While most of us know this to be true, it is nice to see some secular sources finally acknowledging that abortion is not always in the best interests of women. Women may be at risk of mental health breakdowns if they have abortions, a medical royal college has warned. The Royal College of Psychiatrists says women should not be allowed to have an abortion until they are counselled on the possible risk to their mental health. This overturns the consensus... Read more
In the spirit of Holy Week, my hubby and I found this video wonderfully inspiring! Enjoy and blessings to you! http://www.catholicscomehome.org/epic/epic120.phtml *Quick note: The link has changed and takes you, instead, to the Catholics Come Home homepage. Scroll down to the bottom and choose the “Epic” movie. That’s the one to which we are referring! Enjoy!
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m personally battling some crazy three-year-old behavior these days! Never did I realize the “terrible twos” would turn into something worse; something for which this mama was not prepared. Looking back, I (lovingly) blame my mother for my gross unpreparedness. She would often comment that of our youth, her favorite age was “3”. She would describe our emerging personalities and how fun it was to interact with us as little people... Read more
March 15, 2008 By sullijo 0 Comments
A blessed Solemnity of St. Joseph to all!
I went to confession yesterday. Among many other things, I confessed to bickering–and yes even fighting–with my wonderful husband. The Priest asked me, “Why do you fight with your husband?” My answer, “Because God gave me red hair.” He seemed mildly amused, but then we moved on to more serious topics. I received some great advice and a very interesting Penance. Advice:When it comes to your husband, say little, overlook much.When it comes to your children, say much, overlook nothing.... Read more
Back when I was pregnant with twins, I read a LaLeche League ( I know, I know, Juris Mater, take a deep breath) book called Mothering Multiples. One of the very helpful things that I learned from this book was that only you can breastfeed your child. Since breastfeeding takes time and energy, it can be helpful to look honestly at the tasks of each day and think about whether some of them can be done by someone else so... Read more
By the time you all read this, our family will be well on our way to knowing more about our precious baby #3 via our midway ultrasound (happening tomorrow morning!) Praise God for the blessing of technology to give mothers and fathers like us such wonderful information! My personal fears of spina bifida and anencephaly will hopefully be put to rest. Our desire to be able to call our child by name will be (hopefully) fulfilled. As I sit here... Read more
Augustine is 2 months old, and boy is he cute! With two older siblings in the house, these two months have passed far too quickly. We are busy with homeschooling (sortof!), gymnastics, story hour, playdates, and trips to the park. Four years ago when my oldest was born I could spend hours just smiling at her, studying every wrinkle or roll of fat 😉 Every milestone was recorded, discussed, and cherished. I don’t get this same time with Gus because... Read more
March 10, 2008 By sullijo 0 Comments
While the Feast of St. Patrick (March 17) is suppressed this year because it falls during Holy Week (unless you live in a diocese where St. Patrick is the patron…then it’s moved to March 14), I have grown up celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and simply can’t make it through the month of March without corned beef and lots of green. Going to a Catholic grade school growing up, we were allowed the very rare opportunity to forgo our uniforms and... Read more
I could put this in the comments under MaryAlice’s recent post on Going Green, but I thought it was interesting enough to get its own post. I saw this disturbing story today, and am really concerned about our water supply! Several years ago I read an article in Family Foundations Magazine about birth control hormones in our local lakes and streams. These hormones were causing changes in fish, specifically the male fish. Big surprise, now these hormones and pharmaceutical drugs... Read more