Cherish every moment

I went over to Elizabeth Foss’ blogsite yesterday and saw the most heartwrenching story. Because I know who several of my readers are, I will not go into specifics. Let’s just say that I’m going to be walking around grateful for quite some time. Since that has been running around in my mind for two … [Read more…]


What a wonderful week this has been! On Monday, my dear friend “P” (I haven’t asked her if I could use her name on my blog yet) took us blueberry picking. The kids were amazed at the rows upon rows of bushes FILLED with blueberries! I was quite proud of them — they did a … [Read more…]

I love Sunday!

And I love my parish. In a strictly aesthetic sense, our parish is pretty… well… sad. No stained glass, no statues, no crucifix… you know, nothing that shouts, “I’m a Catholic Church!” (however, that *might* be changing within the next few years. I believe a new building is in the works) But the people are … [Read more…]

Green-eyed monster

I wasn’t going to write about this. I was just going to lay low for a day or two, allow the Lord to get me back on track, and then go on… But, my purpose in starting this was to share the highs and the lows of raising (and homeschooling) a large family on one … [Read more…]

Another great read

I just finished my 16th book of the year — Stalking the Divine by Kristin Ohlson. What a wonderful, fascinating book! The author is a fallen-away Catholic who finds herself captivated by the cloistered nuns who live and pray at the shrine of St. Paul’s in Cleveland. She wants to know how women can make … [Read more…]

Ah, the skirt issue…

I’m finding myself being hit once again with the “skirt issue.” Real Learning and a wonderful post at Sweetness and Light have brought up many good points. I’m hard-pressed to say where I stand on this issue, actually. I first encountered it when my oldest was only 3. As a stay-at-home Mom, I spent my … [Read more…]