Monthly Archives: August 2016

Homeschool Monday – And So It Begins

We began our new school year today, a week earlier than I had originally planned, but everyone else nearby had started back to school, and so we decided to jump on the bandwagon. Our eldest son is back learning at home after … Continue reading

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No, I Do NOT Want to Share With You

It was cold when I woke up at 4:00 am and reached for the blanket’s edge. I gave it a tug, but my sleeping husband rolled over and took the last available scrap with him, rolling up into a tight … Continue reading

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Star Wars Theology

15 year old son: “So when Mary died, she just disappeared like Yoda in Star Wars?” His 16 year old brother, “I assume.”   Return to The Catholic Conspiracy

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Flashback Friday – So You’re Not Me…Deciding To Homeschool

Around this time every year, while I’m unboxing the new textbooks for the coming school year, the non-homeschooling moms I know wrestle with the question of their children’s education. “I’d love to homeschool, but I’m not you.” I’ve heard more … Continue reading

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#disabledlivesdon’tmatter

I have struggled to find the words for the horror of the massacre of nineteen disabled people in Japan, or my sorrow at the lack of response from the rest of the world. I am not surprised by either one. There was … Continue reading

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We Take Separate Cars, And It Saves Our Marriage

I was raised in a military family whose constant mantra was: To be early is to be on time To be on time is to be late To be late is to be grounded We were never late anywhere. I … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday – Glorious Tackiness

This Sunday morning, I had the pleasure of attending Mass at St Pius V in Pasadena, TX. The first thing I noticed as I walked toward the church’s doors was a statue of the Blessed Mother in a niche in … Continue reading

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Stealing Their Humanity With Our Kindness

We were cruising through the grocery store when I heard Ella say to herself, “Ugh. I hate that.” I looked around and didn’t see anything out of the ordinary, so I asked, ” What do you hate?” “When moms tell … Continue reading

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