Lent: Making Room

One year when I was a kid, my mom gave my brother and I a heads up that Lent was around the corner. She was very surprised and a little worried when we were both super excited that the season was coming up soon. Living in south Louisiana, Lent coincided with crawfish season, and every…

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Women Need Men Need Women

When I first saw the phrase “toxic masculinity”, I was struck that a phrase so ridiculously oxymoronic would not be universally panned as soon as it made headlines. And then once I remembered the times we live in, I suppose I should only be surprised we did not arrive here sooner. The only thing toxic…

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The Great Big Year in Review

I am quite possibly the one mommy-blog you’ll read that will not be an epic recap of how crazy the holidays were, complete with Instagram-worthy shots of fabulous meals and beautiful decor (instead, you’re in for appropriately placed gifs). There were some pretty fabulous meals, but the decor is slightly less than fabulous due to…

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Pray Like You’re Married

Living your vocation means living the life that God had planned for you, and over the course of your life, that could be any number of things. Vocations (vocare: Latin, to call) can exist for a season or for your whole life. What we find in these callings should be the tangible reality of the…

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I’m a Mom. Don’t pity me.

I feel like I wrote my previous post a little too soon. I now get the “how old is she? how old is he?” followed by look of horror when they find out how close my kids are at least once every time we encounter other humans. Seriously, I should just structure my retirement plan…

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