I had some friends telling me my place was at home, and at home is where I should stay. And then I had some friends saying I could have it all, and what was the harm in working. And I felt so much tension, feeling like I didn’t fully belong to either camp. … Continue readingWhat if it Didn’t Have to be so Hard?
Right now the Church needs our prayers more than ever. This crisis has all the hallmarks of a satanic attack on Mother Church. As a family, pray for her. Pray for her protection. … Continue readingResponding to Crisis
Did you know Catholics in this country are still encouraged to forgo meat on Fridays, not just during Lent, but throughout the year? The USCCB issued a pastoral statement in 1966 which outlines expectations for practices of penance and abstinence for US Catholics. You can … Continue readingFriday Abstinence All Year Round?
“Don’t you have any hobbies?” “You know what causes that?” You’ve heard it all before. The probing questions, the not-so-discreet counting as your brood passes by, the eye rolling when you announce, again, that you’re pregnant. To you, tired mama, I say, it’s worth it. … Continue readingA House Full of Joy
I have had this space at the top of our stairs on my ‘to do’ decorating list for a while now. Our upstairs landing is dark and has been a sorting area for my de-cluttering projects as of late. And I’m ready to make it a … Continue readingDecorating a Catholic Home: No Cost Hallway Vignette