Going Green

Well, perhaps the liturgical color for Ordinary Time needs year-round attention from Catholics, I think we were all sensing that care for the environment was a moral responsibility, but now it has been clarified:http://green.yahoo.com/news/nm/20080310/hl_nm/pope_sins_dc.htmlI've heard that if you compost and recycle properly, the average American family would only have one bag of trash a week. … [Read more...]

The General Store

Since we are chatting about finances, and I mentioned that I find it very educational and empowering to have some money that is my own to spend, I am planning to do the same for the children. I had noticed that they lose pencils, break crayons, etc, with little thought to any consequences. If they were in school outside of the home, there might be more natural consequences, but borrowing a pencil from Mom always seems like an easy option for them.To that end, I have decided to make a "school … [Read more...]

Courage!

Someone forwarded me an article, from the Catholic Exchange, I thought it might be of interest:Why We Are Not Losing the BattleI was recently at a party where my picture was taken, I was an Ivy League educated, under 30 mother of 5 and I was sitting next to an Ivy League educated, under 30, fully habited religious sister! By the grace of God, we had both found our vocations, and I think it is a pretty hopeful picture! … [Read more...]

Wow, I want to have dinner at your houses!

I have loved reading the food chat, and I hope that the conversation continues. I will post the penne bolgnese recipe soon (it was really good!), but right now it is 5 am and the lights are off, so I just wanted to say that all of this puts me in mind of a line from one of my favorite folk songs (thank you Dan Zanes!) "Hungry babies must be fed!" … [Read more...]

Getting Real About Food

These conversations about food are challenging; feeding a growing family is a big part of a mother's job, and picky eaters, dietary restrictions, and environmental concerns make decisions seem so complicated!In this month's Domino magazine there was a woman who tried to eat locally for a month and wrote about the fact that it was hard and expensive but also delcious and satisfying. In O! Magazine, there was a woman who tried to "do everything right" for a month -- exercise, eat right, floss, … [Read more...]

The feelings are universal

Sometimes as moms we feel so alone (except why is it that I am never alone in the bathroom?). And yet it seems that often we are all thinking along the same lines. I am thankful that this blog and others give us the chance to share the things that we might not otherwise.All around the net, moms are sharing similar sentiments about Lent. Here are a few to check out:Elizabeth FossDanielle BeanEileen's family made the crown of thorns Kat mentioned.Also, Dawn has a really beautiful Lenten Craft … [Read more...]


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