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} Five, Seven, Five


Seven Quick Takes

We haven’t even wrapped up the Easter Octave and everyone in the family is a mess from all the junk food we’ve managed to consume in such a short amount of time. I’ll spare you the details, but I’m tired, yet I can’t. stop. stealing everyone’s candy. And so, here’s Seven Quick Takes in haiku. […]

04/06/2018

My Conversion Story


Catholic, Seven Quick Takes

This week, in honor of the holiest day of the year (a.k.a. EASTER) I thought I would share my conversion story. I’ve always hesitated to share too much because I don’t want my parents or family or friends from my old church, many of whom I still see, to be upset or feel attacked. This […]

03/30/2018

{SQT} Part 2 Of ‘The Florida Adventure’, Coming Soon To A Quick Takes Near You!


Seven Quick Takes

And now for the thrilling conclusion to “The Waistband of My Skirt Is Cutting Painfully Into My Extended Gut” a.k.a. #nationalmantoanwintervacation. (For the record, I didn’t mean to take another week to complete last week’s Takes but…. here we are anyway. But don’t worry, I made the remaining takes EXTRA wordy! And dropped in a […]

03/02/2018

{SQT} Florida In Review, Part 1.


Seven Quick Takes

Where to start when describing the trip of a lifetime? So as to not bore you, I’ll try to keep it under 10,000 words and with only a few pictures, so as to not slow down your page loading time to a crawl. 1. We drove to Florida from New Jersey. Baking Memories generously covered […]

02/23/2018

{SQT} Still Not Ready For Lent


Seven Quick Takes

Remember last week when I said I’d have a Quick Takes post detailing my Lenten plans ready for this week, despite the fact that I’d be in Florida?? Yes, well, I typed that with the best of intentions and then promptly made time for 100 other more important things (like laundry, packing, and last minute […]

02/16/2018

Valentines For Ash Wednesday


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

Ash Wednesday/ St. Valentine’s Day/ the Feast of Sts Cyril and Methodius is right around the corner! How about a few more Valentines to help you celebrate the start of Lent with your sweetheart? DONE! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Need more Valentines? Find some HERE and HERE. On Sunday, we leave for […]

02/09/2018