Your Child Can Attend the Catholic College of Your Dreams

Catholic, Humor, Seven Quick Takes, Uncategorized

Everyone is talking about the college bribing scandal, and the lengths some wealthy parents went to to secure their childrens’ admission into a few Ivy League schools. Although somewhat shocking, we need to admit that nothing is more important than enrolling our children into top schools by any means necessary. As Catholics, we know it’s […]


Just Tell Me What To Do Already!


Long time readers will know that typically every Lent I try to challenge myself with some extreme diet or mortification, then spend several weeks writing about how I’m such a lousy Catholic because I can’t do this crazy, self imposed fast/diet/penance. This year, as Lent approached, I got antsy. I didn’t know what I wanted […]


Making Time for Teens


I was going to make this just a post on our current ‘Morning Time’ routine, but when I started fleshing out what I wanted to say, I realized that right now, the thing I love about morning time is actually that it gives me more one on one time with my teens. And that is […]


Spread the Word: Accepting the Gift


While I know the majority of my readers are not special needs parents, I know a devoted segment of you are. And those not raising special needs children themselves probably know Catholic parents who are living with this unique blessing. It’s why now I’m sharing all the details on my upcoming conference in the hopes […]


Because I Got Ambitious


This was the week to start our new homeschooling semester! To establish new routines! To make real progress on my conference and book! But the universe laughed and said “Haha, no way! It’s time for you to get struck with an awful virus that will leave you in bed for days!” The only thing I’ve […]


A New Case of the Februarys

Homeschooling, Seven Quick Takes

After months of packing, cleaning, repairing, unpacking and organizing, we’re finally moved and settled into our new house, and have renters successfully settled into our old house. When we first had our offer accepted in October, I had no idea how long everything would take or how it would eat up all our free time […]


The Mess of the Last Decade


Less than 24 hours until renters take possession of our old home and we still have an entire room to paint and lots of cleaning to do. No takes from me this week, but hopefully an update on everything thing else here soon. Happy Feast of Candlemas tomorrow and Go Rams! An InLinkz Link-up


House Tour!

Our House, Seven Quick Takes

We moved last Saturday, thus the weak Takes last week and non-existant social media presence for several days. Remember how I wrote about being a minimalist a few weeks back?? HA! I have tons of crap – tons and tons of crap that I am still putting away and organizing. We moved several times in […]


2018 Favorites

Books, Seven Quick Takes

Coming to you from my hometown of Lancaster, PA; it’s the best of 2018! In case you missed my top posts, book recommendations and favorite photos, scroll onward! My Christmas letter from last week details our family highlights, and newsletter subscribers will get the first peek of our new house on Wednesday so sign up […]


2018 Christmas Letter


Greetings to all my friends and family! Some of you may be getting a Christmas card, but unfortunately, not all of you. Please consider this Christmas letter a substitute for a photo card; one you can reference frequently through the coming year when you wish to feel closer to yours truly! Tony started a new […]