Confirmation Boot Camp, Day 1

Confirmation Boot Camp -
As promised, I’m blogging each day of Confirmation Boot Camp this week. Here’s what we did today. We begin every Confirmation Boot Camp by laying out our expectations. We spend time discussing respect and what that means, though, without fail, we end up having to...
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On the Eve of Confirmation Boot Camp

Confirmation Boot Camp -
Tomorrow, we kick off the fun also known as Confirmation Boot Camp. So, before I write anything else, I want to ask you for your prayers. We spend 30 hours with our 8th graders, doing in one week what most parishes do in 30 classes....
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Why I Stay Catholic

Why Stay Catholic -
Why do I bother? I can’t help asking that sometimes. I can’t help wondering. I can’t help debating. One of the things I bother with is this whole Catholic thing. I’ve hung my hat and made it my home, but the question niggles me sometimes:...
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Summer Reads for Busy Moms

Summer Reads for Busy Moms -
I was sitting there, minding my own business (read as: nursing the baby and playing Trivia Crack), when the text came in. Hey reading mama! I need a recommendation for a lighthearted novel. Any suggestions? Does the pope have a prayer he likes? Would my...
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Bring on the Picnics…and head to!

CM Summer Picnic Sides Linkup
This Friday, the fine folks at have a fun linkup scheduled, and I got permission to share a little teaser here (because, if you’re like me, you need a bit of time to think about these things): So put on your thinkin’ caps and...
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