A Season of Giving: Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

As a Catholic, serving others in need is a underlying current in everything we do. We’re called to represent Jesus in today’s world, caring for the sick and dying and protecting those most vulnerable. In our world, we have more than enough. My pantry and cabinets are overflowing, my children’s closets are stuffed to the […]

Touching the Shark – Mommy and Me

Newport Aquarium

We took a trip to the Newport Aquarium recently — even with my husband along, keeping track of all of the Kaboodle was a lot of work!! This is me, Rachel and the boys. I’m trying my best to keep my sons from jumping in the shark tank. The docent (is that what you call […]

Getting to My Quiet Place: Saints and Scripture Sunday

Saints and Scripture Sunday

Mark 6:31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. Even as an extrovert, it should come as no surprise that I need time to myself. When I happened upon this Scripture […]

A Homeschool Mother’s Journal in 7 Quick Takes

In my ‘combine everything as much as possible’ style, I’m linking up to iHN’s Homeschool Mother’s Journal AND 7 Quick Takes this morning. Who said multitasking wasn’t helpful! — 1 — In our homeschool this week …. we’ve been doing a lot of reading. My husband is a master of picking out books from the […]

Mommy and Me: The Dairy Farm

Recently, we took a trip to Cheney’s Dairy Farm (because my sweet friend Erin is a better planner than myself!) I’m a slacker, and haven’t done a wrap up yet, but I wanted to share this beauty with you …..   Hand the camera to your husband, so you and your children will have pictures […]