A Joyous Cross: Remembering Not to Suffer Alone

It's no secret around here that I want another baby and Dax does not. In fact, he strongly opposes the idea of adding another little one to our already chaotic lives. But see that's why I can so easily say I want another one.  Because he is so adamantly against it. If I'm honest with … Continue reading A Joyous Cross: Remembering Not to Suffer Alone

Journaling: Keeping the Details of Our Lives from Being Lost

In her book Leaving a Trace, Alexandra Johnson tells a story about how she was given a journal that was written by a woman who once lived in the house she now owned.  She imagines the woman walking up the same steps she walked up every day and marveled at how the writer probably thought … Continue reading Journaling: Keeping the Details of Our Lives from Being Lost

Thinking About Skipping Out on Election Day? Here’s why you can’t…

It’s easy to think that voting is just about the here and now.  And the here and now feels like it’s more about me raising babies than me being political.  But the truth is, voting is about the here, the now, and the tomorrow, the future.  My vote affects the future of my children.  The … Continue reading Thinking About Skipping Out on Election Day? Here’s why you can’t…

The beautiful mystery of death

There is nowhere else on earth, aside from a cemetery, where death rests so peacefully alongside life. Maybe it's harder to see in some cemeteries.  I imagine there are some spooky ones out there (or maybe that's a Hollywood depiction of death and cemeteries...I personally have never found myself lost in a cemetery in the … Continue reading The beautiful mystery of death

Share the love, not the germs please

I've always dreaded Mass in the winter.  I naturally tend to feel overwhelmed in crowds but then add the coughing and sneezing that tags along with cold months and I'm a mental mess before service begins.  I try to choose our seats wisely, but there's always a good chance that someone around us spends a … Continue reading Share the love, not the germs please