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. […]

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Video Games and Guardian Angels

Video Games. Don’t you just hate them — or maybe you love them — whatever the case may be, video games are something every parents needs to think about at least once in their life. More likely than not, if you have a few kids, the subject will come up regularly — so might as well take a moment to […]

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7 Quick Takes: Happy Easter Edition

Happy Easter!  How’s your Easter going?  Mine has been really lovely — and as it’s 8 days of Easter and then still more weeks of the Easter Season — still plenty of time to celebrate Easter in the next few days and weeks. I just love that the Church gives us days and weeks to celebrate.  If your […]

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Donkeys, Lent, and Holy Week (Part 2)

Yesterday I shared a little bit about a prayer that I find myself praying on a regular basis. The prayer goes a little bit like, “Lord I’m an ass — but please let me be the ass that carries you into Jerusalem.” To understand where the inspiration for this prayer came from, read more about […]

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Donkeys, Lent, and Holy Week

About 20% of my spontaneous prayers begin with the words, “Lord, I am an ass”. I hope that’s not shocking or offensive — it is, after all, a biblical term — so I figure it’s an okay way to speak to God. And God knows I don’t mean to be disrespectful when I say these […]

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7 Quick Takes: Camera Roll Edition

Hello everybody.  Can you believe next week is Holy Week?  Lent seemed to be going by so slowly — and all of a sudden, we are reaching the end. I am currently in the process of building a new website for my husband’s business, so blogging has taken a back seat this week.  This post is […]

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Are You Too busy? Figuring Out the Non-Negotiables in Your Life.

Right now life.is.crazy. I am currently in the process of a career change. That’s right, I’m moving into the exciting world of graphic design.  So, yay for me! Actually, the truth be told — I naively took on the job of re-designing my husband’s website — after which time, I will gladly retire from the world of web design and […]

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Halfway Through Lent and Other Thoughts…

We have reached the halfway point in Lent — yay us!  Lent has been just what it should be — difficult and beautiful and really, really long.  I know it has been good for me, how about you? Well, on to the takes… ~1~ It’s My Little Sister’s Birthday! My sister is hilarious.  She really is. […]

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The Importance of Leisure

Leisure is an important thing.  This statement might seem obvious to some — and slightly offensive to others.  In fact, our American work ethic might make it difficult to believe that leisure is an important part of our lives.  You might even equate leisure with laziness, sloth, or vice. Spiritual direction over the years has made one thing […]

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Life Lately: Lenten Edition

How’s your week going? We have lots going on at the moment, including celebrating St. Patrick’s Day — Yippee!  So, on to the Quick Takes: ~1~ Frater, Momento Mori I’m happy to announce our power is back.  We had great moments of bonding and family adventures — but thank God for electricity.  It’s the best! While the power was out, […]

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