How To Live the Dream the World Doesn’t Understand

Your life is lived to its fullest potential in every diaper you change. Every sunny afternoon you spend on the park bench watching your kids play. Every peanut butter sandwich you make. Every band-aid you put on an imaginary wound. Every bedtime story you read. Every hug you give. Every time you say, “I love you.” Your life may not be Pinterest perfect, but it is real-life beautiful.… Continue reading How To Live the Dream the World Doesn’t Understand

Parenting

While I don’t set out to be a mom blog, many times my personal meditations are centered around my vocation as a wife and mom. When I feel others may be uplifted by those meditations, I let myself be vulnerable in my imperfection, and share them with you. I hope that you’ll look at me… Continue reading Parenting

About Me

I’m here to open wide the doors of my heart and let you in on my joys, my struggles, my questions, and my life lessons. I invite you to pray and reflect along with me. Together, we can lift our mind and hearts to God, seeking to walk the path of holiness He sets before us.… Continue reading About Me

What Do You Know About Healing in the Catholic Faith?

We play Catholic Trivia over on Instagram each month. These are the questions and answers to this month’s #4thFridayTrivia game. My eczema was flaring up again. The skin on my fingertips was raw and open. It itched and burned and oozed. Strangers were afraid to shake my hand. It was hard to take care of my family.… Continue reading What Do You Know About Healing in the Catholic Faith?

The Encouragement that Moms of Littles Need

Hey moms. These days are hard, I know. You need some encouragement. An uplifting word. Something to carry you through. I have lots of that for you today, from moms who have been in your shoes. But first, let’s pray together a quick meditation on the storms of life you’re going through.

Do You Want to be a Better Catholic Parent?

This post is sponsored by Evango. I’m not a pro at parenting. I would propose that none of us are. There’s always something new to learn about our kids, and our kids always have something new to teach us about ourselves. Any time I think I have it all figured out, a new situation comes… Continue reading Do You Want to be a Better Catholic Parent?

The Gospel in Which God Tells Peter to Shut it.

#MyMassTakeaway for the 2nd Sunday in Lent. I just love St. Peter. He’s the guy to turn to when we feel like we’re getting it all wrong. Chances are, he’s been there done that. Peter denied Jesus, rebuked Jesus, lost faith in the middle of a miracle and began to drown. Even Saint Paul had… Continue reading The Gospel in Which God Tells Peter to Shut it.

The Bread of Life: What am I Hungry For?

And, while life isn’t perfect, it is full.

It’s full of food and sleep, friends and grace. I’m being fed on every level. Jesus is the Bread of Life, and he wants all our needs to be met.

Run to Him whenever you’re hungry.… Continue reading The Bread of Life: What am I Hungry For?

Life is Sacred in its Living

Life is sacred in its living. We don’t need to do great things to show the world God’s love. All we need to do is live the life God gave us. The life of service to our spouse and kids. The life of sweeping floors and paying bills and wiping noses and saying “I love you” with every word and deed. The life of a family.… Continue reading Life is Sacred in its Living