First Post at Virtuous!

I put my first post up at Virtuous today. It’s not big, just a short introductory post, and is nothing that you guys don’t already know. But in the interest of solidarity, check it out, won’t you? Also, stay and click around a little. That site is absolutely amazing, and is being flooded with [Read More...]

Re-Run Week Day #2: Let Me Count the Ways

Day 2 of Re-run Week! This post is one I wrote just after Thanksgiving of last year. It still remains one of my most difficult posts, both to write and to read over, yet also one of the ones that I feel the most honest about.  *** Last week, Simcha wrote a post about grace coming in increments. The [Read More...]

The Struggle (Day 1 of Re-run Week)

I haven’t had much time to post lately, and I won’t have much to post next week either, so I stole borrowed an idea from Bearing and decided to give you a week of re-runs. Since my blog is now a little over a year old, I figured I probably have enough material to get away with this. I [Read More...]

Playing Favorites

Since I began blogging, I keep waiting for another (more honest) mother to write about this one subject that has plagued me since the birth of my second child. But no one has. So now, I’m starting to wonder if perhaps it’s just me, and maybe I need therapy to prevent doing all kinds of [Read More...]


I have a surprise for you! A new website! An awesome, incredible, unbelievable new website! It’s called Virtuous Planet, and you can visit it here. Today is the kick-off day, so there isn’t a whole lot up yet, but when we get going it is going to be the stuff of which internet dreams are [Read More...]


One of the benefits of the Ogre and I being apart for six weeks is that we have neither the time nor the inclination to fight at the moment. We often find ourselves fighting when we are back around both our families for any length of time. I have many theories on why this is, [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

Ah, bliss. A Friday with my Ogre. We spent the day writing, reading, ticking our children, eating leftover pasta carbonara, and cuddling. I’m also pulling for a Battlestar Galactica marathon tonight, but the Ogre wants to watch a new show called The Unit. We’ll see who wins. All in all, I’m as happy as a [Read More...]

Go the F to Sleep

If anyone wants to buy Liam a birthday gift, this is #1, #2, #3 and #4 on my wish list for him I have to make a confession. I am absolutely, hideously, atrociously terrible at establishing good bedtime habits for our children. But phenomenally awful. Not when they’re older! No, the girls are a dream [Read More...]

Greater Need

Each night, I give my children a blessing, we pray to their guardian angels, we say an Our Father, a Hail Mary, the prayer of St. Michael, and then we petition the saints for their prayers.  We have many saints that have become dear to our family. Each of our children has two patron saints, [Read More...]

Sunny Saturday? My Favorite Kind!

Ahhhh, the sweet wonder of Saturday. We will be out in the pool for approximately 1.5 hours today, since that’s how long it takes before the water starts boiling and flays us alive in this ungodly heat. But those 1.5 hours sure are sweet. And then tonight we’re going to my lovely cousin’s birthday party, [Read More...]