worth the Wait. {a birth story}

October 31, 2018

Eight days. Never before has eight days seemed so long. Well, to be honest, it felt more like 16 days. You see, my second child was born 8 days early so I thought that I’d have my third early as well. At the very least I was hopeful. In reality, once the due date passed…


one beautiful Dream {book review}

May 7, 2018

I can hardly remember the last time I just couldn’t put a book down. Come to think of it, I’m pretty sure it was back when I was in high school and fighting my brother for my turn with the single copy we owned of the most recent Harry Potter installment. Jennifer Fulwiler’s One Beautiful Dream, released last…


a blessing, Period.

April 18, 2018

Somehow it has been weeks since I’ve written a new blog. Why? Two real reasons, (1) I’ve been busy with my Etsy shop and orders (yay!) and (2) I’m pregnant! By some crazy reality, I’m already nearly 15 weeks along with baby number 3, who, we found out, is a GIRL! Which brings me to…


in the face of Failure.

March 8, 2018

“On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples. When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what have you to…


failing at Motherhood.

February 26, 2018

As I sit down to write, neither of my children are napping. That wouldn’t be a big deal if it weren’t, you know, nap time. The toddler is telling the baby that if she drops her baby doll out of her crib, the toddler isn’t picking it up for the baby. The baby dropped the…


on letting Go.

January 24, 2018

This week my family and I have all been fighting some wretched kind of food poisoning. All day on Monday I felt queasy and, as a result, ate very little. Just as we were putting the kids to bed, the sickness overwhelmed me and I bolted for the bathroom. Bedtime for the girls is my…


come to Me.

January 16, 2018

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.” – Psalm 34:19 The baby youngest toddler (what?!) has been especially fussy lately. I’d chalk it up to teething but I’ve been saying that since she was five and a half months old and here we are at 13 months with no teeth…


crying for Help.

November 13, 2017

It never ceases to amaze me how much I learn about God the Father by raising children of my own. And to think, I only have two kids, and two young kids at that – how much I still have to learn! Lately our two year old has been struggling with new tasks or trying new things.…


not just a face in the Crowd.

October 9, 2017

There is something I often have to catch myself at as we raise two children: they are individuals, not just a group of kids. It sounds simple enough to remember, but often times I think of them as one thing, one task to manage, love, raise, and teach. Rather, they are individuals, each with their…


on Silence.

September 22, 2017

I’ve long since thought the world could use more silence, ever since studying the desert fathers in my early theology classes. As it is, we get so little chance for silence in our world today. The hubbub of traffic, earbuds, computers, phones, and the like prevent us from really entering into silence. Even before I…


a love like the Mother’s.

September 11, 2017

Like most “good” Catholics I know, I love Mary (as in, the Blessed Virgin, or whatever title you refer to her as). I say good Catholics in quotes because it is almost a Catholic thing to love Mary, even if you don’t know her very well. But really, who among us knows her well? Not…


sharing the Story.

July 31, 2017

Last week was Natural Family Planning (NFP) week. Typically I’m one to join right in, praising NFP and how wonderful it is, but this year I didn’t. Instead, I sat back and read truth after truth about how hard NFP can be. I started charting years before I married Anthony. When I learned about my…



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