Here you'll find current musings, as well as the archives from two blogs of yesteryear: YoungMarriedMom and What I Learned While Writing a Novel. Please comment and share. We love well when we are in conversation with one another. 


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My Mom Is a Genius

Last week, my mom told me she put together a Jacob-friendly Easter basket. Part of me hoped that meant it contained chocolate that John and I would have to eat ourselves, in the interest of our little boy’s health. The reality was even better. Who knew that avocados and upside-down pears look just like Easter […]

April 11, 2012

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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The Day After Vacation

This past weekend was a particularly restful one, but not because of an abundance of sleep. For John and me, the Triduum was a time of great conversation with family and friends. We talked about parenting, life, and death, we reminisced about the past and considered possibilities for the future. I added some titles to […]

April 10, 2012

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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An Even Holier Week

Last week may have been “Holy Week,” but this week—the Octave of Easter—is perhaps even holier.  It struck me only midway through the week that this time deserves some reflection, as well. I love the incredible depth of the liturgical calendar.  The transition from Lent to Easter is one of the greatest examples.  Easter isn’t […]

April 29, 2011

Faith, Modern Perspectives, Young Married Mom

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