Category Archives: large family blog

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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What – Why – How I Write #MyWritingProcess

Last month, author and blogger,  Connie Rossini at Contemplative Homeschool tagged me in a post about her writing process. Connie is one of the bloggers involved in an ongoing blog tour where bloggers talk about what, why, and how they … Continue reading

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The Gift of Motherhood

The Catholic Register, Canada’s Catholic news source,  asked me to submit a short reflection for their Mother’s Day feature. Here is the text of my article:   When I was twenty years old, I self-assuredly told all my friends that … Continue reading

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Rejoice! The Time is Near!

The third Sunday in Advent is filled with joyful anticipation. We’re halfway there! Jesus’ birthday will be here soon! In our home, the manger reminds us of this and our Advent candles which we have faithfully lit over the last … 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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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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Patience At The Speed of Light

My husband tells me that my level of patience moves at the speed of light.  Poor man.  He should know.  He’s lived with me for 27 years.  My kids unanimously agree.  Poor kids. How ironic is it that my profession … Continue reading

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Procrastination and the Mom-Entrepreneur

It’s tax time and I still haven’t gathered up all my receipts, statements, etc. for my accountant; I have a couple of bills to pay; there’s a pile of foot care instruments that need sterilizing; my 14-year old has asked … Continue reading

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