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Using The Amazon Wish List Feature to Reduce Gift Giving Stress

As much as I love the idea of buying small, handmade and local gifts, typically the majority of my Christmas shopping starts around NOW in December, at which point most crafters are out of stock or unable to take my order thanks to all the responsible gift buyers out there. More often than not, I’m Read More

Handicapped Parking, Apparently Not Just For The Handicapped Anymore

Dear person with the handicap placard hanging from your rearview window, I see you’ve pulled into the only handicapped spot by this entrance to the Boardwalk. You feel the need to take this spot despite being healthy enough to get out of your car, change into a wetsuit, grab a surfboard and carry it unassisted Read More

{SQT} How To Stop Hating Facebook

There are two kinds of people; those who hate Facebook, but are on it anyway, and those who hate Facebook and actually stay off of it for months, maybe years. I don’t know anyone who gushes about how great Facebook is. Usually, it’s complaints about online drama. From that awkward, vague status someone posted that Read More

St. Anthony, Help Me Find…

Shortly before our vacation, someone I follow on Instagram posted a photo of St. Anthony with a caption that suggested asking this great saint to find more for us then our car keys. (I still can’t figure out who originally posted the idea, so I’m unable to give credit where it’s due.) A great doctor Read More

Staying Active with a Fun, Family Obstacle Course

Maybe you caught my reference to a family jog we took a few weeks back. We’ve kept at it, following a Couch to 5K app on some evenings and other evenings, just going for a stroll to the playground. My goals were to help get the kids in shape for track and help us get Read More

{WIWS} For Mothers, Young And Old, All Are Welcome Here

Throw back! It’s ‘What I Wore Sunday’ circa. 2007. Me in my twenties, Addie, 4, Byron, 3, Edie, 1. The dress: Thrifted. You can see another picture of it here, so you know I still break it out occasionally. Why the trip down memory lane? I wanted to reflect back this Mother’s Day on my Read More

Learn From My Preschool Mistakes; A Letter To Myself

Dear Self, I’m you, only I now have five years of homeschooling under my belt…plus six more kids…KIDDING! I’m here to set you straight, and save you from at least a million melt downs. I know what you’re doing and thinking. I know you’re not willing to listen to other moms with more experience because, Read More

Veils: The Other Mass Accessory

To veil or not to veil; that is the question…..that I am not touching with a 10 foot pole. I’ll let you decide for yourself whether you feel compelled to veil, a.k.a wear a head covering at Mass, or not. Maybe you’re considering doing so for Lent and are uncertain of how to proceed. Maybe Read More

God Didn’t Answer My Prayer

My sister, my father and I managed to catch my mom completely off guard on Saturday with a surprise party at my parent’s house. After standing slack-jawed in the kitchen doorway for a full two minutes, my mom enjoyed visiting with friends and family who came to celebrate her upcoming 60th birthday. It was the Read More

How A Downloadable Planner Did Not Magically Transform My Life

I started with the perfect curriculum, and a less than perfect first day, but ultimately felt that this would be the fall I would not have a melt down. And then I lost the nursing care. But, I’m not panicking, too much. In the past, I couldn’t set priorities because I felt it all had Read More

Reflections on Childhood Innocence from the Hospital

I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” Mark 10:15 I hate to admit it, but I’m enjoying my time in the hospital with Fulton. His feeding tube surgery went off without a hitch, and he’s recovering nicely with no complaints Read More

Homeschool Mom Crush

As a young homeschooling mom, I have many older friends who’ve been in the trenches longer than I whom I look up to and admire. They’ve homeschooled tons of kids, gotten their children accepted into colleges or prepared for religious life, all the while maintaining a full head of hair and some semblance of sanity. Read More

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