Category: Family Life

Baby, It’s (freaking) COLD Outside!

Baby, It’s (freaking) COLD Outside!

OK.  Fine.  I’ll admit it. While I am a Midwest girl born and raised, I have lived in either Arizona or Florida for the last 18 1/2 years and… MY BLOOD HAS THINNED OUT, PEOPLE! Yes, go ahead and gloat all you want my loved […]

Here’s to Loving Our Own Holy Families in 2018

Here’s to Loving Our Own Holy Families in 2018

In the Catholic Church, yesterday was the Feast of the Holy Family.  Every year on the Sunday after Christmas, we celebrate that God chose to be born into a family.  He chose to enter into our world as a child, to have parents, to live […]

Sounds of the Season — A Musical Roundup

Sounds of the Season — A Musical Roundup

For your very much listening enjoyment, friends, I have put together some awesome playlists! All different sounds and genres are included, so I really hope you’ll find something you like.  Feel free to follow and and all of them.  Enjoy! Advent Music I have been […]

Entertaining Angels: Christian Hospitality at the Holidays

Entertaining Angels: Christian Hospitality at the Holidays

Let me tell you a little story. Maybe you’ve heard it before, but stick with me. There once was a lovely couple expecting a baby. For reasons beyond their control, they had to go on a long and difficult journey right before the woman was to […]

The Beauty of a Both-And Christmas

The Beauty of a Both-And Christmas

One of my favorite things about Christmas is how easy it is to combine FAITH and FUN. Honestly, at what other time of year can you BOTH praise God for the wonder of the Incarnation AND welcome a jolly fat man down your chimney?  Or […]

Tackling the Teen Years: Advice from the Trenches

Tackling the Teen Years: Advice from the Trenches

Parenting teenagers is a wonderful experience!  Those tiny humans you snuggled and loved and nurtured as babies are finally showing some promise as actual decent human beings!  Gone are the days of constant worry about potty-training, pacifiers, nap time, and learning to read.  These larger, hairier, […]

Parenting & the Pumpkin Patch

Parenting & the Pumpkin Patch

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. So it says in Ecclesiastes 3:1 and so it is with the annual family trek to the pumpkin patch.  I was struck with this realization the other day when Greg and I […]

7 Ways to Pamper a New (but not first-time) Mom

7 Ways to Pamper a New (but not first-time) Mom

Let’s just start this off with a general disclaimer, shall we?  Two things absolutely need to be said before we go any further with this blog post. I love babies.  Particularly newborns, but really any baby is absolutely divine. Sisters are a gift from God […]

The 10 Stages of Hurricane Irma: Riding Out the Storm

The 10 Stages of Hurricane Irma: Riding Out the Storm

Growing up in the Midwest, thunderstorms were my jam.  I remember standing on the porch or in the garage with my dad, watching them roll in from the west, loving both the thrill of impending doom and the safety I felt in his presence.  Whatever […]

The 4 Back-to-School Traditions Our Family Loves

The 4 Back-to-School Traditions Our Family Loves

It’s one of my favorite times of the year!!  Back to school season is upon us! Of course, this does mean an end to the lazy days of summer, but let’s be honest.  By the middle of August, we’ve gone on vacation and swim team […]