FAMILY LIFE

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...

FEBRUARY 2024 KID’S CORNER

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LOOKING IN A MIRROR

I often hear “wow, your son has your eyes” or “aw, your daughter looks like you”. Every time, I truly don’t know what to...

MAKING SNOWMAN PANCAKES

A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to make snowman pancakes for our kids for brunch after Mass on a Sunday. I had...

JANUARY 2024 KID’S CORNER

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CELEBRATING THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS WITH YOUR FAMILY

The stockings hang limp and empty. Wrapping paper liters the living room floor. The little Jesus figure sleeps quietly nestled in his little manger....

JESUS IN THE EUCHARIST & A MOTHER’S LOVE

Sometimes, I have a tough time relating to Jesus. There. I said it. It’s not that I don’t (imperfectly) revere Jesus in His divinity. But in...

PREPARE HIM ROOM

When my husband and I first started dating 10 years ago, we were long distance. He lived in Pennsylvania, while I lived in Kansas....

DECEMBER 2023 KID’S CORNER

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PREPARING OUR HEARTS & HOMES FOR JESUS THIS ADVENT

I take the nesting phase of pregnancy very seriously. My freezer should be so full that the door barely closes; every speck of dirt...

A CONCERT WITH KIDS

Three months ago, while in a mindless scroll through Instagram, I saw a post by Matt Maher (a Catholic singer-songwriter - one of the...

REFLECTIONS ON MARRIAGE, 9 YEARS IN

Nine years seems like a weird amount of time to be particularly reflective on marriage. Five, seven and ten years seem more appropriate, but...

NOVEMBER 2023 KID’S CORNER

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WHEN YOUR HUSBAND GOES HUNTING

I am the third of four children with no sisters. I always played with the boys: baseball, basketball, kick the can, or ghost in...