3 1/2 Time Outs Tuesday!

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, since Larry D first invited me to, but I always forget. Not today. Today I remembered. This is pretty handy for those of us who don’t/didn’t have much (read: any) time to blog today. Larry says that this is the “testosterone version of 7 Quick Takes” and [Read More...]

Parenting Francophilia

Several people on facebook linked to this article yesterday, and then Sally blogged about it, and I read it and have found my world shifting utterly beneath my feet. I’m thinking of doing a series of posts on it, actually. It’s all stuff that’s been brewing in my head for a while but the article [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday

#7 These really do have to be quick, because no matter how clean the house is every night, by 10 am it’s a disaster and we have to start the process of picking up all over again. And it’s 11 am, so we’re already an hour behind schedule.  #6 I’m so glad it’s Friday. I [Read More...]


If y’all feel so inclined, go check out my post at Ignitum Today. It’s mostly about, you know, crying. Both Charlotte’s and my own. But at midnight last night I was patting myself on the back for wrapping it up so nicely, so do let me know what you think. I’m not so sure in [Read More...]

Wordless Wednesday

Since I feel kind of cheesy just posting gratuitous shots of my kids, here. Here’s this. I know! He’s so cute! Oh, and this: Hysterical. Seriously, I was crying. I love Catherine Tate. Oh, and I really have to show you these, since I’ve become so fond of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and I [Read More...]

Fresh Bread

Beaucoup apologies for my amateur food photography/camera phone skills I have to preface this post by saying that my husband is SUCH a freaking Ogre. But really.  He’s made this unbelievable new “rule-ish type thing” where we can’t watch TV or movies during the week. We don’t actually own a TV, but we (and by [Read More...]

To Veil or Not to Veil

Not too long ago, Fr. Longnecker put up a hilarious guest post on his blog. Mantilla Amontillado wrote about why she thinks American women should wear the mantilla: Sometime I visit in America and when I go to Mass I can’t believe my eyes. Girls coming to Mass wearing shorts and flippy floppies or what [Read More...]

Why I Don’t Make My Kids Wash Their Hands

 I was going to write about the mantilla yesterday, but spent alllllll morning in Ave Maria’s blessed Urgent Care facility. I am eternally, eternally grateful to the urgent care on Annunciation Circle. (Yes, the street names drip with Catholicism. It causes me both glee and the wigs. And perversely makes me want to put up [Read More...]

Inappropriate Comments of the Week

My kids waited three whole weeks before spiking collective (not very high) fevers and snotting all over the house, which I think was quite generous of them. I’m interrupting their Word World marathon to drink my afternoon tea and blog, while they drip popsicles all over the kitchen floor. All in all, this hardly qualifies [Read More...]


I was going to write about the mantilla, and then I read Simcha’s post today at the Register and began crying into the oatmeal I was stirring. The other night, the Ogre and I had one of those nasty fights which begin about something benign but then turn and start picking at the edges of [Read More...]