When Catholic Education Chose Us

When Catholic Education Chose Us

This week is Catholic schools week, and although our children are not yet school aged, I wanted to talk a little bit about how and why we have chosen Catholic schooling for our children’s education. It wasn’t an obvious decision for either of us, Atticus and I having both attended public schools for K-12. I … Continue reading

When Generosity Looks Like Selfishness

When Generosity Looks Like Selfishness

Well, by now everyone who doesn’t live under a rock has heard the Pope’s comments from his recent trip to Manila. He made quite a few beautiful remarks about large families, being open and generous when welcoming children. Then he made such a splash with “rabbit-gate”, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to … Continue reading

When Everything Looks like Failure

When Everything Looks like Failure

You all are so wonderful. Thank you for the comments, emails and general love after my earlier post. It was a relief to write it and push “publish”. And in case anyone was in fear of missing me too much, here I am, back again. It’s been a long week and I am, once more, … Continue reading

When Blogging Isn’t Fun Anymore

When Blogging Isn’t Fun Anymore

I started this blog back in 2008, a few months before Atticus and I were married. I just “celebrated” six years of writing here in November. Appropriately enough, I celebrated by staying quiet. Quiet has been my default for quite some time. Some of you may have even noticed this, though I don’t flatter myself … Continue reading

A Book A Day: An Advent Calendar

A Book A Day: An Advent Calendar

We are a family of book junkies. Oh glorious books. So when I heard about an idea for celebrating Advent that involves getting to read one new book a day for nearly a month, I was sold. So sold. Basically, you collect 24 children’s Advent and/or Christmas books and wrap each one individually. Bonus points … Continue reading

Giving Of Thanks: November Books and Recipes

Giving Of Thanks: November Books and Recipes

I’ve been meaning to post about what we’ve been reading the last few weeks in preparing for Thanksgiving. While I’m watching the Colts game with my hubby – the children are finally in bed – I’m seizing my opportunity. This year we have a lovely stack of November books, some which we own and a … Continue reading

Radio Silence, Houses, and a Poem

Radio Silence, Houses, and a Poem

I had so much fun doing the poem challenge in October. I only wish I’d actually been able to post a poem a day. Ah well, perhaps in a season of life when I don’t have two infants underfoot and a house that needs ready-ing. Ready for what, you ask? I thought you’d never ask! … Continue reading

Halloween at Our House {and a poem}

Halloween at Our House {and a poem}

Halloween is upon us! Maggie has been bringing home delightful crafts from preschool for the last two weeks. Today we baked pumpkin shaped sugar cookies for her class parties tomorrow and Friday. We even have some babies in handmade holiday bibs. We all journeyed to the Children’s Museum last week for the (friendly) haunted house. … Continue reading