Monthly Archives: January 2017

March for Life – We Need To Hear From The Dads

  I’ve been watching the Pro-Life March on Washington for most of the morning. I’ve smiled at how young the protesters look, marveled at the immense size of the crowd, and listened intently to the speakers. I’m in awe of … Continue reading

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We don’t have the right to force someone to stay pregnant

**this post originally appeared in Jan 2015, I think it’s important, so I’m sharing it again. My previous post about abortion has sparked some interesting conversations in its comment box, on Facebook, and Twitter. One of the most common views … Continue reading

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Stop Should-ing on Yourself

Alright Ladies, I’ve had enough, and I’m willing to bet that you have too. I’m done with the self-doubt and the perfectionism.  I’m through with the amazing women in my life taking the innocent word “should” and using it to … Continue reading

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The Mother of Nine

Once upon a time, I was only the mother of the sweetest baby girl. We were inseparable. We traveled the country for her Irish dancing competitions, spent hours at the kitchen table homeschooling, and even more time curled up on … Continue reading

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That Which You Do For The Least of These

The older kids and I went to a different parish for Mass last weekend. The events of the day had run longer than expected, and by the time we realized it we were too late for the 5pm Mass. A quick … Continue reading

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Disreality and Unconnection – Life With Antepartum Depression

*I have struggled with antepartum depression throughout most of this pregnancy. (And through my pregnancies with my last few children.) I haven’ always known how to talk about it. I thought I’d just share the sounds of my thoughts instead.** … Continue reading

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The 13th Day of Christmas Cleanout

From October through December, the Amazon boxes arrived. Tiny ones holding games and books, and larger ones with Lego sets and bigger treasures. They were stashed in car trunks and the attic, or hidden in plain sight on the shelves … Continue reading

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Mary, the Storyteller

When I was leaving the Church when I was a teenager, I remember scoffing at the infancy narratives of Jesus and saying, “These are totally made up. Clearly. How does anyone even know that an angel came to her (Mary) … Continue reading

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