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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 »

Movie Review: The Identical

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

How Catholic Hippies Homeschool

Note: I use the word “hippy” loosely; that is, while I am distrustful of government, buck current sexual norms (by embracing traditionalRead more »

Respect Within the Family

What is respect? Respect is defined as “a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important” and alsoRead more »

The Best Day of My Life

My youngest daughter started nursery school this year. She loved school and everything about it. She would climb into our van after herRead more »

College, Marriage, Babies… But Not In That Order?

My husband and I have been married for almost 6 years. We have 4 small children. And last week, we both graduated from college. We bothRead more »

How We Honor Memorial Day

Our family marks Memorial Day by beginning with a visit to one of two local cemeteries. We stroll along the walks, “looking for soldiers,”Read more »

Why Mary is Ten Times the Mother I Will Ever Be…

Like most Catholic moms, I aspire to emulate the Blessed Mother in all that I do and all that I am. That is a daunting task, but one thatRead more »

Mary Helps Me Mother

It’s Mary’s month of May! She helps me be a better mother by her example and prayers. In the beginning, I had a hard time connecting withRead more »

When the Weather Turns Nice, It is Gut Check-Time for the {Catholic} Homeschool

So what exactly do I mean when I say, “When the Weather Turns Nice, It is Gut Check-Time for the {Catholic} Homeschool?” WhenRead more »

14 Things Catholic Moms Want to Tell You about Themselves

Mother’s Day is around the corner, friends! We asked some of our contributors and friends of the Sistas to share things they wantRead more »

A Letter to My Daughter on Her 18th Birthday

There are few things that make me feel old. For the most part, my self esteem is pretty healthy, and I rarely let my six children’sRead more »