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Misty converted to Catholicism from atheism 13 years ago, just a week after becoming a mother to her first child. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, she worked full-time as a magazine writer and editor. She has been married to her best friend for nearly 20 years and looks forward to many more decades by his side. Her days are now spent cooking, doing laundry, freelance writing, and homeschooling her five children. After spending so much of her life in spiritual darkness, she revels in the joy of being Catholic. Without a doubt, the Lord’s greatest gift to her has been saving her from a life without Him.

Seven Things That Are (Way) Better as a Catholic

Having spent most of my life as an atheist (I converted just 13 years ago), I have a good basis of comparison for the difference betweenRead more »

Ode to Feminine Genius: Discovering Her Feminine Beauty

This is the ninth installment in the series of Ode to Feminine Genius: Proverbs 31 Catholic Woman. Today’s topic will cover A BeautifulRead more »

Movie Review: “Old Fashioned” Is a Beautiful Modern Love Story

Old Fashioned tells the story of Clay and Amber, two very flawed people trying to find their beloved God’s way this time. It’sRead more »

The Travesty of Two Daddies

Every once in a while, I come across a story that stops me in my tracks. Like the Italian high court’s decision to overturn a pedophile’sRead more »

Christmas Joy is a Choice, Not a Feeling

In early November, long before Thanksgiving, I started Christmas shopping. Not because I’m obsessed with my kids having the latestRead more »

For a Simpler Life, Get Rid of Your Soul-Sucking STUFF

Does anyone REALLY need a 64-piece set of food storage containers? I think not. You all know the drill–every December, stuff startsRead more »

The Best Little Charity You Never Knew

Two weeks ago, I picked up a magazine off our parish’s literature rack and thumbed through it. Halfway through, I saw an articleRead more »

Three Cool Tools for Getting Kids to Do Their Chores

I knew when we had three kids in three years that we were going to have to get them involved in the household upkeep as soon as possible.Read more »

Movie Review: The Identical

Without realizing it, Ryan Wade (Blake Rayne) begins impersonating his twin brother, Drexel Hemsley. Yesterday, I enjoyed an advancedRead more »

Five Ways to Avoid Purgatory

In part one of this series on purgatory, we talked about what purgatory is and why it’s logical (and biblical) that we need to be purifiedRead more »

The Right–and Wrong–Way to Talk about Rape

A well-known Catholic blogger recently wrote about the connection between the dehumanizing mentality of the “hook-up” culture among youthRead more »

Purgatory 101: Part 2

In part one of this series, we talked about what purgatory is and why it’s logical (and biblical) that we need to be purified after deathRead more »

Purgatory 101: Part 1

This is the first in a three-part series on purgatory. This article discusses the purpose of purgatory and addresses some common objectionsRead more »

50 Clever Ways to Announce a Pregnancy

I’ve been pregnant six times and only once announced the pregnancy to friends and family in a creative way. So in honor ofRead more »

“Choice” Now Extends to Born Children, Too

Belgium’s Parliament.“The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not doneRead more »