What are you doing for catechism this year?

All right, YOU catechise this, if you're so smart.

For the older kids, in 7th, 8th, 10th, and 11th grades, I give up. Wait, no, that's not what I meant to say out loud. What I meant to say is that we haven't found either EDGE or LifeTeen to be a good match for our family, and every time I try to read something aloud to the kids, or do a pre-packaged curriculum with them, something happens to capsize the whole endeavor.  It's some combination of the kids being in three different schools, and me and my husband working four different jobs, and the … [Read more...]

Why give birth? Why love?

Wow.  Many, many thanks to Garard Nadal for posting this incredibly pro-life short film from Unilever:I do not know what Unilever's Project Sunlight is about, but man, the clip is lovely, and will do much good. A great companion, as a matter of fact, to this comic illustrating a quote from C.S. Lewis, who died fifty years ago today.  (Thanks to Jason Bach for sharing the comic on Facebook!)Hope doesn't mean you know nothing will go wrong.  As Lewis says: The alternative to tragedy, o … [Read more...]

At the Register: How to Semi-Unplug


My kids are still not on vacation yet, can you believe it?  But when they finally are, I have plans to make sure the TV and computer screens don't swallow them whole this summer.  (That is a link to my post on The Register, where I blog three times a week.  Starting in July, I'll be dropping down to twice a week.  I'll post all the links to this blog.)Oh, and if you do struggle with wasting time staring at a screen, Uncle Screwtape (quoted in my Register post) has got your number.  I'm rerea … [Read more...]