September 13, 2019

Peter had his first casts put on his legs and feet on Wednesday. He did great, all things considered. He wore his new Lightning McQueen headphones (a gift from a generous friend) and watched Scooby Doo in the iPad during the casting. He protested a little bit, but all in all he was a trooper about it. Just like his mama, his favorite color is blue, so that’s the color he chose for his first casts. He’s been able to… Read more

August 24, 2019

My youngest son, Peter, was born with bilateral clubfoot. He was only 3 days old when he started treatment, which consisted of six sets of groin-to-toe casts (one per week for six weeks), bilateral tenotomy surgery, another set of casts, and then wearing a set of custom orthotics known as a “boots and bar.” He wore the boots and bar for 23 hours a day for the first three months, and then 12 hours at night until he turned four… Read more

August 18, 2019

BackstoryIf you aren’t on Catholic Twitter (in which case, good for you), you may not be aware that there’s been a brouhaha over the weekend regarding working mothers. It started with Catholic author and podcaster Timothy Gordon appearing on Matt Fradd’s podcast and making the rather startling claim (see timestamp 45:42) that married women shouldn’t work outside the home. Subsequently, Matt Fradd posted a rebuttal article in which he clarified that he does not agree with Timothy Gordon on this point…. Read more

July 20, 2019

While listening to one of the more recent episodes of Trent Horn’s excellent podcast, Counsel of Trent — “#181 – DIALOGUE: Do pro-lifers oppress women?” — I heard my blog mentioned! Trent’s guest was Steve, a fellow Patheos blogger at the nonreligious channel’s Driven to Abstraction. Steve wrote a post titled “Pro-Life Is About Oppressing Women” and linked to my post “Why Are Abortion Rights Advocates Anti-Science?” as an example of this oppression. Yes, apparently, I’m oppressing myself. via GIPHY After listening to the podcast… Read more

June 24, 2019

Congratulations to Cathy Torrez for winning the selfie contest! Cathy won by leaving an Amazon review (the first one!) for my book, so I don’t have a selfie to share. However, here is her review! Congratulations, Cathy! (Also, if you go to the reviews you can see a one-star review left by a pro-abortion troll. She was subsequently kicked out of an abortion debate group we’re both in for doxxing. Fun, huh?) This summer has been exhausting already and June… Read more

June 9, 2019

Now that my book is out, I’m holding a selfie contest! The prize is a $50 gift card to Amazon.com.* Here are the details: If you take a selfie with the book WHILE AT WORK: 1 entry (yes, your home office counts!) If you take a selfie with the book AND your boss is in the picture too: 2 entries If you take a selfie with the book AND one or more of your coworkers: 2 entries If you take… Read more

June 7, 2019

Yikes, I didn’t mean for so long to go by without posting on the blog! The last two weeks have been so crazy busy that I’ve mainly been sticking to Facebook and Instagram. Here’s a brief recap of what’s been going on: (1) Another school year is in the books! Yay! I thought those last few days of school were going to kill me, but thankfully I survived (and so did the kids). My oldest daughter graduated from eighth grade,… Read more

May 20, 2019

EIGHT DAYS! Only eight days until my book is released! Are you excited? I’m excited. I’m also tearing my hair out because it’s the last week of school here and my oldest daughter is graduating from junior high today (!) and my middle daughter has her First Holy Communion & Confirmation on June 1 (!!) and all of our activities are doing end-of-the-year parties and such and my dad is coming to visit next week AND I’m trying to plan… Read more

May 10, 2019

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and what says “Mother’s Day” better than cute babies? I thought I’d share some of my cute babies with you (even though they aren’t babies anymore… *sob*) to celebrate the #ShoutYourMotherhood campaign (a counter to Planned Parenthood’s “Shout Your Abortion” one). Elanor This is my oldest, Elanor (although she prefers to be called Ellie). She was 2 days old when this picture was taken, and now she is 14. She is starting high school this fall… Read more

May 3, 2019

Fr. Chad Ripperger’s name is one that seems to be popping up frequently in Catholic circles these days. His YouTube videos are used to defend a number of claims, such as the alleged occult nature of the Harry Potter books — a claim I’ve previously debunked.  More recently, he has claimed that working mothers are committing mortal sin by working outside the home unless they have sufficient and/or grave reasons to do so. Not surprisingly, I have several problems with this… Read more

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