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Celebrate Advent Like Mary: A Baby is on the Way

Celebrating Advent like the Virgin Mary, Mother of God. at Catholic Mommy Blogs

We hear it over and over. “Advent is a time of preparation, like waiting for a baby’s birth.” Guess what. It’s not a metaphor! Or a simile, or whatever. Advent is not like waiting for a baby’s birth. Advent IS waiting for baby Jesus’ birth.

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Failure versus Success: Lessons from the Cross

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Do you know about St Bridget of Sweden?  If you don’t and you are a mom, you want to get to know her.  Here is an except of her biography from catholic.com: “In fact, nothing [St Bridget of Sweden] set out to do was ever realised. She never had the pope return to Rome permanently,…

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3 Ways to Start Your Authentic Life

Corinthians 12:!4 Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many

I’ve been avoiding the truth from you. I haven’t been living authentically. I know what you are may be thinking… why would a woman who teaches people “how to live your best self with God” not be living authentically, well the only answer I can give is… FEAR. You see I am Catholic, yes Catholic.…

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4 Ways to Honor Your Baby Gone Too Soon

4 Ways to Honor Your Baby Gone Too Soon

A year ago and a half ago we lost a baby to an ectopic pregnancy. I was in the ER with terrible cramps, being prepped for the surgery that couldn’t be avoided. I was experiencing the first death in my immediate family. The closest grief my heart has ever known began that day as I…

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Treat Your Husband Like a Child

When I think of Christian homes, I like to imagine them as being full of the light and joy that was found in the home of the Holy Family. saint quote st gossamery escriva on catholic marriage and respect

My husband and I celebrate our third anniversary next week. Traditionally, this is the leather anniversary. The reason being that this year, the couple begins to see how tough their marriage is and how their marriage will stand up to trials. One lesson that I have learned in three years that I believe will help…

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St. Marguerite d’Youville’s Feast Day Oct. 16th & a bookish book review

St. Marguerite d’Youville's feast day is Oct 16th

I’m quite fond of the Harry Potter series. In fact, (way) back in the day, when the books first started coming out, I would attend midnight opening parties with my friends to buy the books. Then, I would read all. night. long. Partially, it was because my friends were just as nerdy and I didn’t…

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