{SQT} Hosting Update #1


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Hey guys, guess what? Hosting two kids in your house who don’t speak English is actually kinda hard work! How about I break this first week down in seven? 1. First, Bart and Lisa, though being from Springfield, do not speak Springy. They live in a part of Springfield heavily influenced by their  Shelbyville neighbors […]

12/16/2016

How You Can Help


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 Since publicly announcing our plans to host orphans this holiday season, many people, online and in real life, have asked how they can help our family. It’s part of the reason I mentioned fundraising in my last post; I already knew there was interest. After giving it some thought, I wanted to compile everything in […]

11/08/2016

Rambling Birthday Thoughts or, 38 is Great


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It’s my birthday! Go me for living another year and keeping everyone in my house alive too! Though I’m sure Tony and divine intervention played some small part in both those feats. Cue nostalgic music… Birthdays are one of those times during the year when I reflect back, and think about my plans for the […]

09/26/2016

Not WIWS By A Long Shot


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For the last few weeks I’ve been thinking, ‘This Sunday, I’m going to snap a picture of me looking ‘on point/ fleek’ “(whatever the kids are saying these days) and share it as a snazzy fashion post as I used to do in days of yore. But, that hasn’t happened, except for this one week […]

06/19/2016

State of the Blog and “Survey Says!”


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You know you’ve arrived in the Catholic Mommy blog world when you attend a homeschool mom’s social and both new attendees recognize you. ——————————————————————————- This February marks four years since I started This Ain’t the Lyceum and this August will mark 10 years since I started my first blog that I don’t tell anyone about. […]

01/17/2016

Resolutions in the Pine Barrens


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It’s time for the yearly practice of setting myself up for disappointment! Let’s talk New Year’s resolutions! YAY!!! How’d I do in 2015. To recap, my saint was St. John Bosco, my word was gratitude and my beast was the Jaberwocky. I immediately forgot about ALL OF THOSE THINGS ten minutes after hitting publish on […]

01/05/2016

{SQT} MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


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The Twenty-fifth Day of December, when ages beyond number had run their course from the creation of the world, when God in the beginning created heaven and earth, and formed man in his own likeness; when century upon century had passed since the Almighty set his bow in the clouds after the Great Flood, as […]

12/25/2015