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January 08, 2013
Lesson One: Prioritize the Joy in Big and Small Ways
My first lesson from my extended ski vacation is to make room for joy and...
January 07, 2013
At the school where I was educated, teachers were given a sabbatical every 7 years. ...
January 02, 2013
I’m saying no to guns
Until recently, I have had a pretty laid back policy with regard to toy guns. ...
December 21, 2012
Freezing in Virginia
There's nothing like the warmth of the holidays to remind us of God's great love...
December 11, 2012
Clearing out and Making Room
Today during quiet time I cleared off the shelf that held our "Wednesday pile" all...
December 09, 2012
12 bits of wisdom from 12 years of marriage
Sunday was my 12th wedding anniversary and (I know Red hates it when I get...
December 06, 2012
Advent Prayer Routine
We have been lighting our Advent wreath at bedtime each night and then taking some...
November 27, 2012
It is truly remarkable how easy it is to slip into a household of negativity...
November 25, 2012
Today is the tenth anniversary of the birth of Therese Joy, the first child of...
November 23, 2012
A Good Enough Christmas
I have to say, I love Red's list, and I love her "get it done...
November 13, 2012
I’m Grateful that We Walk Together
Patheos has given us a writing prompt for the month of November, to consider in...
November 13, 2012
An Army Wife who needs Petraeus Out of her Living Room
It is happening to me - I am getting sucked in. I want to know...
November 09, 2012
So We Lost
Similar to Mary Alice's lovely sentiments, I found the following piece from Kirk Martin uplifting...
November 07, 2012
Our Vocation is Love
This week I have spoken with several friends who are worried. They are worried about...
October 25, 2012
I sat outside the big boys' room tonight folding the two loads of laundry that...
October 24, 2012
My Fall Happy Place
One of the best things about the place where I live is the proximity to...
October 22, 2012
Lifting up our Mentors
Small things that we say (and do) can have a huge impact on other families...
October 06, 2012
Logging Off for the Year of Faith
I tried out facebook at first because I thought that it was important for me...
October 05, 2012
Why I feel sorry for Einstein.
One of CNN's headlines this morning caught my eye: "Einstein Letter: God a Sign of...
October 02, 2012
Ever find yourself hiding behind the camera so that you don't have to see pictures...
October 01, 2012
Book basket Notes for October
My preschoolers are transitioning from apples to pumpkins. My early elementary will learn about Columbus...
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 20, 2012
Dress My Tween – An Update
I want to thank all of you who gave advice on dressing my tween, I...
September 19, 2012
Red and I took our families on an apple picking outing at a nearby family...
September 14, 2012
The Art of Being
We are in full swing into the new school year with classes starting and sports...
September 08, 2012
Surviving Survival Mode
Our school year routine is beginning this week, and it has made me realize that...
August 24, 2012
Calling All Catholics
A must-watch for the upcoming elections:
August 24, 2012
The Mother-Son Date Nights
I wrote a post the other week about a scenario in our family where my oldest child,...
August 21, 2012
When I’m gone…
Here is an interesting test of parenting: My daughter would like me to learn to...
August 16, 2012
The Cancer in My Own Backyard
When I found myself covered head to toe in poison ivy, I came up with...
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