Month: September 2015

Love Does Not Brood

I am a brooder. Yesterday morning in the mad rush to get Gus out the door for preschool my husband dug through Gus’ Lighting McQueen backpack, which had been abandoned in the corner since he got home on Friday.  Oh, it was library day!  Oh, he had to collect leaves to bring into school!  Oh, …

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Love is Patient: Mothering Little Ones

Yesterday morning, in the madness of getting out the door for mass, I watched something so simple and beautiful it couldn’t be anything but love. I watched my husband teach Gus to button his shirt.  First he demonstrated, moving slowly and explaining what he was doing.  Then he put the task into terms Gus could understand–Legos. …

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Why We All Need To Be Part of a Community

Raising little kids is much too hard to do alone.  Much.  In order to survive all of the tantrums and growing pains I need my husband, my sisters, my mother, and more and more, my friends. My husband and I are blessed to be part of a wonderful group of Catholic families.  We’ve known these …

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The Vanity of Little Girls

My little Bernadette is quite a pretty little girl.  I hope that doesn’t come off as proud, but even I can’t help but marvel at her beauty.  And I’m not the only one.  People are constantly remarking on it.  At the grocery store, the park, the library, the car wash, everywhere.  “Well, aren’t you pretty,” …

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The Sisterhood Of Mothers

Sometimes my husband leaves for long business trips.  Sometimes I get lonely.  Sometimes the days get very long and I’m not the mother, the friend, the person I want to be.  Sometimes it’s very hard. But sometimes, when he’s gone, it’s not hard at all. In August my husband was sent on a 16 day …

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Floral Geometric Cat Cross Stitch Patterns

I’m back with more cat cross stitch patterns!  (and everyone rejoiced, I’m sure). I just finished and listed a trio of Cat Floral Geometric Cross Stitch Patterns (pictured above) and I’m so excited to share them with you today.  They turned our pretty cute, right? Just a heads up.  Today we are talking about crafting and …

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