January Bible Reading Challenge

Happy New Year, friends! Wanted to share briefly that I'll be leading a "chapter a day" Bible challenge through my Instagram account in January, encouraging others to read just one chapter of the Bible every day. January has 31 days and the Book of Proverbs has 31 chapters, so we'll be reading through Proverbs to … Continue reading January Bible Reading Challenge

Our Annual “Dream Date”: Strategic Planning with Your Spouse

(Alternate title: Mud runs, new jobs, more date nights, and a week in Provence.) Every year during that more chill week between Christmas and New Years, my husband and I go out on our most important (and often most fun!) date night of the year. We call it our "dream date" or our "strategic planning … Continue reading Our Annual “Dream Date”: Strategic Planning with Your Spouse

Free (or Really Cheap) Ways I Boost My Family’s Immune Systems

First I have to share a Halloween picture because Grace was Belle and had three brave protectors and...I just do. Hope your family had a wonderful Halloween and All Saints and All Souls this week! Apart from the dress up and feasting fun, October was a doozy at our house. It's been years since my … Continue reading Free (or Really Cheap) Ways I Boost My Family’s Immune Systems

A (Doable) Morning Self-Care Routine

A long time ago I saw a quote online, I think it was from Olympian Rebecca Dussault of Fit Catholic Mom, and it said: MORNING CHECKLIST:  Something Physical Something Mental Something Spiritual Something Nourishing  This short list is a recipe for so many positive things in a woman's mind, heart, body and spirit. I so … Continue reading A (Doable) Morning Self-Care Routine

My Deepest Wound and a Story of Healing

"In my deepest wound I saw your glory and it astounded me." - Saint Augustine This is hard for me to write. I feel uncomfortably vulnerable, but I also feel compelled to tell my story and witness to what God has done for me. Six Octobers ago on this day, I shared the story of … Continue reading My Deepest Wound and a Story of Healing

Mommy I Do Not Love You Anymore

Kids say the darnedest things, but there's not a mother on Earth who wants to hear her son or daughter profess they've fallen out of love with the one who gave them life. It's not a good feeling y'all. I know, because my son said these words to me. If you know me in real … Continue reading Mommy I Do Not Love You Anymore

The Little Way to a Beautiful Home

I first heard about the little French girl who taught the world a "little way" they could love God, love people, and pursue holiness, when I was ten. I was raised a Presbyterian pastor's kid, and when I was nine my whole family converted to Catholicism. Up to that point, things like sacraments, the Rosary, … Continue reading The Little Way to a Beautiful Home

37 Ways to Romance Your Husband

[From the archives of my previous blog, Little Bit of Paradise...] I recently read an article written by a Catholic woman in which she outlined ways to romance our husbands. I must admit, the article left me more than a little frustrated. The ideas put forth in the article included the suggestions “leave lipstick kisses … Continue reading 37 Ways to Romance Your Husband