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3 Catholic Mom Go-To’s That Inspire Me to Rise

I have found life as mom to be somewhat of a rollercoaster ride. Some days are isolating, frustrating, and disheartening. Some days are so full of joy I can hardly contain myself. For each of these moments I have my Read more…


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…


The Gloom

In small town Hillsdale, MI, gloom is an almost constant companion throughout the winter and well into spring. The rare days that the sun breaks through the misty sky are treasured and celebrated. As quickly as the sun makes it’s 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…


The Breaking of the Bread

Our weary hearts and skewed vision strain to understand, to see, and to believe. We do our best to comprehend. But often our best efforts of complete, abandoned faith feel fake. Our doubts stand out because they make more sense Read more…


A Solid Foundation

The joyful mysteries of the rosary are the foundation of the life of Jesus. I have always found that meditating upon them grounds me. Their humble charm brings joy to my ordinary life of work and prayer, and their hidden Read more…


Complete Confidence

I love when Cooper wakes up from his nap because it’s always a mystery what he’ll be singing or talking about. Sometimes its about the hyenas in the Pride Lands. Other times it’s about Kaa trying to get Mowgli (we Read more…


Now Is The Time

Happy Gaudete Sunday! A few days into advent, I must admit, I thought this year was a bust. All my well laid plans for keeping this time holy were quickly unraveling. I had the best intentions of starting advent by Read more…


Mary’s Fiat

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. Mary, Mother of God The word fiat is not just the name of a car. It is a Latin word that means “let it be Read more…


Like Christmas Morning

My parents recently returned from Spain where they spent over a month walking the Camino De Santiago. The day after they got back they made a trip to little old Hillsdale to visit us for the weekend. I know they Read more…