Welcome! I’m Kelly.

I’m a Catholic wife, mother, homeschooler and special needs parent. I love writing about my family, faith, and finding the joy on life’s journey.

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  • Mantoan Family Traditions – May
    Time to sneak another family traditions post in under the wire! May is usually a busy month despite our lack of birthdays or anniversaries and “year end” school activities. (School wraps up in June around here; as homeschoolers and public schoolers. For that reason, I will add ‘Graduations’ to next…
  • Hospital Stays, Milestones, and Road Trips
    I’m finally coming up for air after a hectic few weeks. Some good stuff, some bad stuff, some planned things, some surprise things. Ultimately, I’m reminded how blessed our family is, and I’m coming out of all of this with relief and a lot of good memories. Fulton Was Hospitalized…
  • 2024 Goals: 1st Quarter Review
    This year, after setting my usual resolutions, I decided I would check in with myself quarterly to see how I was doing, and where I needed to make changes. This way my resolutions would stay in the front of my mind, and I could change things up if needed, rather…
  • Mantoan Family Traditions – April
    Combining a general update with some traditions. Since its within the Octave of Easter, I don’t feel like I’m too far behind in giving an Easter update. An update on everything else…well, I’m definitely behind there. Easter I’d picked Byron up on Holy Saturday around 8:30 a.m. for a 36…

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Living the Faith

  • Heroic Patience: The Ten Virtues of Mary
    I originally offered to write on heroic patience as a joke. While I couldn’t think of anyone who was bragging about their ample supply of patience, it seemed there should be some…
  • How to Start a Family Prayer Time
    After the table is cleared, at least partially, our family gathers in the living room for family prayer time. We can manage three decades of a rosary, a litany of saints, and…
  • I’m The Last Woman Who Ever Thought She’d Have Five Kids
    Happy Easter! What a great looking family! It’s weird for me to remember that there was a time, many years ago, when I thought I didn’t want kids. I mean, maybe one…
  • Veiling At Mass: How To Give It A Try
    To veil or not to veil; that is the question…..that I am not touching with a 10 foot pole. I’ll let you decide for yourself whether you feel compelled to veil, a.k.a…

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