Motherhood isn't a primary vocation
Culture, Marriage, Catholic

Motherhood isn’t a Primary Vocation

Vocation: a call from God to a distinctive state of life, in which the person can reach holiness (Modern Catholic Dictionary, Fr. John Hardon, S.J.). One of the best things that happened during Vatican II was the declaration of the Universal vocation: holiness. ...all the faithful of Christ of whatever rank or status, are called to the… Continue reading Motherhood isn’t a Primary Vocation

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Catholic, Culture, saints

Hopes and Dreams for 2018

This post is part of the Catholic Women Blogging Network Blog Hop. Head over to the link up page to see what my other blogging buddies are looking forward to in the coming year. Well, folks, we've almost done it. 2017 has just about a half month left then we get to start over with… Continue reading Hopes and Dreams for 2018

Ten Commandments
Catholic, Culture, Parenting

Because I said so: Modeling the Love of God to Our Children

As a parent, I have a responsibility to imitate God's loving guidance for my children. God, in His infinite perfection, is the Perfect Father, and parents have to model their child-rearing after Him. Consequently, the way we parent our children will have lasting effects on the way they perceive God. As I've gotten older, I've become… Continue reading Because I said so: Modeling the Love of God to Our Children

Catholic, Culture, Parenting, saints, Uncategorized

Merry Advent from the Family

All those (four) years ago during marriage prep, my husband and I were asked to discuss which holiday traditions we were each going to bring from our bio-families to incorporate into our new family. At the time, it seemed like a silly thing to waste precious time on, when I could be doing one of… Continue reading Merry Advent from the Family

Catholic, Culture

3 Motivational Quotes (that are hogwash)

Everyone loves a good motivational quote. These little bite-sized mantras have the power to refocus our attention and push us to achieve before unreachable goals. I've got one from Winnie the Pooh hanging by my front door, one above my cabinets, one usually on my whiteboard, and one each on my laptop and cell phone… Continue reading 3 Motivational Quotes (that are hogwash)

Catholic, Culture, saints

Augustine is not an excuse

Da mihi castitatem et continentiam, sed noli modo. -St.Augustine A few weeks back, the incorrigible Milo Yiannopolus* posted his side of an unpublished interview with the Jesuit magazine America. (reader discretion advised, it is, after all, Milo) The general gist of it seemed to be "Yeah, I am a bad Catholic, but that's okay. There were lots of… Continue reading Augustine is not an excuse

Culture, Marriage

How to be a waffle: the art of compartmentalization

There is this great bit from My Best Friend's Wedding where Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz are discussing who the guy should be with based on what type of food they are. "No, creme brule could never be jello. You could never be jello!" "But I have to be jello!!" I have zero interest in creme brule. It has long… Continue reading How to be a waffle: the art of compartmentalization