Magnificat: Catholic Moms Coloring Page

The absolute best sound in the world: Baby Giggles. Even with just a year and a half between my babies I forget just how magical those sweet little baby giggles are.  They lock eyes with you, their sweet little mouths open and from somewhere deep in their little bellies comes this pure and wonderful laugh. …

Cross Stitch Saint Rosary Case Tutorial

As a young blogger I used to seek to appeal to everyone.  But, as you can see by today’s post title–Cross Stitch Saint Rosary Case Tutorial–things have changed!  I love every single person that stumbles onto this site, but I have decided to write about what I know–the Catholic Faith, Family and Craftiness. I created …

The Power of Writing It Down

I am a compulsive list maker.  Compulsive. Each morning–and then a few more times before the end of the day–I make a to-do list the old school way, with a pen on actual paper.  I put everything on these lists, including “make bed” and “take a shower” because, yes, I am the type of person …

A Servant’s Heart: Catholic Mom’s Coloring Page

Hi friends!  Today I’m starting something new–I’m sharing a COLORING PAGE FOR CATHOLIC MOMS.  Many women have wrote to me voicing their struggles in finding time for themselves, time to be creative and time to pray.  I don’t have the answer, but I am dying to help!  So, I’ve decided to draw up simple coloring …

Learn to Cross Stitch: Free Email Course

Hi friends! I have been hard at work and I’m excited to share the results with you all today.  I asked my lovely email subscribers a few weeks ago if they would be interested in an email course walking them through all things cross stitch.  A couple dozen ladies wrote that they were very interested, …

Our Fertility Stories

The bathroom door clicked shut behind me, and I was alone.  The nurses were finally allowing me to shower four hours after delivering little Josie.  My legs were a little wobbly, my mid-section looked and felt like silly putty, but with the hot water pounding down on me, I started to process all that had …

Reclaiming The Day: Free Course for Catholic Moms

Today I am launching a new FREE email course for Catholic Mothers everywhere.  I have been laboring over this 7 day course for a long time, and I am finally ready to hit go.  So, sign up, check you inbox, and see what I’ve been up to. But first, a little back story. A few …

On Welcoming a New Baby

It’s been awhile since I wrote about motherhood around these parts, and it’s not for lack of ideas or time spent thinking about it.  The new-baby-days bring on all sorts of possible discussion points for mothers.  And I’ve thought about turning several of these into blog posts, but I just haven’t. Mostly because I felt …

Survey Says: What is Your Biggest Struggle as a Wife?

Welcome to the third and final installment of the reader survey results.  This might be my favorite.  The question over 250 readers responded to was, “What is your biggest struggle as a wife?” Once again, a big thank you to all the women that responded.  Your answers were deep, vulnerable and honest.  And, I could …

Survey Says: What Is Your Biggest Struggle as a Mother?

Welcome back for part two of the reader survey results.  Today I’m trying to make sense of the over 250 women that responded to the questions: What is my biggest struggle as a mother? Before I dive into the results, I want to talk generally for a minute.  I had a bit more difficulty summing …

Survey Says: Homemaking Results

A week ago I created my first reader survey and, with fingers crossed, I sent it out into the world.  I didn’t check the results for 3 days, terrified that no would take the time to answer the survey and I would be forced to write this post based on the feedback of my sisters …

Building an On-line Business Through the Baby Years: Finding the Time

Time.  There never, ever is enough of it.  And then a baby comes along and it gets worse, much worse. The number one questions I get from people over email and in person is, “how do you find the time?”  How do I find the time to take care of 4 kids and run a …

Guardian Angel Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Each and every night Bill and I pray with the kids before they go to sleep.  We usually say a decade of the rosary, most of the time we deal with at least one behavior issue, very often Bernadette has to be reminded not to pray for inanimate objects, but we always, always pray the …

Reader Survey {$25 Amazon Giveaway}

Thank you to all who took the survey!  It is now closed and the giveaway is over. Friends! I have been loving the feedback and support I’ve received the last couple weeks on the new Saint Patterns.  Isn’t the internet a wonderful thing?  How amazing that I can share my little hobbies and projects with …

Pray for Us Free Cross Stitch Pattern

Friends! Once again your love of the saints, your friendship and your support has blown me away.  BLOWN ME AWAY !  So many of you not only raved about the new 33 Catholic Saints in Cross Stitch I send out into the world last week, but actually bought them.  How fun is that?  (PS–they are …

113 Catholic Saints in Cross Stitch–Get Only The Ones You Need!

It’s true.  I’ve made A LOT of saint cross stitch patterns.  A LOT.  I’ve had a ton of fun doing it but the real reason that I keep making more and more saints in cross stitch is because of all of you.  Sure, it’s fun to sell a pattern but it is infinitely more fun …

33 More Catholic Saints in Cross Stitch {the last installment}

Friends–I have more cross stitch saint patterns to share with you today–33 of them to be exact.  Once again, I had a blast putting these patterns together, and I wish I could have made more.  Over the last 2 weeks I have been taking requests for saints to make in cross stitch from my newsletter …

4 Kitchen Hacks for Life with a Newborn

There are things I love about the newborn days and things I don’t love.  I love kissing those soft checks, nursing, watching the baby fit seamlessly into the family.  It’s such a miracle. I don’t, however, love cooking and cleaning during these days.  Josie is a sweet baby, but there are periods of the day, …

Pope Francis on Mercy {free pattern}

Friends. This weekend both my husband and I found ourselves in a funk, as I’m sure many of you found yourselves.  The news of such hate in Orlando struck such a terrible cord.  I feel like we all took a collective sigh of “again?” As the days pass I feel like we are all looking …

3 Benefits of NOT Spacing Your Kids

When we moved to Kansas this winter we were worried about the summer heat and thus far we have not been disappointed.  It’s been well above 90 for days on end already.  My husband and I keep looking at each other and saying, “and it’s only early June!” as we imagine the heat possibilities of …