First Communion: preparing your child at home

A few weeks ago, a good friend asked me what I did to prepare my girls for First Holy Communion.  I started writing out an email to her and thought it might help others too.  So if one of your children will be receiving Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time, I hope these […]

11 reasons I remain a Catholic

For a year or so I hosted a link-up series called 3 Reasons I Love Catholicism.  I let it go last year because, well, life.  But the other day I came across this post and it felt like time to do a reprise. Without further ado, my reasons for sticking with the Church through thick […]

Laundry lessons


Because I have an incredible husband. I’ve hardly folded any laundry in the past year.  Each night after the kids are in bed, he grabs the basket of clean laundry and folds while I melt into the couch and scroll Facebook, or read a book, or write a blog post.  We chat about our days […]

What We’re Reading Wednesday: Read Alouds


I’m baaaaack!  The term is relative because, here today, gone tomorrow and all.  As of today, though, I finished up a couple extra-blog-ular projects.  The hope is that I’ll have a little more free evening-time to write.  Cause you know what?  It makes me craaaaanky when I don’t have time to jot down a few […]

Speaking of… 7 Quick Announcements

…and not a single positive pregnancy test among them. Hey.  I’m a Catholic mama.  Gotta get that out of the way nice and early. -1- Ruth Anne won the book giveaway last week!  Thanks to all who took the time to share about Connie’s new book, A Spiritual Plan for Your Choleric Child.  (Psst.  It’s inexpensive […]

Guitar lessons by Skype – say WHAT?


I hooked you with that title, didn’t I?  Oh, come on.  You know you’re wondering: “Why, and HOW would one take guitar lessons by Skype?” I suppose I’m the person to ask because we did, in fact, take guitar lessons this year.  And they were, in fact, over Skype.  Why? Because I’m a busy mom. […]

Aliya’s First Holy Communion


No, Micaela, you did not just begin and subsequently abandon 3 (three!) different blog posts. Whatever.  This is SO much more important because: JESUS! Aliya received her First Holy Communion on Mothers Day weekend.  (Along with Kevin and Zeke’s birthdays, plus a tea party.  Whew!)   The dress: has a story, of course.  It was […]

Author interview and giveaway: Spiritual Growth Plan for your Choleric Child

Choleric Cover 4

Oh, y’all.  This blog has been so quiet lately.  I’ve missed you but I’m also relatively at peace with this stage of my life and motherhood.  Not much time to blog, and that’s okay.  I’ll get back to regular posting at some point, but in the meantime, I do what I can.  You’re okay with […]

5 Reasons to read aloud to big kids (and 5 great read-aloud books)

5 reasons to read aloud

A couple months back I had a mini-breakdown.  Life was too hectic, school was too overwhelming, blah blah blah.  I mean, I’m not one to make excuses, but I suppose it really was to be expected considering the season of life I’m in and everything I had taken on.  It took me a few weeks […]

CWBN // CA: The redux plus all the feels


I wanted to post this on Saturday evening.  My arms ached from holding a fussy baby, my feet were on fire from standing all day, and I was about to pass out from exhaustion, but my heart was full to bursting with joy.  I was dying to type it out.  Alas, there were casseroles to […]