When Grown Ups Get Embarrassed (A Lesson in Parenting)

It's been a while since I've been straight up embarrassed in public. Though I lean introvert, I can typically handle social situations in an appropriate manner. This week, I was reminded how awful it feels to be embarrassed in front of others. We were at the pool for Lissie's swim lessons. I was sitting on … Continue reading When Grown Ups Get Embarrassed (A Lesson in Parenting)

Celebrating Our Ten Year Wedding Anniversary!

Ten years ago, JP and I entered into the Sacrament of Marriage. We celebrated our anniversary on May 26, 2017. It was a beautiful day, and we are so thankful for each other, and for God growing us in love this past decade. We started the week off by watching our wedding video, and looking … Continue reading Celebrating Our Ten Year Wedding Anniversary!

Finding A New Mother In Mary

Before I was Catholic, I focused on Mary during the holiday season. I mostly thought about her, pregnant and heavy laden, making the long journey for the census just before her baby was to be born. Tired, searching for a place to rest. Giving birth in a dirty, humble place. Holding the infant Jesus in a … Continue reading Finding A New Mother In Mary

The Wedding Weekend And Marrying Into A Huge Catholic Family

This past weekend, we travelled to the great state of Minnesota for JP's youngest sister's wedding. There was a lot to look forward to, and the weekend didn't disappoint. First, the Sacrament of Marriage. Four of the five of us were able to stand up in the wedding. And, if I may, Lissie and Auggie … Continue reading The Wedding Weekend And Marrying Into A Huge Catholic Family

JP’s Corner: 15 Years Missing My Mother

Hello readers. I haven’t written in a while, and, I must say, it’s partly because I feel a tinge of cognitive dissonance about writing. In this internet age, no one talks to each other. We talk to everyone, but no one in particular. We all just put our thoughts out there without anyone actually asking … Continue reading JP’s Corner: 15 Years Missing My Mother

Skinny Vs. Strong. Managing A Postpartum Body While My Young Daughter Watches

I purchased a bathroom scale for the first time in my life just over a month ago. It actually was kind of a difficult decision. I've never been super focused on the number on the scale. I know what a healthy weight range is for me, and, realistically I know I'll end up back there … Continue reading Skinny Vs. Strong. Managing A Postpartum Body While My Young Daughter Watches

Lent Is Upon Us! An Idea For The Family, and Reflections On The Season

I've been writing about a couple of more serious topics recently, so I thought it might be time to switch it up and get a little more lighthearted. Like by writing a post about Lent. Because Lent is known for being both lighthearted and fun! Ha ha! But, in all seriousness... People. I am honestly, truly, … Continue reading Lent Is Upon Us! An Idea For The Family, and Reflections On The Season

In Which Mary Charlotte Receives the Sacrament of Baptism

There's a story in the Gospel of Luke about a man who was paralyzed. Jesus was speaking in a house nearby, and the man's friends carried him there. It was so crowded that they could not get in the door. However, they did not give up. They carried their friend up on the roof of … Continue reading In Which Mary Charlotte Receives the Sacrament of Baptism