Parenting & Motherhood, Reflections

Finding the Balance: Giving without Losing Yourself

Does Sacrifice really Mean Losing Myself Entirely? It may be a bit cliché to begin with a definition, but extrapolating on a term really helps me unearth deeper meanings. On a surface level, the term sacrifice means, “to give up for the sake of other considerations.” This certainly seems like a recognizable/relatable portrait of a mother. The woman who often …

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Cooking & Meal Planning

Gluten Free Pizza – Easy, Cheap & Healthy Cooking

For the Woman Who Needs a Quick Meal So as I’ve already mentioned, I’m not one of those women who loves to cook. I’m always looking for ways to cook more efficient, budget friendly meals. And although we don’t live a perfectly Gluten Free lifestyle, we do try to limit gluten in our household. So about a year an a …

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Parenting & Motherhood, Relationships

How to Create A Family Covenant

Confession: I’ve been on a major Matthew Kelly kick lately. It has been invigorating to read his work, and one particular message has really been haunting me. In The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, he points out that many Catholic communities are overly concerned with maintenance and not mission—they are playing defense and not offense. He believes that the …

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Parenting & Motherhood, Reflections

It’s Not Easy Being Little: Seeing through a Child’s Eyes

Here we were. 3:30 a.m. and I can feel despair engulfing me as I envision another sleepless night. My squirming toddler refuses to settle down and the minutes tick away as time passes from 4:30 to 5:30. I grow increasingly frustrated and begin irritably shouting saying, “Go to sleep!” My patience has grown thin as I know big sister will be …

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Reflections

If I Let Him

My temper was short and my mood was grumpy last night.  With too much to do, and too little time, I was feeling overwhelmed.  Once again, I had placed myself in a position of over-commitment.  I asked myself, “When will I ever learn?”  You would think that by now, I would have it all figured out, and wouldn’t be in …

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