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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 Real Problem with Gay Scouts and Leaders (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of a two-part series on the Boy Scouts of America. In this article, we’ll discuss the policy to include gay teensRead more »

If Facebook Cost You, Would You Use It?

A friend recently posted a little meme, which, of course, I can’t find now, about Facebook: essentially, if Facebook cost money,Read 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 »

Mass and Eyebrow Language

When parents are accustomed to dropping off their kids in nurseries and children’s churches on Sunday mornings, the move to making itRead 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 »

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 »

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 »

Top Tips for Flying with a Baby

It wasn’t very long ago that I was a first time mom living in Colorado, with all our family in Michigan. Traveling was a planeRead more »

Combat Liturgy

The tradition of the Church, and of the Goorchenko family, is to celebrate the great feasts of the Nativity and Pascha with a late nightRead more »