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April 10, 2013
The Top Ten Reasons To Hang On Through the Toddler Years
A recent trip with our family of seven caused me to sit back and reflect...
April 09, 2013
April Activities for Catholic Families
I appreciated a handout that I received entitles "Nine April Activities for Catholic Families," from...
April 02, 2013
Life with a 3 year-old
Life with a 3 year-old is unpredictable. They are sunshine and giggles one minute and...
March 28, 2013
There are many important issues going on in our country right now, issues that I...
March 24, 2013
Thoughts to begin Holy Week
Here are some thoughts as we begin Holy Week -- Mothering our families can feel...
March 01, 2013
I’m Sorry, I Can’t Hear You
One day, when I'm old and gray, I want to look back and remember what...
February 26, 2013
Simon of Cyrene and My Way of the Cross
I'll admit, yesterday was a very lousy day. It was one of those days where...
February 24, 2013
When Your Baby Turns “3”
When your baby turns 3, you... ...Think about selling the exersaucer. It's been sitting in...
February 22, 2013
10 Ways for Families to Enjoy Little League
I have a joyful anticipation of little league season (and spring soccer!). The days will...
February 06, 2013
Feeling Loved and Field Hockey
My winter blues began in January. So at the end of January, I developed a...
January 31, 2013
Confessions — Cutting Mommy Corners
So on this Thursday morning, the last day of January (Praise God!), I'm going to...
January 29, 2013
Drawing the Line Between Pretend Play and Reality
One of my daughters LOVES to pretend, which I think is fantastic...most of the time....
January 23, 2013
Sabbatical Lesson #2: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
This post is part of a series of reflections on the time I am spending...
January 22, 2013
On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
This is so beautiful, I have tears in my eyes. Thank you to Lori at...
January 14, 2013
Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice
"Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." Romans 12:15 Last week I...
January 11, 2013
What this Princeton woman wanted
Margaret Fortney's article "What Princeton Women Want" may take some by surprise, but not me...
January 04, 2013
Saying No to Fear
How the Sandy Hook tragedy should and should not influence our attitude towards toy guns.
December 31, 2012
Happy New Year’s Eve!
We have just returned from a 1,600-mile round-trip journey, traveling through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,...
December 20, 2012
When a Christmas ornament breaks around here, I call out "freeze" and that means do...
December 07, 2012
Inspiring Family Traditions: Pick a team
Does your mantle look like this? Ours does. Or at least it did until last Sunday....
October 18, 2012
“Natural Family Planning” and Method Effectiveness
Refugees from the sympto-thermal method, my husband and I have begun learning the Creighton model...
October 15, 2012
The Gift of a Meal: It’s Not Just about the Food
This summer after the birth and death of our daughter, Annie Rose, many wonderful families...
October 10, 2012
Taste and See
Like B-Mama, I am also on an elimination diet for our baby who cannot tolerate...
October 04, 2012
Thoughts for Thursday — Birthday Edition!
So it's been a while since I've posted, and since we have run a thoughts...
September 28, 2012
Inspiring Family Traditions: Simple Pizza and Movie Night
Later this afternoon I'll set my bread maker to "Dough" and away we'll go. Children...
September 26, 2012
Teaching Children to be Creators, and not just Consumers
As a person living in 21st century America, it might seem that our whole existence...
September 24, 2012
TP-ing: Can we please stop this before my kids get to middle school?
On Saturday and Sunday mornings as I drive through the neighborhood, I inevitably see a...
September 17, 2012
Life Lessons from Lice
Over the summer, one of the more unpleasant experiences that our family dealt with was...
September 03, 2012
Preventing Your Daughter from Becoming a Salon Girl
I don't want my daughter to become a salon girl, and you shouldn't want yours...
August 27, 2012
We've had a really nice summer, and I'm just not ready for it to come...
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