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a place for the littlest christians

Recognizing the struggle it is to bring and raise toddlers in church.

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a labor of love

Many rightly speak of the miracle of life in response to the birth of a child. However, when it comes to the role of the father in the delivery room our anecdotes are full of jokes and awkward, nervous laughter. My experience at the birth of my first...

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confessions of a catholic unwed mother

Walking in the footsteps of a faithful Catholic who got pregnant before marriage.

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formed and favored

Learning to accept God's timing and call to motherhood.

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“but why would you touch the hot stove?”

Over the past nine years of motherhood, I have discovered that being a parent offers a beautiful, often humbling, perspective on God the Father. In no way am I referring to my personal parenting, which, despite my best efforts to model the perfect lo...

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badass catholic moms

A reminder that ordinary mothers are can and are called to be saints. A reflection on some Catholic moms who became saints.

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family size and spacing children

Understanding what the Catholic Church teaches on Family Size and Spacing Children

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dating while discerning religious life

The testimony of the blogger who dated while discerning the religious life

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why love never fails

There’s much promise in surrendering and entrusting to God. But relationships of all shapes and sizes require action, effort, and response. There are responsibilities that come with that. There are obligations and expectations that need to be communi...

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my body given up for you

A reflection on the beautiful sacrifice a father can make for his family

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how to plan a wedding without breaking the bank

God and family come first, and marriage is a lifetime— not a one-day party that costs thousands of dollars and puts people into debt. 

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let's talk about sex, baby

Catholics seem to be on two opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to talking about sex: it either isn’t spoken about, or it is made out to be the closest thing to heaven we can find while on Earth. While there is a time and place for both of t...

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keep our ovaries organic!

Discusses the link between depression, anxiety, and birth control. Using the author's testimony, this article attempts to demonstrate that there is a better way...understanding our fertility instead of medicating it.

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my love/hate relationship with natural family planning

There are plenty of places where you can get information about the how to and benefits of NFP.  But those things are not my intention with this post.  Instead, I want to take a good, hard look at what practicing NFP for six years has done for me a...

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my love/hate relationship with natural family planning

Just over a year ago, I thought that I was pregnant.  Again.  For the fourth time in four years.  I was freaked out.  Mike and I had learned a new method of NFP (the Marquette Method) and were diligently following the rules to space out the concep...

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i hope she annoys the hell out of you

A Lenten prayer for a new bride and groom

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life's hard get a helmet

Visiting the first couple of days of

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should we break up?

Tips to knowing when it is time to break up a relationship and how.

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the art of heartbreak

Despite the good times, the memories, the wonderful things about this person that you’ve come to love, you’ve decided that it’s time to end it. You weren’t sure before but you’ve prayed and thought and discerned and consulted and now you know what yo...

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sunday school doesn't cut it

Many parents have adopted the attitude that responsibility for their children’s education stops when they drop them at the school door.  But studies show again and again that no matter where children go to school, parents have the greatest influen...