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When you feel like the littlest of flowers

When you feel like the littlest of flowers

I’ve never had a great devotion to St. Therese of Lisiuex whose feast day is celebrated today in the Catholic Church.  Sure, she has an incredibly interesting backstory.  Yes, she’s known to have been incredibly pious.  She’s one of only four women Doctors of the […]

Catholic Books I Don’t Want to Read Because I’m a Wuss

Catholic Books I Don’t Want to Read Because I’m a Wuss

Honestly, the actual title of this post should be “Catholic Books I Really Should Read Because They’d Make Me a Better Human.” Of course, that’s they way of things, isn’t it?  We tend to avoid what might push us out of our comfort zones, no […]

Words.  What Can Our Kids Control?

Words. What Can Our Kids Control?

Picture this scenario.  Kid A teases Kid B in an off the cuff, flippant manner.  Kid B, who has been having a hard day to start with, bites Kid A’s head off.  For reasons Kid A can’t even begin to understand, what started as joke […]

You Need an Easy Closet Clean-out, Don’t You?

You Need an Easy Closet Clean-out, Don’t You?

Oh, friend.  You need an easy closet clean-out, don’t you?  You need a way to quickly cut the clutter of things you don’t wear without feeling guilty.  Maybe you need to actually see the floor of your closet for the first time in months.  Or […]

Don’t Limit Your Dreams, Kiddo.

Don’t Limit Your Dreams, Kiddo.

Hey there, my oldest.  My firstborn.  How is it possible that you are a senior in high school already?  Is it super cliche of me to ask where the time has gone?  Probably.  That’s OK, though, because I’m going to ask myself that very question […]

Cheater Philly Cheesesteaks

Cheater Philly Cheesesteaks

I know what you’re thinking.  Why is this a cheater Philly cheesesteak recipe?  Well, I’ll tell you.  First, I’ve never been to Philly.  And second, I’ve never eaten an actual Philly Cheesesteak.  So, honestly, this could be way off base and I’d never know the […]

August Reads: Simply Miraculous

August Reads: Simply Miraculous

It’s time for some August Reads, friends!  Now, let’s be honest.  Some months are better than others when it comes to the quality of books I read.  Sometimes I share with you nothing but a rash of historical fiction.  Sometimes, I’ll even admit to starting […]

“This is Your Body Now” – The New Exercise Program for Women in Their 40s

“This is Your Body Now” – The New Exercise Program for Women in Their 40s

Y’all, I’ve got it.  The newest, most scientifically advanced, confidence-boosting, fat-busting exercise program you’ve ever seen.  It’ll help you lose weight, sleep better, and take away your joint pain.  Guaranteed!  Your hair will be shinier, your skin clearer, and your children less annoying.  And here’s […]

Back to School with Grandmother’s Heath Brownies

Back to School with Grandmother’s Heath Brownies

Happy Back to School season, everybody!!  And to those of you in my school district, happy first day of school!  To celebrate this momentous occasion, I made my Grandmother’s heath brownies and I can’t wait to share them with you. Before we do that, though, […]

I think I’m having a midlife confusion.

I think I’m having a midlife confusion.

Hi.  I’m Beth.  I’m 42 years old and I am not having a midlife crisis.  A midlife confusion, though?  Yeah, that sounds about right. See, I’m in this really weird stage of life right now and, frankly, it has confused the hell out of me.  […]