Month: June 2014

{SQT} All the Summer In One Week

What a week! All good of course, but between all the summer activities, eating and lack of sleeping, it’s no wonder I’m trying to squeeze in a Quick Takes on Friday while sitting with my boys at physical therapy. 1. We had family visiting from Wisconsin for a week and in that time we attempted Read More

#35K4SMA The Final Installment

So guys, I actually ran seven 5Ks for Spinal Muscular Atrophy awareness! No one is more surprised than me. And for the record, I still hate running. A year ago, when this idea first entered my mind, I wondered if it was too ambitious, especially for someone who disliked running and was already hard pressed Read More

{FF} Honeychild Inspired

In honor of Heather taking the Five Favorites torch and not burning the house down, I’m drawing up my own favorite fivers. (I will use words to accurately describe them as my drawings often leave something to the imagination.) Here is me meeting Heather this July at Edel.   I’m so excited I’m howling at Read More

{SQT} Playdate Panic Be Gone

In honor of the homeschool track and field day I’m organizing today, I thought I’d re-run this post on hosting a playdate without loosing your sanity. Do you host large gatherings of children at you house? What advice would you offer? Playdates; they’re not just for the under five crowd. Sure, if your kid is Read More

{SQT} Seven Ways To Get Off Your Butt

TOMORROW, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, you’re only a day away! And why is tomorrow SO special? Because it’s the start of my Virtual 35K For SMA run! From Saturday the 14th to Saturday the 21st I’m inviting, no, insisting, that all my friends, family, readers, random people I encounter walk / run/ skip a Read More


I’m not here today to argue the Catholic Church’s stance on contraception. I’m not here tell a story about my personal relationship with Natural Family Planning. Today, I’m going to make a brief PSA about how you, yes you, random Catholic blog reader should learn NFP, right now, today. BUT! I’m a young single woman Read More

{SQT} My Homeschool Education: Seven Methods and Seven Lessons

Micaela’s got a neat homeschooling link up happening at her blog, and I’ve got a great post idea with seven points I can use, meaning it’s another post so nice I linked it twice. I always love it when my writing works twice as hard to bring in the readers. I often get asked by Read More

In Which I Live Out Every Catholic Mommy Blogger’s Fantasy

I met Jennifer Fulwiler at the First Things lecture last night. I tried to keep my cool, but I quickly got a little carried away. And Jen had to call in security. Honestly, it seemed the only logical outcome to placing me in a room with free wine and my favorite blogger. Seriously though, it Read More

The Creative Process of a Mommy Blogger

I’ve been at this blogging gig for a bit now and have fully embraced it as not only a hobby, but a stepping stone to regular sanity. I love my vocation as a wife and mother but the outlet of a blog, and the resulting community, has given me a great outlet when the little Read More