My soul breathed a sigh of holy relief when I saw that yesterday was St. Francis de Sales’s feast day; because this guy is one bold, unapologetic spiritual director; the kind that would slap the sin out of you the same moment he’d offer a compassionate hug. His words pierce my heart. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and […]
Happy Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton! The word fierce comes to mind. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was a powerful witness in her work. She was a passion-driven wife, mother, and educator who was able to see and experience at least some of the people she impacted. The Holy Spirit was absolutely upon this woman. […]
It’s been a fantastic year. A new site born from your requests and my leap to take writing more seriously. The launch of my speaking career and vlogs. The announcement of a new book in the works – written by and with a team of amazing fellow Catholic wives. Behind the scenes and in our lives, I […]
I’m taking this to my marriage and ask our Lord for the grace of the sacrament; because this is solid gold for anyone, but implementing it will ignite the Refiner’s Fire and purify the love we have for our husbands.
“Oh Lizzie, it’s SUCH a pleasure to run my own home!” Hands down, my favorite line from Joe Wright’s Pride & Prejudice, delivered with freedom felt by the fresh-off-the-market Charlotte (Lucas) Collins. As a new bride in a new apartment with a new husband, I exuded every ounce of Charlotte Lucas Joy imaginable. I put flowers on the mantle, […]
Toys are necessary for kids’ education and I’m a big fan of cultivating imagination and creativity in my Fantastic Four; but I also like investing in things that will enhance their little lives or in experiences that give sweet memories, closeness in our family, and wonderful, timeless joy. After polling the Facebook crowd and offering my own ideas, we’ve come up with a knockout list of non-toy gifts.
What’s more fun and thrilling than being on The Right Heart Podcast?? Being on The Right Heart Podcast twice. Erin Franco knows I relish in simplicity and cashing in on the BIG perks of little living. We got the chance to chat over what drew me to minimalism, why it’s become a mission at […]
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 […]
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. It’s during PURGE WEEK that I methodically approach each room and evaluate what can stay and what’s no longer […]
It was 6:15 when I heard toddler feet hit the floor, a small hand slide the door open, and a little voice break the silence, “Mama?” Andrew was out for a run so there was zero chance of successfully ignoring our early riser. A few tip toes into the hall and a swift pick up, […]