#31DaysOfMary : Our Lady of Czestochowa


31 Days of Mary, Catholic

  Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the Black Madonna Miraculous icon housed at the Jasna Gora Monastery, Czestochowa, Poland Tradition states that St. Luke painted this image of Our Lady¬†on a cedar tabletop used in the holy family’s house (thus one of the reasons he’s the patron saint of artists). It was discovered […]

05/03/2018

Dusting Off My Top Hat And Cane


Uncategorized

Nothing too exciting to report…except that I’ll be going to NYC tonight to help Catholic A-lister Jennifer Fulwiler celebrate the release of her new book ‘One Beautiful Dream’! via GIPHY Since her party is at the upscale Yale Club in downtown Manhattan, I’m going dressed as the fanciest person I could think of- the Monopoly […]

04/27/2018

Moving Onto The Grid – Time Wise


Homeschooling, Parenting

A little while back Christy wrote a great post about her daily routine as a SAHM and how it’s changed, and hasn’t changed, through the years. I’ve been meaning to write my own thoughts on the matter, so here we are, three months after Christy’s post with my Jack Handy deep thoughts. THat in itself […]

04/15/2018

Free Dates For Catholic Couples


Catholic, Parenting

Last week, Tony and I slipped out for a couple hours alone while the kids watched a movie. As long as Fulton and Teddy are healthy, or at school, we’re comfortable stopping by a nearby restaurant for lunch, dinner, drinks or just uninteruppted adult conversation. Taking a walk after lunch or dinner is also no […]

04/11/2018

{SQT} Five, Seven, Five


Seven Quick Takes

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. […]

04/06/2018

My Conversion Story


Catholic, Seven Quick Takes

This week, in honor of the holiest day of the year (a.k.a. EASTER) I thought I would share my conversion story. I’ve always hesitated to share too much because I don’t want my parents or family or friends from my old church, many of whom I still see, to be upset or feel attacked. This […]

03/30/2018