Praying, Thinking, Reading, Watching {Journal}


Book Review, Books, Journal, Movie Review

Monday, February 24,  Praying about – A friend from our parish who is an amazing woman, wife, and mother of 10 children. She’s been battling breast cancer and received results this weekend that show she has chemo-induced leukemia. 🙁 🙁 They didn’t give her very high “survival” odds but they are still going to do […]

February 25, 2014

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage {Book Review AND Giveaway!}


**Give-away**, Book Review, Books, Marriage

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing a book as part of my work with CatholicMom.com – 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other by Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes of The Ruth Institute. I have to say that I am very impressed and […]

February 13, 2014

Our Christmas Picture Book Treasury {& Link-Up!}


Book Review, Books, Random

My friend, Sarah, recently asked for some Christmas book ideas for her sweet almost-two-year old daughter. My friend, Monica, has a great list over at her place, as does Haley at Carrots for Michaelmass and I’m sure many others. I’ve wanted to compile a list of ours for my own records so this gave me a […]

December 13, 2013

5 St. Nicholas Books for Kids We Love


Advent, Books, Christmas, faith, Random

~ Five St. Nicholas Books for Kids We Love ~ 1 Santa’s Secret Story 2 Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend 3 The Miracle of St. Nicholas 4 A Special Place For Santa 5 Saint Nicholas One of our family’s favorite traditions during Advent is celebrating St. Nicholas day on December 6. Growing […]

December 3, 2013

Dad is Fat {a Book Review}


babies, birth, Book Review, Books, Dessert, Family, Food, Marriage, parenting, pregnancy

My eldest brother gave me the gift of laughter for my birthday this year when he sent me Jim Gaffigan’s Dad Is Fat book.  I immensely enjoyed reading this. It was as enjoyable as eating a delicious sugar-filled delicacy, each chapter like a new cream-filled pastry to inhale leaving me only craving more. Why am I comparing […]

October 6, 2013