A Tale of Two Losses

"So, as I muddled through, trying to make sense of the head and tail of my root problem, I realized I was sad... I was grieving. But, I couldn't put my finger on it. Until last week." My family has hit two major milestones in the past week. Read on to find out more about those milestones, as well as learning a little bit of information about grief and loss... and, a reminder it can strike anyone at any time, and what may make one person grieve may not make another grieve.

The Gratitude Project: Week Eleven

"I've never written about breastfeeding my children, and I pray (literally) my daughter weans before she enters PreK. But, in honor of World Breastfeeding Awareness Week, I felt compelled to address this topic." This week's Gratitude Project addresses the gratitude I have for the support I have found for extended breastfeeding my children - support in terms of education and emotional support.

Beauty in the Mess in My Sunday Best

"The goal of this post is not to wallow in the messiness of life. Instead, it's to recognize that messiness, and give credit for the beautiful moments..." How a difficult Mass on Sunday has been gnawing at me, making me realize there is beauty in the messiness of life - and, we should all strive to accept both the beauty, and the mess.

Take the Kids, too – in Your Sunday Best!

"As difficult as it is leading up to the moment, I am there for the Consecration and the Eucharist." An epiphany I had on Easter Sunday, as I realized the readings and the homily are the frosting on the cake of Mass attendance. And, in my current state of life (with littles), if I can't pay attention to everything going on in church... that's okay. It's just important we are there!

Confessions of a Perfectionist In Recovery: 5 Steps to Tackling My Anxiety

"My perfectionism is merely a symptom of the underlying cause of anxiety." 5 steps that help this perfectionist-in-recovery tackle her anxiety, and 3 things I credit with successfully keeping the anxiety in check. (Handy printable included)