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J1ST 015: A Catholic Mom’s Guide to Mass

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID I have another podcast episode for you today, hot off the presses!  And this one is super practical.  It is A Catholic Mom’s Guide To Mass, if I can call my humble collection of thoughts and tips something as bold as that. Perhaps I should have called it, …

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Over 30 Ideas to Memorialize Your Miscarriage

A miscarriage offers many lessons. When I lost a baby in May of 2015 I learned about grief, about marriage, about surrender and suffering and isolation and, in a profound way, I have learned that heaven is real and not that far away. I also learned, through the generous sharing of many, that miscarriages are …

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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 …

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Colorful Salt Dough Handprints

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie Paint Marker, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SharpiePaintCreate http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Not to sound too clique, but time really does fly when you are having babies.  And not only that, but a year feels so much more …

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On Having a 3rd

I am considering drafting a letter that I can have at the ready every time I head to the grocery store, park, lake, community center, you know, anywhere were there are other people. The letter would say something like this: Yes, they are all mine. Yes, I am busy. They are each about 18 months …

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Our family of 5

It has been a summer full of blessings around here.  A little over a month ago we welcomed our third child, Dominic.  He is a sweet little boy, much loved by his older brother and sister.  He loves to nurse and snuggle on my shoulder.  He has wonderfully soft, kissable cheeks–with a cute little dimple …

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Curious George Felt Embroidery Hoop

Around our house, we LOVE Curious George.  Love.  We own almost all of the books, the kids love the show, we’ve seen a few movies and we talk talk talk about George all the time.  For this reason I felt that it was very fitting to stitch up a little Curious George Felt Embroidery Hoop …

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Felt Angel Ornament {Free Template}

Today I am excited to be sharing this adorable Felt Angel Ornament I made to celebrate a baby’s first Christmas.  This is a project that ANYONE can create, with the template I’ve provided. I know, I know.  It’s only the beginning of November and we still have to celebrate Thanksgiving, but I am starting in …

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Mother’s Necklace: A Prolife Post

 Believe it or not, another month has flown by and it is once again time to team up with the Catholic Bloggers Collective and bring you some Catholic goodness-in blog post form.  Last month we all posted on Our Blessed Mother (see it here).  This month we decided to focus on a Pro-Life theme, in …

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Felt Lion Taggy Toy

Hello, and welcome back.  This is a post I shared over on Sugar Bee Crafts a while back, and I am excited to be sharing it here today.  My little girl loves this toy! Because we are all friends here, I am going to take a minute to open up about a problem I have–something …

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The Diaper Only Photo Shoot {how to}

Hello!  I have a fun little post today that I hope will inspire you to take my most favoritest pictures ever–diaper only pictures.  What is it about a baby in just their diaper?  Really, I can’t get enough of it.  I love it when my kids are running around in just their diapers, and, let’s …

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DIY Taggy Blanket

Here is a simple project…very simple.  I am a novice on the sewing machine, at best.  So, truly, if I can do this, ANYONE can! A sweet taggy blanket for my sweet little girl. First of all I should say that my husband is from Pittsburgh.  Enough said?  Here’s a little text exchange that got …

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Friday Project: Felt Name Book for baby

As promised, it is felt week here, and here is the first of the felt projects: a hand-sewn name book for a baby.  It is simple, I enjoyed making it, and my 10 month old son has read it so many times I will soon have to replace the binding!  There is no tutorial here, …

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