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Discerning Home Schooling

When the idea of home schooling came to me I was rather skeptical. As the daughter of public educators and as a member of a parish with aRead more »

Fat Tuesday: High School Groundhog Day?

When I remember high school, I remember hanging out in the halls before class started or basketball and football games that were a hugeRead more »

Messy Lent

With Ash Wednesday coming up in just two days, I spent this weekend panicking and making lists. Lists of what to memorize, what toRead more »

Seven Ways to Love

We are coming into Lent and right smack dab in the first week we have the feast day of St. Valentine, just four days after Ash Wednesday.Read more »

Four Reasons I’m Welcoming a Fourth Baby

I came out on Facebook last week. Came out as practically-a-Duggar, that is.  More specifically, I revealed that I am having aRead more »

World Day for Consecrated Life: A Fitting End to the Year of Consecrated Life

Since 1997, the Church has celebrated the vocations of men and women religious with a special day of prayer. This World Day for ConsecratedRead more »

God Wants You to Get Help

image source In a recent conversation with a friend, she confided in me she had been suffering for an extended period of time from whatRead more »

Stations of the Cross Easter Eggs

Lent is almost here!  Can you believe in less than two weeks we will be starting our journey with Christ to the cross?  I loveRead more »

It Can’t Be Fixed with Two Aspirin: Mental Illness in Your Family

A “Brillant Madness” is how actress Patty Duke titled her autobiography in which she describes her life living with ManicRead more »

23 Hours on a Bus

23 Hours on a Bus

I was seven when I first heard about abortion. I think we had passed a field of white crosses, and my older brother asked about it. MyRead more »

2016 Lent Photo Journey

TWO WEEKS until Lent. Can you believe it?! It feels like Christmas and Advent just ended. And I’m just getting into the swing of OrdinaryRead more »

Courtship is not the Answer

I absolutely love the courtship approach to dating for my children, but it isn’t enough.  Courtship is the idea that youngRead more »

Lighting a Fire in a Blizzard: Ten Ways to Be Pro-Life All Year Long

I really don’t like winter. And I really, really don’t like the cold. Born and raised in Southern California, I was used to mildRead more »

What My Pro Life Husband Taught Me

When I first met my husband Neil many moons ago on AOL, I knew there was something special about the family he came from. TheyRead more »

Your 2016 Handy-Dandy List of Lenten Resources

Lent comes early this year–February 10th is Ash Wednesday! That’s just three weeks away, folks. So instead ofRead more »