{SQT} Long Live The Queen!


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

I’m writing about the election! No, wait come back! Things aren’t going to get all heated around here, mainly because I have the perfect solution to everyone’s presidential woes. Vote for me! headshot courtesy Rachel Cupps 1. Queen Kelly 2016 Yup, I’m bringing back the monarchy. American style democracy has been nice, but I think […]

09/16/2016

{SQT} Mom-lympics


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

In about a month, the world’s greatest athletes will convene in Rio to compete in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. I was never much of an athlete growing up, so becoming an Olympian was never on my radar. However, as I matured, I developed a unique set of skills that prepared me to compete on […]

07/01/2016

FINALLY a Fitness Program for Me


Humor

Let’s face it, exercise is unpleasant. It’s like that relative you invite to family gatherings because they’re family and they have to be there, but no one really likes them and everyone is uncomfortable until they leave. We need to excercie, or at the very least, not be completely sedentary. But when do we find […]

05/31/2016

{SQT} Social Media Strategy


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

I’m helping to organize a small regional blogging conference, and in planning, it’s become clear that many bloggers are looking for information on social media; how to grow followers, gain more likes, increase interaction, and generally figure out, what is the point of all this gobbledy gook??   When I’m not sharing blogging tips or parenting advice, […]

05/20/2016

{SQT} Encouraging Your Young Musician


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

Even though we’re off school this month, some things continue like instrument practice. My kids have been steadily taking lessons and practicing their chosen instruments for about two and half years now. (Addie and Byron both took piano for a couple of years before that.) Although I wouldn’t call them “enthusiastic” musicians, they’re all capable […]

04/22/2016

{SQT} What I’m NOT Doing in 2016


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

First Tsh posted three things she wasn’t doing this year, then Anne followed with three more and I was like, hell, I’ve got at least seven things I shouldn’t do this year. Let’s make this a Quick Takes. 1.No sleepovers. I will happily drop my children at other kid’s houses, but no one except blood […]

01/22/2016

{SQT} Seven Step Internet Cleanse


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

It’s a well-known fact that to achieve your goals you have to work hard while avoiding distraction. One of the biggest distractions in this day and age is the internet. If you’ve got lofty resolutions this year (like me) but you frequently find yourself sidetracked due to Facebook, Buzzfeed and um, Catholic blogs, you might […]

01/15/2016

Spiritbit, The Spiritual Fitness Tracker


Catholic, Humor

Still shopping for Christmas gifts? Wondering what to get for those people in your lives who seem to already have it all? Now available is the Spiritbit spiritual health monitor! You’ve already got something strapped to your wrist to monitor your heart rate, time asleep, and activity level; why not apply the same level of […]

12/16/2015

Alf On The Shelf…NOT A Typo


Humor

December just arrived, but for weeks now my Pinterest and Facebook feeds have been filled with people filing away ‘Elf On the Shelf’ ideas and pictures. We have lots of Advent and Christmas traditions in our family, however a slightly creepy voyeur elf is NOT one of them. Especially a creepy voyeur that requires me […]

12/01/2015

The Night Before Thanksgiving


Humor

Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house, not a creature was stirring….except for Mama who was staring at a partially thawed turkey, wondering what time her family would actually be able to eat tomorrow. The children were nestled all snug in their beds because Papa had yelled at them to stay out […]

11/24/2015