Month: September 2015

#popeinphilly Spending my Birthday With the Supreme Pontiff

My apologies to anyone who wanted a timely article on my time in Philly for the Papal visit. Another reminder as to why I love blogging vs. working for a “real” media outlet; I set the deadlines.  To answer the question at the forefront of your minds, yes, I did see the Pope. But now, to backtrack Read More

{SQT} #wmof2015 in Six Miles and Seven Takes

  In the shadow of William Penn, it’s my Seven Quick Takes recap of Thursday at The World Meeting of Families! 1.I’m so tired. Seriously, my feet are killing me. My Fitbit says I walked over six miles and had more than 90 minutes of active time. This was due to the fact that it Read More

#wmof2015 A Long Week of Me Being Overly Excited

I didn’t think Monday would prove all that eventful. All I had to do was pick up press credentials, scope out the venue and attend a luncheon / presentation. But, I’m gonna write about it like it was a huge freaking deal because I was, in fact, giddy the entire time. Pretty sure I will Read More

{SQT} You’d Better Watch Out, You’d Better Not Cry, Better Not Pout, I’m Telling You Why…

Pope Francis is coming to town!! And this Catholic Mommy blogger went through a Secret Service background check and got approved for press credentials! I sort of feel like a big deal, either that or like someone made a huge mistake and I’m going to report to pick up my credentials and some dude in Read More

We Learn the Best Lessons from the Worst Sinners

For the last year or two, I’ve made a mission to read as many 20th century Catholic fiction authors as I could manage. This journey, so far, has taken me through; The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy Kristen Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset Five Read More

{SQT} To Boldly Go Where No Takes Have Gone Before

Let’s just pretend this week was filled with awesome things, shall we? 1. Finished our road trip by driving from Milwalkee to some random Hampton Inn and Suites in Ohio. I had booked what was probably their largest room based on the ‘Emergency Exits’ map affixed to the back of the door, and boy, were the Read More

2015-16 Curriculum: Fingers Crossed

I don’t know how many of you care, but I like documenting my curriculum from year to year. This is my fourth curriculum post ( No. 1, No. 2, No. 3). I always intend to do a mid-year follow up with myself to see how things change but it’s never happened. Maybe this will be the year. Read More

Find {SQT} at Fountains of Home

You’ve reached the home of Seven Quick Takes. Unfortunately, Kelly is traveling this week and unable to write up her usual collection of mirth and merriment. If you’d like to link up a post, please visit Christy at Fountains of Home.  To leave me a message, please state your name, number and the time that Read More