Announcing Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary

I’ve been busy lately. I blame the baby for part of it, but really, the baby is just a tiny part of a much larger busyness. Part of that is a new book, in which I take a new role ....more

Recent Reads: Amazing Fiction and Saintly Brilliance

I miss my reading binges, but with a holiday weekend ahead, I have hope. (It’s pretty much unfounded...more

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that Don’t Cost a Dime

Today I realized something:...more

Small Smiles and Small Successes #SmallSuccess

Well hello! I’m here for Small Success Thursday, and THAT is a success! So is the blogging break which seems to be continuing ....more

Why a Blogging Break Is a Good Thing

Over the last two weeks, I’ve been on a blogging break. It was unplanned. And I’m unapologetic ....more

Because Small *IS* Important #SmallSuccess

I haven’t blogged all week. But it’s not because I don’t have anything to say. In fact, I have a LOT to say, not the least of which has to do with the death of a man I hardly knew, but whose life has impacted mine in countless ways ....more

I’m Adding Hipster Catholic Mom Finalist to My Resume, Thanks

If you aren’t already reading The Essential Catholic Hipster Survival Guide, well, it’s your loss. Not that I’ve had a bunch of time to read blogs lately… (Insert groaning and gnashing of teeth and sobs. And then pass me a nap and some coffee, wouldja?) …but when I DO, this is the sort of thing that is equal parts belly laughs and thoughtful nods ....more

A Daybook for Holy Thursday

Outside my window:...more

Wait, Where Did the Rest of Lent Go?

So I was standing in Mass today, watching my four-year-old wield a palm leaf weapon during the really really REALLY long Gospel when I realized something:...more

Lots of Small #SmallSuccess

In the last week, I’ve had lots of small. And there’s a lot to share about that, though I’m not quite at liberty to share all of it just yet. On Thursday night last week, after quite a day, our new little superhero joined the Big World ....more