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2017 Lent Photo Journey

Lent is just a little over a week away and I’ll admit, I haven’t really begun thinking about the Lenten season. I’veRead more »

The Picture of Dorian Gray – a Catholic novel?

I teach a high school literature course and one of the texts that is a favorite of students and a favorite of mine is The Picture ofRead more »

Ah, St. Valentine's Day

Ah, St. Valentine’s Day…

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?”  “What did you get for Valentine’s Day?”  “What did you give?”  CommonRead more »

Five Reasons Why I Love the Catechism

In the twelve years we’ve been Catholic, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) has remained dear to our entire family. Here areRead more »

Encouragement for When You are Surrounded by Homeschooling Naysayers

If you are anything like me you’ve encountered all the comments out there about homeschooling. Some of them are understandable; others areRead more »

15 Quotes to Bring Hope During Troubled Times

Have you ever felt completely hopeless? Have you ever felt that the trouble you face is just too much? I think if we are honest each of usRead more »

The Danger of Being “Fine”

“I’m fine.” “Just great!” “Doing well, thanks.” No matter how we’re actually feeling or doing, it’s generally considered a matter ofRead more »

Standing at the Foot of the Cross

If you have ever had a child hospitalized you know how hard it is. You may also know how during those long lonely hours in theRead more »

Lectio Divina: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2017)

God is amazing! On Wednesday when I picked up my kids from their school (a Christian school, not Catholic) I asked them what their newRead more »

If Abortion Were Illegal

With the inauguration of President Trump, the subsequent Women’s March, and the annual March for Life, abortion has been a hot topic onRead more »

The Large Catholic Family Guide to Simple Living

Who doesn’t like the idea of simple living?  I wasn’t counting on writing a post so soon after Baby Emmie was bornRead more »

Raising Pro-Life Leaders: #whywemarch

It’s 6:00 am and the alarm rings on a cold, dark January morning. Before my feet hit the ground, I fully experience the decadent warmth ofRead more »

Stay Tuned! A New Series for Parents of Special Needs Kids

Hello Dear Readers, We want to take a moment to introduce you to a new series we are working on for Catholic Sistas and to ask for yourRead more »

Lectio Divina: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (2017)

This Sunday’s Gospel reading is one of those that has the option of a long form and a short form. I read the long form while spending timeRead more »

Bringing Simple to your 2017 Homeschool Year

I love the turn of a new year!  Just like the beginning of the academic year, it gives us a chance to reflect on what is going rightRead more »