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Colleen is wife to her wonderful husband and Mommy to three little boys and a baby girl. She spends her days sweeping Cheerios, reading stories, and building with Legos. She enjoys sharing her Catholic Faith with others, and trying her best to live out her vocation generously, graciously, fully. She loves the Traditional Mass. She also appreciates anything crafty or chocolatey, and is blessed to reside in the great state of Kansas, which actually is not all black-and-white – she has the red shoes to prove it.
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The Official 2014 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway!

It’s ALMOST the most wonderful time of the year – even though Christmas trees are up and Christmas music isRead more »

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To the Mom Terrified of Having Irish Twins

You’ve just given birth. You are so in love with this tiny person who consumes every second of your time andRead more »

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College, Marriage, Babies… But Not In That Order?

My husband and I have been married for almost 6 years. We have 4 small children. And last week, we both graduated fromRead more »

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Ascension

N.B. Today, Ascension Thursday, is a Holy Day of Obligation (you must attend Mass) if you live in a diocese in theRead more »

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Come Holy Spirit, Give Us Chastity

This is the last of a 12-part, once-a-month series on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This month’s fruit is Chastity.Read more »

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Life Lessons from a Fussy Baby

The other day, I asked some friends how they balance and schedule their day. Sometimes I feel as if I can just find theRead more »

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Your Handy-Dandy Guide to Catholic Christmas Shopping!

I know, I know! Thanksgiving is still 2 weeks away, and Christmas isn’t even on your radar. But when it comes toRead more »

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No-Sew All Saints’ Day Costume {for the procrastinators!}

If you are spending today putting the finishing touches on your children’s All Saints’ Day costumes, or theRead more »

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How Marriage Will Get Us To Heaven – or, Why I Change the Toilet Paper Roll

::Pulled from the Catholic Sistas archives, this post originally featured on August 22, 2011:: “What was the best dayRead more »

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Will the Next Pope Be the Antichrist? The Last Pope? Is The End Near? and other burning questions

With the sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, there has been a whirlwind of speculation about what is next for theRead more »

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It’s A New (Liturgical) Year! – How to Make a Resolution and Keep It

The days leading up to January 1st are filled with resolution-making for the new year ahead – eat healthier,Read more »

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How to Change the World (Without Becoming a Missionary to Africa)

18-year-old Katie went on a mission trip to Uganda to minister to the poor there. Five years later, she has made UgandaRead more »

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On Loneliness

We live in a world of busyness, a bustling world filled with constant music and TVs and talking and noise, a world whereRead more »

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I’m Tired of Changing Diapers. – Surrendering to the Duties of Motherhood

I have only been a mother for a little over 3 years, but by a rough calculation, I figured out that I have changed overRead more »

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The Story of a Stubborn Cow {And Why God Seeks to Win Our Hearts}

My parents were taking a trip out of town and needed someone to care for their animals for the 3 days they would be awayRead more »

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