Mary and Her Boys


A Mary Moment Monday post Having a son has made me look differently at my husband. It’s also made me consider St. Joseph in a new light, too. Granted, my little guy’s a Joseph himself. And my husband has long been a model to me of the hard-working ethos and love-through-providing that St. Joseph must […]

My Favorite Big Book [updated]

my big book of Catholic Bible stories

I’ve looked high and low for years for the Catholic equivalent of the Bible story books I had as a child. It’s not that I don’t like the ones I had as a child; it’s that I want to share the delight of Tobit, the wonder of Sirach, and the adventure of Maccabees with my […]

An Inside Look at Behold Your Mother

I was honored to have the opportunity to interview Heidi Hess Saxton about her newest book, Behold Your Mother. (I reviewed it a while back here.) The book is available at, or from Heidi’s website (she’ll autograph it for you, and doesn’t that just tickle you?). You can also check out a short video […]

One Mother to Another

I tried to zip through it. Goodness knows, I have had it long enough to have been done with it long before now. But I just couldn’t. Behold Your Mother: Mary Stories and Reflections from a Catholic Convert might sound like it’s a stuffy book. Perhaps you will stop reading now, before I shatter the […]

Not Just for the Mommy Readers

There was a time when I considered the seven deadly sins to be something that, well, other people should concern themselves with. I mean, I’m a busy woman and it’s unlikely that I have time to commit them, much less to learn about them. Julie over at Happy Catholic brought them to my attention with […]

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