Reason # 1,000,529 to have kids

Cankles. … [Read more...]

Kindergarten in Heaven

We are planning to homeschool Gianna (age 4) and lately I have been spending a lot of time researching curricula. During my research, I have had a strong desire to purchase a kindergarten curriculum for Gianna. The only problem—Gianna is a little too young for kindergarten. She will be 4.5 come September, and while mature for her age, she will definitely struggle with some of the material because she is too young.Despite this fact, and regardless of my otherwise relaxed attitude towards h … [Read more...]

Story book for Children

Here is a link for a new children's story, Ingrid Longlash, by John Farrell. John is a reader of our blog and sent me this link. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Almost perfect

Yesterday I awoke at 9am!!! to a beautiful breakfast feast: bismark donuts from my favorite bakery, omelets prepared by Mr. Red, and champagne! It is a rare treat for this mama to eat a meal prepared by someone else. Mr. Red did a fantastic, and almost perfect job.Almost.Apparently, Mr. Red left a paper towel too close to one of the burners while preparing the omelet. Later that day, just when Mr. Red started feeling good about his Mother's Day performance, my 4 year old daughter questioned … [Read more...]

Your husband at your side?

So what is a Dad's role during labor and delivery? Is Dad an active coach? A quiet bystander? An anxious disaster and distraction? The perfect support person? Or just another family member in the waiting room?!?When Mr. Red and I were attending law school and expecting our 2nd baby, we took a course in husband coached childbirth (the Bradley Method). One particular woman attended the course--alone. Her husband wasn't "comfortable" attending the births of their children. It was her … [Read more...]

“I see perfection”

I heard about this touching story over the weekend. Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin gave birth to her 5th child, a son, Trig Paxon Van Palin, who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome during Palin's pregnancy."I'm looking at him right now, and I see perfection," Palin said. "Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?"Amen.But unfortunately, most parents do not share her sentiments, and sadly most will not choose life for their child. Over 90% … [Read more...]

Congratulations Juris Mater!

SHE has arrived! A big Congratulations to Juris Mater and her family on the arrival of their newest baby GIRL!!!! Mother and baby are doing well. Here are baby's "stats":9 lbs. 5 oz.21 1/2 inches longMay 1st at 5:29pmAnd a big Congratulations to Kat, who correctly predicted the baby would be born on May 1st--much earlier than anyone expected, including Juris Mater. Kat's intuition was so strong that she even called me at 5:30 asking if Juris Mater had delivered the baby. Go Kat! … [Read more...]

Sacrifices

Me--Um, my fertility just returned.Mr. Red--Wow.Me--Gus is only 3 months old. NFP is going to require a LOT of abstaining.Mr. Red--(Silence.)Me--Well, what do you think?Mr. Red--I think it’s time to jack-up the Netflix subscription - I’ll need the unlimited plan. … [Read more...]

Papal Visit Triggers “Tsunami” of New York Seminary Applications

Check it out! Let's hope the excitement over Benedict's visit is a real revival of Catholicism in America. … [Read more...]

It’s the little things

Gianna emerged from our backyard today with this bouquet. "These are for you mama!" she said. … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X