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Desperately Seeking Community

Disclaimer: This piece is written in the style of a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew a junior demon, Wormwood. This is based on C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters, which is well worth a read.  My dear Wormwood, You requested some tips on one... Continue Reading →

Beauty and Chaos of Four

For those of you who missed it, last year I became mother to four children under the age of four.  Now, nearly 8 months on, I'm reflecting on the blur that the past 8 months or so has been! Four... Continue Reading →

A Letter to Silence and Solitude

Dear Silence and Solitude, I miss you. Over the past few years I have seen our time together dwindle. From long periods a few years back, to now brief glimpses of each other, sweet moments that are far between. Our... Continue Reading →

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman is an Australian novel about a lighthouse keeper in Western Australia. It is historical fiction that mostly covers the period between the two World Wars. The lighthouse keeper's wife experiences multiple miscarriages, and when a boat turns up... Continue Reading →

Four under Four

I have been quiet on the writing front in recent times. Mostly due to the fact that three months ago we welcomed our fourth child and second son into our family. While many find us absolutely crazy for having four... Continue Reading →

Reasons to be Open to Motherhood

A fellow writer recently asked somebody to write something positive about motherhood. She said “Some of us not-yet-moms are scared of motherhood because all we hear is that you're miserable and debilitated for nine months, then have a day of... Continue Reading →

You were not made for comfort

(Originally posted at Ignitum Today) Theres been a quote of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's that I've seen circulating in social media in recent weeks: "The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort; you were made for... Continue Reading →

Keeping Love in Lent

I’m participating in the Keeping LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2013, hosted by Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints, Truly Rich Mom and Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families. We'll be sharing different ways, tips, stories and real-life experiences that will help... Continue Reading →

Managing Closely Spaced Babies: Toddler Years

My Irish Twins were three and two in December. My other closely spaced baby (not so much "Irish Twin") is 10 months old. How time has marched on. Reading my past blogs on parenting closely spaced babies reminds me of how... Continue Reading →

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