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 – 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…
  • Mantoan Family Traditions – March
    Just a reminder to take my reader survey! I promise the link works! It’s time for my third Family Traditions post! I’m really enjoying writing these up as doing so leads me down rabbit holes of old posts and events I’d forgotten about. And in the research, I’ve come across…
  • A Look Back at February
    How about a general update? Nothing too major happening around here except a MURDER! …mystery dinner party! After our successful 80s party, I was trying to figure out another themed party we could host and settled on a murder mystery theme. My friend found a murder mystery dinner party game…
  • 2023-24 Mid-Year School Review
    Even though St. Bruno’s has a small class this year (just Edie). I still wanted to do a quick update on how things were going, and also update everyone on her post high school plans. I’ll also share a bit about how public school is going for Fulton and Teddy….

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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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