Taking A Knee to Assess Goals (Day 30)

It is so difficult in today's world to get caught up - in living hectic lives filled with kids' sports, in living lives meant to create memories, in living lives that are more focused on material desires.  It is so hard to take a moment and realign our priorities at times, and sometimes we don't want … Continue reading Taking A Knee to Assess Goals (Day 30)

Engaging All the Senses for a Lasting Effect (Day 17)

Growing up, we are shaped and molded by our interaction with family, friends, and peers.  We become the adults we do because of our experiences, beginning from infancy.  Perhaps the most subconscious retention of experiences can be found through our senses - I have read somewhere the sense of smell contains the most powerful memory, … Continue reading Engaging All the Senses for a Lasting Effect (Day 17)

Baking & Parenting Lessons Learned

I have identified one calming mechanism I typically utilize - I love to bake.  I find myself calming from life stressors during the process and even as I am cleaning up the mess I have made.  My kitchen actually usually never looks cleaner than when I am finishing up baking. Recently, I was getting to the … Continue reading Baking & Parenting Lessons Learned

I’m Becoming One of “Those” Catholic Moms!

This past week we celebrated the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It was also a day Cardinal Burke was asking for faithful Catholics to make reparations for a planned Black Mass by satanists, and a desecration of a Marian statue following. Although it was a Feast Day, I chose to focus on the aspect … Continue reading I’m Becoming One of “Those” Catholic Moms!

Mothers’ Day & Our Lady of Sorrows

Happy Mothers' Day to all the mothers - both physical and spiritual mothers!  To those who may have lost babies before getting to meet them, and to those who have buried their babies (no matter the age), and to those who have not yet been able to conceive, a special Mothers' Day wish is extended. … Continue reading Mothers’ Day & Our Lady of Sorrows