Adult Projects

Catholic Wives and The Choice To Love

So, I recorded another podcast, all by my lonesome.  The topic this week is that “Love is a Choice” and I spend much of the episode detailing a few of my many failings as a wife including my most recent failure to be charitable to my husband while he suffered through a terrible stomach bug. …

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Catholic Wife Survey {and giveaway!}

Hey there friends!  Today, I need your help.  My latest project is all about serving Catholic Married Women, so, if you are indeed both married and Catholic, I BEG you to take a short (two questions) survey. And, just to sweeten the deal, I plan to give away a SAINT CROSS STITCH BOOK and CUSTOM …

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Necessary Selfishness of Starting a Business

Today I want to write to all those dreamers out there.  Those at-home-parents with a spark of an idea.  Those wanna-be entrepreneurs, on the very threshold of something big, with their foot extended, just about to take that first step…when guilt sets in. Guilt over adding something to your already overwhelming life.  Guilty over carving …

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What Ma Ingalls Taught Me About Businesses

Hey friend.  Today I’m going to take a minute to talk about something I’m quite passionate about: daring to be an entrepreneur as an at-home parent.  Perhaps taking on the risk of starting and growing a business while home with the kids feels a bit like a “modern” idea, but it really isn’t.  It’s old, …

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The ONLY WAY to be Happy as a Stay-At-Home Parent

Dear At-Home Parents, This post has the power to radically change your life for the better.  I mean it.  This concept is the key to being and staying happy while at-home with the kids full-time.  So, if you wrestle with feelings of failure, burnout or simply struggle to remember who you really are, pay attention. …

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Handmaid Coloring Page

Advent is a perfect time to really dive into scripture.  Whether your family is doing the Jesse Tree or you are working through a Bible Study, this period of waiting for the Lord is best done in His Word. And, for all of us sleep deprived moms, I have created another, very simple coloring page–because …

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How To Embroider A Name on a Stocking

Lately I’ve been getting lots of questions about stockings: where to get them, how to make them and how to add a child’s name to the top of a stocking.  There are, of course, lots of answers to these questions, but I thought it might be helpful to put together a little tutorial on the …

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The Catholic Saints In Cross Stitch: THE BOOK

No longer just a digital download–the Catholic Saint Cross Stitch Patterns are now an actual book…which is on sale today! You can purchase it for $30 right HERE. The book turned out so good.  It’s thrilling!  Here are the details: The book contains over 150 different patterns–30 of which I have never offered before.  Just …

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Miraculous Medal Cross Stitch Pattern

The Catholic faith is awesome, isn’t it?  There is just so much to continue to discover, and just when some small part of the faith and Catholic history is starting to feel common, there is something else to learn and marvel at. Last year sometime I read this and became dedicated to wearing my miraculous …

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The Catholic Woman’s Companion: Available Today

What if there was one book that could help you manage it all: your faith, family, meals, calendar, budget, responsibilities and goals?  One book small enough to fit in a diaper bag.  One book made exclusively for people like us, Catholic Mothers. Well, as of today there is. The Catholic Woman’s Companion is on sale …

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The Practice Of Gratitude

The future has never appeared more bleak. After the kids are in bed each night my husband and I lay down for a few minutes in our own bed–to make sure all little ones stay tucked in–and quietly scroll Facebook.  What used to be a fun little diversion of other people’s new babies and funny articles has become …

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Holiday Characters in Cross Stitch

Everything is cuter in cross stitch.  It’s a fact.  And you know what we all need during these dark political times–more cute (and diligent prayers). I’m in a funny mood today.  We are leaving on a BIG road trip tomorrow, so instead of packing/laundry/cleaning I am doing something totally silly–making cross stitch patterns.  And you …

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The Lie of Productivity

I hate to say that my life is defined by a lie, but some days it kinda is. The lie that it if I accomplish enough, if I get every little thing done and read the kids a million books and grocery shop and clean out the car and eat so crazy healthy and exercise …

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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. …

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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 …

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