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

Oh Child, I Have So Much Good in Mind for You – If You Would Just Obey

In reading the Gospels lately, there is a common theme in Jesus’ teaching that jumps off the page at me (JP). That theme: if you believe I am Lord, then do what I say. I really am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and I’ve come so that you can have life to the … Continue reading Oh Child, I Have So Much Good in Mind for You – If You Would Just Obey