Potty Training in Style!

All the trips to the potty over the past month. . . so exhausting, so NOT WHAT I WANT TO BE DOING. . .  And then, he got all dressed up with his backpack: I could finally laugh and enjoy it!

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Today’s Second Reading: For Mothers!

“Seek the Lord while he may be found, call on him while he is near.  Let the scoundrel forsake his way, and the wicked his thoughts; let him turn to the Lord for mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving.  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways,…

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Every Knee Shall Bow

Philippians 2:6 Although [Christ Jesus] existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point…

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Looking around at Mass. . .

     As I looked around at a Mass, held outdoors on the Rome campus of the University of Dallas a few months ago, I was struck by the reverence of so many of those in attendance.  First, there were students, kneeling on the hard Italian stone, in the absence of kneelers.  The priest had selected the…

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My Awesome Sister, Leah!

     Look at my awesome sister, Leah, speaking on a panel for the “Women Moving Millions” Summit.  It is the 10 year anniversary for WMM, which my Mom was instrumental in creating.  Its aim is to make it popular for high-income women to give in the millions (rather than in the thousands) to poor…

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My New Ministry!

    I am overjoyed to announce the birth of my new ministry!  It has been 10 years in the making.  Finally, God’s timing has arrived!  Yesterday, I went down to the County Clerk and filed for Catholic Mothers Ministries.  It is an umbrella ministry that hosts “Catholic Mothers’ Retreat” which my team and I…

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Clare’s Funniest Line of the Day

     At the dinner table, Clare was telling us about a picture of a woman who had been stung by a bee and had an allergic reaction.  Clare described the woman: “She was past the point of obese-ness!”     We all got a good laugh.

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Pope Francis’ Comments About Women

Today, Pope Francis made these remarks about women in Latin America: In Latin America, hope has a woman’s face I need not dwell on the role of women on our continent and in our Church. From their lips we learned the faith, and with their milk we took on the features of our mestizo soul…

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“How was your casa?”

    Sebastian just began a Montessori program.  They call it “the casa.”  Sebastian has needed phasing in, but he now really loves it.  The first day was 30 minutes, the second day, an hour, and so forth.  This week, he has had three days of the full day, which is 8-11:45am.     The…

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