girl in your parish you could have watch your kids on Saturdays during Confession? Or maybe there is another mom you could plan to meet up with every other week to give each other a hand?
P&L - Good idea - I totally should have bought the Magnificat last week! I have to see if our bookstore is open this weekend. I've never used it before but my Christian Prayer is too toxic for me to use
(I'm chemically sensitive) so I've kind of given up praying the hours.
I'm giving up facebook games for Advent.
I'm embarrassed to admit I even play them lol but I took them up as a distraction while nursing. I'm going to replace that time with spiritual activities, including but not limited to reading the Gospel of Matthew and then I'll start Luke at Christmas.
I don't know if anyone has an iphone or ipod touch, but there is a great app, iPieta. It has the DR bible in Latin & English, traditional & N.O liturgical calendar a huge directory of traditional prayers & novenas, Gospel readings for the day, audible Stations & Rosary, and lots of full books including the Summa, works of St. Teresa, St. John of the Cross, St. Louis Marie de Montfort, the Baltimore Catechism, etc etc.. Its just packed with good stuff. I'm going to rely on it heavily to keep me focused since I always have my phone with me.