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Small Success Thursday: The One Where I Survived Having Six Teens

It’s Small Success Thursday again over at CatholicMom.com! If you’re the blogging type tell us how you’ve found success this past week, even if it seems insignificant. Then leave a link over at the link-up. If you’re not the blogging type, feel free to share in my comments boxes. Last weekend, my 16 year-old had…

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Because of Coloring Pages

Once upon a time, I was the mother of a toddler and a preschooler who needed something to keep them happy during Mass. I was running out of coloring pages and coloring books when my mother told me about a site she saw that seemed right up my alley: CatholicMom.com. “They have coloring pages for…

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Taking Ownership of the Magnificat

Those of us who pray Morning and Evening Prayers are familiar with the Gospel Canticles of Zechariah and the Blessed Virgin Mary. As Vespers nears it’s closure, we recite the beautiful Magnificat from the Gospel of Luke, which is the prayer Mary says in response to her cousin Elizabeth’s greeting. For a long time now,…

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The Grace of Yes Book Club, Chapter 2: The Grace of Generativity

Welcome back to The Grace of Yes Book Club! Today’s we’re talking about the second chapter, Lisa and Greg are Just Like Christine and Nathan The Grace of Generativity. Lisa starts by talking about being life-partners with someone who is different than she is, beginning with coming from different faith traditions. She talked about not…

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Are We Too Enlightened for Thanksgiving?

Last week, William Newton wrote about being thankful, and pondered who people are thankful to when we sit at the table every year for turkey and the trimmings. It got me thinking about Thanksgiving in general, and how we are approaching it in our culture today: With the upcoming American celebration of Thanksgiving, marked by…

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