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Whole 30 And Dying…

I don’t know what it is, but I feel like writing a post about food is kind of superficial– Why is that?  Is it a Catholic thing? A mom thing?– I don’t know.   But just because some people might focus too much on their bodies,  it doesn’t mean that we have to go to the other extreme and […]

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Facing Our Fears

There have been a lot of really tragic events in the news lately, and it’s enough to make me want to stock up on canned goods and build a bunker — a place where everybody I love would live in relative peace, away from the rest of the world.  Does anybody else feel that way? But the […]


Making Time for Prayer

Why should I make time for prayer? It’s a worthwhile question to ask yourself.  I mean, we can try to do this day on our own –we can try to be patient and kind when faced with those moments we want to scream and yell –we can try to hit that never-ending “to do” list–or make that difficult decision […]


Mother Teresa: Why Beauty Matters

You may know this already, but Mother Teresa is being canonized in Rome this September.  Granted, it’s one of those “um, yeah, we all knew she’s a Saint” kind of canonizations, but it’s still a really important moment in the Church. I mean, if this little old nun who literally picked dying people off the streets of India, removed […]

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Chickens and Kids…

So once upon a time, I decided I really, really wanted chickens.  I spent countless hours perusing pinterest to find out everything I needed to know about chickens.  Then I spent countless more hours convincing my husband that chickens were an amazing idea and we could weekend warrior a coop–no problem. Finally, I had him […]


Living the Life….Confession

Confession…it’s a thing…a really good thing…a run out to your local priest and get this thing done, thing.  If you’re Catholic, you’ve probably gone at least one time this year, because frankly we’re asked to go at least that often.  But maybe instead of saying that it’s something I have to do, what if I said that it was something […]


Let’s Talk About….Babywearing

Babywearing:  it’s a THING.  If you google “babywearing”  you will find hundreds of videos and entire sites dedicated to babywearing.  I guarantee, if you spend any time perusing these videos, you will find a rainbow-haired, colorfully-tattooed Dutch mama who is particularly good at wrapping her babies; that girl can wrap like a ninja! I have only recently purchased my first […]

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Why start a blog??

I have thought about starting my own blog for a few years now.  I briefly blogged for a local news site, and had one article published in the local newspaper, but life with little kids was busy…crazy busy…like it was impossible to carve out the time to do both well.  Something had to give, and I […]

Our Second Honeymoon

And So It Begins…

Every story has a beginning.  On the day that I was born, my husband was walking down the aisle with his second grade class to receive his First Communion.  We grew up in  in different states, on opposite shores of Lake Michigan, but one day, almost exactly twenty four years after I was born, we […]