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Category Archives: Motherhood

A Call to Order: Strategies for a Fruitful Fall

I can count the number of pool days left on one hand. Already, I notice the dimming light of endless days of summer. If you are sendingRead more »

No, Son, You CAN’T Be Whatever You Want

One thing most loving parents say to their kids at one time or another is, “Honey, you can be anything you want to be when you grow up!”Read more »

I left my heart… at the university.

My eldest son is entering an out of state college this fall. This is a moment we have all been dreaming about. He is anticipating theRead more »

7 Quick Takes: Signs You Don’t Want Summer to End

If you are anything like me you aren’t ready for summer to end. Yes, you know it has to at some point, but not right now. My newsfeed hasRead more »

The ABC’s of Apologizing to Your Kids

Slammed door, yelling, and stomping feet. These are the sounds of the moody teenager, right? Sometimes. But sometimes, they are Mom orRead more »

An Everyday Special

My husband and I have been married for seventeen years. I still remember my young self the day before our first anniversary telling myRead more »

A Time For Every Event Under Heaven

My oldest son is graduating from high school tomorrow. Tonight is Baccalaureate Mass.  The feelings that have arisen in me are perplexing. Read more »

What to Do When Your Mother Betrays You

I remember the day like it was yesterday and yet it’s been over 30 years ago. I was only 10 or 11 years old and I was feeling down. I wouldRead more »

Entirely Too Connected… Or Not?

Last weekend, my oldest son and I had the opportunity to have an overnight trip together. His soccer team was playing two games aRead more »

She Did it with Dresses

My daughter loves for me to tell tales from my youth. Yesterday I recalled a Mom story and regaled her with this one of unrequitedRead more »

Hang Up the Phone and Play!

It was Saturday afternoon and the sun shone brightly in the sky. After so much rain recently, my children were excited to be outsideRead more »

What Catholic Women Want {to Wear, That Is!}

Hey fellas! Believe it or not, Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Have you given any thought to what you’d like to getRead more »

A Test of Faith

While preparing for Lent this year, one thing I wanted to do was attend daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration more often. One of my favoriteRead more »

“Mom, I don’t believe” Update

This is an update on my article a year ago about my then nine year old son struggling with believing in God (linked here).  The articleRead more »

Mothers with Muscle Memory

We’ve made it to mid-Lent. How is it going for you? As always, it starts with a gusto and, at least for me, becomes so much moreRead more »