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Creating Memories

“Today we made our frequent pilgrimage to Panera, following Mass. As I traipsed across the parking lot in our southern heat, I caught aRead more »

A House Full of Joy

“Don’t you have any hobbies?” “You know what causes that?” You’ve heard it all before. The probingRead more »

Special Needs Mom Reflects: All are Welcome at the Feast

A week after Christmas, after months of preparation, my two youngest children received their First Holy Communion. I had always assumedRead more »

Grieving for my special needs child

For a while, it has bugged me when a pregnant woman, when asked if she wanted a boy or girl, responded “I don’t care, as long asRead more »

Spring Break

Spring Break… Answering the Challenge          As Spring Break approached, it seems the talk ofRead more »

Moving as a Special Needs Family

The process of moving a family is a huge undertaking. For a typical family it can be stressful, anxiety inducing, and full of theRead more »

Boob Tube Homeschooling

Our Alaskan sun begins shining through the windows again in February and stirs desires for planting and prettiness that the still-deepRead more »

In the Eye of the Storm

Our real life storm lately has been our baby’s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes. And although this ‘storm’ isn’t ourRead more »

Seeing Faith: Believing as a Special Needs Parent

When I first heard we were doing a special needs series, I was very happy to contribute and had many ideas flowing. There are so many areasRead more »

Standing at the Foot of the Cross

If you have ever had a child hospitalized you know how hard it is. You may also know how during those long lonely hours in theRead more »

Stay Tuned! A New Series for Parents of Special Needs Kids

Hello Dear Readers, We want to take a moment to introduce you to a new series we are working on for Catholic Sistas and to ask for yourRead more »

The Camera in My Mind

I often look at my children and am amazed at how time has changed them… their faces no longer pudgy with baby fullness; their tiny handsRead more »

When I am overwhelmed…

There are many ways in which we all deal with stress, we all experience that feeling that life is just too much and the feeling ofRead more »

Raising Chaste Catholic Men: A Review

When we only had four little ones! As a mother, I am constantly thinking about and worrying about my children. I think about their health,Read more »

YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body

For many years, centuries perhaps, the Catholic Church has gotten a bad rap regarding her teachings on sex. Considered prudish byRead more »