This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 118

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Welcome to This Week’s Miscellany, the weekly feature at Carrots where I share photos, quotes, links, and whatever strikes my fancy! "You're invited to a treehouse picnic! We're having fern salad in an old drawer!" It's been a fantastic, busy, crazy couple of weeks. Hence the lack of TWM last Saturday. You'll forgive you when I tell you that not only did my friend Colleen and I host … [Read more...]

Valentinesy Reading from Carrots

the definition of sexy

It's almost Valentine's Day. I'm not going to write a whole post about the whole 50 Shades of Grey thing because it's all been said, probably much better than I could say it. So I'll leave it at this: domestic abuse is not sexy. Glamorizing domestic violence is not ok. You know what is sexy? When your husband stays up late to help set up for the Daddy Daughter Dance in the Parish Hall, even … [Read more...]

The Isolation of Food Allergies and The Gift of Hospitality

Food allergies and hospitality

Today you can find me over at Kitchen Stewardship chatting about how to host families with food allergies and how to be a helpful guest: "Whatever the cause (or causes) may be, food allergies seem to be everywhere these days. If no one in your immediate family suffers from them, you probably know someone who does. When my oldest child was diagnosed with food allergies, it wasn’t the end of … [Read more...]

9 Ideas for Observing Lent with Kids: Holy Heroes Review (and free coloring books for you!) {Sponsored Post}

Ways to Observe Lent with Kids // Carrots for Michaelmas

This post is sponsored by Holy Heroes. Is it just me, or is Lent painfully early this year? I feel like I'm still recovering from Christmastide. On the other hand, I'm a big Lent fan. I love that the Christian Year offers us a time set aside to clean house. And no, I'm not talking about my dusty baseboards, although that would be a good thing to tackle during Lent, too. I'm talking about our … [Read more...]

Friday Fashion Frivolity: Gwen, Warrior Princess, and a New Box from Stitch Fix

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Every so often, we chat fashion at Carrots. I hope it feels like going shopping with a friend, but not having to try on jeans....or leave your couch. Yesterday Daniel came home early from work to watch Baby Gwen so I could be on Jennifer Fulwiler's radio show on SiriusXM (I was a little nervous, but she's such a good interviewer that she made me feel comfortable right away). And then we had a … [Read more...]

You Don’t Have to Go to Grad School (to have a life of the mind)

You Don't Have to Go to Grad School (to have a life of the mind) via Carrots for Michaelmas

“If you quit this program, you’ll become intellectually stagnant,” warned a professor, and fellow mom, who was urging me to finish my art history grad program instead of stay home with my 18-month-old son. After graduation, almost all of my college friends went on to grad school. I took two years off while my husband Daniel finished his degree and we had our first child. It never really occured … [Read more...]

Liturgical Living at a Glance: February 2015

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I'm always trying to figure out how to make it easier for families to observe the Christian Year because we felt so overwhelmed when we first started that journey (which is why we wrote the book we wish we had then).  I thought it might be helpful for our family to have resources compiled for the month ahead so that we can plan in advance which special saints days we want to observe and I hope … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 117

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Whew. A couple of weeks ago I shared with the subscribers of the Carrots newsletter about how I needed to recharge and take a little step back from the blog to breathe. (Sidenote: Thank you SO MUCH for all your sweet emails of encouragement!) And the break has been so good and refreshing. I've been working on post drafts here and there, still plugging away at the podcast, and I even shot a new … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 116

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Yesterday we spent all morning at the "outside museum" as we call it. It's a natural sciences and history museum with lots of native FL wildlife. While we were running around and gobbling at the turkeys, approx. 500,000 people were in DC for the March for Life. I shared some thoughts along with this photo on the Carrots FB page and I thought I'd re-post here because my heart just bursts: The … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Not Attend the Edel Gathering

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Have you heard? Jen and Hallie just made a few more tickets available for the Edel Gathering this July in Charleston, SC. And guess what?! Because the lovely Jenny Uebbing is expecting and won't be able to travel to emcee the event...........I'm the new emcee! AND Audrey Assad is going to give a keynote! (^make that "today"!) I've seen a lot of excitement about Edel this week. And I've … [Read more...]