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Views From The Back

Yes, Christmas was 2 months ago. I think it’s taken me this long to recuperate from the travels and chaos that ensued. But, none-the-less, we survived another jam packed Christmas of visiting family and friends! That’s no easy feat. Our Read more…


Reagan Elyse Mary At 5am I am summoned for an early morning feeding. I have grown to love this because there is no alarm clock more effective than a hungry baby. At first, I’m hesitant to begin the day so Read more…


Delighted and Overwhelmed

As I sit here writing this, the dishes are piled to new heights in my sink, the floors are covered in copious amounts of dog hair, wine corks, and miscellaneous toys and clothes. Our refrigerator decided to completely die so Read more…


A New Way in Motherhood

Humble yourself. Accept whatever comes your way and be at peace. Meet your duties with joy and thanksgiving. God is with you. I woke up for the third time that night to feed my baby. Exhaustion flooded my body and Read more…


The Glider

The cool, damp air settled hauntingly upon my skin as I rocked back and forth in my brown glider. So many memories creak to the surface with each movement. This chair has traveled from one room to another, from one Read more…


Three Years and Counting

Two days ago Ryan and I celebrated three years of marriage. Looking back on our time together, marriage has been so much more than I expected. There have been a few ‘warnings’ that I was given that I have found Read more…


Cooper James: Birth Story

I was not ready for how difficult my pregnancy with this boy was. What I was ready for was for it to be over and for Cooper to be in my arms. On his due date, I went to the Read more…


Lessons From Tantrums

To be honest, I’ve been struggling to deal with my two year old. I’m not ashamed to admit it because everyone with children encounters this many times throughout life. It’s part of growing up– for both of us. That fact Read more…


Passing Moments

The cries of my two year old rang throughout the house and the grunts of my newborn filled the silence in between. The baby was hungry. The two year old was refusing bed. I could feel the impatience creeping up Read more…


Reagan Elyse: Birth Story

My strategy with Cooper was one of avoidance. Don’t do the research, don’t read into how difficult it would be, and don’t think about it. Ignorance is bliss. I had a beautiful birth with Cooper but at the same time, I Read more…