Catholic Sistas » perspective from the neck

Masthead header

Category Archives: Domestic Church

Getting Over the Free-Range Chicken Syndrome, Order in {Catholic} Homeschooling

For me, homeschooling was about pride for a long time. We were going to do everything differently from schooled children, every day, andRead more »

If we err by thinking we are the center of the Liturgy, the Mass will lead to a loss of Faith ~ Cardinal Raymond Burke

Mass Confusion: Interference

Earlier today I was driving down the road listening to my local Catholic station. Every so often a popular rock station would bleed in andRead more »

We Love Someone with Autism

My name is Carey.  I have been married for eleven years.  I have four children, two boys and two girls, ages ten, eight, five and one. IRead more »

What to do When Your Child Becomes Possessed

Oh, wait, that title should read, “Help! I Have a Teenager Now!” Of course, it might seem one in the same though. A funny thing seems toRead more »

Resting, Waiting, Praying

Anyone who knows me knows I don’t sit still well.  You might catch me for a little bit, but before long I think of something that needs toRead more »

Learning Styles in the {Catholic} Homeschool

My husband is incredibly smart.  He goes to visit someone once and two years later he knows exactly how to get there without directions.Read more »

Will You Be My Friend?

I moved across the country in December 2011 and have had a very difficult time making friends.  To those who know me this seems laughable. Read more »

They Just Don’t Get It…

They Just Don’t Get It… Marriage I used to wonder if it has always been like this.  Has it always been so intense?  Has it always been inRead more »

Holy Week: Helping Our Children Walk with Jesus

Holy Week is around the corner. Do you feel like your children are ready for Holy Week? Are they ready to walk with Jesus? A couple ofRead more »

The {Catholic} Homeschooling Socialization Myth

A couple of years ago, in my local newspaper, there was a nice article about a homeschooling family with five children. They quoted theRead more »

Dishpan Hands and a Servant’s Heart

There are few chores I loathe more from my childhood than hand washing and drying dishes. Sticking your hand in a dirty sink full of waterRead more »

Raising Heaven-Bound Children: Dumb Saints Instead of Brilliant Sinners

That’s right, I would rather raise a dumb saint than a brilliant sinner.  Why?  Because I am raising my children to be heaven-bound.Read more »

Apples of Gold

 The grocery store clerk leaned forward, voice lowered, eyes narrowed.  “Is it . . .religious?” she asked when I answered herRead more »

Of Toilet Paper and Fortitude

I have often found that our best virtues can also be our worse vices. What makes us ‘good’ can also present quite the trial for our soulsRead more »

Homeschooling Methods 101

If you have been following our series, I first wrote about the 10 Steps to Start Catholic Homeschooling and then on Goal Setting in theRead more »

F r i e n d s