{SQT} Book Party, Book Chat, and Book Inspired Food

Eighty copies of my book finally arrived at my house this week! Everyone in the house was excited for me for all of 60 seconds before asking what was for dinner, what were we doing that night, did schoolwork need completed before screen time, etc. It was a nice 60 seconds. View this post on …

Little Takes

I created a huge, beautiful spreadsheet detailing everything I need to do to successfully launch my book by October 8. The only thing I couldn’t come up with? A topic for this week’s blog post. So just a few Quick Takes in the mean time. First, know that the NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION was just as …

{SQT} This Week Wound Up Being Better Than Okay

Because I write my takes chronologically the most important Take is at the bottom so be sure to read to the end! My goal last week was to get a Quick Takes post up sometime Friday evening, however just before 5 p.m. I got a call that let me know my apostolate Accepting the Gift …

Quick Takes That Are Always Late

Welcome to Seven Quick Takes! The link up that goes live at midnight on Fridays that I never have a post ready for anymore. Go me for being an awesome host!! Swing back later for my actual Takes and in the mean time, just link up below and read some other more time savvy bloggers. …

Taking Addie to Cleveland

Enjoy some pictures from our trip taking Addie to Cleveland State University. I’ll be updating through the rest of today. We’ll drop her off at her dorm Saturday morning and then head home. Edie and I arrived back in New Jersey Saturday evening. Addie has already texted me about all the swag she’s picking up …

2021-22 Curriculum Post

All the homeschoolers in the house, make some noise!!! St. Bruno the Great homeschool has four students this year: Byron, senior; Edie, sophomore; Fulton, 8th grade; and Teddy, 5th grade. We’re going to continue with our classically inspired, “hot mess” style curriculum for the umpteenth year in a row. Let’s jump into all the details …

SMA Month: Pride and Awareness

It’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month! Or as some are dubbing it, SMA Pride Month! The two titles show the two sides to the SMA community; the adults living with SMA, and the parents of children with SMA. Most of the time, we all get along in our social media groups and at events. But …

{SQT} The Van, College Decisions, and Now Hiring!

Where is the summer going? How is July almost over??? At least I got one, nice relaxing week in. On Sunday, on the way home from Mass, we had trouble with our van again. Thankfully, we made it home going super slow; no gross hotel room overnights required. We dropped it off at our mechanic …

The Florida Summer Camp Experience 2021

Time for a vacation recap post! Some camp pictures, some vacation stories, and one trip extension later, we’re finally all home and fully unpacked. Saturday – We kissed the older three goodbye and were on the road by 8:30 a.m. We hit some awful traffic around Washington, DC, and we arrived at South of the …

It’s Camp Week!

No Takes this week while we’re maxing and relaxing in Florida!!! All the details will be in next week’s post. But until then, know that it’s been a great time for Tony and I. I’m hoping when we pick Fulton and Teddy up later today (Friday) that they say the same thing. Saturday we’ll be …

{SQT} Packing and Writing

PACKING, PACKING, PACKING! It’s all the fun of packing for camp, while also packing and planning for a 16 hour road trip. There’s also the constant worry that something will go horribly wrong and derail all my plans for the week. But how about a few Takes to keep me from fretting for a bit??? …

{SQT} Reveals

If you don’t follow me anywhere but here, then you might have missed the announcement on Saturday night that my apostolate Accepting the Gift was named one of the 25 semi-finalists in the OSV Challenge. It’s a HUGE deal. I’m going to get a mentor, spiritual direction, business guidance, and funding to help grow the …

{SQT} Beach Wheels, Surprise Reveals, and Surgery Deals

It’s been an exciting week. We settled on a beach chair! We’re going to get a kit from Hotshot Products that will allow us to turn Fulton’s old powerchair into a motorized beach chair. (It’s a disabled run business! Learn about the founder here in this video from Inside Edition!!) We’ll still have the option …