CATHOLIC MOM'S CORNER

THE MANTRA OF MOTHERHOOD

“Offer it up” was a phrase I heard quite often growing up, mostly from my mom who learned it from her mom. It’s a...

A MOTHER’S REFLECTION ON THE NATIVITY

This article is part three in a series reflecting on the Joyful Mysteries from a mother’s perspective. You can find part one on the...

EXPANDING YOUR “VILLAGE”

There have been two recent happenings within our family that sparked fear in one (or more) of our children - and me, to be...

THE SOLAR ECLIPSE & THE POWER OF MEMORY

A year post-Hurricane Katrina, another hurricane was targeting the Gulf Coast. Traumatized by our last experience, my mom, my brother, and I vehemently insisted...

A MOTHER’S REFLECTION ON THE VISITATION

This article is part two in a series reflecting on the Joyful Mysteries from a mother’s perspective. You can find part one on the...

THE GIFT OF CARING FOR GOD’S POSSESSIONS

Recently, while walking up to receive Communion, I found myself “in charge” of all three of my children. Usually, they are split up between...

A MOTHER’S REFLECTION ON THE ANNUNCIATION

Praying the Rosary, I have often focused on Jesus’ life more than on the other players in the scene. Recently, I felt a tug...

WHAT’S IN A NAME

When I was young, I would always pretend I had some other fantastical name—Anastasia, Felicity, Eloise. I was never satisfied with just plain old...

LENT WITH LITTLES

Each year, I have high hopes for Lent with my kids. Screen time? Dead to us. Sweets? Never heard of them. Just me and...