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December 10, 2014
Cleaning Out Before Christmas
Friends ~ We apologize for the lack of posts here over the past couple of...
September 08, 2014
This morning, I heard one of my children telling her siblings, "Guess what?! Mommy had...
July 16, 2014
What I Sometimes Wish that Someone Would Say to Me in the Third Trimester
Every time I have a newborn, someone inevitably tells me the following: "If all you...
June 18, 2014
St. John Paul II on Everyday Life
Do you ever go through periods of time when your schedule is so carefully crafted...
June 03, 2014
It's that time of year again - the end of school and the beginning of...
May 28, 2014
Secret to Sanity
As summer beckons, I wanted to share our secret to keeping a (mostly) sane mom...
May 27, 2014
Screen Time: Where We Are Right Now
Since creating Building Cathedrals over 7 years ago, we have had several conversations about screen...
May 06, 2014
We are moving! After six years in our beloved house, we are moving just three...
March 29, 2014
My kids have been begging constantly to fill the kiddie pool in the backyard. I...
February 25, 2014
Celebrating in Style
Yesterday, we celebrated the 4th birthday of a very excited little girl. She couldn't wait...
February 19, 2014
My Favorite Picture by a 5 year old
Any guesses on what it is depicting??
February 13, 2014
Five Best Things about Snow Day #38
Today is another snow day. And tomorrow too. And Monday is Presidents’ Day holiday. Yet...
February 12, 2014
As Only Mary Alice Could Say It…
...It's almost St. Valentine's Day - are all of you Christmas decorations put away? We...
February 11, 2014
Teaching Good Sportsmanship
Over the weekend, the Cub Scouts hosted their annual Pinewood Derby, an event which features...
January 07, 2014
Keepin’ It Real: Grace From a Dirty Sink
Sometimes it seems the way we bless one another best is just to be real...
December 31, 2013
Holiday Meals with Company: What Worked for Us this Year
Over Christmas this year, we were privileged to host several extended family members in our...
December 19, 2013
Merry Christmas to Mom
We ran out of diaper wipes on one of several snow days last week. (What's...
November 07, 2013
The cost of a tooth
What's the going rate for a tooth? That is, how much does the "tooth fairy"...
October 24, 2013
Caramel Apples, check.
Fall is the season for baking and decorating and crafting. I have made peace with...
October 14, 2013
Our Homeschooling Routine
The nitty gritty of balancing 5 kids, homeschooling and busy sports schedules.
October 10, 2013
Works for me: the C-T-M-L Method
A year after our fruitful (haha) blog discussion on "Natural Family Planning" and Method Effectiveness,...
September 20, 2013
Bizarro Army Stepford Neighborhood
The Army has plunked us down in beautiful Kansas, but boy is our neighborhood strange....
September 16, 2013
The All-Powerful Mother
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is...
September 09, 2013
To Homeschool or Not? A Snapshot of Peace.
Last week was the big back to school week around here. Every time I checked...
August 27, 2013
After a particularly grumpy, uncheerful boy came downstairs from spending some time in his room...
August 20, 2013
The Beach and Back to the Grind.
The beach is the best! Although if you don't plan things correctly, you may wind...
August 02, 2013
The Fourth Decade: When Sleep Became King
For most of my life, sleep could be sacrificed for any and every reason. Sleep...
July 23, 2013
Mini Builder Reunions
Last week our family took a trip up to NJ/NY/PA, visiting with extended family and...
July 08, 2013
Summer is in full swing
It has been a while since I have posted and well, we have been very...
June 26, 2013
At Least He’s Listening!
A few months ago, my husband finished reading Tolkien's The Hobbit to our boys. They...
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