Math U See vs. Ray's Arithmetic: A review after 13 years of homeschooling.
Homeschooling

Math U See vs. Ray’s Arithmetic – A Review

Our family has been homeschooling for 13 years now; we even have a brand-new graduate on our hands. Crazy, huh? Complete madness, really. I'd be lying if I said it's always been easy. Math has been my Achille's heel for my entire life, and homeschooling has been no different. It's been essential for me to find… Continue reading Math U See vs. Ray’s Arithmetic – A Review

Common Protestant misconceptions about grace, faith, works, and salvation.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Grace, Works, and a Catholic Convert

I used to think Catholics taught salvation by works, not grace. After all, they do teach that works are necessary for salvation, and that's pretty much the same thing. Right? Well, no. I've mentioned before that as a new convert to the Catholic Church, I was continually surprised by the faith and piety that I encountered. I… Continue reading Grace, Works, and a Catholic Convert

The secret of happiness according to St. Gianna and Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
Catholicism, Musings, Parenting

Moment by Moment: the secret of happiness for moms (and everybody else)

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) "The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His goodness, sends to… Continue reading Moment by Moment: the secret of happiness for moms (and everybody else)

Staying sane: self-care in crisis mode; working from home
Fitness, Moving, Musings

How I’m staying sane while my world has gone mad

So while things haven't really gone swimmingly for us this year, at least they have finally calmed down a little. It's really only the eye of the storm; we are tackling another interstate move in only 6 weeks, and Mark is still searching and searching for work. I so appreciate the suggestions from you all;… Continue reading How I’m staying sane while my world has gone mad