Part of Lent, probably the part most non-Catholics associate with it, is sacrifice. Sacrifice is an important part, but not the only part. I realize that sacrifices can be personal and don't need to be shared with others, but for us this year, I've decided to post what the kids and I are giving up this Lent.
Taylor: all sweets, junk food and TV
Me: Facebook (gulp), junk food and sweets
Everyone chose their own and I encouraged them to think it through first. It was supposed to be something they'd miss, but they are still young, so I didn't want them to choose something they'd struggle with through all of Lent.
In addition to the sacrifices we are making this Lent, we will also be working on nurturing our relationship with Christ through prayer and charity. I'll try to post about how I plan to do that another time.