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Today was Søren’s first time serving at Mass! He has wanted to do this for years and finally was allowed to attend training and join the altar servers. He woke up super early and got ready for church before anyone else … Continue reading

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Brooklyn April 2016, Day 2 – little rascal at Mass

Woke up with beautiful light streaming through the window. I was in plenty of time to get to Mass on Sunday. Got myself and Phin ready and then went to wake up Jireh. She came down in her PJ’s and got … Continue reading

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Easter Basket

Don’t judge. It’s been a rough Lent.

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How to break the commandments, by Aggie

We’re reviewing for her first confession and I’ve been laughing quite a bit at Agnes’ responses to my pop quizzes. Here are a few. First: If someone worshiped… a door. And got down like this (knelt on the floor and bowed … Continue reading

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Lessons from the year

We had a wonderful year, maybe our best yet, because of – not despite – the many difficult lessons with which we were faced. In 2013 my family had some health related lessons, including a more difficult than usual post … Continue reading

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The Fifth Joyful Mystery

Søren received his First Holy Communion on Mother’s Day this year. It was a complicated day full of various emotions, mostly great, but some overwhelmingly not great, and I’ve only just sorted through it all enough to share the events … Continue reading

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About his name

We take baby naming pretty seriously around here. All of our children’s names have stories behind them. We had a lot of time (7 years!) to think about the next boy’s name we’d be able to use, and we had … Continue reading

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And a little child shall lead them

There are certain children in my home who still don’t take a shine to our nightly prayer times. Some children, in fact, who need to be called to the family room more than once. What an amazing thing it was … Continue reading

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You Know You’re Catholic When…

I was putting spoonfuls of Vitamin C crystals into water for the kids to drink (in hopes of warding off a plague we may have been exposed to) and as we watched the liquid in the glass go from opaque … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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