Lenten Book Review {with a link-up}

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Better late than never, right? Our Lenten reading for the Stella Maris Book Club was a “choose your own adventure” type of deal.  We each pulled a spiritual book off the shelf and (did our best to) read it during Lent.  Rather than have a Facebook discussion like we usually do (love them!), we’re just all […]

Musings on parenting: 7 Quick Thoughts

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So, the other day I wrote a slightly controversial post about the baby sleeping routine in our house, and it got more reads than any post I’ve written in months.  I imagine that’s because this whole baby sleep thing can be very polarizing.  It got me thinking, though, that I have a lot of parenting posts that […]

Why we don’t sleep train

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Let me begin this possibly controversial post by saying that many, if not most, of my friends sleep train their babies.  As you read this, you’ll see that I am passionate about this issue, but I also respect that others make a different choice.  This post isn’t written to stand in judgment of those who use […]

A Daybook, or “What I’ve been doing instead of blogging”

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Once upon a time, I used to post 3 times a week. I had so many thoughts and words that they just flowed out of me and I could hardly keep up with it.  But now… {crickets} I’m getting better at accepting the ebb and flow of life (which naturally leads to the ebb and […]

Lenten Deep Clean and Organize

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There are 20 days (not including Sundays) between now and Good Friday.  Anyone want to join me for a little deep clean action?  I’ll be following the recommendations in The House That Cleans Itself, but you can do it however you like.  The point is just to do something every day.  Here’s a little chart I […]

A conference, a new website, and an apology… of sorts

It’s 11:08 PM and I swear to you, Ezekiel just fell asleep.  Have I mentioned how much I hate Daylight Savings?  It seriously makes me want to punch someone.  Which I will not do, but if there was a person responsible for this misery, I would consider unleashing some of my wrath (verbal, of course) […]

Her heart was made for gratitude

Sometimes, life takes a Lent-ish turn.  You know, illnesses, struggles, stress, all happening at once? And sometimes, it even happens during Lent. Bonus. What follows is a smidgen of the Welcome to Lent Story that was my life last week. It’s not the whole story, and in fact, it’s still pretty darn penitential around here. […]

Five Favorites: Podcasts Galore

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Martina of Catholic Sistas was kind enough to feature me on her blog series Fabulously Featured today.  If you just clicked over from there, welcome!  I hope you stay around for awhile.  If you want to know more, you can click the links on the sidebar.  I write about a little of this and a […]

How did it get to this point?

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Last week, I broke down crying over a Valentine exchange.  Alright, perhaps there was a little more to it than just roses are red, violets are blue, but still. It was the tipping tipping point for me.  It was the moment when I said, “enough is enough.” Let me back up just a wee bit. […]

See Me Homeschool {a blog hop}

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Last summer I hosted a wildly popular series called How I Homeschool, and now there’s a new take on it!  Theresa of Ordinary Lovely had a wonderful idea for a simple new blog hop.  See Me Homeschool will use (mostly) pictures to share a typical day (or days) in the life of our home. Simple as it may sound, […]