Faith-Based Ideas for a Fun Summer

Faith-Based Ideas for a Fun Summer

This is my children’s first week of summer vacation. Across the country, if children aren’t on summer vacation, yet, they will be soon. So, I thought this post I wrote for CatholicMom.com last May would be a perfect #WorthRevisit post today. Two weeks from today is my children’s last day of school. Summer is right around the corner. While sifting through summer camp brochures and swim lesson schedules, I wonder how to intertwine our Catholic faith into our summer plans….

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Daybook: Hello Summer

Daybook: Hello Summer

Outside my window … It is sunny, and the high is supposed to be near 80. We are having a gorgeous late-spring. My children are playing with the neighbors, and it can be quite crazy. But I am grateful for every day they can run and play outside.   Thanking God for … * Another wonderful school year * Good teachers * Good Catholic/Christian schools * My running group and my fitness challenge groups that keep me on track * Success…

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Spring Fever, Mother’s Day, and a FREE Printable

Spring Fever, Mother’s Day, and a FREE Printable

This might sound cliché, but this spring truly has been busy! It is hard for me to even wrap my head around the fact that it is May 6, and my children will be done with school in less than one month! Of course, thoughts like this prompt anxiety to race through my mind and heart … I better get organized! What am I going to do to keep them busy for three months? Of course, it really doesn’t help…

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Celebrate! You Are God’s Precious Daughter

Celebrate! You Are God’s Precious Daughter

On this #WorthRevisitWednesday, I am reposting a reflection I wrote today for WINE: Women in the New Evangelization. I couldn’t help but share this reflection here today, too, because well, you’ll see why … Today, my daughter Olivia celebrates her 12th birthday. I look back on the day of her birth with love and laughter. By mid-morning of that day, my second daughter was born, swaddled in a blanket, and sleeping in my arms. My husband and I looked at…

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3 Lessons I Learned While Learning to Run

3 Lessons I Learned While Learning to Run

It’s been two years since I first wrote this for CatholicMom.com. I decided to repost this today for #WorthRevisitWednesday, because I am getting ready to get back out on the trails with my favorite fitness group, Moms on the Run. This year I am joining the walking group, due to some of my health issues, but I have a renewed enthusiasm for focusing on what I CAN do to be healthy and strong for my family and all that God is…

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You Are Enough

You Are Enough

For today’s #WorthRevisit post, I found something that I hope is as much of an encouraging reminder for you as it is for me. I originally posted it over on CatholicMom.com on October 28, 2014. My husband left for a business trip Sunday afternoon. It was disappointing that our weekend got cut short, but thankfully, this is not the norm. As my children and I made certain that everything was in order for an early Monday morning—uniforms washed, baths taken, homework completed—I…

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Disney Fun in Our Easter Baskets

Disney Fun in Our Easter Baskets

With Easter being only one month after our trip to Florida and Walt Disney World, I decided to keep our memories alive with a few Disney-themed mementos. My children have been admiring these little toys called Tsum Tsums for awhile now. We have seen them at Target and Walmart. Just before Easter, Target and the Disney Store hosted a “buy two, get one free” sale, so that came in handy when buying six of these cute friends. I hid seven…

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Egg-stravagant Hunt

Egg-stravagant Hunt

On this #EasterWednesday, I found the perfect post for the #WorthRevisit link up! I wrote this five years ago, and oh how little my children look in these photos! While we did not get this egg-stravagant with our Easter Egg Hunt this year, we have fond memories of past Easters and the joy of sharing the Resurrection with others. This Easter Sunday, we hosted our very first Easter Egg Hunt. We invited extended family and those neighbors who were in town….

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From the Archives: Five Ideas to Celebrate the Easter Season

From the Archives: Five Ideas to Celebrate the Easter Season

This post was originally published for CatholicMom.com on April 9, 2015, and I am honored that it is part of CatholicMom.com’s new feature, “From the Archives.” “O Death, where is your sting? O Hell, where is your victory? Christ is risen, and you are overthrown. Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life reigns. Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave. For Christ, being…

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Trusting in God’s Patience

Trusting in God’s Patience

Have I told you how much I love #WorthRevisitWednesday? You probably can tell by how much I participate in this link-up! Even if I can’t get to this space much in a week, I try to at least check in here on Wednesdays! Today’s post is not far into the archives. In fact, it is posted today on the WINE: Women in the New Evangelization blog. But since it posted several hours ago over there, this is technically a revisited post!…

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