It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. -Saint Augustine So I am convinced I have one of the loudest little people in all existence. For being so tiny she sure has a set of lungs… and no shortage of attitude. A couple of weekends ago we (rather unexpectedly) bought a car – hello new mom car! If you have ever purchased a car, particularly from a dealership, you know it is NOT a short venture. G was great! By “great” I mean in the typical active kid sense – like not sitting in your lap nicely flipping through a book, eating…
Dear Mystery Man
I struggled with whether or not to post this story or not, but decided to go ahead. This is a little more “personal” in my opinion than I normally like to go online, but I just had to share how important this moment was for me. As most of you know, my husband is a LEO, which means crappy work hours…. kidding, but no seriously. A lot of times the only way we get to see him is if we meet him at work for a meal, or a quick “oh heeeeyyyy” while running my errands and he’s in between calls, or if he meets us at the park in…
What Defines You?
This post started out as sort of a depressing thought I was having at the end of my husbands long work weekend. For those of who who don’t know my hubby is a LEO. And for those of you who may live under rocks, they, like doctors, firefighters, nurses, etc. work ridiculously stupid long hours.
The greatest gift you can give to your child… Thoughts on siblings
Some of you may already know this, but I am the second oldest of 8 children. Six boys and two girls. There are 22 years between my oldest sibling and my youngest sibling. I waited 17 years to get a sister (the youngest). No twins, no adoptions, no step-siblings. My older brother and his wife had their first baby 2 weeks before my youngest sister was born (Father of the Bride anyone?!).
To #ashtag or not to #ashtag, that is the question.
So this year, I stumbled across the hashtag, “ashtag” (say that 10x fast). Where you take a selfie of you and your ashes after attending Ash Wednesday Mass or Prayer Service and post it to social media. My first thought was hey that’s cool! What a fun way to kick off the season of Lent with my fellow Catholics, or other denominations that celebrate the practice/season of Lent. I saw a post by Leah Darrow – “fASHion advice: Dirt is the new black this season” with an image that said, “Be fASHionable this Wednesday, go to Mass.” Cute play on words, no?
Hi there! So I am jumping on the blogger-bandwagon, not because I live the most glamorous or interesting lifestyle, or feel overly impelled to share it with the world, but really because I stumbled upon this article by Joshua Becker on 15 Reasons I Think You Should Blog.