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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 »

Vietnam, Lepers and Vocations

On the eve of the Feast of the Vietnamese Martyrs, a story of Vietnam seemed appropriate. About half-way up the Eastern coast of Vietnam,Read more »

Hope and Thanksgiving – They’re Contagious!

I was recently privy to a Facebook exchange between my friend, Michelle, and one of her friends. Michelle is going through a difficultRead more »

No Greater Love Than This

This post was  written on September 19, 2012.  As I sit here typing my house is quiet. My children are all in bed.  I can hear theRead more »

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 »

You Are What You Eat

We’ve all heard it before: “You are what you eat.” Never is that more true than when we consume the Most Holy Eucharist.Read more »

Rosary Walk

As a mommy in charge of 5 little souls, I often worry that we do not pray enough together. We  forget to pray before meals when there’sRead more »

You’re a Good Momma: An Open Letter from A Veteran Mom to First Time Moms

      Dear New Momma, When I first titled this post, I wanted to use another word – something otherRead 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 »

Bald, Pregnant, and Living

Click this photo, my hand-drawn logo, to see more of my story. “You have breast cancer,” the surgeon deadpanned. I glanced atRead 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 »

The Promise of Cord Blood Research

Meagan was our fifth child, so ultrasounds were nothing new to me. I remember seeing the solid black in the picture of her head on theRead 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 »

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