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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
Lessons From A Monastery: Becoming a Better Mother

Lessons From A Monastery: Becoming a Better Mother

“Love God, serve God: everything is in that.” —St. Clare of Assisi Originally, I didn’t plan on writing this lesson. However, I am sitting next to my newborn baby girl (she is eleven days old) and reflecting on being a mother, and thinking about how much my faith has changed and shaped the person I am. When I first became […]

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
Latest funny things my kids said and random Lent and Pascha thoughts…

Latest funny things my kids said and random Lent and Pascha thoughts…

  So life has been really crazy as of late. Throw in the busiest time of year and a new baby on the way and well it is no wonder I am still mentally processing the latest happenings and still physically recovering from it all. I am sure I am not the only one feeling like that. Anyway, writing helps […]

Seeking God’s Help In Little Things

Seeking God’s Help In Little Things

This past Sunday was one of those beautifully peaceful days at church. This came as an unexpected surprise for me because starting Saturday night I really didn’t want to go. A feeling I have most Sundays during pregnancy. This is because I am always tired and not feeling that great, especially in the mornings. So, the last thing I want […]

by · February 4, 2015 · 4 comments · Daily Life, Faith, Family, Prayer
SIMPLICITY, FREEDOM, AND THE COURAGE TO DREAM

SIMPLICITY, FREEDOM, AND THE COURAGE TO DREAM

I want to share Bishop John Michael Botean’s Christmas reflection with all of you. So much of what he wrote spoke to my heart and gave much food for thought. This is a small excerpt from the letter: SIMPLICITY, FREEDOM, AND THE COURAGE TO DREAM: A REFLECTION FOR CHRISTMAS By Bishop John Michael Botean   Mary’s dreams You may have […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 1 comment · Catechesis, Faith, Family
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