I’m not a writer by trade. In fact, English was always my worst subject. However, when I saw the call for single parent writers, I submitted a story. Not because I’m a great writer. Not even because I’m a great Catholic, but because I feel … Continue readingGive the World Your Gifts
“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
If you are anything like me you’ve encountered all the comments out there about homeschooling. Some of them are understandable; others are just plain dumb. Some come from a place of true concern; others from a place of ignorance. When people hear that you are … Continue readingEncouragement for When You are Surrounded by Homeschooling Naysayers
Have you ever watched movies about heroic feats and actions of larger than life individuals who defeat the odds, brave adversity, and survive against something insurmountable? Have you heard real-life news accounts of courage and resilience? I have watched many of these types of films, … Continue readingI am not brave.
Recently two reports were made public by the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference. In one, the results of a survey are presented claiming a disparity between the realities that families face and the teaching of the Catholic Church. In another separate survey results report, it was … Continue readingPraying for Our Priests