Thoughts on Large Families, Saintly Patience, and Being a SAHM

Thoughts on Large Families, Saintly Patience, and Being a SAHM

I was chatting with a lady today who was shocked that I am pregnant with baby number ten (most people are). Our conversation was typical for the way these kind of interactions go: Nice Lady: Wow. Number ten! You must have the patience of a saint! Me: No, not really. Nice Lady: No, really you must. Me: No, honestly I […]

A Few of Our Favorite Things… and other Pages

A Few of Our Favorite Things… and other Pages

We have a new page up, A Few of Our Favorite Things… We are posting this because when we post pages our email subscribers don’t receive a notice. Also, if you view our website on a phone you may not have noticed the two menus with the different pages on it. Check out the new page and if you haven’t seen the […]

by · May 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Byzconsin: Buying Our Home 

Byzconsin: Buying Our Home 

A huge part of our Byzconsin journey involves buying a home. Being able to purchase a reasonably priced home was a huge motivator for us to move to the Midwest. We moved not knowing when we would be able to buy but knowing it would be much more feasible in Wisconsin than in California. When we moved to Wisconsin we […]

Fast Friendly Recipes from the Monastery and My Home

Fast Friendly Recipes from the Monastery and My Home

It’s fairly common for Eastern Christians to have a regular potluck or social hour after Sunday liturgy or after one of the Presanctified Liturgies during Great Lent. We have been having regular Sunday potluck at the monastery for what seems like forever now! Father Moses and I have been planning meals, swapping recipes, and commiserating during Lent about “what to […]

Byzconsin: Becoming Better Stewards

Byzconsin: Becoming Better Stewards

So, if you have been following our blog for awhile or know us personally, you will know that since moving to Wisconsin we have had our finances turned upside down due to a job layoff, compounded by there not being a whole lot of work in Manny’s field here in Wisconsin AND pay being much lower in Wisconsin than in […]

Fasting As A Family Winner!

Fasting As A Family Winner!

A big thanks for all those who entered to win the Fasting As A Family book. The winner is Michelle Therese! For those of you who didn’t win you can purchase the book at Amazon or from Ancient Faith. It’s worth buying! Blessed Pascha to those of you who are celebrating. If you are like us and have weeks to […]

by · March 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Book Review
Fasting As A Family: A Giveaway and Book Review!

Fasting As A Family: A Giveaway and Book Review!

O, how I wish I had this book, Fasting As A Family by Melissa Naasko, when we first started fasting about 18 years ago–WISH! It could’ve helped me to worry less during Lent and the other fasts about ‘what on earth will I cook,’ ‘what will I pack my husband to eat for lunch,’ and ‘are the kids getting enough protein.’ […]

Byzconsin!

Byzconsin!

Three and a half years have now passed since we moved from the High Desert in sunny California to the farm country of crisp and cold Wisconsin. Time has gone by quickly and life has been interesting–full of surprises, both good and bad. You know how we pray to live in peace and repentance during the Divine Liturgy? Well I […]

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