Father and Forgive

Father and Forgive

Yesterday’s Blessed Is She prompt for the day was father. So I skipped it. Hey, I’m in the business of truth telling over here. I skipped it because I knew there would be something there, I knew God would put something in my heart I’d have to feel. I skipped it yesterday, but came back … Continue reading

Kids Capsule Wardrobe Part 1: Maggie

Kids Capsule Wardrobe Part 1: Maggie

Maggie just turned 4, so she has a lot of opinions. As in, all of them. Especially in regards to her clothes. I’m always in awe of people who have a 4 year old they can choose clothing and lay out outfits for. Maggie picks out her own outfit every day, because if she didn’t, … Continue reading

Thoughts On a Birthday

Thoughts On a Birthday

My birthday is coming again. The knot in my stomach growing just a little each day. Don’t get me wrong, I love my birthday. I always make it a point to do something every year to celebrate, even if it’s just spending time with Atticus and the kids. This year, it falls on Ash Wednesday, … Continue reading

7 Ideas for Self-Care

7 Ideas for Self-Care

I haven’t done 7QT in a long time, but after my post earlier this week, it occurred to me that perhaps a follow up post with some practical suggestions for self-care would be helpful. I remember when I was struggling so much, that even just basic self-care seemed like Mt. Everest. If you found yourself … Continue reading

When Repentance Looks Like A Shower

When Repentance Looks Like A Shower

“Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Simon and those who were with him pursued him and on finding him said, “Everyone is looking for you.” -Mark 1:35-37   Any parent who has planned to get up “before the kids” in order to have some … Continue reading

Birthdays We Missed

Birthdays We Missed

I had three very cute blog posts written in my head, celebrating each of the children’s birthdays and then in the busyness of the holidays and the house stuff, they never made it from my head to the page. So, here they are. A day (or month) late and a few dollars short, a little … Continue reading

Homes, Old and New

Homes, Old and New

We are selling our house. Actually, it’s already a pending sale, just days after going on the market. Our house. The first home that Atticus and I ever owned. All of our children were born while we lived here. Two of them took their first steps here. (Charlie may before we are gone.) The decision … Continue reading

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