NFP Awareness Week: Book Cover Reveal + Open Thread


I am aware of NFP.  Are you?  I've been aware that it's NFP Awareness Week for some time, now, but I'm kinda tired of NFP.  I even wrote a book about it basically so I could stop thinking about it already.I'm so darn lazy, I don't even have the energy to put together a list of helpful links - but honestly, that's why we have Google.   Seriously, you guys, I had a margarita last night at Theology on Tap, and then two, what do you call them, Angry Pirates.  That's not what they're called, but e … [Read more...]

“In retrospect, it was ‘really stupid …’”


Oh my sisters and brothers, here is the best story you will read all week. … [Read more...]

The Stupids Are Prepared


Every once in a while, someone writes to me looking for advice about how to run a large household with thrift and efficiency.Why don't I?  Because of things like this:What?  I had a dream.  It's going to be a bad scene, folks -- the great ketchup famine of '14.  Be prepared!  Plus, it's not often that I come out looking worse than Mrs. Pig,At least she bought all that ketchup on purpose. I, on the other hand, just suck at making shopping lists. … [Read more...]

At the Register: Let’s Try Not to Use Babies

Oh, just making myself popular with pro-lifers again. … [Read more...]

Soon you’ll have to opt IN to get porn online in the UK

Says David Cameron, the Prime Minister: Children can’t go into the shops or the cinema and buy things meant for adults or have adult experiences – we rightly regulate to protect them.But when it comes to the internet in the balance between freedom and responsibility, we have neglected our responsibility to our children.My argument is that the internet is not a side-line to ‘real life’ or an escape from ‘real life’; it is real life.It has an impact: on the children who view things tha … [Read more...]

Product review: Pet Vet Center


I don't usually do product reviews, but I'm so pleased with the birthday present we just gave our six-year-old daughter! It's the Pet Vet Center by Lakeshore Learning Materials. I thought it was kind of pricy at $29.99, but ordered it anyway because I was in a rush.  Turns out it's really high quality.  The puppy is extremely sturdy and much bigger than I expected, and the legs are jointed, so you can pose it.  The cards and other accessories are heavy and durable.  The biggest surprise was the … [Read more...]

Young Catholic women: what do you want to know about sex and the spiritual life?


I've very graciously been invited to lead a Theology on Tap discussion this Tuesday in Keene, NH.  Here's the event description:Think "Fifty Shades of Grey" is shocking? We'll see your fifty and raise you 5 years and 129 talks--that's what it took for Blessed John Paul II to outline his "Theology of the Body", in which he explained the relationship between sex and spirituality. We're so often taught in church that sex is a black-and-white, "do it" or "don't do it" issue, but Theology of the … [Read more...]