Happy Feast of St. Nicholas! Today is a fun day in our house! Last night the kids put their shoes out in hopes that St. Nick would stop by and fill them with goodies.  If you’ve read my e-book then you know that we place a HUGE emphasis on Santa […]

We’re Doing Something Right – Thanks St. Nick

{updated Friday the 18th to include my new e-book} Dear readers, I am so excited to tell you that my first ever e-book, Advent Alive: Bringing Advent to Life for Your Family, is FINALLY READY FOR PURCHASE!!!! In my e-book I write about all of the Advent traditions that my family […]

Advent Giveaway to Celebrate the Launch of My New E-book!

October 29th is a pretty special day in our house. It’s the day that our little Chiara graced the world with her presence. It’s also Blessed Chiara “Luce” Badano’s feast day, which is no coincidence. We don’t find out the sex of our babies. Call us old-fashioned, but we enjoy […]

Chiara- It’s More Than a Name

I often joke that I am more of a Martha than a Mary. If you know me, then you can attest to the fact that I am constantly going, going, going and involved in far too many things. My calendar resembles a novel and my head spins with my never […]

Lord, Help Me to Choose the Better Part

  Seeing as how today, September 29th, is Michaelmas Day (or the feast of St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael – the archangels), I thought it would be fitting to talk about angels! Catholics believe in angels. This is one of the many things I truly love about my faith. I find […]

Angels and Our Children

For years I have been baking boxed brownies. I know, I know. I just said the bad BB word- Boxed Brownies! The horror! But hear me out… Years ago, my dear mother, a woman who openly admits that she is no baker (I LOVE YOU, MOM), stumbled upon one of […]

2 Quick and Easy Boxed Brownie Hacks

Floors. Oh, the floors in my house are the bane of my housekeeping existence. They truly are NEVER EVER clean. When we moved in 6 years ago I hated the floors, but I convinced myself that we would be able to save up and replace them one day. So, here […]

Lessons Learned from Dirty Floors

  So you know how sometimes you hear about an opportunity, and it is so amazing and wonderful, that you just jump head-first into it? Well, that was me when I heard about Trades of Hope, an amazing direct sales company that empowers women out of poverty. You’re probably thinking, […]

Trades of Hope: Empowering Women Out of Poverty

Yay! The kids are in bed so I can finally sit down and type out the amazing fun we had today celebrating Saint Teresa of Calcutta! After Mass, we learned about her by reading our Heavenly Friends Flash card and watching some You Tube videos. (We couldn’t time the canonization coverage […]

Our Canonization Celebration

I am a mom.  I make decisions everyday for my family. You are a mom. You make decisions everyday for your family. And honestly, I wish that was where it ended. But, it’s not. People, and moms in particular, feel like they have the right to make you feel inadequate when you don’t make […]

Can We Call a Truce to the “Mommy Wars”?