Category Archives: large family

Where have I been? An update

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted here. I miss my blogging friends and their  wonderful blogs that enlighten and inspire me to live my Christian faith where God has placed me. Family life is busy, sometimes rushed, and … Continue reading

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Humanae Vitae and thirty years of marriage

My husband and I celebrated our thirtieth wedding anniversary earlier this week. Over on my blog at Catholic Insight, I wrote an article on how we have tried to live our married life informed by the teachings of Pope Paul … Continue reading

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In Honour of World Communications Day 2015

One of my greatest pleasures and privileges as a blogger is to be part of the team at CatholicMom.com. On this website, founded by author and speaker, Lisa Hendey, I write a Gospel reflection for the third day of each … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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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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Giving the Best of Ourselves

Posted at Catholic Insight Our parish just finished Bundle Sunday Weekend, our annual Fall round-up of gently used clothing and small appliances that are collected and donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. With six of my eight children … Continue reading

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Dear young family at Sunday Mass

Also posted at Catholic Insight To the young family who sat in front of us at Sunday Mass, this is for you. You made me smile as I was reminded of what Mass with young children is all about. How … Continue reading

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St. Monica, pray for us

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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Short shorts and midriffs: dressing our daughters

Posted at Catholic Insight According to webmed.com, girls begin a growth spurt around the age of 9 or 10, with the fastest growth at around 11 or 12 years of age. Typically, girls grow about three inches per year during … 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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