Knocking Down Brick Walls: An Invitation to Church

"Church is a constant reminder that there is something - dare I say Someone - far greater than me. There is a purpose for living life that doesn't include chasing only things which will make me feel good. To put it bluntly, Church..." A conversation with my Kindergartner sparked some swirling thoughts this week - which I explore more in today's post. Will you join me at church this weekend?

An Unlikely Affirmation in My Sunday Best

"So, to the parent out there, wondering why we put in the manual labor, the grief, the heartache, and the struggle to get children out of the door and off to Mass on a weekly basis, take heart." While not planning on linking up this week, the unexpected affirmation I received after Mass made me realize - another parent may need the same reminder!

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.

The Gratitude Project: Week Ten

"For many of us, our parenting adventures include the classics - the small child calling 9-1-1, the late-night rush to the emergency room, or the creative sibling haircut. Which brings me to my Gratitude Project for this week." Finding humor in a parenting situation from yesterday, leads me to my Gratitude Project this week.