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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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Our Lady of Sorrows and Motherhood

Our Lady of Sorrows, fleeing from Hurricane Irma, and a valuable lesson for all Catholic mothers

With Hurricane Irma barreling towards the southeast, my husband and I made the decision to evacuate to my parents’ house further inland. Unfortunately, my husband’s job prevented him from leaving immediately. Rather than wait, I decided to hit the road with our one-year-old in an attempt to beat the evacuation traffic. I felt confident in…

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Having Doubts

Doubting Thomas: A Catholic Mother's Reflection on Saint Thomas' Inspirational Desire

Who doesn’t like St. Thomas? His is an easy feast to celebrate. He is a character we understand because we have all probably been ‘Thomas’ at one point or another. He is skeptical, genuine, hopeful and serious when faced with the risen Lord and the Truth that looks too good to be true.  He is…

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Motherhood: What Makes It So Hard

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I’ve often struggled to articulate what is so hard about motherhood and for me I think it comes down to four things. First of all, being needed constantly is exhausting- mentally and emotionally. I don’t really get breaks. Holly Baby or Ivy Baby will get me out of bed at 7:30 or so and then…

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