Category Archives: blog about large family

Transforming weak Catholic families

Also posted at Catholic Insight. When you teach two classes of First Reconciliation and First Communion candidates on most Saturday mornings, you learn a lot about other families’ prayer lives. It doesn’t take long to see who prays at home … Continue reading

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Eight Strategies for a Calm, Fruitful Advent

Most of us are distracted with so many things. Busyness is a stress-inducing condition of daily life. We rush from one place to another, and try to juggle one too many commitments. With only one month left before Christmas, our … Continue reading

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Small Success Thursday – The Kids Are All Right Edition

If it’s Thursday, then it’s time for another Small Success post over at Catholic Mom. List three things you are grateful for this week: victories over minutia, victories over the big stuff, blessings which you have received which reveal the … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Go!

Summer’s over.  The vacation is quickly becoming a sweet but distant memory.  School bus schedules have been memorized; uniforms have been replenished, repaired and are hanging in the closet.  I’ve bought some new lunchbags, pens, pencils, binder paper.  It’s the … Continue reading

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St. Monica: Parents’ Not-So-Little Helper

The Antiphon for the Canticle of Zechariah, Morning Prayer for August 27, Memorial of St. Monica reads: “You answered her prayer, O Lord, you did not disregard her tears which fell upon the earth wherever she prayed” As a mom, … Continue reading

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Going On Vay-Cay; Gonna Have A Good Time!

I can’t wait.  Counting down the hours.  It’s time for our annual family holiday.  A time to put the body and brain into cruise control and SLOW.  DOWN. It’s been a few years since all of us have gone away … Continue reading

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Incident Report

The text message from #2 came in at 8:08 a.m. just as I was heading out the door.  “Incident report!” #2 is in her third year of a 4 year nursing degree programme.  A scholarship recipient and placed in the … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Need To Hold Your Hand”

On Saturday afternoon, #8 and I had an enjoyable mother-daughter excursion to Michael’s Craft Store, followed by dessert at a nearby cafe.  #8 has an artistic nature and wanted to browse through the store that had just opened in our … Continue reading

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Summertime And The Livin’ Is Easy

Summer in Canada is way too short and shouldn’t be taken for granted.  Even the most hot, humid, mind-melting days are better than a blizzard in the middle of February or a cold spell that freezes your nose hairs. In … Continue reading

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Thank You

Victoria over at Made For Victory has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and The Commentator Award.  Check out Victoria’s Journey page.  She’s quite the woman!  Thank you so much for your generosity.  I truly appreciate it although … Continue reading

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