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5 Things that Helped Me Become a Better Parent

Sometimes on the path to sainthood, being a parent can be a really really REALLY  hard thing to achieve. I mean…kids. Wow. I couldRead 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 »

Destination Eternity: The Vacation of a Lifetime

A funny thing happened during a hike on my family vacation this past summer.  Or, you could say it was a God thing.  You decide.  I willRead 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 »

Online Homeschooling Curriculums- A Review: Part 2

Welcome back for part two of the online curriculum review. This month I’m reviewing a site that we discovered in the spring semester ofRead 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 »

Movie Review: The Identical

Without realizing it, Ryan Wade (Blake Rayne) begins impersonating his twin brother, Drexel Hemsley. Yesterday, I enjoyed an advancedRead 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 »

Ode to Feminine Genius: A Merciful Woman

This is the fifth installment in the series of Ode to Feminine Genius: Proverbs 31 Catholic Woman. Today’s topic will coverRead 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 »

It’s Not Always Easy to Love

Last weekend, my husband and I attended the wedding of one of his friends from college. It was not a Catholic wedding, but the couple isRead more »

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