Category: Family Life

Addiction Recovery & Ignatian Spirituality with Jean

Addiction Recovery & Ignatian Spirituality with Jean

If we are honest with ourselves, we know that addiction is a disease that touches all of our lives.  Maybe it doesn’t dwell in our own home, but in that of a family member or loved one.  Maybe the addiction isn’t to alcohol or drugs, […]

Talking Teens & Real Life Advice with Kathryn

Talking Teens & Real Life Advice with Kathryn

I think we can all agree that the world is a harder, even scarier, place than it was when we were teens, be that 10, 20, 40 years ago.  So how do we make the most of our kids’ teenage years?  How do we, as […]

4 Quick Takes: A Few of My Favorite Things!

4 Quick Takes: A Few of My Favorite Things!

Listen up, kids.  Today, I’m sharing with you some things that have been rocking my world lately.  Why?  Because it seems like life is tending toward being one big dumpster fire lately and we all could use some fun and frivolity.  Also, while some of […]

6 Months of ‘Rona: Looking for the Good Stuff

6 Months of ‘Rona: Looking for the Good Stuff

Six months ago, my kids came home from school to start their spring break and the whole world imploded.  Six months ago, my husband come home from work and didn’t go back.  For six long months, we’ve all had our lives flip-turned upside down and […]

A Tale of Two Clothing Companies

A Tale of Two Clothing Companies

Who’s up for a completely non-Covid post?  Yes?  Yes! Let’s talk clothes, instead!  Please note, this post will contain a couple referral links.  If you sign up for anything, thanks!! (Details below.)  Now, let’s get down to business. Today, friends, instead of pandemic-related nonsense, we’re […]

3 Ways to Make the Most of Your “Coronacation”

3 Ways to Make the Most of Your “Coronacation”

A few weeks ago, my family and I went on vacation (AKA “Coronacation”…AKA “Vacation: Plan D”) in the time of corona.  I am happy to report, however, that there was nothing “plan D” about how it turned out!  This trip fulfilled all of my original […]

A Litany for Self-Worth

A Litany for Self-Worth

Hey, you.  Yes, you – the one taking a breather or a break in your crazy busy day.  Also, you – the one mindlessly scrolling your phone because it’s a pandemic and we’re on month 32 of summer break and for the love what else […]

What We All Have in Common This School Year

What We All Have in Common This School Year

Hey, moms and dads.  It’s been rough out on the ol’ interwebs lately, hasn’t it?  Everywhere you turn, people are fighting and arguing about this year’s return to school and, frankly, it’s getting ugly.  There’s been mudslinging and name-calling, opinions posted as fact and facts […]

Next Stop: Dorm Room

Next Stop: Dorm Room

In four short weeks, our oldest son will be moving into a college dorm.  Somebody hold me, because I am having a really hard time dealing with that fact, m’kay? And, in typical “me” fashion, since I don’t want to face reality and deal with […]

Can we go back to precedented times again, please?

Can we go back to precedented times again, please?

There are two phrases I am hearing over and over again lately that drive me batty.  As in, if I have to hear them again (and I most certainly will), I will lose my ever-lovin’ mind.  Want to know what they are?  The first one […]