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Struggling

Struggling

          I have been struggling to write this post.  Starting and stopping over the course of a fewRead more »

Saint Makers: Forgiving and Forgiveness

One of the biggest challenges I have undertaken was forgiving my ex-husband. I think most people who have walked this single parent roadRead more »

Finding God in Trolls

Not too long ago, my family purchased the Dreamworks movie, “Trolls.” It quickly became a hit with our oldest, whoRead more »

Collateral damage- Ugly

“Collateral damage—is that all I am, adrift in the wreckage of your sleight of hand? Is there a reason why I can’t heal, I can’tRead more »

Why I Binge Watch Black Mirror

Disclaimer “Black Mirror” is a TV show filled with every “no” in the book: adult content and themes, violence, language, drug use. I wouldRead more »

Father’s Day Liturgy: Cheerios, Tears, and Prayer

Mass with a five year old and a two year old. It’s a beautiful, chaotic, maddening, complicated adventure, isn’t it? The longest hour ofRead more »

CDs and Handshakes

There’s something about getting and listening to a new album that makes me think about the way I was able to appreciate Mass lastRead more »

What Consumes Me

“Cute dress, love your shoes.” A friend compliments. “Thanks”, I say leaning in a little to whisper, “They were such a steal, that IRead more »

Faith Like a Mustard Seed… or a Vinca

I’ve never been much of a gardener, but I do enjoy keeping a few potted plants on my back patio during the summer. I love theRead more »

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 »

Moving with Little Ones

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, IRead more »

gentle

Gentle

         One of our favorite movies is “The Princess Bride.”  In one of the scenes, the mainRead 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 »

Catholic Mom Squads

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 aRead more »

Why I Veil: A Millennial Perspective

This Lent, I started covering my head during Mass. I know, I know- off the Traddie rails, am I right? But hear me out. I wanted Lent to beRead more »