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All Souls Day

By | Posted November 2, 2011

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Today the church celebrates the Feast of All Souls.  This perfectly coincides with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead.  I’ve never celebrated Day of the Dead before, but after finding a couple of children’s books, soon to be added to our permanent collection at home, I decided to make a small altar […]

Being Gentle

By | Posted June 3, 2011

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The other day I was talking to another mom, one who was a little frustrated by her son’s refusal to follow her.  She asked how I get my four year old to follow directions.  I had to laugh.  Then tell her in honestly that often I resort to raising my voice.  My favorite line is […]

I Didn’t Think This Through

By | Posted May 30, 2011

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The other night my phone rang at 2 in the morning.  It was already a weird night because the Baby Hulk was having massive night terrors which resulted in him sleeping with us.   He would fall asleep for about twenty minutes, then wake up crying.  This kept me in pretty much a daze.  When the […]

Alleluia

By | Posted April 25, 2011

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Alleluia!  We can say it again.  Here’s the question though: is it relief that Lent is over, relief that the madness of another holiday has passed or do we truly rejoice in the resurrection?  In my house, I can honestly say it’s a bit of all three. My Lent was okay at best.  No real […]

Praying the Stations of the Cross

By | Posted April 14, 2011

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Today I took Baby Hulk and No David to pray the Stations of the Cross.  We went to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, a beautiful church off of 290.  There is a grotto and outdoor Stations.  We went last year, and the children loved it.  Last night, I decided we were going again to pray […]

Patron?

By | Posted February 5, 2011

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While browsing some blogs today, I came across a Saint Name Generator. You go to the site, click a button and BAM…you have a saint picked out for you. Thinking it would be fun and possibly provide me with someone new to learn about, I clicked it. Saint Eugene de Mazoned where have you been […]

Now

By | Posted January 18, 2011

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Several blogs I follow have talked about embracing a word for the year rather than making resolutions. While I still have a few things I’d like to do such as watch more movies with Lance or finally move beyond episode 2 of Breaking Bad, I like the idea of embracing one word for the year. […]

Bye To The Pity Party?

By | Posted March 25, 2010

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One of the things on my list this week was to receive the sacrament of Confession. I hate to say it like this, but I guess I can check that one off. Last night, Lance and I went to Confession together. There were twelve different priests to choose from, both face to face or behind […]