"Are you my neighbor" vegetables
Catholic, Culture

Are you my neighbor?

Ah, Veggie Tales, such good times. Their take on the Good Samaritan had two epic stories, one a la Star Trek, and the other about people who wore shoes and pots on their head. Five-year-old me was all about it and learned that even if people were a little weird to me, they are still… Continue reading Are you my neighbor?

Catholic, Culture, Politics

My Favorite Pro-Life Organizations

Today in Washington DC, about half a million people are marching up Constitution Avenue to protest the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade, made 45 years ago. Since then, over 60 million children have died from what I will unapologetically call America's Holocaust. I realize that no mother makes this decision lightly, in my observation, it is almost… Continue reading My Favorite Pro-Life Organizations

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

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

Little Boy Fishing
Catholic, Parenting

One Mom’s Quick Guide to Surviving Little Boys

Well, I think we're finally seeing the end of whatever nasty bug my boys had. So far all of 2018 has been spent trying to get healthy, which means lots of sitting at home. It also means lots of time with nothing really to distract me from the 24/7-365 of mommyhood. I love my boys,… Continue reading One Mom’s Quick Guide to Surviving Little Boys

7 Quick Takes hosted by This Ain't the Lyceum

7QT – Best Moments of 2017

Happy Friday! I'm so thankful that the weekend is finally here. All the cool bloggers have been doing "Best of" posts, but alas, I'm not a cool blogger. Yet. Actually, it's just because I only started this little project back in July, and don't have enough material. I do still want to take a gander… Continue reading 7QT – Best Moments of 2017

Catholic, Church

How to address the clergy

At World Youth Day 2008 we kept running into various priests, bishops, and cardinals. There was an unfortunate incident where I met a cardinal and literally just said, "Oh, hi!" *wince* My fellow pilgrims refused to let me forget it the entire trip. So when I heard that a bishop was going to be at… Continue reading How to address the clergy


7QT- Trying something new

I took a writing hiatus for Christmas, and I'm not 100% ready to actually sit down and write a proper post, so I figured I'd save that for next week, barring insanity, and join up with Kelly at "This Ain't the Lyceum" and try out 7 Quick Takes. Bonus, we'll all get to know each… Continue reading 7QT- Trying something new

the best way to fix it
Catholic, Marriage

The Best Way to Fix It is to Pray About It

It was my husband's turn to have "one of those weeks". I don't like it when he is stressed or upset. It makes me sad for him! So, I made sure he had coffee in one hand and a loaded lunch bag in the other as he left, and he'll have one of his dinner favorites… Continue reading The Best Way to Fix It is to Pray About It

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