Lord have mercy

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…]

True Happiness and Comfort

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…]

Bad News, Good News

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…]

Ah, the sweet taste of victory…

…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…]

The nicest validation

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…]