Mothering

MSB {34}:  In or Out?  The Big Mass Question

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  I got a new dress for My Sunday Best this week!  Lands’ End offers new prints and colors of their fit and flare dress every year, but I refuse to pay full price.  I watch their website like a hawk, waiting to add a new dress to my rotation if they offer the perfect storm […]

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 […]

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 […]

Letting Go by Reading Up

Countless books and articles encourage moms to “let go” of completing household tasks perfectly and focus on making memories. That’s easy while we’re on vacation in between our doctor appointments.  No doing dishes or laundry?  Check. Posing with Disney characters?  Check.   Going to the zoo.  Check.   At home, it’s another story. I’m all […]

R-o-c-k-i-n-g Motherhood

This post has been languishing in my drafts for over a month.  In that time, our lives have been turned upside down with Cee’s latest round of results.  I contemplated scrapping the whole post, but keep coming back to how helpful thinking this through has been for me.  I share it now in the hopes […]