“Today we made our frequent pilgrimage to Panera, following Mass. As I traipsed across the parking lot in our southern heat, I caught a glimpse of myself as I passed window after window. I thought, somewhat sardonically; “Hmm, it’s good for me to get out – it allows to me to see just how much […]
Christi Gareis is a homeschooling mother of thirteen, with eight children still at home. Her youngest child can boast that she was an aunt before she was born. Christi has been blogging since 2005 and has three blogs. In addition to blogging, Christi has been published on Catholicmom.com as well as in CCL’s magazine Family Foundations. She also wrote the section on How to ‘Prepare Your Child for First Reconciliation’ in the book '101 Stories of Reconciliation' by Sister Patricia Proctor.
While I wish this was a post about getting exercise with children, it’s not. (Although maybe someday, I’ll write about that.) For now, I literally mean packing up everything and moving to a new home. And did I mention with an almost three year old and nine month old? Here, I am going to outline […]
One of our favorite movies is “The Princess Bride.” In one of the scenes, the main character has just come back from the (mostly) dead. His true love kisses him, and he says, “Gently!” Unromantically in his love’s opinion…. But, you know, he had been mostly dead all day and was […]
Amy is a “cradle” Catholic who is trying to learn more about God and her faith every day. She is a wife and mom, trying to raise her children to know God. She works part-time as a pharmacist and leads a moms’ group and bible study at her church.
“Don’t you have any hobbies?” “You know what causes that?” You’ve heard it all before. The probing questions, the not-so-discreet counting as your brood passes by, the eye rolling when you announce, again, that you’re pregnant. To you, tired mama, I say, it’s worth it. It’s worth every rolled eye, deep sigh, or rude comment […]
I didn’t realize that squad envy could be a thing until I watched Taylor Swift’s infamous “Bad Blood” music video. (I know, what a profound statement for such a lovely Catholic blog.) When the video first came out, I was sure my fascination with it was primarily rooted in its sensationalism. It was hyped for […]