How This Catholic Family Approaches Mass With Young Children

Many Families, Many Approaches There are as many ways to manage a family with young children at Mass as there are families that attend. Many people will have something different that works for them. I’m always on the lookout for ideas and have read several articles on what age appropriate expectations are, as well as … Continue reading How This Catholic Family Approaches Mass With Young Children

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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)

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

Tidbits: Superman, Spit-up Shirts, And Other Mommy Things

Oh man are we in the thick of it! And we only have three! Bless you mommas who have more. And bless you mommas who have less. Depending on the personality cocktail of our kids, one can seem like many, and many can seem like an army. Here's a few things, or tidbits, if you … Continue reading Tidbits: Superman, Spit-up Shirts, And Other Mommy Things

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

The Invisible Struggle: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Then and Now

One of the biggest things I've learned through my own journeys through postpartum depression and anxiety is how good we humans can be at looking like we are okay. That's partly why if I know you, and you have had a baby recently, there's a good chance I will do my best to check in … Continue reading The Invisible Struggle: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Then and Now

When The Kids Leave and Mom has Time to Breathe

When a set of grandparents takes the kiddos for a few days, you begin to remember certain things. Like, for example, how to have a complete thought. As well as how to use the restroom by yourself. But getting that little bit of space, even for a couple of days, has helped put some perspective … Continue reading When The Kids Leave and Mom has Time to Breathe