Bringing more meaning to Advent

Cultivating faith, hope, joy and love this Advent season   Last Advent I wanted to do something that would fun but would still teach Ava about the true meaning of Christmas – not to take the fun of Santa and gifts away – but to add to why we really celebrate Christmas. I tried an…

The thought that changed my marriage

This past weekend, we celebrated our anniversary and on the road trip home I was reflecting on our journey. We have only been married for 5 years, we had an 11 month engagement and were engaged after 4 months of dating. In those short 5 years, we’ve also both had several job changes and two…

Reclaiming Beauty at Home

At the beginning of this year I really set out to try and reclaim some of the sanity in my life. Honestly, like most mothers can attest to, life with two working parents and two small children can be so darn chaotic and just down right exhausting and it’s hard to thrive when you’re just…

Forgiveness

“The interior state of our souls determines the fruitfulness of all our activities. (Costa 28)” Even before I read this quote from Edith Stein, I’ve been feeling the nudge to not only get myself to confession, but to make it a more regular habit. When I read this quote though, it was a clear prompting…

Why I love my Catholic faith…

If you know me, you more than likely know that I am Catholic. It is the most defining aspect of who I am, so it easily comes up in conversation. However, I am well aware that there is a lot of confusion and distrust of the Catholic Church and that this topic could be considered…

Book Club

I just finished the Coffee and Crumbs podcast about Motherhood and Loneliness and I think most moms can relate to the loneliness and isolation of having children. It’s certainly taken me some time not to feel lonely, and I’m sure another season of loneliness could present itself in my future. I definitely see that as…

8 Favorites for Efficiency

I have always known that I’m a bit of a perfectionist but its not until recently that this was made glaringly obvious in a discussion with friends that I’m kind of an extreme perfectionist. While I knew this growing up, life with kids became a messy life and I thought I’d “gotten better” about this,…