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AnnMarie is a wife and mom of five children; one of whom has autism. Her family home schools, and so much of their days are spent discussing crazy things like whether or not Aragorn has Elvish blood in his ancestry, and other such nonsense. Just for the record, they also do math and grammar. The majority of her time is spent cooking, teaching, doing laundry and avoiding stepping on Legos with bare feet. Her favorite part of the day is any time she can make her children laugh. In all of her luxurious spare time, she writes. Her first novel is Angela's Song, a Catholic romance. She is currently working on a second. Other interests include her Catholic faith, reading and, of course, spending time with her husband, children and all of the good friends and family God has blessed her with.

Line-By-Line Prayer Reflection: Anima Christi, Part VIII

This is the eighth of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. Suffer me not to be separated from Thee. I have aRead more »

A Tisket, A Tasket; What’s in Your Easter Basket?

My oldest child is in his twenties, so we’ve had a lot of experience creating Easter baskets for our children.  We want to make themRead more »

Plan B: When is a Right Simply Wrong?

Tuesday, the federal government threw in the towel in an ongoing fight with a  judge; which will result in the Plan B Morning After PillRead more »

Erotica Catholica

Knowing that the words on a page or the scenes in a movie were what aroused my husband instead of, well… me,  would honestly hurt myRead more »

Would You Feed Your Daughter Arsenic?

No? Then don’t let her go on the Pill. Oral contraceptives are listed by the World Health Organization as a Class 1 Carcinogen. ThisRead more »

How to Die

I met my friend Melissa about 14 years ago at a Mom’s bible study sponsored by my diocese. She was an outgoing and vivacious womanRead more »

Be Careful What You Pray For!

“In an acceptable time I heard you…Behold now is a very acceptable time.” 2 Cor 6:2 All my life I’ve beenRead more »

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

In scripture, the theme of God’s mercy is strong.  In fact, Psalm 136 tells us that “God’s mercy endures forever”Read more »

Lourdes and Our Lady

In the Jubilee year of 2000, my husband, Joe, and I were able to go on a short pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine in Lourdes. We went with ourRead more »

A Miraculous Birth

Flashback: December 23, 2001. I am frantic over my son, Charlie, who left our house unnoticed. Charlie has autism and back then he had aRead more »

Begin the ADVENTure!

I love Black Friday! As you read this blog entry, I am happily browsing the stores, looking for those special gifts that will help expressRead more »

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