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In Defense of Fatherhood

Yesterday was Father’s Day; the day we set aside to celebrate the men in our lives who have helped us become the people we are today.  InRead more »

Enough Is Enough?

What is “enough?”  Enough food, enough clothing, enough stuff – there are limits for sure.  Enough children?  Is that possible?  God has aRead more »

Recognizing God’s Gift

NOTE: This story was written while the author was still in the midst of her journey to Catholicism. She had not yet embraced the CatholicRead more »

The {Catholic} Homeschooling Socialization Myth

A couple of years ago, in my local newspaper, there was a nice article about a homeschooling family with five children. They quoted theRead more »

Raising Heaven-Bound Children: Dumb Saints Instead of Brilliant Sinners

That’s right, I would rather raise a dumb saint than a brilliant sinner.  Why?  Because I am raising my children to be heaven-bound.Read more »

All You Need Is Love

The Beatles were right, all we need is love.  As the father of nine children, one of my biggest concerns is ensuring that my childrenRead more »

Goal Setting in {Catholic} Homeschooling

Before setting your goals for your homeschool take a moment first to make a list of why you want to this. Once your list is completed,Read more »

10 Steps to Start {Catholic} Homeschooling

Recently, in a Catholic Homeschool group on Facebook, a mom commented about her doubts regarding homeschooling. My dear friend and bloggerRead more »

Why I Love My Wife

People sometimes get exhausted just looking at my family (it happens when you have five really little kids), and I often get a sympatheticRead more »

Catholic Bible Stories

I was recently speaking to a friend after Mass. This mother of five was raised Methodist but is now Catholic, and said she believesRead more »

Money Back Guarantee Babies: IVF Has Officially Reached the Bottom of the Barrel

When I read this article, I couldn’t shake the chills that went up my spine. I’m sure there is plenty of evil out in the worldRead more »

Five Myths about Miscarriage

When our fourth child, Ben, died mid-pregnancy in 2007, I learned that when it comes to miscarriage, most people simply don’t knowRead more »

Breast Cancer: a Letter to Jacqueline

.  Dear Jacqueline, It’s October again. We both know what that means because the nation will once again turn pink. This is theRead more »

Ordinary Family, Extraordinary Circumstances

We are just an ordinary family.  A dad, a mom, some kids, and the token yellow lab.  We live in a normal house and do normal things. AndRead more »

Not My Will, But Yours Be Done

With the birth of each successive child, my husband becomes more and more paranoid about finishing our will. And, rightly so, because withRead more »

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