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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.

GIVEAWAY: Win Easter Goodies!

Easter basket ideas, First Communion or Confirmation gifts, new spiritual reading, or some new fiction to read out on the patio as youRead more »

Sacred Fire: Practicing Devotion to the Heart of Jesus – A Book Review

“Sacred Fire: Practicing Devotion to the Heart of Jesus” by Philip Michael Bulman is a book that encourages devotion to the Sacred Heart ofRead more »

Catholic Children’s Movies – a Review of CCC and a Fantastic Giveaway!

CCCKids Saints campaign from Tuesday 12/02-Friday 12/05: 3 movie giveaways: Watch the spirit of giving and the magic of Christmas sparkleRead more »

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 is playing everywhere,Read more »

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 and attention. The sleepRead more »

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 from college. We bothRead more »

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 the states of Connecticut,Read more »

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. Be sure to seeRead more »

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 the right schedule,Read more »

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 to Christmas shopping,Read more »

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 the completed costumesRead more »

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 day of your life?” It’s aRead more »

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

https://www.facebook.com/DesignsbyBirgit With the sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, there has been a whirlwind of speculation aboutRead more »

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, exercise more, spendRead more »

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 Uganda her permanentRead more »