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5 Top Tips for Keeping Kid Contamination Contained

5 Top Tips for Keeping Kid Contamination Contained

I would say that, in general, our family is very healthy.  And thank the good Lord for it!  But, sure enough, every year when March rolls around, one of the kids will inevitably get sick.  And in a family of six people, that could very […]

Birthday Party Not Included

Birthday Party Not Included

Our youngest daughter turned 8 a few days ago.  And we didn’t throw her a birthday party. (Cue the shock and awe here!) Now, I’m pretty sure that by today’s parenting standards, we are big fat losers.  I mean, it seems like every time I […]

Easy Baked Ziti

Easy Baked Ziti

Spaghetti is always a hot dinner item at our house.  Our kids are huge fans of the stuff whether I make it from scratch using my homemade sauce recipe or their dad makes it with the sauce from a jar.  Pair it with a salad […]

Monday Morning Quick Takes

Monday Morning Quick Takes

Good morning, y’all!  I thought I’d write up a few quick takes about things that are going on in my world.  These things really don’t necessitate entire blog posts on their own, but I still feel they’re worth mentioning.  Sound good? As I write this, […]

February Reads: Only Sort of Fictional

February Reads: Only Sort of Fictional

Four books read in February!  Mama’s got her groove back, y’all! Here’s the skinny.  First, we have one that I read with my girls one chapter at a time at bedtime.  Second, there’s a story based on the very real, very disturbing Tennessee Children’s Home […]

The Lent “Do I Gotta?”s and an Old Grade School Prayer

The Lent “Do I Gotta?”s and an Old Grade School Prayer

Two more days until Lent. There are two more days of Ordinary Time before the Church dons her purple cloaks and her ashes.  Two more days until we are reminded that we are dust, and to dust we shall return. Scratch that.  It’s 1:30 in […]

Colorado and the California Zephyr

Colorado and the California Zephyr

Imagine it with me, friends.  Exploring the city on foot, taking train tunnels straight to Narnia.  Beer tastings and amazing breakfasts.  Fabulous hotels, excellent coffees, and views to die for.  Does that sound like a good time to you? Almost two weeks ago now, Greg […]

8 Things This Church Singer Wishes You Knew About Music Ministry

8 Things This Church Singer Wishes You Knew About Music Ministry

Yesterday at Mass, we sang one of my favorite songs. The final blessing had been given and the deacon had told us all to “go forth, proclaiming the Gospel with our lives.”  The song started innocently enough as our music director played the intro on […]

Popular Opinion Made Us a Couple, Love Kept Us One

Popular Opinion Made Us a Couple, Love Kept Us One

It was a usual Thursday morning, earlier this month.  Greg was getting ready to head to work.  The kids were making their lunches and being reminded to brush their teeth.  It was pretty darn normal (i.e., typically crazy) in our kitchen.  But it wasn’t just […]

Winter Reads: Four is Better than None

Winter Reads: Four is Better than None

Well, let’s just say that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years interfered slightly with my reading.  I had neither the time nor the attention span to devote much energy to ingesting the written word.  I was doing too much writing! In that three-month span of November […]