Five Favorites: Podcasts Galore


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?


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, […]

Lent in the Time of a Newborn…

I’m moonlighting over at Call Her Happy today, where Jenna has graciously allowed me to share some ideas on how moms with littles can make Lent a special time without losing our ever-loving minds. There’s a saying that gets batted around every Lent: Sometimes you choose a sacrifice for Lent, but sometimes God chooses it […]

Rosalie’s baptism in photos


Yesterday was Rosalie’s baptism. It was such a special day: my mom made the gown, my brother performed the baptism, both sets of grandparents were able to attend. There were setbacks, however. I woke up on Sunday with an upset stomach.  Boo.  We had decided to hold a “destination baptism” (if you consider Bakersfield, CA […]

Encouraging vocations: an interview with my parents


When I was a little girl, all I wanted was a little sister.  Time after time, my parents came home from the hospital with another little boy.  It got so bad at one point that when my dad called from the hospital after having their 7th child, he asked to speak first with me.  I […]

Book club news, Conference news, and advice needed


I began writing this Friday.  It’s Monday.  Almost Tuesday, actually.  I had a birthday to celebrate over the weekend and boy was it awesome.  Will you forgive the haphazard nature of this post and just leave me a nice comment below? You’re the best. 1. Book club news! Remember the Stella Maris Book Club?  That […]

So, I’m just pretty face, eh? (Sheenazing Awards)

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Welp, it’s that time of year again.  The Sheenazing Nominations are in and yours truly was nominated for (drum roll, please…)   I know, I know.  The recent blog overhaul did wonders for my old tired format. However, I can’t help feeling a little like the smart high school cheerleader.   I have more to […]

I’m pro-life because…

I am pro-life because

Ten and a half years ago, I perched precariously on fence.  Not literally, of course, it’s been awhile since I did that.  Figuratively, however, I was stuck teetering between what my Church taught about abortion and what the secular world had to say.  I’d vacillated for years between what I knew was right for me (I […]

6 Moving Pro-life Videos

-1- It’s one of my January traditions to write a little bit about pro-life issues.  Last year I wrote a piece for Catholic Exchange about how we’re not just pro-life for the babies, but for all the people who are damaged by abortion eternally.  Tonight I was working on another piece called I’m pro-life because… […]