This has got to be one of the saddest stories I’ve seen in quite some time… women who choose not to have children because they are “pollutants” for the earth. We are called to be stewards of the beautiful earth Our Lord has given us; Obviously, however, I find it absolutely HORRIFYING to find that … [Read more…]
We had to go shopping today — the older kids and I, that is. Normally, I don’t go shopping on Sundays. I try to make it a day of rest for us, and therefore I don’t want to encourage others to work and take away *their* rest, either. However, the older kids were in DESPERATE … [Read more…]
The bad news is that my family got hit with a cold and everyone is wiped out… including my sweet little newborn. They all sacked out early this evening, and I’m the only one up. The good news is what you can do when you get THREE HOURS all to yourself! I have (get this)— … [Read more…]
Like I said, I’m trying to be more mature about the whole thing… you know, the lack of “me” time, the constant holding/rocking of an infant who just wants Mommy 24 hours a day, but whew… it’s hard on the back, the arms, and the mental stamina… Not to mention the fact that it makes … [Read more…]
Well, at least I’d love to *think* that I’m maturing a little by now! While there’s nothing I’d enjoy more than to claim victory on so many different levels, I think just one will have to do for now — I’m a bit more patient with Grace than with any of my other children. It’s … [Read more…]
…or is that the sweet smell of victory? I’m not sure. Either way, it’s mine, I tell you… all mine! Why? Remember when you first became mobile again after the birth of your first, or second, or whatever child? Remember the thrill you felt when you realized you could, in fact, rejoin the land of … [Read more…]
Another brilliant post from Ask Sr. Mary Martha — this time on the musical score supposedly written in the Last Supper painting.
It’s me! Grace was baptized this morning at the 8:00 AM Mass at our parish. She did fine, but I cried tears of joy! One thing that people always take note of after a child is baptized is the smell of the chrism that they are anointed with. I have been smelling the chrism all … [Read more…]
Please get yourself a nice hot cup of tea and spend some time looking at the fantastic ideas over at Sew, Mama, Sew. Don’t miss her November “handmade holidays” — she is offering tutorials on various crafts for every day in November!
On Saturday I went to the grocery store, leaving my husband to take care of all 7 kids. When I came home he looked a little… not overwhelmed, but a bit tired, perhaps. As we were unpacking the groceries he told me this story… “So, soon after you left Marie had a messy diaper. I … [Read more…]