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October Planner and Printables

Are you one for trends? I’m not much of a trend follower myself. But I do admit that I’m a bit head-over-heels for the plannerRead more »

Why Everyone Needs to Read Hatchet (Not Just 6th Graders)

Reading for Work? Heaven. I’ve recently started teaching 5th and 6th grade Language Arts classes (basically English Class, I’m not quiteRead more »

Mommy Wars and the Battle Over Schools

August has slipped away and September’s arrival had us all turning to pumpkin spice, bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils, and ofRead more »

My Island of Lost Things

I’m not quite sure when I officially began calling my eccentric Catholic behavior a “ministry of lost things.” I’m not even completely sureRead more »

Contemplating Eternity: The Encouragement of Our Lady of Fatima

We are living in dark, perilous times – no darker and no more perilous than the times preceding today’s society. However, asRead more »

Life on Hold

Life on Hold

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoeverRead more »

Archangels Prayer & FREE Printables

The feast day of the Archangels, or more commonly known as Michaelmas, is September 29. The archangels Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael allRead more »

The Story Behind Catholic Sistas and Dovetail Ink

The original rendition of Our Lady of the Lilies is the first thing I see when I enter my home. By now, you’ve probably noticed thatRead more »

Something Beautiful

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I have given up on most platforms. Twitter seems like a savage wasteland to me. PeopleRead more »

Stop Running in Circles & Accept Our Lady’s Gift

Everyone has their own story from 9/11/2001. When my husband called me on the phone from work, I turned on the television and watched theRead more »

A Recipe for Catholicism

Being Christian is tough at times. Being Catholic? Even harder most times! Sometimes, as Catholics, it can be difficult to explain ourRead more »

Deliver Us

Sometimes I wonder what the world would look like if no one prayed. And then, I thank God for all those who believe in the power of prayerRead more »

Necessary Heroism: A Reflection on Dunkirk

Disclaimer: This blog post contains spoilers.  Also, Dunkirk contains violence and intense situations.  I cried for half of theRead more »

That They All May Be One: Mother As Peacemaker

Recently a dear priest gave a homily on St. Elizabeth of Portugal. She was the great-granddaughter of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Like theRead more »

I’m (not enough of) a Special Needs Mom

I’m a “Special Needs Mom”. That sounds really weird to me. For a couple reasons really, but mainly because I sometimes wonder if IRead more »