If you're a mom of teens (and they don't need to be girls, by the way) READ ON, because I need your help in surviving the next two weeks, and if you don't help me I'm gonna crack. "What's in it for me?" you may well demand. Prayers. Devotion. A large Campfire Mocha at the local Caribou. First, a preemptive paragraph about my insane … [Read more...]
Let’s Taco (Soup) about It! Happy Cinco de Mayo ♥
Taco Soup! Because we have an absurdly busy Saturday ahead of us and because tomorrow is an extra-fun holiday and because the sun is shining for the first time in what seems like a month of Saturdays... I have resurrected this recipe (Easter pun intended) from my cooking blog and am posting it here for your (equally busy?) consideration. Taco … [Read more...]
“I can do ALL things”: Advice (and Commiseration) for the Parents of High School Seniors
The little gal in the photo above? She will be graduating in one short month... ...and suddenly we've entered the season of "lasts." The last choir concert, the last high school play, the last time Mom sneaks into her room to steal I mean, borrow a cute pair of earrings... How did she get here? How did I? Grace, more grace … [Read more...]
What do Dentists and Doughnuts have in Common?
NOTHING! They have nothing in common apart from a delightful D-themed alliteration. Oh, and teeth. Let's not forget that sugar and dental work go hand-in-hand--hand-in-hand...drills and fillings--but it's not like my six-year-old cared a whit when it came to losing that top front tooth. It had been hanging from a thread, that tooth, and oh … [Read more...]
Around the Year with the von Trapp Family: Newly (re)Published, Vintage Truths….and 25% off for the Holidays!
(Use discount code radio25 when ordering.) When asked to review the newly (re)published Around the Year with the von Trapp Family, I didn’t hesitate. Knowing Maria von Trapp (of Sound of Music fame), I knew the book would be beautifully written and full of vintage truths... ...and knowing Sophia Institute Press, I knew that the book itself … [Read more...]
Father’s Day for the Fearless Wife: Seven Things to Do for Your Husband
When I asked my husband what he wanted for Father’s Day, he went into full curmudgeon mode and said, “Nothing! I don’t believe in supporting fake over-commercialized holidays.” Oh, how I love a man with principles! But respectfully? I disagree, and was incredibly pleased, to say the least, when he agreed to sneak away with me to a waterfront … [Read more...]
Mommy Bears, Moose Crossings and More: MCHEC 2018 and…Alaska?
So what does a Catholic homeschool conference and Alaska have in common? Momma bears, first off, and lots of them! You really must not mess with a Catholic homeschooling momma. I know this because I am a Momma Bear Maximus and have ties to both the MCHEC conference and the Catholic homeschooling community in Alaska. And … [Read more...]
Our Very Downton Abbey Christmas: Wayward Shepherds Notwithstanding
No animals were harmed in the writing of this Downton Abbey Christmas post. However, a Golden Retriever did scarf down 100's of spilled Reeses Puffs AND a digital thermometer was thoroughly torched. Okay, so maybe not 100's. Still, the dog was pleased to be treated to such a junky snack and what's more, I let him 'cause I had a … [Read more...]
Happy birthday! Love, NETFLIX
Disclosure: As a member of the Netflix Stream Team I receive special perks in exchange for my reviews & blog posts. As always, all opinions are my own! It all started with a box. A box about which we were very curious. Call me clever (which would be nice) but I quickly surmised it was a gift from … [Read more...]
Boots in the House! A Brief Debriefing with More to Come
He’s home. My newly-minted Marine is home, and what I want is to talk your ear off! You’ve got two ears, assumedly—it’s okay if I have one of them, right? Because I have at least five different blog posts that have been waiting less than patiently for this Marine mom to get home from the USMC graduation, which was last Friday (the 100th … [Read more...]
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