Pondering Pregnancy, Family, and Life

I am currently pregnant with our third child and I have always found navigating pregnancy and career to be stressful. I changed jobs mid-pregnancy with Ava. I was still in the early stage of my business with Pearl, and now I find myself pretty well established in business and feeling the most “stable” of any…

How Am I Supposed to Pray?

I wrote awhile back a post titled, Why I Love My Catholic Faith and I mentioned the Catechism as one of the reasons. I was recently scrolling the online Catechism looking for a particular topic when I landed on Chapter Three: The Life of Prayer. Once again, I marveled at the beauty and insight of the…

Stop Trying to be ‘Happy’

How often do you hear someone say “Well, if it makes them happy…” or “I just want them to be happy…” as a reason to justify actions that might not actually be the best? This always rubs me the wrong way. I think that if our goal is to be happy, we’re searching for the wrong…

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…

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…