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Angelicum

Today I took my first class at the Angelicum. It was a big moment for me to sit in a classroom as a student for the first time in 22 years. I have actually taught philosophy classes in those same classrooms. It was a delight to sit in a student seat and watch the professor…

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Feast of St. Scholastica

Happy Feast of St. Scholastica! Here is a post I wrote about her, her brother, and motherhood a few months ago for Mighty Is Her Call. Enjoy! https://mightyishercall.com/saints-benedict-and-scholastica-for-mothers/

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Podcast

I am having a wonderful time creating a podcast that I will release soon. Its current title is “Confessions of a Mother: A New Look at an Extraordinary Vocation.” It is modeled on St. Augustine’s Confessions in that, through the telling of his personal story, he explores metaphysical and theological themes and breaks new ground…

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Thomas Aquinas for Mothers

Here is my recent post on the Mighty Is Her Call website. Please share this website with mothers you love who need encouragement and daily reminders of the dignity and importance of their vocation. They can sign up for daily posts or weekly, which are called “Featured Posts.” It is free and a meaningful gift…

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Celebrating in Rome

Celebrating in Rome

Ron insisted on a celebratory dinner in Rome. We went to our favorite restaurant in Monti across from our favorite pizzeria and down the street from one of our favorite gelateria. My favorite dish was ravioli with duck ragu. We spent hours talking and laughing–all except Clare who felt strangely bad and Sebastian who wouldn’t…

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Signing the Book Contract!

Signing the Book Contract!

   As of five minutes ago, Our Sunday Visitor and I are under contract for my manuscript, A New Kind of Motherhood: For the 21st Century Woman Discerning an Extraordinary Vocation.”     The book is for young women who want to do something great with their lives and wonder whether  motherhood may detract from their success….

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Housewifery In Italy

   This is my first time to be a true housewife–I am a housewife with an Italian twist. When my kids were little, I taught part-time. Then I stopped teaching at the university and began homeschooling, which is very different from being a housewife. It is a very special kind of work. Although I was…

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Guardian Angels in the Bathroom

   Sebastian is having typical 5-year-old nightmares. All of our kids went through this phase. Well, one of his nightmares was that our master bathroom was the throat of a monster and if you enter the bathroom, you’ll get swallowed up. So he has refused to go in the bathroom alone for 2 months. We…

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The Alps

The Alps

  Words cannot describe how much we enjoyed meeting Mom, Dad, Leah and Hunter (and Malcolm!) in Davos Switzerland.     It was really fun spending time with Leah who had us laughing the whole time, and Hunter is doing incredibly well. It was great to hear about his work and life. Dad and Mom…

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Highschool Mania

   The high school situation here continues to boggle my mind. While it is true that we are incredibly fortunate to be at this particular school with a warm and loving community, it is still daily mayhem for our kids.     One of my high schoolers hardly ever knows when her tests are. Last…

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