Mommy Guilt

What is it about mothers and guilt?Why do we so often fall victim to the ease of comparison and competition?I have been pondering these thoughts lately, especially after considering Kat's post yesterday regarding birthday parties. I have HUGE motherly guilt associated with the celebration of my kiddos' big days. But why? They feel loved; they feel appreciated; they feel special on their birthdays. So why the need to own up to some standard, some far-off achievement of the biggest bash on the … [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...]

Birthday Party Angst :)

Today, I'm asking for some advice from all of you experienced parents out there :)  Tomorrow, our C turns 4 years old (I can't believe it!), and we're having a birthday party for him in the late morning/early afternoon. My plan is to let the kids play for the first 30-45 minutes, and then to move on to pizza and birthday cake. Any thoughts on activities or games for the children, or just on what has worked for your family in making a birthday party enjoyable and fun (rather than … [Read more...]

Mark your calendars!

The ONE MILLION ROSARIES FOR UNBORN BABIES prayer event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008. People in the Eastern Time Zone will pray the Rosary within the 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. hour, Central Time Zone 8 to 9 a.m., etc. The Rosary will be prayed for the following intention: For an end to the surgical and non-surgical killing of unborn babies. A person may register to be a participant by going to the website www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.orgSpread the word! … [Read more...]

For all who are gender-challenged when it comes to children

As Texas Mommy and I each "cook" our respective third boys, I found this article extremely interesting... TM: Do you like to eat as much as I do? … [Read more...]

Savoring the small moments

I'm so pleased to find that two great seasons--a new baby on the horizon and the spring--are coinciding currently in my life as a mother. Both have the effect of making me slow down and savor the moments of the day, with my children and my husband, with our Lord, and with the world around me. Most of the time, my instinct seems to be to rush through the day with an agenda, not always because there is so much to do, but because I'm lonely, or restless, or extroverted, or type-A, or whatever other … [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...]

Father’s Day is coming up

Look no further .... … [Read more...]

A little contest

We will have a new baby among us soon...Juris Mater is just a few days shy of her due date, April 30th, and we are all awaiting the arrival of her newest little guy or girl. Our prayers are with Juris Mater for a healthy and safe delivery of her newest little bundle.While we wait, I thought it would be fun to have a little contest. Who can best predict the date, time, birth weight, and gender of her baby?I will give our naive readers one helpful tip: poor Juris Mater has gone terribly overdue … [Read more...]

A few words about our homeschool life

Someone asked how I manage to homeschool with twins. I will tell you that it is not always (ever?) easy to homeschool, but it often brings great joy and I am certain that it is the right path for my family. Homeschooling does not have to be complicated. I have pulled out two quotes that I find inspirational and supportive:"The main goal of the early school years is to learn the basic skills of reading, writing and simple arithmetic. These are the first tools for any further learning. The … [Read more...]


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