Scarlet Letter

For whatever reason, I have wanted to write about the topic of suffering since the beginning of the year. I realize it’s a weird topic to want to write about and quite honestly, I cannot personally attest to a lot of suffering in my life. In general and by the majority of the world’s standards,…

Breaking my Addiction to Food

I wrote a blog over a year ago called Serial Quitter about how I lost over 30 lbs over the course of several years. More importantly than the weight I lost, is that the hold that food had over me and my life was broken. During those years, I felt trapped by the weight and…

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…