Month: March 2018

Three Days: Mercy and Mystery

Three Days: Mercy and Mystery

In the Catholic Church, we celebrate the entire Triduum and not just Easter Sunday.  The USCCB describes this as “the summit of the Liturgical Year.”  The triduum lasts “from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they […]

Mom’s Fruit Salad

Mom’s Fruit Salad

For as long as I remember, my mom has made this exact fruit salad.  It’s as much a part of my childhood and growing up as birthday cake and Santa Claus.  That is to say, I can’t imagine my life without it! Every Christmas Eve […]

Found: The World’s Most Perfect Ramen Noodle Slaw

Found: The World’s Most Perfect Ramen Noodle Slaw

Ramen noodle slaws are the crap shoot of the pot luck line, aren’t they?  You never quite know if they’re going to be as good as you hope.  There are so many variables to consider!  Is there enough dressing, not enough, or too much?  Are […]

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 6

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 6

Well, this has been a very Lent-y week, friends.  Highs and lows, lots of fun and lots of trials.  Our oldest went on a band trip to New Orleans and the younger ones spent the night at their grandma’s.  I participated in the Florida Eucharistic […]

A Wrinkle In Time: An Honest Review from a Catholic Perspective

A Wrinkle In Time: An Honest Review from a Catholic Perspective

It’s always a little unnerving when a well-loved novel gets a cinematic makeover, isn’t it? It can go so, so well. But it can also leave you feeling disappointed, confused, and even saddened when what you see on the screen doesn’t adequately reflect what you loved about […]

I’m a Lazy Spring Break Mom and YOU CAN TOO!

I’m a Lazy Spring Break Mom and YOU CAN TOO!

Ah, spring break.  No school, no homework, no commitments. WELCOME BACK YOU BEAUTIFUL THING, YOU!! I just wanted to hop on here real quick to support my dear readers who may be a bit like me…a bit lazy.  And to give you a great big […]

5 Reasons I’m A-OK With Gray at 40

5 Reasons I’m A-OK With Gray at 40

Everyone has that one special feature, don’t they?  For some, it’s their flawless skin.  Others might be known for their big, beautiful eyes.  Maybe it’s a person’s height, shining smile, beautiful lips, distinctive nose.  For me, though, it’s always been my hair. When I was […]

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 5

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 5

I don’t know how you’re feeling about Lent this year, but it’s been kicking my butt.  Hard core. I’m not sure why that is, exactly.  It’s not like things around here have been terrible.  Nothing awful has happened.  Then again, nothing phenomenal has happened, either.  […]

Early-Onset Tiredness: Are you affected?!

Early-Onset Tiredness: Are you affected?!

Have you experienced any of the following symptoms at or before 7:30 pm? yawning lethargy apathy drooping eyelids general lack of interest in surroundings a need to “just close your eyes for a minute” or “check your eyelids for holes” inability to focus as you […]

Deep Thoughts from Mom’s Sick Bed

Deep Thoughts from Mom’s Sick Bed

Heaven help me, y’all.  I’ve been sick.  Congestion, cough, drippy nose…the whole nine yards.  And for the first time in years – years, I tell you! – I ran a fever.  And all I can say about that is I really hope it’s the last […]