Fostering Independence in Our Kids

This week, family is in town and we are getting ready for my oldest son’s Confirmation — Come Holy Spirit! As an aside, May is always crazy — why is that?  It’s chocked full of really, really good things — it’s just too many good things for me to process while maintaining my sanity at the same time. […]

When We Fail to Catch Our Kids

Last week we were out of power for 5 days.  No lights, no power, no running water, no toilets — and no idea when it would be restored.  This wouldn’t have been so bad if the temps didn’t drop well below freezing most nights,  but we were managing — and I dare say — we were actually […]

Easy Weekend Dessert

It’s the weekend!  It has been quite the week — I have felt one step behind on everything this week — new schedules that haven’t made it to my calendar means I have found myself missing meetings, arriving late to events, etc… 🙁 So today I am going to get all of my calendars synced up in the […]

7 Quick Takes in Florence

You may have read last week’s post about our time in Assisi.  If not, you might want to begin here.  For the second leg of our family pilgrimage in Italy, we chose Florence.  Perhaps it’s not the first place you would think of for a family pilgrimage — but believe me, there were many unexpected blessings to […]