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 […]

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7 Quick Takes: Lights Out Edition

How’s your Lent going?  I’m making it through.  I hope you can say the same.  I’m writing this in the public Library as my baby naps away — so this might be a brief one. Hopefully I’ll make it to #7. So, on to the Quick Takes… ~1~ Children Waiting Everywhere Lent is about prayer, […]

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Children Waiting Everywhere: Living Simply So Others Might Simply Live

There was a recent in-depth study on giving, and it found that those who give to others are actually much happier than those who just spend money on themselves. Of course, we shouldn’t give to others in order to be “happy” — but there’s no denying that one of the “side-effects” of generosity is happiness. The truth […]

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Lent Begins and Other Thoughts

How’s your Lent going?  I know it’s only been two days — but it feels like it’s going to be a looong Lent.  Oh well — only 6 weeks to go. Yay for us! 🙁 Did you get your ashes? Check out this guy — I saw a humorous chart analyzing different ash patterns on the internet […]

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, for Tomorrow We Die… to Ourselves :(

My parents are in town, so I am allowing for another light week of blogging so I can spend some time with them.  I don’t take for granted the fact that I am blessed to still have my parents around — they’re in their 80’s — everyday we have with them is a gift! I must admit, […]

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Best Lent Ever — or Not — It’s Up to You.

Ah, life — always a balancing act! This week blogging took a back seat to all the work that’s been piling up.  🙁 Anyway, I thought I’d share a few thoughts on Lent.  I can hardly believe the time is upon us  — but here we are stuffing in those last Paczki’s  — and before you know it, it will be Ash […]

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That Time We Went to Positano… Part 3 — Livin’ La Dolce Vita

In lieu of 7 Quick Takes this week, I offer you the conclusion to That Time We Went to Positano… If you haven’t read part 1 or 2, start here.   So there we were, walking towards Fornillo Beach… And, though, there was a pedestrian walkway leading down to the beach, we took a wrong turn and […]

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That Time We Went to Positano… Part 2 — Livin’ La Dolce Vita

If you haven’t read Part 1 of our trip, you might want to start here. Have you heard of the Last 4 Things?  Well, the Church says that the “Last 4 Things” — Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell are worth thinking about. I know what you might be thinking — “Depressing!”  I know, I know. […]

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Tips and Tricks For Family Travel on a Budget

A few days ago I posted about That Time We Went to Positano.  It was an amazing experience and I am so grateful that we took that leap of faith and went on that crazy adventure.  But adventures like that take time, money, and planning. In the effort to help you create your own family adventures, […]

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That Time We Went to Positano… (Part 1)

It’s a sludgy, gray day in the Midwest — can you tell winters aren’t my favorite?  I thought rather than dwelling on the fact that I’m working hard to love all the seasons — and currently failing 🙁 — that it would be a good time to finally share about that time we went to Positano. Maybe you’re […]

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