Archives for February 2015

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}

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 […]