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Large Family Outing–Our Trip to the Zoo

Large Family Outing–Our Trip to the Zoo

People often ask us questions about having a large family. We have ten kids (our eldest is 20). It’s on my writing to-do list to write more on the subject. I especially want to highlight the realities and real struggles of a big family along with the joys because I think a lot of people who haven’t grown up with […]

by · September 20, 2017 · 3 comments · Daily Life
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Byzconsin: What I Miss on a Sunday Morning

Y’all are gonna think I’m crazy, but I have to say, I miss the hour plus drive we used to take to get to the Monastery back in California. Really, really miss it. Seriously.We are now down the road from the monastery like I wanted to be for years but Sunday mornings are just not the same without that drive.  […]

Seeing Mercy and Spiritual Progress in Lent

Seeing Mercy and Spiritual Progress in Lent

  “Mom, are we allowed to eat that?” During the first weeks of the fast in Great Lent, I am asked this question at least a dozen times by any one of my kids. They know the fasting rules. I tell them at the very beginning what we are fasting from (for us it’s no meat, limited dairy) but still, […]

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 […]

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
What’s In a Name: Welcoming Our New Baby!

What’s In a Name: Welcoming Our New Baby!

Our baby is finally here! On May 6th little Serafina Xenia Joanna was born! Thanks be to God everything went well. So many people prayed for us during the pregnancy and delivery, we can’t express how grateful we are for all the prayers. With all of the health issues and surgeries I went through during this pregnancy, labor day felt […]

by · May 15, 2015 · 4 comments · Family, Saints, Traditions
Face to Face with the Culture of Death

Face to Face with the Culture of Death

We recently announced that we are expecting our ninth child. Yes, number nine. I made an announcement via facebook and added at the end if anyone had anything rude, obnoxious or remotely negative to say – SHUT UP!! or I’ll release the kids on you (whom I just explained were thrilled beyond belief to hear they will be having a […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 12 comments · Family
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