Eyes on the Prize – Thoughts on the SCOTUS R...

Jun 29, 2015 by

Friday was… eye-widening. I won’t dive into how the SCOTUS can’t legally do what they did, or casually mention that our very physical makeups are totally and completely oriented toward “bonding and babies” so no other union participates in God’s plan for...

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Three Rock-Solid Catholic Kids’ Books

Jun 15, 2015 by

Our family is developing a love affair with books, especially for the kids. We’re in a stage of binge reading and I’m also big into using them as a bribe when the fellas want to turn on the tube. I try collecting classics for them – books like Corduroy, Harry the Dirty Dog, and...

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The Big Perks of a Small House

Jun 8, 2015 by

  I went through a period of disenchantment with our house a few years ago. I took a look around and could see only how impossibly small it was; I was frustrated trying to find space for kitchen towels or sets of sheets. Our place had no hope of holding the six of us then when there were only...

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Mrs. Minimalist – A Different Way to say Tha...

May 21, 2015 by

It’s PURGE WEEK (all caps because it’s that intense): that blissful institution of evaluating, purging, organizing, donating, and delighting in new space in our little house. I’m a growing minimalist (oxymoron?), drawn to a sort of material and temporal simplicity....

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Faith & Good Counsel radio interview!

May 12, 2015 by

  I’ve been blessed with now four(!) opportunities to speak on the Faith & Good Counsel Show on South Louisiana’s Catholic Community Radio and my third and favorite interview thus far is airing TODAY. If you’re interested, tune in at 3:30 pm CDT to hear me speak...

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Financial & Marital Peace

Apr 7, 2015 by

After years of scrimping, countless setbacks, and a handful of slip-ups, Andrew and I recently hit a major financial milestone in our marriage – completing an emergency fund by setting aside enough cash to equate three months of bare-bones expenses. I can hardly articulate the peace and sheer...

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Advice for a Blushing Bride

Mar 8, 2015 by

My best friend Erin is GETTING MARRIED!!!! By the time this post goes out, she will have been engaged for just over 12 hours and will undoubtedly still be glowing in the sparkle of her diamond. The world of wedding and marriage prep is a vast one and so I’m asking you, fabulous readers, to...

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Lent for the Married

Feb 17, 2015 by

Andrew and I were passing ideas back forth – sweets, alcohol, eating between meals. What should we give up for Lent? While I have one or two possibilities floating around, I think I’ll choose my Lenten sacrifices based on God’s will for our marriage, which will undoubtedly yield a...

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“Old Fashioned” Review: Love is an Ope...

Feb 12, 2015 by

Finally! after resurfacing from  the holidays, family-spread influenza, and newborn hours, and guzzling all the coffee I could handle, I saw Old Fashioned in its entirety including credits. I’m so glad I did. Indulge me while I establish a profile: Elizabeth Roberts has a stellar...

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