Category Archives: working mom

Small Success Thursday: Be Grateful For What I Have Edition

Every Thursday at CatholicMom.com, we celebrate everyone’s  small (and not so small) successes. Come on over, add your link or add your own successes to the comments section. List three things you are grateful for this week: victories over minutia, … Continue reading

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Small Success Thursday: The Due Diligence Post

Every Thursday at CatholicMom.com, we celebrate everyone’s  small (and not so small) successes. Come on over, add your link or add your own successes to the comments section. List three things you are grateful for this week: victories over minutia, … Continue reading

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Am I Dumb Because I Have Eight Kids?

Also posted at Catholic Insight Magazine The Guardian U.K. recently published an article entitled Should we care that smart women aren’t having kids? The piece was based on the work of Satoshi Kanazawa, a London School of Economics psychologist who … Continue reading

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St. Gianna and the Working Catholic Mom

Also posted at Catholic Insight, catholicinsight.com First, a clarification: All moms work, whether they stay at home or go out and earn a paycheque. For this post, I’m defining “working mom” as those of us who work outside the home. … Continue reading

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If Only…………

We’re a peculiar bunch, we humans.  Most of us never seem to be satisfied with our lot in life.  No matter how good or how bad, we instinctively reach out for something more. As someone who wears many different hats … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Prayers

I stood by helplessly and watched as a text message received by one of my older children instantly transformed a situation that showed much promise into a state of uncertainty.  My child was visibly disappointed and frustrated.  All I could … Continue reading

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Revealing God In Daily Encounters

I recently attended a brainstorming session focusing on how to best deliver and follow up much needed care to a growing, vulnerable patient population in the community.  Nothing was put on paper at the initial meeting; just an exchange of … Continue reading

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A Somewhat Tech-Savvy Mom

One day, #5 strolled into the kitchen after a long day at school.  Leaning against the kitchen counter, and between mouthfuls of food to appease his growling stomach, he said, “hey mom, did you know that the Pope has Twitter?” … Continue reading

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For Moms Everywhere

…….and for anyone who ever had a mom………. Because there are days when, no matter how calm, centered, meditative you are; no matter how perfectly aligned are the stars and your chakra is bliss; doesn’t matter if you’re organized, careful, … Continue reading

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The Duty Of The Moment

“Doing the duty of the moment means focusing our whole person – heart, soul, body, emotions, intellect, memory, imagination – on the job at hand!  The duty of the moment done for God is glamorous, exciting, wondrous…..” Catherine Doherty, Grace … Continue reading

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