Archive | April, 2010

7 Quick Takes

—1— Recently Sophie’s been very… well, two. It’s especially evident in the matter of getting dressed. The way it used to work was I took clothes out of the drawer and put them on her and then she was dressed. I might have had to chase her a bit and then wrangle her a bit […]

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Tonight my heart is breaking for dear Charlotte, grieving the loss of a little one known all-too briefly. And yet, as Charlotte reminds us, God is good all the time, in good times and in bad, in sorrow and in joy. Charlotte, you and your family are in our hearts and in our prayers. May […]

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Dandelion Days, Mama’s Helpers

Today Bella picked these beautiful flowers for “Hail Mary”. Bella helped me make my bed this morning. And you know she actually was helpful. She stood across the bed from me and tugged at the sheets and the blankets, pulling them into reasonable straightness. Then when it was done she and Sophie carried the dirty […]

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In a book I was reading for Lent, Journey to Easter: Spiritual Reflections for the Lenten Season, a retreat that then-Cardinal Ratzinger gave to Pope John Paul II and the members of the Roman Curia at the beginning of Lent in 1983, our current Holy Father argues that the renewal of the Church is in […]

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The Great Escape

Ben’s been crawling for a few weeks now and has been pulling himself up to a stand on anything and everything. But he hasn’t been able to sit up when he’s flat on is back. Whenever he fell over he would just lay there like a little bug, kicking his arms and legs and screaming, […]

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mater et magistra

Speaking of winning copies of mater et magistra magazine, have you seen that Mary Ellen of the Bonny Blue House is giving away a subscription this week? And so is Jen Mack of Wildflowers and Marbles. To enter leave a comment by Friday April 23. Mary Ellen has a whole slew of lovely giveaways this […]

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