Month: March 2016

Mothering in the Now

A few days back I happened upon my two oldest (4 and 3 years old) busy at work in my bathroom mixing some “Polyjuice Potion”.  They were quite proud of the pink lumpy concoction and offered it to me saying, “We made this for you, mommy.  Now you can turn into whatever you like!” Sweet, …

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Jelly Bean Prayer–Free Tags for Easter

Candy is a part of Easter around here, it just is.  Do I wish my kids liked candy less?  Yes.  (Do I wish I liked candy less, yes), but I grew up with Easter baskets brimming with candy and my kids are growing up the same way.  In fact, as we talk about the passion …

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Prayer as the Legacy of Motherhood

This morning I attending the first of what will be a weekly Bible Study at my new parish here in Kansas.  It is a ten week study on the Eucharist.  Amazing topic, well put together study…but I was there because of the childcare and in the hope that I could meet other women just like me: catholic moms …

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Free Alleluia Cross Stitch Pattern for Easter

One of the most enjoyable parts of blogging for me is being able to meet people with whom I have so much in common.  Yesterday’s post on the sickness of pregnancy certainly brought this into focus, but on a much more casual level, through the blog I have met other cross stitch lovers–and that is so fun. …

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On the Sickness of Pregnancy

Bernadette’s new favorite thing is to force her brother to play house with her.  Gus is usually lost in his own make-believe world (pirates, auror, random Star Wars guy) but she persists in her game just the same, declaring that she is the mom, he is the dad and Dominic is their baby.  And then …

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