Stating the truth out loud, no matter how ashamed I was or how painful it felt to do so, and then being seen and loved right where I was, was always the first step to feeling and being free.Read More
How the latest curveball in my fertility is a crazy – and deeply healing – invitation to Hope.Read More
The birth of my second child gave me an intimate taste of the cross of Christ, at once indescribably painful, and eventually, beautiful.Read More
It was only our second weekend looking at houses. We were going quite a bit further geographically than we were wanting to live, but we had found homes in our price range that were nicer and larger, so we felt it was worth a look. We had resigned ourselves to the reality that in order…Read More
Just a few words I’d go back and tell my engaged-self now that I’ve got four years of marriage under my belt. Don’t worry, I didn’t give me any spoilers 😉Read More
Our value within the home has nothing to do with our ability to accomplish a to-do list. Anyone can be taught to do laundry. Our inestimable value within the home is based on our ability to see where love is needed and then respond.Read More
Mary is our Northern Star, fixed in the Heaven’s, showing us where we are and where we still need to go. Even as we follow her, we know she is not our end, only our guide, the most perfect means to reaching her Son. Just as the beauty of the stars causes us to look up in awe and allows us to contemplate our littleness, so too looking up to her causes us to see ourselves for who we are in relation to our God.
Taking toddlers to mass is probably one of parents’ most dreaded tasks. Between fielding the snide comments and the tantrums, it gives any faithful Catholic a boatload of angst. Here’s a few ideas of how to approach this vitally important learning opportunity for your kids.Read More