A message for the modern wife and mom from Paul of the Cross

Making an Altar of Your Heart

St. Paul of the Cross lived in the 1700s. A time period presumably very different from our own. But it seems like wives and mothers of all ages have one thing in common: too much to do.  In 1760, a busy married woman wrote Paul of the Cross saying that she couldn’t find enough time…

Turning Anger Around

Turning Anger Around

If you’re active in parenting social media groups and the blogosphere, you know that we talk a lot about ways we can be more patient with our kids, more kind, more balanced. We talk about ways to get over anger and stop yelling. And all of this is important. The next time I have a…

Top 10 Moments of My Day!

Time for a little gratitude! Each day brings new surprises (and challenges), but these are 10 things I am grateful for and look forward to EVERY day – little things that come together to make life wonderful! Browsing through pictures of friends’ babies and weddings on Facebook. Feeling my little boys’ arms wrapped around my…

The Perfect Life: Keeping it Real

I’ve seen the question of perfection come up a lot recently on different blogs. I’ve basically observed two different approaches: 1)      Bloggers that share the picture-perfect moments and explain that they don’t do so because they have a perfect life by because they prefer to focus on the good rather than the bad, to spread…

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Time to Remember the George Baileys!

It’s that time of year again. It’s a Wonderful Life, one of my seasonal favorites, is on my mind. It isn’t particularly complex or subtle, but it reflects the simple truths of life in a captivating way that speaks to adults and children alike. If you haven’t seen it yet, take time this Christmas season;…