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Fifty and Fabulous

A year ago, as I turned forty-nine, the panic set in. How did fifty years fly by so soon? I was dealing with rolling hot flashes (amongRead more »

12 Thoughts on 12 Rules for Life

This is a 12 part chapter review on Jordan Peterson’s book entitled 12 Rules for Life; An Antidote to Chaos.  Read it along with me,Read more »

Loved as His daughter

We all yearn to be noticed and loved by our fathers, especially as daughters. With our God, I think it’s easy to feel like every littleRead more »

REVIEW: Catechism of the Seven Sacraments

I knew this was a book for the Catholic domestic Church arsenal when my 10-year-old son was drawn to it like a moth to the light. It hadRead more »

July Old St. Nicholas

So much of what we know about St. Nicholas is wrapped up in secular culture; St. Nicholas has been turned into Santa Claus, an almostRead more »

God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

I hate the cliché “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” I’ve spent a decade as a single mom and I’ll assure you this isn’t true.Read more »

Navy Wife: An Unexpected Vocation

Fast-forward five years and here I sit, 2,000 miles from home on the Gulf Coast, full-time stay-at-home mom of a busy toddlerRead more »

If Only I Hadn’t _________

“If only I hadn’t _____.”  How many of us have said that – days, months, years, decades, after?  Remorse, guilt, shame, self-blame…Read more »

Finding Love in Fajitas: Giving ALL of Yourself and Loving It

“You know what would be amazing? If we had fajitas sometime.” Record scratch.Read more »

Monthly Dedication Resources: July, The Precious Blood of Our Lord

Every month of the year in the Catholic Church is dedicated to a particular devotion of the Catholic faith. July is dedicated to TheRead more »

Catholic Brain: Learn It. Know It. Live It.

I was recently asked if I would like to review the website Catholic Brain. Intrigued by the name, and even more intrigued by the siteRead more »

On Potholes, Pity Parties and Problematic Pants

“They’re just so ugly,” I told my sister-in-law last week. “They don’t fit, I did not order them and I do not want to wear them.” “And theyRead more »

The Hard Work of Love

The real hard work of love is not in the falling, but in what comes after.  True love is not an easy path.  True love is rocky and bumpy onRead more »

The Sacramentality of Shoes

Just like that. The diaper bags and car seats are gone. The baby gates and playpens are put away.  I don’t own a single baby bottle or burpRead more »

Heart of His

As an eldest daughter with a single mom, I’ve invested years into killing my desire for love and validation. I’ve guarded my heart with theRead more »