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Liturgical Living for the Everyday Woman

So you want to make more time to celebrate the liturgical year, but every time you go searching for ideas, you find a plethora of children’s craft and youth group game ideas. While those things are so needed in those specific arenas, where does the adult woman fit in? How do we celebrate the beauty.. ....more

3 Arrow Prayers to Keep in Your Back Pocket

I was at the gym after just finding out we were pregnant with #4; this baby was a surprise, so I was feeling uneasy and anxious. My gym-friend came by to say hello and asked how I was doing. I told her the truth ....more

Fighting for Our Marriage: The Secret Weapon

Happy 48th birthday, Humanae Vitae! Read my thoughts along with Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop Chaput, Sister Helena Burns, Tommy Tighe, Sheila Liaugminas, and Janet Sahm Easter. A donkey among horses, I am ....more

How to Make a Bike Flower Planter

Way back in the day, Mike and I used to ride bikes. Like, before we had to hook up trailers and baby seats and extra snacks and sips of water and favorite stuffed animals and all that. I had this cute little yellow road bike that Mike picked up somewhere, and we would just flirt.. ....more

Perinatal Anxiety: How do I know if I’m ready for another baby?

My most recent pregnancy was wretched. I didn’t have much morning sickness, I was just the normal amount of tired, the baby grew beautifully, and I had no medical complications. But I had perinatal anxiety, and that made everything suck, and it still sucks ....more

Should Catholic Makers Share Their Business Secrets?

You put hours of work and research into your crafts, and then someone emails you with, “Could you share how you make your product?” What is the Catholic answer to this situation? It might be a little different than your instinct. Like most things in life, I don’t think there is a prescriptive “Catholic” answer.. ....more

Fresh Love #ilooktoher

This post is sponsored by FTD, but all words and thoughts and gushy feelings belong to me. I was scrolling though the Gram the other day (my social media of choice since I had to physically block FB on my phone so I wouldn’t just delete the app and use Safari to get at my... Read More » Thanks for reading Fresh Love #ilooktoher ....more

Color Me Prepared

disclaimer stuff: got a product, words are mine, etc. The little Christmas tree the kids begged me to keep up until Candlemas (hello and goodbye…), is mocking me in the corner. It knows Lent starts next week ....more

The True Cost of Your Closet

There are two truths that precede this post. The first is that I am staunchly, whole-heartedly, unapologetically, no exceptions pro-life. The second is that I understand documentaries have an agenda, but this particular film’s agenda lines right up with mine, so that made this all so very convenient ....more

#5Faves: Big White Farmhouse

What are you doing here? 5 Faves is over at dear Ashley’s place now. Head over there to fave out with her every single Wednesday ....more