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...]

7 Quick Takes Friday!

#7 It’s Friday, and guess what? The Ogre is coming to visit us this week! #6 Liam will be a year old on Thursday, and the Ogre is coming in so we can celebrate the little man’s birthday right!  I’m pretty pumped. I can’t believe how much I miss my husband. Being without him is [Read More...]

Because I Love You

and I got barely any sleep last night, and my head is pounding, and there’s no way I’m going to put together an actual post today, I’m giving you this instead. My Current Song Obsession: It seems that all my bridges have been burned But you say, “that’s exactly how this grace thing works.” It’s [Read More...]

A Blogger’s Manifesto

So, last week I promised to write a post about my philosophy on blogging and a compilation post on responses I got to my post on men. Awesomely, that second one is totally not going to happen. At least not this week. I’ve got some searing-hot irons in the fire, so to speak, which need [Read More...]

Abortion from the Front Lines

I meant to put this up directly after my post on the Exorcism of Demons, but what followed was, it seemed to me, more necessary. One of the most wonderful things about being an adult convert to the Catholic Church is that we have the freedom to choose our own Godparents. When my priest asked me [Read More...]

Such a Melting, a Madrigal Start!

I know it’s Friday, but I hope you’ll forgive me for not being in the mood for quick take-ery. There is something weighing on me. I got a comment last night that really rattled me. I was at my in-law’s house for dinner when my email chime sounded on my phone and I read this [Read More...]