Happy Mother’s Day…

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... Happy Mother's Day to you all.To the mothers who've buried children, miscarried, or due to infertility, can only nurse the desire of motherhood in their hearts. To the children whose mothers are no longer with them, either through death or estrangement. To the post-abortive mothers.Blessed are those who have doting children to pick them flowers and make them cards. Blessed are the children who enjoy happy relationships with their mothers.Whether today is a cause of joy or … [Read more...]

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Standard Penances For Everything?

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... Have you ever been to confession and poured out your heart and soul all over the floor of the confessional only to receive a halfhearted, almost perfunctory absolution like 3 Hail Mary's?I have such a hard time with this. If we have different types of sins, venial and mortal, shouldn't we have different types of penances to reflect the nature of the sin? I don't get how some priests can give the exact same penance for all sins regardless of their seriousness.Just speaking my … [Read more...]

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Got a new toy…

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... Let's talk about apps.I few weeks ago I broke down and purchased an iPhone. I really just wanted the My Fitness Pal app - which I'm happy to report, I've logged in for 29 consecutive days today. It's been exactly 4 weeks free of processed foods, soda, and dining out/fast food. I'm anxious to see if it's had any effect on my weight.I digress. I'll save the reveal for the weekly diet post later.This post is about apps.Catholic AppsHave you wanted a subscription to … [Read more...]

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Please don’t ask me about demographics…

... Free real estate advice because I am a giver!If you are moving to an area and you're not familiar with the neighborhoods and schools, please don't ask your realtor what the demographic is.Sure you'll get some agents who will tell you this neighborhood is predominately this ethnicity or that, but they'd be violating a whole slew of laws by doing so. Do you really want someone helping you who just proved they're unethical?Neighborhoods fluctuate over time. Some areas will get … [Read more...]

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The Math of Weight Loss…

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... I know I promised not to turn this into a diet blog, but it just so happened this week I'd been too busy to sit down and write anything else. So you get two diet posts in a row following last week's theme.Things I've Learned- What the difference between being satisfied, full, and stuffed feels like. - That one pound of weight lost relieves 4 pounds of pressure off the knees. - You sleep better after getting exercise and fresh air, even just a little. - Planks are hard. Like … [Read more...]

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So far, so good. A diet update …

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... I figured the best way to discuss the "diet" thing on my blog, without becoming overly obsessive on the topic, would be to offer weekly roundups at the end of each week.So lets kick this off with some things I've learned, some inspirational stories, NSV ( non scale victories), and just some general thoughts on body issues and eating disorders.Things I've Learned- There are more different types of diets than there are hairs on my head. - People in general are good and want to … [Read more...]

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Can’t a girl even walk down the street anymore…

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... I totally lost my shit today.I was walking to my car after work when I passed a young lady walking her dog - not an uncommon occurrence since my office is in a semi-residential neighborhood with a lot of foot traffic.What was uncommon about this incident was that this particular woman was also being sexually harassed by a man standing on the corner obscenely gesturing and yelling sexually explicit comments directed at her.She kept her head down and walked faster but it looked … [Read more...]

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Hey look at me, I’m fat…

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... This is the post I've been meaning to write for years. It's the post I keep putting off. The post that I've convinced myself is silly, self indulgent self pity. No one cares about your dieting up and downs. I mean really, what woman isn't concerned with their weight and appearance? It's such a stereotypical thing to write about it, why bother?Why bother indeed.Because I need to write about it.I forgot that I originally started writing this blog for me as an interactive … [Read more...]

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Mass Dedicated to Single Parents…

... It's a start."At St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Metairie, Deacon Uriel Durr often sees divorced parents walking around as though they had “the letter ‘D’ scrawled on their chests” – a weighty, self-imposed burden that prevented their full participation in parish life.I wish to eliminate this awkwardness, coupled with a desire to tell divorced, separated and never married parents about the many ways the church can offer healing, inspired Deacon Durr to begin a new parish ministry … [Read more...]

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