Book review: FILL THESE HEARTS by Christopher West

His critics and his fans . . . both kinda right.  This book is definitely worth buying, but think twice about giving it to people looking for loopholes.Have you read Christopher West?  Have you been scared off by his critics?  Are you fully convinced that his critics have actually read Christopher West?  Tell, tell! … [Read more...]

Speaking in MA this Saturday

~A Morning for Mothers~ Please join in celebrating Candlemas with Simcha Fisher  on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Parish Center at St. Bernadette Church 266 Main Street, Northborough, MA ~ A Catholic wife and mother of 9, author and speaker, Simcha writes for several publications, including the National Catholic Register. You can also find her at Simcha will give a talk entitled, "Beautiful Stranger: Making … [Read more...]

Have you met Freddy the Pig?

No Register post today, while I get caught up on a thing or two.  In the mean time, a quick reading recommendation.  We've been listening to an audiobook of Freddy the Detective by Walter R. Brooks in the car, and it is ridiculously entertaining.  (The link is to the print version of the book; there are links to the audio version and other formats if you click through.) The kids ask to hear it over and over again (it's a full-length book, 270 pages), but I haven't gotten tired of it yet. … [Read more...]

Goodbye Kitty!

Look what I got in the mail today! It's a gorgeous, soft, handmade winter hat, just for me, with no Hello Kitty on it!  I don't know if you can see it, but the mailer is sealed with Hello Kitty tape. This cracked me up and absolutely made my morning, and I'm going to be wearing this hat nonstop.  I love it.  Many, many thanks to reader and talented knitter Suzanne Andrews. Boy, between this and my amazing boots (not to  mention those fabulous cookies), I think I might actually not … [Read more...]

The Pushmi-pullyu at the March for Life

Disorganization among pro-lifers?  It's a feature, not a bug. … [Read more...]

Like it was part of his name

As a proof of my love, I erased the story about why (today in particular) I love my husband so much, and I'll just leave it at this.This.  This link here:, I do not love you today. … [Read more...]

Eight Reasons not to use graphic abortion images at the March for Life

Be careful.  Be careful. … [Read more...]

One reason I love Facebook . . .

is that you sit down at your computer with your morning coffee and read something like this.  From Leticia Ochoa Adams: Today is my blue eyed boy's 13th birthday. Daniel was 5 months old when I found out my birth control failed and I was pregnant with my third child. I was working at Hooter's and my ex-husband was a drug addict who threw me around anytime I wouldn't give him money when he asked for it and I knew he was going on a binge. That is why I was on birth control, to make sure I didn't … [Read more...]

God isn’t fair

If you're going to pick apart the New Testament, you really need to read the whole thing first. … [Read more...]

Bright Wings

Ah! … [Read more...]