Working moms: what would help?

Children are good for society, fiscally and in every other way. Children who are well-cared for, who aren't forced to go to school sick or spend lots of time alone, and parents who aren't utterly exhausted and wracked with guilt at all times, make families who give stability and peace to society as a whole. So even if we're only looking out for our own self-interest, it's best for everyone when parents are given as much freedom and flexibility as possible to devote to their children. Children … [Read more...]

At the Register: We All Need Re-Creation

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At least some of our leisure time should be spent in recreation -- literally.And I need to re-read Leisure, the Basis of Culture by Josef  Pieper. I remember it being great, but I didn't remember enough to dare to make a reference to it in the Register post! … [Read more...]

At the Register: The Catechesis of the Snow Shovel

As I muse on the lessons of shoveling snow, a distinct pattern emerges. … [Read more...]

Sandra Bullock on motherhood

I don't know anything about the movie Gravity, but I liked a lot of the things Sandra Bullock had to say about motherhood and work, in this interview for NPR  Of course she is rich enough to be able to decide whether or not to work; but it was very, very good to hear a woman saying, [M]y baby before was my work. That's what I had. And then I was given the blessing of this extraordinary creature and human being, who's turning into a good little man.And you just, you just realize that, you … [Read more...]

Wednesday Throwback: In which I try desperately to edify myself

(This post originally appeared in my old blog a few years ago.  I know it's Wednesday, which is not a good day for a Thursday Throwback, but at the last minute [specifically, 2 a.m., when I was up getting my son some codeine for his throat], I decided that the post I had scheduled for today was too personal, to weird, too easily misconstrued, and above all too full of lady talk.   So,  you're welcome!  And yes, it is Wednesday.)I've read a few religious mommy blogs in my time, so I know the r … [Read more...]


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