Moving Onto The Grid – Time Wise


Homeschooling, Parenting

A little while back Christy wrote a great post about her daily routine as a SAHM and how it’s changed, and hasn’t changed, through the years. I’ve been meaning to write my own thoughts on the matter, so here we are, three months after Christy’s post with my Jack Handy deep thoughts. THat in itself […]

04/15/2018

Free Dates For Catholic Couples


Catholic, Parenting

Last week, Tony and I slipped out for a couple hours alone while the kids watched a movie. As long as Fulton and Teddy are healthy, or at school, we’re comfortable stopping by a nearby restaurant for lunch, dinner, drinks or just uninteruppted adult conversation. Taking a walk after lunch or dinner is also no […]

04/11/2018

{SQT} How Can We Keep Our Faith When Bad Things Happen To Our Children?


Catholic, Parenting, Seven Quick Takes, SMA Posts

My final post regarding special needs parenting is inspired from a status another SMA parent posted on Facebook a few months ago. This father was very open about his struggles to maintain his faith. He was mentally keeping track of two columns, and the column for tossing aside what little Christian faith he had left, contained the […]

08/26/2016

{SQT} What To Do When Your Child Won’t Stop Staring At A Person In A Wheelchair


Parenting, Seven Quick Takes, SMA Posts

It happened every time I took my family out in public; stares, open mouths, finger pointing, awkward conversations and personal questions. And then my fourth, and soon fifth, children added their wheelchairs to the large family traveling circus and things got even worse. I’m hardly an expert in how to properly act around handicap people, […]

08/05/2016

What Our TV Free House Looks Like Right Now


Parenting

This month we mark eight years in our current house, and never in that time have we owned a TV. It wasn’t a sudden decision, we’d been weaning ourselves and the kids back in our previous living quarters and moving seemed like the perfect time to make a fresh start. I know there’s all sorts […]

07/05/2016