Protected: Aunt Anna – 99 and Counting!

Aunt Anna with her son, Bud, her daughter, Ann, her niece, Janet, and her great grandson, Joel.

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Sacred Fire: Practicing Devotion to the Heart of Jesus – A BOOK REVIEW

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As a mother, I can think of no stronger devotion than a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As a working Catholic momma, the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a necessity. Sacred Fire: Practicing Devotion to the Heart of Jesus by Philip Michael Bulman presents a plethora of historical background on […]

What is the Loneliest Bayou in the World? BA-YOU SELF!

Bayou

OK…so that is a long-running Cajun joke, probably only told in these parts of the world! But with so much happening in the world right now, I do begin to wonder if being lonely, being misunderstood, being ridiculed, being treated without dignity first…I think that must be the worst place to be in this world […]

Vacationing WITHOUT Taking a Faith Vacation

Wallace's in Disney

There are times in my past when a vacation would apply to all areas of my life: leave from work, leave from routine, leave from Sunday Mass. Growing in my faith has taught me a vacation is the perfect opportunity to slow down and keep God at the center of my heart. As a Catholic […]

My Baby Just Wrote Me a Letter

My baby just wrote me a letter

One of the things that readers of The Working Catholic Mom always ask me is, “How do you XYZ as a working Catholic Mom? I really need some tips!”   I am always amazed when I ask them, “Well, how do you XYZ?” It usually becomes an exchange of tips and strategies used to strengthen […]

The Beauty of Quiet

Daughter #4 proud of her handy work in the kitchen.  She's a trooper!

I sit in my new writing space in the home we’ve just moved to. It is July 3rd (the eve of the birth of the United States of America), and I finally hear it…   Something I’ve longed for all summer long…   Something I sought at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament more […]

Free Water! Free Smiles!

Free Water! Free Smiles photo

Last Friday, my job at work was simple…pass out water on the corner of a major corridor on campus as parents/families/guests came to campus to attend graduation! I thought to myself: “I CAN DO THIS!” I can do this with a smile! It was amazing to congratulate cars filled with graduates and families with free […]

In the Midst of Chaos

Mom's night out graphic

*warning* This is both an endorsement for the movie, Moms’ Night Out, and a real life look into being a mom…OK, carry on… I was born to be a momma. I have home videos from my childhood to show it. There was a short stint where I thought God was calling me to religious life, […]

I Love To-Do Lists! (Pray for me, St. Mary!)

To Do Lists

I have a confession. Not one that needs a priest…one that needs my fellow sisters on the journey… I LOVE my to-do list! There, I said it! I love it. I love everything about my to-do list! I love that I use a nationally recognized organizational system with a built in priority to do list, […]

My Job Ain’t Glamorous…But the Lord Wants Me Here

Electric guitar

This is not going to be a highly theological blog post. I hope that is o.k. Today, I am working, and I don’t really like it.  In fact, I hate it.  I am doing something that I don’t want to do at all.  My will would say, “Run while you can.” And yet, Our Lord […]

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