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OneWaytoSupportaLovedOnethroughaTraumaticLoss

One Way to Support a Loved One through a Traumatic Loss

Have you been there before? Have you gotten the call that someone you care for lost a loved one suddenly? Did you feel helpless orRead more »

The Rainbow after the Storm

The Rainbow after the Storm

That was November 2014 – almost four years ago when our entire family experienced our first and most devastating miscarriage. It wasRead more »

What Do You Do All Day?

I never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. Minutes after we found out we were pregnant with our first baby, Ben looked at me and saidRead more »

A Deeper Look

My mom and I share an interest in flower gardening. Over the years, she has given me many “starts” from her perennial gardens, and I tryRead more »

Super Simple Sheet-pan Suppers

We are one month into a new school year. Are y’all as crazy busy as my family? Looking at my calendar I’m seeing only oneRead more »

12 Rules for Life: Chapter 2

She declared it in the middle of my misery like a National Holiday: “It’s ‘Be-Good-to-Allison-Day.’” Yes! Finally! Someone “getsRead more »

Mary, My Mother

Sobbing in my car, I heard myself scream, “I can’t do this!  I don’t know how to be a mother!” I was in my lateRead more »

America the Divisive

America the Divisive

The past week or so has been hard for Americans. It’s been divisive. It’s dredged up difficult memories for some. It’s made many of usRead more »

Why DAYBOOK Should be Your Catholic Planner

The Case for DAYBOOK

Any good planner is worth the investment. But I believe a good planner should also be affordable. When DAYBOOK began in 2014, thenRead more »

The Obstacle...The Desire...The Rosary

The Obstacle… the Desire… the Rosary

Devotions are amazing, personal, and prayerful ways of deepening each individual’s relationship with God. There are more devotions promotedRead more »

REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: THE STORY OF CIVILIZATION- VOLUME II- THE MEDIEVAL WORLD

As the summer was winding down and our homeschooling year was about to start, I had been thinking a lot about what subjectsRead more »

Exchanging Anger for Grace

Being angry with people is one of the leading reasons I land myself in Confession. Once, I had been offended by someone deeply, and feltRead more »

Working Through Work-Ups

“Tell me again why we’re doing this.” is what I wanted to say as my husband grabbed his last bag before giving me a kiss and heading outRead more »

Weathering the Storm

I recently sat inside our family’s RV on a Sunday afternoon, watching the lightening, listening to the thunder, and seeing the raindropsRead more »

Broken Windows: A Response to the Sexual Abuse Scandal

A Small Lantern in a Storm My heart has been broken.  My mother, the Church, feels as if she’s being ripped apart.  Anger,Read more »