Garage Lunch and Other Homeschool Realities

This post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase after clicking one of the links in this post, I receive a small commission at no cost to you.  Thanks! My kids are eating lunch.  In the garage.  And they are tickled about it. It’s started to get chillier, and they figured out that they […]

First Reconciliation Head to Head

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After taking a little break, I’m back to teaching 2nd grade family formation in our parish this year.  Elle is in the class, so I’m particularly interested in making the year meaningful and special.  I love me some sacraments, and my heart is in fostering that same love in the 2nd graders. This year I […]

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 […]

Pre-Seasonal Celebrating, New Looks, and Bad News

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    -1-  Pre-Seasonal Celebrating “Liturgical Living” is hot in Catholic circles, but reading seasonal books is popular all over.  We have an awesome library, but all the theme-y books get scooped up fast.  So we started pre-seasonal celebrating.  Books about Valentine’s Day?  We checked those out at the beginning of January.  Books about St. Patrick and […]

SQT:  Friday Funnies

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7 Quick Friday Funnies   It’s been a topsy-turvy week of getting behinder and behinder with another trip to Mayo, getting my stitches out, and swim therapy.  So here are some quick funnies from life with the kiddos.       1.  Some questions are best left unanswered. Me:  (working in the kitchen, noticing the Bea […]

A Staycation:  Africa!

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After the success of our first staycation to Australia, we decided to venture on to another continent this summer.  I finally chronicled our real vacation to Yellowstone, so next up for the blog archives is our staycation to Africa! We checked out all the books we could on the various countries in Africa from the […]

Saving $$$ at the Library

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We used to only belong to a little local library. While it is adorable the selection is small, and inter-library-loans are a paid service there.  So, we opted to get a library card in the bigger city library system a little ways away. I think it was $90 for a year?  I agonized over spending […]

Library Love {6}: Coping


  Treasures From the Checkout Pile The word of the week is “coping.”  Cee continues to be in a lot of pain, so we pare down our life and focus on surviving.  Here are a few books I chose with the intent that they would facilitate talking about how we feel and being grateful even […]

A Mother's Worst Nightmare

I have so many lovely things I want to write about… …a trip to the Shrine of Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini! …all our fun from Yellowstone! …all our fun from the Black Hills! …the contents of our Morning Basket! …updates on Cee’s SOJIA! But I can’t. I’m having a hard time breathing. I don’t think […]