Archives for May 2014

The Visitation: Mary Through Elizabeth’s Eyes

Tomorrow is the Feast of the Visitation, when Mary traveled to her cousin Elizabeth, who was also miraculously expecting.  If you are one of my Protestant friends, or otherwise curious about the role of Mary in the Catholic Church, I’d like to direct you toward this site:  What Catholics Believe About Mary & the Saints. […]

When your husband loves you enough to do the little things…

Last weekend we cleaned out a good chunk of our garage.  Among the remnants of last summer’s move was a box of memorabilia, and in it was a CD.  A CD that I bought after I wore out my old Lunas Rotas cassette tape  (by an artist named Rosana).  I smiled and set it aside, remembering fondly […]

Let’s Talk About Audio Books… Again

It’s time for another edition of What We’re Reading Wednesday with the feisty Jessica @ Housewifespice. I still haven’t finished those meaty books I mentioned last week, but I did want to pop in and share a fantastic book that the girls and I listened to on Audible. Twenty and Ten is the story of a […]

WWRW: Caldecott Books and St. Gianna Beretta Molla

I figure my diatribe yesterday on why I don’t push my kids into advanced books is a nice segue into what we’ve been reading lately.  Library tip:  I just discovered that my library actually has a Caldecott shelf, so I don’t have to go all over the children’s section to hunt them down.  The books today, with […]

My Wholly Unscientific, Highly Subjective Opinion on Advanced Books for Children

A few months ago, I reviewed a book called The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.  I had originally intended the book as a read aloud for my girls, but I decided to hold off for a year or so.  As I wrote then:  While my daughters’ vocabulary is certainly […]

Answer me this…

I don’t generally blog on Saturdays. Or Sundays.  Or Mondays.  But this week I’m joining Kendra/Haley (Should they have a celebrity name?  Kaley?  Or Haldra?) for Answer Me This, because… 1. What’s the scariest thing that’s ever been in your yard? When I was in high school, we  moved from suburban San Diego to the foothills of […]

All the things I didn’t write about this week… You’re welcome.

So I’ve started 3 whole posts this week, and haven’t completed any.  (The book review I actually started last week, so it doesn’t count.)  Right now I am awake at an unreasonable hour because I got up to exercise, and by some miracle not all the kids are hanging off my legs, even though I’ve […]

Something Other Than God: a book review

I distinctly remember thinking, at the height of my debaucherous, morally relativistic college career, that no one in his/her right mind would convert to Catholicism.  Born and raised a Catholic, I wasn’t planning to leave the Church, though.  I was born with the crazy and I figured I’d stick with it.  It had kind of […]

On Guinea Pig Brawls, Facebook for Android, and Games with Kids

~1~ Every day this week I have planned what I will write to you, dear readers, after the children are in bed.  Every night, with the exception of ever-exhilarating-budget-night Tuesday, I’ve been asleep by 9:30 with nothing more than a rough draft to show for it.  (Ditto: reading other blogs and commenting.)  This pregnancy is […]

First Holy Communion

There is so much I want to say about Gianna’s First Holy Communion yesterday. The Mass itself was a time of pure beauty and high, high emotion.  If you know me, you know that I cry at the drop of a hat.  But this was more.  So much more.  To see Gianna encounter the true presence […]