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Daybook :: July Already?

Daybook :: July Already?

What a whirlwind my June was! I can’t believe it’s over, and we are beginning the mid month of summer! How has your summer been so far? I will tell you a little bit about mine through this daybook …   Outside my window … Today, July 1, started off cool … I wore jeans! We have had gorgeous weather this summer, though. It hasn’t been too hot, and we’ve had a nice amount of rain.   Thanking God for…

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#WorthRevisit :: Sacred Heart of Jesus, I Place All My Trust in You

#WorthRevisit :: Sacred Heart of Jesus, I Place All My Trust in You

Today, I am re-sharing this post in the #WorthRevisit Wednesday link-up for two reasons: 1) In the month of June, we honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 2) This Friday is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This post is nothing profound, but rereading it reminded me to bring our simple image of the Sacred Heart to a more prominent place in our home … and get out some summer decorations to brighten things up! Today is the…

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Daybook :: School’s Out for Summer

Daybook :: School’s Out for Summer

Outside my window … Partly sunny and warm. We have had some fabulous rain and thunderstorms. Everything is green and growing. Lots of kids are playing outside.   Thanking God for … * a more relaxed summer schedule * this moment in time: when all six children can finally attend VBS together * a fun time with my daughter at Joyful Noise — This weekend, my 12yo daughter finally got her Christmas gift! The two of us attended the sold-out Joyful…

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Faith-based Ideas for a Fun Summer

Faith-based Ideas for a Fun Summer

One idea for staying connected to our faith during the summer months is to visit a local shrine or find one near your vacation spot. Here is my family at the living Rosary of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Two Inlets, MN. 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…

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Camp provides summer fun in a Catholic setting {Plus a camp discount for readers!}

Camp provides summer fun in a Catholic setting {Plus a camp discount for readers!}

As my children count down the days until school is over for another year, I am starting to look ahead to the months of June, July and August. Typically, I feel a sense of panic, as I wonder what I am going to do to keep six children of varying ages occupied for three months. For the most part, my children are still young enough to be happy with afternoons running through the sprinkler and eating popsicles on the front porch….

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Where, Oh Where Has the Week Gone?

Where, Oh Where Has the Week Gone?

It is hard for me to believe it is Friday again! And as I write this point, Friday is more than half over. More over, we are at the beginning of a new month—August, and near the end of summer! Will I ever cease being surprised at how quickly time flies by? Last weekend, I finally made it to the St. Paul Farmer’s Market! It is a fabulous farmer’s market! Take a look at all the goodness. We made salad…

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Small Success Thursday: Everything is Awesome

Small Success Thursday: Everything is Awesome

One day, about a year or so ago, I was venting to a friend about my never-ending to-do list. As if she (or anyone else for that matter) didn’t have one just as long as mine. She obviously understood my woes, but she also suggested the brilliant concept of the “done” list, which includes writing down the tasks (even the littlest ones) that I actually did throughout the day. Because, let’s face it, we do so much more than what’s…

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Summer: Surviving With Mom’s Sanity Intact

Summer: Surviving With Mom’s Sanity Intact

Each year, as summer vacation descends upon my family, I get a bit nervous about the next three months. I’m the type of mom who appreciates the routine and predictability that the school year offers—early mornings, early bedtimes and a chunk of time in-between to stay caught up on my responsibilities, while my children focus their attention on learning in their classrooms. For some, the relaxed nature of summer is an opportunity to not be too busy. The slower pace…

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Summer Day :: Overheard

Summer Day :: Overheard

Even though our first week of summer vacation was last week, our first day of anything fun was today. We went to the beach for a few hours this morning. It was warm and gorgeous and fairly quiet. As I was sitting in the shade with the baby, I watched my children splashing and laughing … and getting along! And I overheard my 5yo say to my 8yo, as they were running along the sand toward the coolness of the…

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Getaway

Getaway

On the Superior Shore. Savoring the last days of summer. Just me and my husband. There was no need to be busy. We’re always busy with work and family life. We didn’t feel the need to be busy on our mini vacation. Plus, we’ve been here before, we’ve seen a lot of it already, and we’ll probably be here again. Not to mention, we were a bit tired-out of sightseeing after our family trip. So, we spent our time sitting…

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