So it’s NOT just me?


You or your hubs or both get home from work around 5 or 6. Dinner needs to be put on the table. Toddlers need to be coaxed into tasting everything even if they don’t think they’ll like it. Dishes need to be cleaned up. Then, all of a sudden, it is 8pm and the bedtime […]

Catholic Family Fun is “a Five-Star Book”

Catholic Family Fun: A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative, or Clueless

According to book reviewing machine Stuart Dunn, whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, or catechist, you will find this 5-star book to be invaluable for many years. The book he’s referring to is none other than my very own Catholic Family Fun: A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative, or Clueless. It IS the season […]

Latest Catholic Family Fun Activity & Newsletter Update

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Catholic Family Fun Update: For the last twelve months, since the release of my book Catholic Family Fun: A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative, or Clueless, I’ve been writing two updates each month at a monthly activity and a “Just for Moms” column. Exciting news! We’re moving to video updates each month beginning this April. […]

Lent: A Chance to Grow Closer to God

There are two good things about February as far as I’m concerned this year: 1. It only has 28 days. 2. Lent begins. February is, so often, the longest month of the year for me. The days are short, the weather’s cold, and we’re stuck inside (unless we want to turn into popsicles). My motivation […]

Lent doesn’t HAVE to be hard

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This month’s activity at is titled, appropriately enough, “Lent Doesn’t Have to be Hard.” Lent doesn’t have to be hard. Or that’s what I like to think. Why, then, do I feel so overwhelmed when I’m faced with all the ideas out there? Why do I catch myself hiding from the inevitability of sharing […]

Does a new year have to mean a new you?

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At the beginning of January, I kept coming across a phrase that bothered me. “New year, new you!” It seemed to be everywhere: on my favorite blogs, on websites, and even on the radio. But how can a new year mean a new me? I know myself well enough to know it takes more than the […]

Snuggling in for the winter


As I write this, we’re still in the midst of Christmas fun, but I know what’s going to happen. We’ll clean up the decorations on or slightly before Epiphany. We’ll put the new stuff away and maybe (if I’m lucky) sort through some of the old stuff. And then the snow on the ground outside […]

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