Starting at Home: Be the Change You Want to See

"And, if you are a spouse or parent, and the world is heavy right now, impacting your ability to be a kind, gracious, patient spouse or parent, this Catholic mom and blogger gives you permission to walk away from the negativity. Turn off the television, or turn it to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood or reruns of Mr. Rogers. Walk away from social media for a while." In today's piece, I tackle the weight of the world - and share an important reminder of how our roles impact us... and, impact the world. Change starts at home.

Being Intentional in Life’s Roles

"This particular song has resonated deeply within my soul. It isn't necessarily the words, but perhaps more the meaning behind the song." In today's piece, I explore how one secular song - has brought about some deep thoughts regarding being a wife and mother. And, I pose some questions we could all take a moment to ponder, regardless of being married or being parents. Are we all committed to enhancing our vocation - whatever it may be - to its fullest?

From a Little Boy’s Lips to God’s Ears

"I have a confession to make to the readers and followers of my blog. I have been haphazard and remiss at blogging consistently because I have had massive writer's block. But, it's a self-imposed writer's block, as I have spent the past four months censoring some of the topics about which I typically enjoy writing. Now that Christmas cards have gone out, I'm ready to put a stop to my self-imposed censorship, and explain my inconsistent blogging habit." Today's post has been in the creation for months - let me sum it up briefly - my son's prayers are powerful, and I am more than willing to take any prayer intentions to him! ūüėČ Hope you will click to read the explanation provided within!

The Gratitude Project: Weeks 28 & 29

"The past two weeks have kind of been jam packed with action, and things have not slowed down for me. I usually don't know whether I am coming or going. I honestly don't remember what I was most grateful for last week, since looking back now, last week was a blur. This week, I'm barely faring better! But, I know what I am most grateful for this week." I may have forgotten what last week held, but I haven't forgotten about this project! And, I haven't forgotten about this week's most poignant moments in my life. What are you most grateful for this week?

Why My Family isn’t Doing Advent

"I am, hands-down, impressed at the mothers and families who all have family-reflective Advents. But, that is not me. Not this year.  And, to any other Christian mama out there, worried they aren't "doing Advent right," may I impart this little reminder - there is no "one way," and there is no "right way," to have the perfect Advent. From this Catholic mommy blogger to the reader feeling overwhelmed, I'm giving you permission to meet yourself where you are at - to not feel guilty if you aren't having an Advent you either wanted, or envisioned." I get real and honest in tonight's piece about Advent. And, why my family is getting their "pass" this year.