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Scarlett and Serafina!

International Women’s Day

  Because today is International Women’s Day, I am sharing a paper my oldest daughter wrote for her Women’s Voices college class. She wrote it in a letter style and needed to write about the “social construction of gender” and how it applies to her own life. Manny and I have been pleased to see how Scarlett has responded to […]

by · March 8, 2017 · 0 comments · Family
The Nostalgia of Lent

The Nostalgia of Lent

We are at the end of the first week of Great Lent. Every year, the season of Lent can be wildly different. Some easier than others. Some not at all what I expected. This year I see some new dynamics in our family; I see joy and nostalgia. My twenty-year-old, Scarlett, told me this is the most nostalgic time of […]

Be the Change…in Your Home, Community, World

Be the Change…in Your Home, Community, World

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Many of us know this famous quote well. I wonder though, how often these words make us think of the world at large, and not the world right in our backyard? It is easy to think about changing the world — the world far away, the world that isn’t close […]

Byzconsin: Wannabe Hobbits

Byzconsin: Wannabe Hobbits

Spring in Wisconsin (once it finally warms up) is gorgeous. Many times we have thought the farm country we live in looks like what we imagine The Shire would look like. In many ways the simple, down to earth life of the Hobbits is exactly what we long for–a good book to read, a pantry full of good food, things […]

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 […]

Sharing God’s Mercy with Our Children

Sharing God’s Mercy with Our Children

In this Year of Mercy I believe it is important for parents to think about how we can reveal God’s mercy to our children and teach them to be merciful to others. Compassionate and merciful children will not happen by accident. For us parents, showing God’s tender mercy to our children is especially important, being that the fruit of our […]

by · February 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Catechesis, Family
When God Made You…

When God Made You…

I absolutely adore children’s books. One of my favorite children’s authors (Jane G. Meyer) recently wrote a fantastic book called, When God Made You. I just finished reading it and loved every page. It’s beautifully illustrated (by Megan Elizabeth Gilbert) and the text is fun, smart, and full of love—the perfect book to share with children. Jane G. Meyer’s books are among our […]

by · February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Book Review, Family
You might be using Natural Family Planning if…

You might be using Natural Family Planning if…

You might be using Natural Family Planning if…   1.) Every time you tell your husband “we need to talk,” he gets that deer in the headlight look and assumes you are going to tell him you’re expecting. 2.) You go grocery shopping and at least one shopper tells you that “you must have a lot of children” and the […]

by · November 13, 2015 · 1 comment · Family, Marriage
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