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Developing a Homeschool Rhythm

Children’s books are sort of magical. I have learned so many little lessons from reading them to my kids. They’re usually lessons that I already know, but they take on new life when portrayed in childlike rhyme and story. One Read more…


Three Tips for Daily Joy

Dang it you guys, I blinked again. This squishy newborn of mine is a newborn no more! It’s always amazing to me how suddenly and subtly six months slip by. These pictures Jess took remind me beautifully of the newborn Read more…


Fourth Birthday!

Four years ago, a little boy came into the world and changed my life. I still remember holding him in my arms for the first time, looking down at his little face in awe and trying to imagine what mom Read more…


Reflections on Fatherhood

Happy Father’s Day! Fatherhood has been on my heart in a very special way this year. Probably because it is the year of Saint Joseph, probably because we added a new little one, and I’ve seen Ryan grow into his Read more…


These Interruptions

I scurried down, excited for my morning. A hot cup of coffee, the daily Mass readings, peace quiet and yet, the house began to stir. The cries echoed from their rooms and my heart stopped, defeated Now I shall have Read more…


Real Freedom

Me And A Cheesecake I was staring longingly at a cheesecake platter that was sitting in my refrigerator when I thought to myself, “I should follow my heart and do what I want!” All the while I knew that what Read more…


A Kiss From Heaven

The sun lit up his face, magnifying his boyish charm. I pulled him close to me, pressing his warm, soft check against mine. I took a snapshot in my mind of that moment so I could revisit it later. Such Read more…


Home

The idea of home is so enchanting. It’s something we all strive to create within whatever establishment we find ourselves. We hang pictures, paint walls, and fill the space with the people and things that we love in hopes that Read more…


His Grace is Sufficient

The only light that fills the room is the flicker of a candle. The coffee is hot and creamy, being enjoyed in silence. And my heart is soaring. It is a season of joy for me and mine, something I’m Read more…


Spiritual Reading Encouragement

I have never been an avid reader. Growing up, I’d do all in my power to avoid reading. But, reading is imperative in the spiritual life, and it has become one of my favorite things. I think it’s because I Read more…