Adulting

My adult son called to say his day was going to be spent ‘adulting’. When I asked him to repeat what he said, he said ‘I am adulting’ today. Curious, I asked what he meant by ‘adulting’.  He said “You know Mom.  Dishes have to be done, I need to clean my apartment, do some grocery shopping, finish my laundry and pay bills.  No fun…

Two Dyers, Hundreds of Dead Babies, and Money

Two Dyers, over 100 yrs apart – both making money off of dead babies. Coincidence? You be the judge. Amelia Dyer – a notorious baby farmer , hung for her crimes in 1896 for murdering infants in her care in London England; although hung for the murder of one, she is believed to have murdered over 400 infants during a twenty year period.  The good citizens of Victorian…

She Chooses Life

Life is precious. Despite everything this beautiful baby girl has gone through in her short life…open heart surgery and a severe MRSA-Staph infection to name just a few… she is reaching out for love and life.  She is ready to get on with the business of living. How many of us can say the same thing? This Christmas, reach out for life.  Do not let…

Here I Go Again

It is time to change homes once again, and I know from experience it will not be easy. Trust me – having moved from Connecticut, to Ohio, to Minnesota, and back to Ohio in under thirteen years  I have a faint idea of what I am up against!  Each and every time I have been faced with the same questions and fears: What will my…

Planning and Preparing

Are you planning a backyard Fourth of July party?  Did you plan a graduation party?  How about a wedding, a baby shower, a wedding shower, a retirement party…or even the annual birthday party?  Without fail, at some point this year all of us will be planning something! And that something will take preparation!  And from experience, I know preparations for ‘events’ take hard work, require…

Help Alex…an Amazing Teen

Alex Berube is in need of your help. You don’t have to go anywhere, buy anything, call anyone, or even get up off of your chair.  What you need to do is click-through the link below to read her blog and see what she has been through  these past two years, read her incredible journey, and then click-through to the Vote For Alex page listed.…

Baby Estie

Many people have been kind enough to pray for the Baby Estie in St. Paul, MN based on the email I received from the prayer group, and published on Holding Hands.  As a Catholic writer and mother I know all things are possible through prayers.  When angry, scared, and frustrated – I turn to prayer.  This email scared me. It scared me because I do…

“Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you.”  Matthew 7:7 I refused to make a New Year’s Resolution this year…until last week. I have asked for prayers, and I have been asked to pray for others.  I trust in the power of prayer and I truly believe they…

A Gentle Reminder

Upon greeting a dear friend at morning Mass today I inquired if she had had a wonderful Christmas. Little did either of us realize Father Fred was already sitting at the altar, only a few feet away, as we exchanged hugs and laughter about what we had done over the holiday; but knowing Mass was beginning soon, we  sat down to listen to his opening…

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Memories

For most children the best part of December is putting up their Christmas trees and decorating it with lights and ornaments, garland and tinsel. In my family we had what I can only term a Christmas Tree Weekend.  On the second Saturday of December, we would get up early, my husband would make pancakes and bacon, and then we would pile our four children into…