• Writing

    Marriage: Throwing a Bridge

    Original article featured on FemCatholic: http://www.femcatholic.com/marriage-throwing-a-bridge/ I’ve probably read The Jeweler’s Shop by Karol Wojtyla (the future St. John Paul II) at least a dozen times—in high school, college, and throughout my dating and engaged years. Since being married, I’ve come to see it in yet a new light, as if the characters I once thought I knew so well have suddenly come alive through their brokenness, humanity, and relatability. In the beautifully crafted play, three couples, whose lives are all somehow connected, each offer insights into the joys and trials of marriage. Ultimately, through the sacrament’s powerful bond, they are all called to love.  There is one line of the play…

  • Motherhood,  Product Reviews

    Fin & Vince Guest Post: Minimalist Wardrobe for Kids

    Original post here: https://finandvince.com/blogs/news/minimalist-wardrobe-for-kids “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” ― Fred Rogers I have two little boys, ages 2 and 9 months. My two year-old, like most toddlers, has boundless energy and an imagination that breeds wonder. I learn so much from him every day, and am often in awe of how he looks at the world and engages with it. Play really is how he learns and works. My 9 month-old isn’t far behind, and I can’t wait to watch my boys grow and learn and play…

  • Motherhood,  Writing

    What I Do Matters

    For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a mother. This desire began as the simple dream of a little girl who looked to her own mother as the pinnacle of femininity, womanhood, and a life of service to her family. Years later, it became a grown woman’s fervent prayer, which I hoped and trusted God would answer in His time. When I met my husband, married him, and had our first child last spring, I felt as though a new part of me was also born; a part of me that was more protective, intuitive, nurturing, and gentle. The challenges of caring for a newborn surely…