How My Fourth Kid Surprised Me

How My Fourth Kid Surprised Me






When I was 32 years old I had a nice little family. My kids were 6, 4 and 2 years old. The only issue? I had eggs that wanted to be hatched. Seriously. I was NOT done having kids. The problem? My.husband.was.done. He was extremely serious when he told me that he didn’t want any more kids. He was stretched to his absolute limit, spiritually, physically and financially. So, what’s a woman with energetic eggs to do? I briefly considered…

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3 Simple Ways to Make Sure Advent Happens in Your Home

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure Advent Happens in Your Home






My kids, like all kids, love Christmas. As the mother, it’s easy to buy into the idea that December is about lists and baking and teacher gifts and stocking stuffers. Yet. What happened in That Stable all those years ago gives meaning to my life. As a Christian, it is THE EVENT. Advent, these four weeks before Christmas, is a time to PREPARE the heart, mind and soul for the Birth of Jesus. It is a time to step back…

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Rachel Doerneman is a FOCUS missionary!

Rachel Doerneman is a FOCUS missionary!






I love this life we get to live. It’s so crazy full of adventure, isn’t it? Today I am writing to share some amazing news: Rachel Doerneman will be a FOCUS missionary! What the heck is FOCUS? Focus is an organization started in 1998 by a man named Curtis Martin. He knew that college students were losing their Catholic faith. He decided to do something about that. He formed FOCUS. FOCUS: Fellowship of Catholic University Students.

Holy Ground…at Starbucks

Holy Ground…at Starbucks






I love coffee. I love the aroma, I love the taste and I love how coffee makes me feel. As a mama of eight, I have had YEARS and YEARS of rushed coffee consumption. But now? Oh my stars. I am living such an amazing stage of life. My kids are all in school and I get to drink coffee without interruption! And sometimes I even go to a coffee joint, enjoy the atmosphere AND my quiet time. I have…

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This Thanksgiving, Give Grace

This Thanksgiving, Give Grace






In my last post, Should You Correct a Sinner, I tiptoed into the arena of sin. When we see someone we love making choices that we know aren’t in align with the Gospel, what are we to do? About a year ago, I made an appointment with a certified sex addiction therapist. I needed her help because in my work (educating parents on how to effectively communicate and educate and safeguard their home to raise porn-resistant kids) I hear a…

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Should You Correct a Sinner?

Should You Correct a Sinner?






When I was in my late 20’s, I read this quote, “Would someone, looking in on your life, have enough EVIDENCE to convict you of being a Christian?” Hmm…I thought about that. My faith was all in my heart. Did I have tangibles for my faith? I thought about the songs I listened to, the movies I watched, the books I read, the art in my home and the words out of my mouth. Nothing really said “CHRISTIAN.” How does one begin…

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Create Chipotle at Aldi’s!

Create Chipotle at Aldi’s!






We love Chipotle. But for our family of ten, buying Chipotle would cost over $100, with extra guacamole and chips all around. Aldi to the rescue! For those of you that do not have an Aldi’s in your town, I am so sorry. Aldi’s is a discount grocery store, a relative of Trader Joe’s. Their food is good and it is so.much.cheaper.than.a.regular.grocery.store. One day I was browsing in my favorite Aldi’s and I really looked at their Mexican/Spanish food section….

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Create Real Connection with Your Teen

Create Real Connection with Your Teen






If you have a teen that is struggling with sexual sin, I get your pain and your sorrow and your guilt.  I am a Catholic mom of eight children, aged 9-24. I have made tons of mistakes in my mothering. It’s not easy raising children in today’s world. I believe that the biggest temptation facing our children today is the internet. Our children, young and old, are in the midst of massive temptations and pressures. I have written extensively about two…

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