Angel in the Waters: A Children’s Book Celebrating Life (Review and Giveaway)

Angel in the Waters Review

  When I'm pregnant, the older kids love watching little videos of babies in utero. I love to explain how big the baby is compared to objects they know and whats happening with our baby. Is the tiny heart beating? Can it hear their voices yet? Are it's eyes open? They're always fascinated to learn how the baby develops. They love a new sibling months before meeting her. It's one of … [Read more...]

Good Music Monday

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From the morning that started way too early (what happened to that awesome 6:30am wake up time baby Gwen? What's so great about 5am?!), last night's dinner dishes on the counter tops, and already losing my temper over messy bedrooms I definitely didn't act like the mama I want to be.  But maybe I'm not the only one who wished they could have a re-do on Monday before 8am? Here's a little Spotify … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 106

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Happy weekend, sweet friends! Thank you so much for sharing your prayer intentions with me last week in comments, emails, FB messages, etc. I'm sorry that I haven't been able to respond to every email and message, but please know that I prayed for you as promised at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Lechein St. Augustine on her feast day and lit a candle. The requests from those suffering from … [Read more...]

Wanna Know What You Said on the Carrots Survey? Ta Da!

Survey Results

Y'all, thank you SO MUCH for filling out the reader survey I posted on the Carrots five year anniversary post. I was honestly floored by how many of you took the time to help give me feedback and I really appreciate it. I love this little spot of the internet and I want it to serve my readers well. Thanks for such helpful feedback and for being the best readers ever! I said I would give away a … [Read more...]

Preventing Asthma Through Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid (Guest Post by Kathy Dix Biallas)

Preventing Asthma Through Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid // Carrots for Michaelmas

Longtime reader, Kathy, shared some great info about asthma prevention with me over email (my oldest, Benjamin, has asthma) and she agreed to write a guest post about it. Hope it helps some other asthma sufferers out there! - Haley Disclaimer: Although I hope you find it helpful, the information in this post is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical care or advice. Introduction About … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 105

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The site is back up with ALL the posts, yay! You might not have noticed, but some of the recent posts and comments disappeared this week, causing me to have a minor freak out. The site has been getting so much traffic (thank you for sharing posts!) that I had to switch over to a bigger host that could handle all that traffic. But there were a couple of glitches in the process and I'm sorry you … [Read more...]

Seeing Through the Eyes of Love: Tiny Ballerinas and Fighting the Self-Image Battle

Tiny Ballerinas and Fighting the Self-Image Battle // Carrots for Michaelmas

I think my daughters are beautiful. Last week I watched my oldest, Lucy (almost 3), tip toe across the studio of her third ballet class. (The class she’s been begging to take for months.) If ever my heart was in danger of bursting, it was that moment. She didn’t even smile or acknowledge us when we walked in for parent observation day, she was too focused on keeping her hands firmly on her hips … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 104

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Happy weekend! This is the little weekly wrap-up from Carrots complete with cute children, my favorite links from the interwebz, and much much more (ok, so that's usually about it). Lucy is causing me to rethink my taste in fashion after proudly exclaiming that she dressed up "like Mama!." Scarf, baby, belt, turban. I guess that's about right. And I hope you enjoy that action shot of Gwen … [Read more...]

Liturgical Living at a Glace: October

Spanish Tapas, Eggplant Spread, and Potatoes Aioli // Carrots for Michaelmas

One of the sentiments that was clear from this week's reader survey (you can still fill it out and help me make Carrots better) is that y'all miss the monthly liturgical year posts. As a blogger it's hard to tell what's striking a chord, and because there were rarely more than one or two comments on these posts, I thought y'all were bored with them! And they're time-intensive to put together so I … [Read more...]