Grow The Roses

Writing. Reading. Life. Love. Family.


Self Denial

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 →


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 →


Abnegation. To be honest I had no idea what that word meant when I came across it the other day. And probably not surprisingly since it is an idea that isn't common in our culture. Abnegation is self-denial. It seems... Continue Reading →

Growing roses sure can be exhausting…

I don't think I really knew the meaning of "tired" or "busy" until I had the two babies (11 months apart). Before, yeah I was tired, but when I reached the end of the day I wasn't so tired my... Continue Reading →

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