Helping Our Kids Encounter Beauty

In last week’s post, Beauty Will Save the World.  I shared why Beauty is the antidote to all the evil and ugly in our world. This week is more about the “how” to bring beauty into the lives of your kids on the daily.  It will look different in every family, but I always appreciate […]

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Beauty Will Save the World

“Beauty will save the world.” F. DOSTOYEVSKY, The Idiot   Recently I found myself sitting in a faculty concert of some amazing musicians — it was such a gift. I just sat there and was transported to another place — a beautiful place.  I found myself being overwhelmed by beauty — in a good way. It was […]

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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

Summer is quickly approach.  Yay for summer! I just love summer — I never want it to end — and if you’re anything like me, you want to make the absolute most of it. I was tempted to say summer “break” — but let’s be honest, life still keeps moving around us at a pretty […]

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Dream Big. A.K.A… Life Doesn’t End With Kids

Before I was married, I travelled the country talking to kids about chastity. The year before I took on this crazy “job”, it wasn’t even on my radar as a possibility. I had thoughts of traveling as a missionary one day, but never in a million years did “Chastity Promoter” come to my mind. A funny thing happens when you […]

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Moths, Momming, and Storing Up Treasure in Heaven

As some of you know, I am trying to make Sunday mornings a little less stressful by leaving for Church on time — it’s going as well as could be expected.  Trying to be patient with myself, because old habits die hard. 🙁 For the past few months, one of the causes of  starting off on the wrong foot […]

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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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