How to model and teach generosity and charity to kids in difficult circumstances.
Musings, Parenting, Simplicity

How To Teach Generosity {When You Don’t Have Much to Give}

(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.) Sometimes, I feel like a miser. Our finances have been rickety for a while. Then, last year they got better! Woot! But this… Continue reading How To Teach Generosity {When You Don’t Have Much to Give}

A roundup of resources on celebrating All Saints's Day, All Souls' Day, and All Hallows Eve as a Catholic.
Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year, Parenting

All Saints & All Souls Roundup – Resources for a Convert’s Hallowtide

(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.) You guys, I have no idea what to do for All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, or All Souls' Day. Clueless. As Protestants,… Continue reading All Saints & All Souls Roundup – Resources for a Convert’s Hallowtide

Hectic, busy times can be a kind of desert in our lives.
Large family, Moving, Musings, Parenting, Simplicity

A Desert of Busyness

Life gets complicated, sometimes. First off, we did move again, so here we are in a new state. We actually left North Carolina on the very day that we traveled there last year, in an odd, unplanned coincidence. Now, we're in the middle of all the unpacking, the tortuous paperwork, and errands involved with relocating… Continue reading A Desert of Busyness

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)

Three reasons I cose a hospital birth for my eight natural birth.
Birth Stories, Parenting

3 Reasons I Chose a Hospital Birth for my Eighth Baby

(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 necessaries: Please note that I'm not a doctor, midwife, nurse, or anybody else remotely qualified to give you medical advice. Always consult… Continue reading 3 Reasons I Chose a Hospital Birth for my Eighth Baby

How our family gets out the door without being late.
Large family, Parenting

How our Family of Ten is (hardly ever) Late

~1~ No, really! Okay, the "hardly ever" is important. We're late now and then (sorry, Becky). But we've developed a routine that seems to work for getting us most of the places most of the time. I can't remember the last time we were late for church or a doctor's appointment. This is not from some personal… Continue reading How our Family of Ten is (hardly ever) Late

Rainy Day Ideas for Bored Kids
Homeschooling, Large family, Parenting

33 Rainy Day Ideas For Bored Kids

(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.) Oi, the natives get restless when they are trapped inside! My kids play outside. A lot. They have way too much energy to… Continue reading 33 Rainy Day Ideas For Bored Kids