Advent

by

We still haven’t put up our Christmas tree.  I know, it’s like over a whole week into December already and compared to most, we are slackers. The truth is, we haven’t put it up or even decorated yet on purpose. This year we are putting it off longer than usual and the reason seems to

by

January 28, 2013 ~ Overcoming Guilt and Embracing Joy One area so many mothers struggle with is guilt, especially those who experience the loss of a baby/child. We want to address this struggle in this post. It will help mothers quietly battling guilt for living life and experiencing joy to know they are not alone.

by

~ 1 ~ Ba-humbug.  I am not enjoying this season, at all.  It is usually a struggle this time of year because of the stress and hours that Mark takes on at work.  The combination of the stress and work he feels carries over to me because I worry about him.  And it’s lonely around

by

Do you ever have one of those days when you think or hear something and then several times throughout the day you are reminded of that thought from various outside forces?  This happens to me pretty frequently and I know I’m not alone in choosing to refer to these times as “God-incidences” rather than coincidences.

by

St. Nicholas

Today is the feast day of St. Nicholas and the kids were surprised with a little chocolate treat in their stockings this morning. I couldn’t resist this idea from Catholic Cuisine and knew they would love them too, they did! There are some fun ideas and information at the St. Nicholas Center too that we

by

Preparation and Tradition

Last weekend we cleaned and decorated for Christmas and in keeping with many of our usual traditions we are also starting a few new ones this year. We always decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving with background music and all. M received ornaments each year while growing up and when I came into the family I