Category: Seven Quick Takes

{SQT} August Is The Relaxing Month Of Worry

1. Since being sick earlier in the summer, I started watching ‘Parks and Recreation’. I have not followed a TV show since Tony and I rented seasons of the Sopranos from Blockbuster Video. It’s eating up too much of my time and I’ve made no progress in War and Peace. On the other hand, it’s Read More

{SQT} Deschooling, Girls’ Weekend, And Seriousness

Well, another week has gone by so I think it’s safe to say I will NOT be updating last Friday’s post. 1. Summer is kicking my butt. It’s all very lovely butt kicking mind you; filled with sun, surf, and tons of memories I hope no one will hold against me. But I’m exhausted. Even Read More

{SQT} The NyQuil Edition

Since last Friday I have: 1. Saturday: Hosted our annual Nativity of St. John the Baptist party. It was a record turnout with 129 people, mostly children, and I think the warmest temperatures yet. 2. Sunday: Hosted a tenth birthday party for Fulton and some of his friends complete with a scavenger hunt, water gun Read More

{SQT} Atlantic City, Camp, And My Favorite People

What does a couple with five children do when all the kids are out-of-town? via GIPHY Okay, maybe just me literally, but inside Tony is also doing the mashed potato and rocking a sweet beehive. 1. The big kids went to my parents on Saturday after we all attended the vigil Mass. Sunday, Tony and Read More

{SQT} Midday Edition

1. Tuesday night I went to the last homeschool mom’s social of the year. Despite trying to leave several times, I arrived home way too late for my usual 5:30 a.m. alarm. It’s another sign of my approaching 40th birthday that it’s taking me all week to catch up from that one crazy evening out. Read More

{SQT} Life Changing Reads And Counting Down the Days to Camp

Welcome to June! Let’s belly flop into the deep end of the pool with some Quick Takes! 1. My #31DaysofMary series will start back up in October, the month of the Holy Rosary. I really enjoyed learning about all the international titles of Mary, but with all the other obligations this month, I quickly got Read More

#31DaysofMary Stops in China, Plus Updates On The Boys

May is always a crazy month. October is also a crazy month, but I seem to always remember that. The constant running around that is May, always sneaks up on me. I’ll document a bit of the madness for posterity and be sure to share a new Marian title in the process. I am a Read More

{SQT} More Mary, Hospital Help, And Another Giveaway!

1. Let’s keep the streak going with another Seven Quick Takes + #31DaysofMary. Not sure what I’m talking about with that long hashtag? Check out this post, or tl:dr, I’m blogging everyday this month, and featuring miraculous Marys from around the globe. So far we’ve got: Our Lady of Siluva, Lithuania Our Lady of the Read More

{SQT} Activities, Books, And More Likes Please

1. Jumping right into some wintry Quick Takes, because Mother Nature doesn’t seem to know it’s April. (scavenging up some coppers with a few affiliate links too) via GIPHY 2. Fulton started baseball last week. Practices/ games are twice a week and are fun, low stress events. He really enjoys it, but would like bigger Read More

{SQT} Five, Seven, Five

We haven’t even wrapped up the Easter Octave and everyone in the family is a mess from all the junk food we’ve managed to consume in such a short amount of time. I’ll spare you the details, but I’m tired, yet I can’t. stop. stealing everyone’s candy. And so, here’s Seven Quick Takes in haiku. Read More

{SQT}The Year Fasting Became Hard Again, And Other Tales From The Lenten Trenches

For the last few Lents, I’ve shared my goals; what I’m giving up, doing, or not doing, in the run up to Easter. With our Florida trip coinciding nicely with Ash Wednesday, that didn’t happen…though I truly did have the best of intentions! So, instead of the long post sharing what strange eating plan I’ve Read More

{SQT} What I’m NOT Doing in 2018

Now that we’ve all set, and perhaps broken, our 2018 New Year’s resolutions, how about creating a list of things we’re not going to do this year? (à la 2016) 1. Put off cleaning for a party until the day (hour?)  before. Seriously…for realz. Not this year. Not. this. year. I mean, last minute efforts Read More

{SQT} Games For Cabin Fever, Homeschooling Advice, And SURVEY SAYS!

Temperatures dipped into the single digits this week which meant 1. we’ve all been stuck inside. 2. I am planning a beach trip tomorrow because temps are predicted to be in the high 40s and that sounds like summer weather. (Yesterday was warm and today feels like spring, complete with an all day drizzle that Read More

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