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J1ST 039 Self Care Amid Suffering

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey friends- Today’s podcast episode is a bit of a personal one, so if you are sick of hearing me share about the baby I lost last fall, you might want to skip this episode. You see, although we have been infinitely blessed by and through the still-birth loss …

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Free Printable Finger Puppets for Lent

Hello there, friends! I hope your Lent has been wonderfully restful and fruitful. Mine, thus far, has fallen a little bit short of expectations, but that, of course, is 100% my doing. It is hard for me to embrace quiet, even thought I REALLY need to! In these next weeks, and especially during Holy Week, …

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Rosary Booklet, On Sale Now

I’m on a mission.  A mission to increase Marian devotion through the Rosary. The mission began with me. After making a Marian Devotion, I have committed to praying a daily Rosary, with this community as one of my intentions. Next, my family. The Rosary will be a central focus for us this Lent. And then, …

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Mary is Real, and She Loves You

Growing up Catholic, I have always known about Mary.  But, if I’m going to be totally honest, I didn’t really know her. I had gathered lots of facts and admired her as I might admire anyone from history that had done remarkable things. I enjoyed reading about her apparitions, I was perfectly willing to defend …

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J1ST 022: On Still Being Here

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID A few days ago I wasn’t sure I would be publishing another post…or recording another podcast episode.  As you maybe already know, we lost our little Maximilian on Thanksgiving day, whom I had carried in my womb for 20 weeks.  Loosing a baby at 20 weeks is hard both …

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J1ST 021: Hardship and Peace

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there! Today’s episode is short and sweet, and gets at one of my serious struggles as a mom. It often feels like I am on an endless (and fruitless) quest to make my life at home raising kids just a little bit better.  Maybe if we stayed home …

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The Liturgical Bundle! What’s Inside.

The 2018 Catholic Woman’s Companion will be available on November 1st!  Along with offering the planner, I have decided to offer (for only on week) a digital bundle of Liturgical Living materials.  I have had TONS of inquires about what is included in the liturgical living bundle, so I put together this post to walk …

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J1ST 018: Genie on Music

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDRIOD Well hey there! Today episode is a fun one and features the wonderful Genie from Barefoot Abbey.  And Genie is here to inspire us all to bring more music into our lives, our families and our faith lives. Now, I love music, but if I’m being honest, my music …

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J1ST 017: The Call to Obedience

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Well friends, I didn’t want to talk on this topic, but St. Mother Teresa made me. Episode 17 is all about Obedience.  Obedience in marriage, family, and our relationship with God. Now, obedience is not one of my favorite topics, likely because I still like to think of myself …

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J1ST 016: Dealing with Overwhelm

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID I’m back!  I know that you set your lives by the release of my podcast episodes (ha!  so very kidding) and have been wondering why I have been so slow to release another episode.  Well, to know the answer to that question…you will have to listen to the first …

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The JESUS TREE: Lenten Scripture Activity

Friends!  I have been dreaming and thinking about this JESUS TREE for about 2 years now–and today is finally the day I share it with you! <<happy dance!!>>  There are few things I love more than dreaming something up, making it a reality and then, finally, sharing it with the people I love right here. …

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Free Printable Mini School Scrapbook

Confession–I am not a scrapbooker.  Not at all.  I upload the family pictures I take to a very simple blog to share them with family…and that is about it.  I take tons of pictures but it is pretty rare that any of those pictures ever get developed.  And yet I really wanted something small and …

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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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Bride and Groom Cross Stitch #3

I have shared a few bride and groom cross stitch projects, but I have saved the best for last–me and my husband!  And, no offence to my sisters, but I think mine turned out the best!  I am so excited to share it with you, especially since it’s August and in just a few short …

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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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Cross Stitch Family Portrait #2 {free pattern}

And, I’m back with another cross stitch family portrait!  There was a time when I used to post of this little blog EVERY DAY.  (Every day!) and now, I’m lucky if I get something up here once a week.  Oh well.  You might have guessed, but it is actually very difficult to type/stitch/edit/anything with a …

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