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Category Archives: Motherhood

Ten Liturgical Activities for Advent

This article would actually apply for any Catholic family, not just home educators as it deals with liturgical activities for Advent.Read more »

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 »

First Communion, Every Communion

On All Saints Day, my lovely eight year old daughter received her First Holy Communion. I have been preparing for this day since the dayRead 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 »

The Gift of a Son

I hold you close and kiss your sweet head. I hold your hand and notice how tiny it looks nestled in my own. I watch you run and hear youRead 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 »

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 »

Moms’ Group

Our Perfect Mother For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20 My firstRead more »

Wounded and Changed- A Living Book of Life

Over the course of the last 21 years I have come to both love and hate my body. I love my body when it is full and ripe with life. I loveRead 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 »

Back-to-School Blues

It is that time of year, when most of us are going back to school. The start of the school year affects most people in one way or another.Read more »

Gardening with Weeds

We have had a garden for a few years now. Each year we spend time together deciding what we want to plant. Our first year we plantedRead more »

Potty Watch

This afternoon found all of us except the baby huddled around printed pages ~ pointing, snorting, and laughing. What was this literaryRead more »

Get Over Yourself!

A few weeks ago while I was in Kansas City I visited my sister’s church for the sacrament of Confession. There the priest handed out littleRead more »

Frances Raphael: Helping People Love Better

Today we share with our readers a letter written from a mom to her unborn daughter. Our friend Shannon H. is a homeschooling mom to fourRead more »