Eating Seasonally Through the Christian Year…

Eating Seasonally through the Christian Year - The Humbled Homemaker

It's Holy Week, folks! This morning I'm honored to be at The Humbled Homemaker chatting about a liturgically-centered dinner table. So head on over with your Monday morning cup of coffee (unless you gave up coffee for Lent, in which case, may God give you strength...we're on the homestretch to Easter, people!) And don't forget about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 6 day sale beginning next … [Read more...]

Let his blood be upon us and upon our children

His blood be upon us from Carrots for Michaelmas

On Palm Sunday, I always shudder to say the responses in the Gospel reading. If you've never been to a Catholic Mass on Palm Sunday, the Passion in the 26th and 27th chapters of Matthew is read aloud and the congregation reads the part of the crowd calling for Jesus' crucifixion. I shudder because by adding my voice to the shout "Crucify him!" I have to face the reality of my own sin. My betrayal … [Read more...]

A Quick Announcement!

I really hope you're planning to come to the Edel Gathering in Austin July 25-26th! Since there are only 150 tickets available, be sure to get yours bright and early tomorrow when they go on sale at 10am EST. And there's been a slight change in WHERE to order them. Instead of the EventBrite web page that was going to be used, they will be sold from the Edel Gathering web site. Ta da! Announcement … [Read more...]

The News I’ve Been Dying to Tell You!


Here I am bursting with the news I've been dying to tell you for weeks: No, I'm not pregnant (seems like a reasonable caveat with my track record.) The BIG NEWS is about the Edel Gathering organized by lovely and wonderful ladies, Jen Fulwiler and Hallie Lord. It is going to be an AMAZING weekend of renewal and fun for moms (and conversation with other grown ups!) in Austin, TX July 25th … [Read more...]

A Print Version of Feast!

Just popping in on this first day of Advent to let you know some exciting news! After receiving many, many requests for a print version of our book Feast! (lots of you wanted to give a print version as Christmas gifts!) I spent the week asking around and staying up way too late working on making it happen for you. And TA DA! You can order a print copy you can hold in your hand with real pages and … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 66 (and giveaway winner)


Call me the Craigslist Queen, y'all, because we got the find of the century! Actually I just got really lucky, because on the day I decided the kiddos really need a backyard swing set, someone posted this bad boy and with the help of all our male extended family members and a Uhaul, we transported it to our house. Now we just need to set up the swing part. In the meantime, Lucy is totally … [Read more...]

Sailor Hats and Where You Can Find Me Today


Happy Monday, dear ones. We're keeping busy with a new project that I can't wait to tell you about later this week. In the meantime, you can find the first part of my Catholicism: Empowering Women series from a few months ago posted over at Catholic Exchange this morning! And here's an adorable picture of Lucy all dressed up for my precious goddaughter's baptism yesterday to tide you … [Read more...]

Natural Induction Techniques

Things have been super busy over here, and I can't wait to tell you why (no, I'm not pregnant!). So it's been quiet this week at Carrots. But you can find me over at Mama and Baby Love sharing about 7 Natural Ways to Avoid an Induction. Check it out and tell me if there's anything to add to the list in the comments! And wow! I had a massive belly at the very end of my last pregnancy. And I … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: (Pig Edition) Vol. 63


On the Homestead: Oh ho ho, do I have a story for you! The other night after the kids went to bed, Daniel and I watched a crime/detective show full of suspense and creepiness. Just as it was over, there was a knock at the door (around 9:30pm) and I could see it was a car we didn't recognize. Because I'm generally a paranoid weirdo and I had just been terrified by the crime show, my first … [Read more...]

Rethinking the Pill

You can find me over at Mama and Baby Love today chatting about why I quit the Pill and discussing Natural Family Planning from a health/wellness perspective: Do you think twice about buying non-organic meat from animals injected with hormones? I do. We even raise and slaughter our own chickens to be sure of what we’re consuming. Concerns about the hormones in non-organic meat are widespread. But … [Read more...]