How to Annoy Your Teen in One Easy Site

Nathan found a hilarious website last night, and I can’t wait to show our 15 year-old. As much as she loves puns, she still acts all annoyed when she hears them, often just responding with, “NO.” I give to you… …NiceOneDad.com! Enjoy! (And don’t try to drink anything when you click over!)

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For My Daughters (and Yours)

One of the hardest things to do is raise children. There are terrible traps laid in our culture for both boys and girls — I won’t try to say things are worse for one over the other. But as the mother of two beautiful teenaged daughters, I worry a lot about how they think the…

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Lawn Chair Catechism: Roadmaps, Sacraments, and Signs

Welcome back to CatholicMom.com’s Summer study program: Lawn Chair Catechism! We’re reading and discussing A Well-Built Faith this year. For details on the program and links to purchase the book as well as the free study guide, head to my Lawn Chair Catechism 2.0 page. You don’t need to read the book to join in…

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Small Success Thursday: Running Down a Dream Edition

Welcome back to Small Success Thursday, hosted by CatholicMom.com. This is our chance to put our week in perspective and take note of the good things that happened this week. Don’t worry that your accomplishments are too small — there’s no such thing here! I missed posting last week because we were driving to Tennessee…

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Lawn Chair Catechism: God’s Too Big for Sundays

Welcome to this week’s installment of CatholicMom.com’s Lawn Chair Catechism. For more details on the book we’re using this Summer and links to my past posts, head to my dedicated page on this series. Here are this week’s discussion questions: • What does it mean to say that spirituality is not just a slice of…

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Lawn Chair Catechism: I Don’t Like Spiders and Snakes

Welcome back to this Summer’s Lawn Chair Catechism, hosted by CatholicMom.com. If you want to catch up or learn more about this series and the book we’re using, you can go to my main page, found here. Everyone is afraid of something, and most people are afraid of the same kinds of things. There is…

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Sweet Sixteen!

Something Clicked

When I was growing up, I had what I fondly refer to as the metabolism of a rabbit on crack. I ate whatever I wanted, in whatever quantity I wanted, whenever I wanted and never really gained much weight. I didn’t need to exercise (though our public schools had terrific physical education programs that included…

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