Stress and overwhelm seem to be part and parcel to the gig of motherhood. Add to that, if you are a stay at home mom, there is less opportunity to break away for much needed self care. As a former working mom, from wedding photographer, to working in the same industry as my husband, and teaching kindergarten before returning home to care for our endless stream of kiddos since the early 2000s, … Continue readingFinding the One Thing that Slows Me Down
…having a large family doesn’t mean you have to own all. the. things. Learn some easy ways your large family can keep what you need and toss what you don’t! … Continue reading9 Ways Two ‘Isms’ can Coexist in Your Large Family: Catholicism and Minimalism
Spanning nearly three decades, we have made the trek to NoVA many a time in a Sentra, a Trooper, a Santa Fe, and Yukon XL. As our family grew, we discovered many tricks of the trade to making the trip go smoothly. I’ve broken down our essential travel hacks into three groups of tips: prep, pack, and drive. … Continue readingThe Best Dang Road Trippin’ Van & Essential Travel Hacks
Before I had kids, I was a fairly scheduled person. I certainly struggled with maintaining good habits, but I managed to pray the rosary with daily regularity and enjoyed quiet, meditative prayer time by myself every morning.
And I thought that having a baby would not impact my prayer time in the least. … Continue readingHow Do You Fit in Time For Prayer?
On and off over the years, we had often called on the Good Saint for his help, from selling homes, to work-related endeavors, our marriage, and our family. I joke now with friends that God broke our family so that we could be rebuilt in that time. … Continue readingThe Beauty of Rote Prayer and a Good Planner