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 […]

And Sometimes the Kids Teach You

Elani and Emma dancing together.  Elani and Emma are child 2 & 3.  They are amazing children.  I am blessed in my motherhood.

With the Lenten season upon us, I sense the deep desert already. From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “This is why Christ vanquished the Tempter for us: “For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tested as we are, […]

Been a Long Week…and It’s Only Tuesday

Sacred Heart in Atlanta

Ever had one of those weeks? Yea, me, too. In fact, I sometimes believe I have more of those weeks at work than I would want in my work life. And yet, the Lord does seem to allow these weeks. What is a girl to do? After I got home today from picking up the […]

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