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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 »

Honoring Our Veterans

Kyle serves our country currently as a Green Beret Veterans’ Day is one day of the year where we can all pause and remember those whoRead more »

Happy Birthday to Rees and the USMC

Today is not only the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps (Semper fi!), it is also the 20th birthday of our first child (YayRead more »

Nine Words We Must Say Everyday

When I was young child growing up in the 70’s,  I remember seeing greeting cards and cheesy home décor with the quote, “Love means neverRead more »

5 Things that Helped Me Become a Better Parent

Sometimes on the path to sainthood, being a parent can be a really really REALLY  hard thing to achieve. I mean…kids. Wow. I couldRead more »

My Journey through In Vitro Fertilization

It’s July 2008 and I’m strapped to a surgical table as a fertility doctor siphons three dozen eggs out of my ovaries through a long needle.Read more »

To the Mom Terrified of Having Irish Twins

You’ve just given birth. You are so in love with this tiny person who consumes every second of your time and attention. The sleepRead more »

Destination Eternity: The Vacation of a Lifetime

A funny thing happened during a hike on my family vacation this past summer.  Or, you could say it was a God thing.  You decide.  I willRead 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 »

Online Homeschooling Curriculums- A Review: Part 2

Welcome back for part two of the online curriculum review. This month I’m reviewing a site that we discovered in the spring semester ofRead 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 »

Why on Earth Would You Follow Him?

“Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”  Jesus does not offer his disciplesRead more »

How Catholic Hippies Homeschool

Note: I use the word “hippy” loosely; that is, while I am distrustful of government, buck current sexual norms (by embracing traditionalRead more »

Respect Within the Family

What is respect? Respect is defined as “a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important” and alsoRead more »

The Best Day of My Life

My youngest daughter started nursery school this year. She loved school and everything about it. She would climb into our van after herRead more »

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