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To Resolve or Not to Resolve?

I love resolutions. I hate resolutions. And I can’t help but see, this year, how Mary’s involved in it for me. This January 1 marks my tenth year as a mother. My oldest child — a daughter who’s almost as tall as I am, has...
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They’re NOT Resolutions, They’re GOALS

It’s Lisa Hendey’s fault. I was all set to just take the high road on resolutions (or not, as the case may be) or maybe just discern a word like I did a few years ago (I’m still on the same word, mind you…) But...
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A Bit of Daybooking

Outside my window: It’s dark, because it’s night. Waaaaay past my bedtime, in fact. Usually I have a “no computer” rule after dinner, but that’s been sliding in the last few months and today’s been full. I just finished this great book and I can’t...
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Listen Up

A Mary Moment Monday post My one-word resolution this year is LISTEN. For someone with a lot to say and a lot of words waiting  to be used, there’s a certain amount of challenge. Listen does not mean “observe.” It does not equal half of...
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Mama’s Voice

Part of the Mary Moment Monday series I hear the bathroom door open, followed by the sound of a baby wailing. “Work your magic, Mama,” my husband says. He sounds pretty calm, but I remember when he first did this, six years ago, with our...
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My latest column at CatholicMom.com, “Failed Resolutions,” is more serious than what I’m sharing here today, which is a list updated from a post I did back on the brink of 2008. Subtitled “Things You Won’t Hear Me Saying This Year” “Coffee? Never drink the...
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Gearing Up for Another Year

Source The last week of the year always does something to me. My to-do list, already full of things that need done, is suddenly bursting with exciting beginning-of-year tasks: get the new planner rolling, update the finance folders, clear off the desk and put away...
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