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.

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)

Life Lessons to Carry On (Day 29)

Today has been a whirlwind of activity.  Since October has flown by, I kind of put the pumpkin patch on the back burner.  Last Sunday, I realized this holiday season is my daughter's round of firsts - first Halloween, first Thanksgiving, first Christmas, and first New Year.  It made me think of a word my … Continue reading Life Lessons to Carry On (Day 29)

Grace of Faith (Day 19)

Today's word of the day was going to be faith.  As days pass, the more I realize just how heavily I rely on my faith.  My faith sustains me - it keeps my anxiety at bay, allows me to focus on the present and my vocation as a wife and mother, and it gives me hope … Continue reading Grace of Faith (Day 19)

In Honor of World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

I began drafting this post a couple days ago, long before the sun had risen in the sky.  I was sitting in the baby's room, gently rocking her in the glider, as I have done daily since our move.  While she is a stellar sleeper, she usually wakes up once a night to eat, before … Continue reading In Honor of World Breastfeeding Awareness Week