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Beyond the Darkness

Beyond the Darkness

I wrote this post last year after a dark season of Lent.  If you entered the Lenten season with a heavy heart, where fears and doubtsRead more »

Stepping out of the Boat

Stepping Out of the Boat

by: Darcie NielsenWe planned to slowly build it up until there was enough work for my husband to leave his current job and come onRead more »

Foes Fans and Friends: Discerning Opinions and Dominions

Foes, Fans, and Friends – Discerning Opinions and Dominions

by: Linda DeliaThe people we surround ourselves with play a huge part in helping us discern who we are in God. So when those comments comeRead more »

Happy Valentines Ash Wednesday

Happy Valentine’s Day Ash Wednesday

Welcome to the first installment in the series Real and Raw – Soul-Stirring Stories, a series focused on taking a candid lookRead more »

20 Habits You Can Cultivate NOW to Help Your Children Stay Catholic

20 Habits You Can Cultivate NOW to Help Your Children Stay Catholic

by: Martina KreitzerWorried your Catholic children will leave the Faith? This article will inspire you and then give you strategies toRead more »

Talk to Your Mother

Talk to Your Mother

On a beautiful crisp morning, my family and I were heading to the Marian shrine to Our Lady of Good Help in northern Wisconsin. It wasRead more »

Kids and Lent

Keeping Your Kids Engaged Throughout Lent

Can you believe that we are having a conversation about Lent already? Weren’t we just swaddling the infant Jesus and celebrating His birth?Read more »

The Art of “Practicing” NFP

::photo from Pixabay:: A friend of mine told me once that it’s true that you really “practice” Natural Family Planning. You don’t do it,Read more »

Striving, Growing, Rejoicing: Be Your Own Holy Family

A few weeks ago we celebrated the Solemnity of the Holy Family. It is a beautiful celebration of the Blessed Mother, Joseph, and theRead more »

Praying with My Husband

I grew up in a faithful Catholic household with Catholic parents who prayed with us and with each other. I thought that wasRead more »

All Things Visible and Invisible

Over a year ago, we learned that our third child would be born with Down Syndrome. The doctor called about a potential marker forRead more »

“A Wrinkle in Time” Is Too Weird For Me (and that’s awesome)

So…spoilers.  You’ve been warned.     It’s too weird… So I’m about to start teaching Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle) toRead more »

Battle of the Bath

I loathe bath time. It’s always a battle. An argument to get in the bath, an argument to get out of the bath. Moldy toys, bubbles, waterRead more »

Children Versus the World: Reflections on “It”

A couple of notes before I start. First off—I have recently begun teaching at a elementary school, so my interest in topics pertaining toRead more »

Mommy Wars and the Battle Over Schools

August has slipped away and September’s arrival had us all turning to pumpkin spice, bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils, and ofRead more »

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