Family

Why is everyone else so beautiful and happy?

    I have a lot to be grateful for. A nice guy husband. Four sweet (and a teensy bit sour) kids. The ability to be home with said sweet and sour kids. A supportive extended family. I could go on and on. Even with all that, I’m feeling unsettled. Today is the eve of […]

MSB {32}: My Sunday House Best

Time for my weekly blog post!  I’m only mostly kidding.  I did post earlier this week about the ongoing crisis we face with Cee’s medication.  So it’s not the only only post this week. Quickety quick here’s my Mass summary.  Obligatory outfit picture and house stuffs to follow. Highlight:  Bea helping herself as the collection […]

Of Shots, Truth, and Worry

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    The other night, David gave Cee her Methotrexate shot right before bed.  Methotrexate is a chemotherapy drug that is used for SJIA because it shuts down the immune system.  Cee’s immune system is superhuman; it’s so powerful that it even attacks things that aren’t germs.  Like her joints.   Cee’s Methotrexate often makes […]

MSB {31}: Skydiving with the Holy Spirit

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Okay.  Quick aside since with crazy crazy life life I’m pretty much only able to write once a week. I met Kirby from the Internet! The delightful Kirby blogs over at Under Thy Roof about faith, mothering, and ballet.  And it turns out she’s a real person! We both attended a homeschool conference in Minnesota this […]

MSB {30}: Song Count Mass Tip

My Sunday Best!  With Cee and Bea!   We wore blue in honor of Ascension Sunday.  The other kids shimmied out of their church clothes as soon as they got through the door, so they missed out on the group picture.   No one was awful enough to be taken out of Mass today!  Cee hasn’t […]

A House Hot Mess

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  We’ve been seriously looking at zero-entry, handicap accessible houses. I’ve started de-cluttering and cleaning and organizing in order to get our house ready to show.  ‘Cause we can’t buy a house until we offload this one. So it’s serious.  Scrub-the-shower-and-put-the-extra-towels-away serious. Do we need to move today? Nope.  Our house fits us. But we don’t […]

MSB {29}:  Troubled Hearts

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We didn’t have any slithering today at Mass.  Or major blood gushing.  Overall it was not the worst ever, either. I wouldn’t say it was great…I did have to stop Moe from chewing my sweater (because that’s a thing?!?!).  And Bea got wiggly, so David took her out for a bit. During consecration Moe was […]

The Messiness of Mary's Motherhood

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  I’m over at Everyday Ediths, writing about the theme this month– Motherhood. Jesus offers Mary to us, not only as a model and intercessor, but as someone who will hold our face in her hands and wipe our tears when life doesn’t make sense. When we can’t grasp how things can possibly get better. […]

Shouldn't this be easier?

I delight in being a mother.  In hearing my kids giggle.  In watching them reach new milestones. The achievement I am most proud of is keeping four small humans alive for the past eight years.   If all that is true, why is it so hard?  Why can’t we just build blanket forts, eat popcorn, […]

MSB {27}: Shuffling back to Jerusalem

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Moe insisted he wanted to be in the picture with me this week, but he couldn’t be troubled to sit still or pose.  So here’s the result for My Sunday Best: Sweater, shirt, shoes:  Lands’ End Skirt:  Lularoe Necklace:  Kohl’s superclearance   Now, onto Mass thoughts.  I’ve heard the Emmaus Road reading lots of times […]