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Surrender to Motherhood

I’ll be totally honest. I am such a failure….and then I remember my spiritual director’s advice and how I kept onRead more »

Feast for the Body, Famine for the Soul

Me on our recent vacation. Two weeks ago, I was blessed to be able to travel with my husband for an early celebration of our 15-yearRead 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 »

Getting a Grip on My Fertility

In a community where 3 kids make a family large, I have received my share of the classic dumb ‘big family questions’:Read more »

What’s So Wrong with Gay Marriage?

I’m a print junkie. Which is why I can get online to find a recipe for beef stew, start clicking through links, and end up stillRead more »

Erotica Catholica

Knowing that the words on a page or the scenes in a movie were what aroused my husband instead of, well… me,  would honestly hurt myRead 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 »

Sistas Weekly No. 5

Welcome to the recap of the Catholic Sistas blog for the week of September 24 – September 29! Hopefully you will find this newRead more »

Woman in Love: An Interview with Katie Hartfiel

    Katie Hartfiel is a 29 year-old wife and mother of two.  She and her husband Mark live in Houston where they are bothRead 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 »

Sistas Weekly No. 4

Welcome to the recap of the Catholic Sistas blog for the week of September 17 – September 22! Hopefully you will find this new feature aRead more »

The True Cost of Designer Babies

In our family, we have a tradition when it comes to finding out the sex of our unborn babies. We have our 20-week sonogram, have the techRead more »

Sistas Weekly No. 2

Welcome to the recap of the Catholic Sistas blog for the week of September 3 – September 8! Hopefully you will find this new feature aRead more »

Why We’re NOT Saving for College

One of the first things people used to say to us when we told them we wanted a large family was, “But how do you plan to pay forRead more »

Veiling Through the Joyful Mysteries

In June I shared ‘Lifting the Veil…’, a post about my decision to begin veiling. In reading the subsequent comments, I found renewed vigorRead more »

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