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?

The Plans of (Wo)men, and Other Things that Make God Laugh

The Plans of (Wo)men, and Other Things that Make God Laugh - How I made a plan, and then God revealed His hand... An update about my blog.

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.

Little Boy Blue’s Birth

"Not every woman experiences happy birth stories. And, thankfully, my birth stories don’t have a tragic ending. However, if I were not on top of my knowledge and game regarding my own health history, I could have experienced a more harrowing labor, delivery, and postpartum scare." In today's piece, I share some of the birth story of our latest addition. And, I hope it enlightens others to the postpartum difficulties some women face - not related to depression or anxiety, but rather, another pregnancy-related physiological condition!

The Power of Formative Teachers

"When he saw me at the end of the first day of classes this year, he burst into tears and threw himself into my arms. I felt like the worst mother in the world, thrusting him into school too early… too soon." My son's rough first day of school segued into a year in review of such a positive experience for not just himself, but for his mama, too! Read further on the power of positive formative teachers...