Archives for April 2010

Mom on a Mission

It was 12am last night and I was a mom on a mission.My hubby and I had just finished watching a movie and (of course) I had to swing by the computer to check my email one last time before heading to bed...That's when I learned about the latest crib recall. Be sure to check it out if you haven't already! Something looked vaguely familiar. It was the simple lines, the curving arches, the "metal frame" causing potential harm... IT WAS OUR HAND-ME-DOWN CRIB THAT MY VERY SWEET TODDLER BABY WAS … [Read more...]

Train Tracks

Friends, I am looking for your recommendations on the best websites from which to purchase lots of this:We are overseas, so I do not have the luxury of going to a store, so websites only if you please. My 2yr.-old trainhead (and the rest of us) thank you. … [Read more...]

Book Rec

I think we can all agree a higher standard of ethics would be beneficial in the world of business. Our Princeton comrade, Max Anderson, has answered this call as his book hits the shelves today: THE MBA OATH: Setting a Higher Standard for Business Leaders "...provides a strong case for why the MBA Oath is necessary and examples of how it can be practically applied. Using case studies of real world business dilemmas, Max Anderson and Peter Escher explain why a Hippocratic Oath for business is … [Read more...]


My husband and I play a little game with the boys when we hit a red light: "Mommy, Mommy," they beg, "make the light change! Remember to ask it nicely!"And then we begin a short or long request for the light to change to green using lots of big words and fancy language by keeping our eye on the lights the other direction waiting for them to change yellow to make our final triumphant request for green. The boys squeal with glee that we have once again made the light change at our command. Rocket … [Read more...]

The Futile and Joyful W/a 2-Yr. Old Male

I have a 2.33 year-old son who revolutionizes my parenting daily. Many times strangers and friends alike have either commented that he is "all boy" or "soo two".... neither of which I think were particularly complimentary. He gives me no peace in his waking hours, but I don't think he has been sad for a moment in his life. Totally exuberant.As much trouble as this middle guy makes, I am still rewarded with little puffs of refreshment from the Holy Spirit every once in awhile. Or rather, moments … [Read more...]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We've been having some fun with planting this spring, thanks to Christopher's interest in gardening (they're learning about plants at school this month!). Last week, Christopher came home with a lima bean plant and wanted to plant it in the clay behind our garage, along with some apple seeds, so he built himself a makeshift garden and was very excited that he did it all by himself...Well, with a little help from his sister, who diligently brought him rocks for his border :)Christopher has been … [Read more...]

Holly’s First Holy Communion

I just have to post these because I know that you will all want to see my sweet Holly on her First Communion Day. Here she is at the altar, with her godmother Red and with her entire family. Thanks to those who have been praying for her in preparation for this big day, it was very wonderful! … [Read more...]

Natural Recs?

During my last labor, I had a natural delivery because I had to wait on lab results before getting the epidural. It stalled me long enough and out boy #3 came! The process was a bit harried and crazy, but I loved it. LOVED it. And I want to do it again.I am in week 32 of pregnancy and know we are a little late to sign up for Bradley classes. Are there any books you all would recommend to help prepare us a bit better for a natural delivery undertaking?? I can remember "blowing out the … [Read more...]

The Dillema of the Modern Catholic Mother

100% unposed.Possible titles: "Jezebel gets a lesson." "Catholic School for Wooden Princesses." or "Mother-Daughter Homeschool Compromise." … [Read more...]

St. Gianna Novena–Begins Today

Here is a novena to St. Gianna, it begins today and finishes on her Feast Day, next Wed. April 28th.Novena To Obtain Graces Through the Intercession of Saint Gianna Beretta MollaGod, our Father, You have granted to Your church the gift of Gianna Beretta Molla. In her youth she lovingly sought You and drew other young people to You, involving them, through apostolic witness and Catholic Action, in the care of the sick and aged, to help and comfort them.We thank You for the gift of this young … [Read more...]