This Week’s Miscellany: Vol 9

Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: St. George's Day on Monday! I don't have a menu planned yet but we will definitely read this beautifully illustrated book to the kids. It's one of Benjamin's very favorite books. Do you have any St. George traditions? Links: Letters of Note: C.S. Lewis on Writing Pray the Family Rosary, Distractions and All by Agnes Penny (A great reminder!) My … [Read more...]

“A Dog Could Take Care of Your Child” Or Why I Quit Grad School to Stay Home with My Kids


Let me clarify what this post is not. This is not a post in which I judge working mothers. Five weeks after my son was born I went back to work full-time until after he turned one. Daniel needed to finish school so I needed to bring home the bacon. I don’t think that made me a bad mother, nor do I think that other moms who need to or choose to work outside the home are bad mothers. However, this … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol 8

First of all, sweet Benjamin is home from the hospital. We are so thankful that he only had to stay one night before being released. He really was very very good for an insanely active  3-year-old who has to sit still on a bed for 24 hours. He tried to be very brave and was so good and cooperative when they removed his IV even though he cried hard enough to break this mama's heart. We've been … [Read more...]

Benjamin Hospital Update

Our little bear has improved significantly since this morning! His oxygen levels started to go up and they didn't end up having to give him any extra oxygen. He got breathing treatments throughout the day as well as an IV of steroids. After assessing him this evening, the Dr. thought there was a good chance that he WILL get to go home tomorrow instead of in 2 or 3 days as they previously thought. … [Read more...]

I Hate Asthma

Just a quick note to ask for prayers for our sweet 3-year-old Benjamin Bear. He started having trouble with his asthma last night and after two breathing treatments, I took him to the pediatrician this morning who promptly had him transferred to the hospital. He's wheezing, coughing, and having very labored, fast, and shallow breathing. The Dr. at the hospital is getting him set up with an IV of … [Read more...]

Easter 2012

And I'm back after the Holy Week silence! Happy Eastertide! We had so much to celebrate this Easter: the Resurrection of Our Lord, my older brother's confirmation, Lucy's first Easter, dear family and friends. This is Lucy's sweet Easter dress: The Easter Vigil was three hours long and the little lamb slept through almost all of it. Is it just me or is she looking more gingery? I would love … [Read more...]

It’s Holy Week…

...hence the blogging silence. Until Easter, this will have to suffice, dear folk: Daniel and our friend Ted butchered a pig on Monday night. Moral of the story: we will be eating ham on Easter Sunday. My brother will be confirmed in the Catholic Church and receive his first communion on Saturday night. So excited for him! I found out I'm probably allergic to dairy. Blerg. Almond milk … [Read more...]