This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 85

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Just look at these little angels. You'd never guess that Lucy would decide to bite Baby Gwen's finger in the middle of the Gospel reading at morning Mass yesterday or that Benjamin would be the one to give another kid a bloody nose at our first Catholic homeschoolers group playdate afterwards...(He obviously didn't mean to, collisions just happen but OH DEAR. Not sure how intentional the … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 84


It's teething central over here. Poor Baby Gwen is getting at least three in at once and she is NOT THRILLED about it. But she IS THRILLED about discovering the tupperware cabinet: And thrilled with playing with/eating sand at the new beautiful city park: Now, at risk of losing all of my readers who live above the Mason-Dixon line, here's a picture of the kiddos enjoying the Florida … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 83

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How's your Lent going? The first weekend of Lent, I went on retreat, thanks to Daniel who watched the kids so I could attend (I came home every so often to nurse Baby Gwen). It was so wonderful and I discovered my patron saint (or, rather, she found me.) Today I'm over at Catholic Exchange sharing all about that experience. It's a much more personal post than I usually write for CE. So, if you … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 82

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My "I haven't had any sugar in three days" withdrawal headache is telling me that Lent is really here! This has been QUITE a week. Not because earth-shattering things have happened at our house (although I DID deep clean our entire  kitchen which isn't exactly a frequent occurrence) and not because Baby Gwen is blessing us with waking at 4:45am perky and ready for the day: Lookin' good. For … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 81

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All of the sudden, our Gwen Stellamaris is displaying so much personality. It's so strange when the baby who wakes up in the morning seems like a completely different baby from the one I knew last week. She's changing so quickly that I don't feel like I can keep up. And she's just.....gah! The most adorable thing ever! See what I mean? Can you even?! She's still waking up at the crack of dawn, … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 80

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Happy warmer weather! We're in those glorious windows-open-but-the-mosquitos-aren't-out-yet days (there are about 12 of those days in Florida, so you have to really savor them before the bugs become horrible.) We've been crawling our way out of survival mode from a crazy January and getting out and enjoying life again. (Enjoying life being taking long drives to an old timey country store on … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 79

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Happy St. Valentine's Day! Daniel and I will be chatting about faith, food, and our book this afternoon on the radio for the Around the Table Radio Show tomorrow at 3pm (central time). You will probably be able to tell that it's our first time on the radio, but we did have fun talking about food. You can listen in (690 AM in NOLA and 1380AM in Baton Rouge) or listen online when it airs it you're … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 78

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So you heard the big news. Who's gonna eat tacos with me?! And did anybody tune into the Jane Austen live discussion on Wednesday night? How rambly was I? How adorable and well-spoken were Anne, Melissa, and Nicole?! It was so fun to chat with them. In the Liturgical Year: So, I finally got my act together this year and made beeswax candles with the kids for Candlemas. Let's all hope our … [Read more...]

This Weeks Miscellany: Vol. 77


It's been awhile! Almost a month since I posted a TWM. It's been a pretty horrible month, to be honest.  And not just because of this: It was enough to make you want to snarf down too much coffee while viewing life with your crazy eyes that scream "survival mode!"   See what I mean? But it's almost February, so let's move on and focus on the good stuff... The Quotable … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 76


Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: Well, the twelve days of Christmas are almost over. We are finally almost all over whatever it was we had (Gwen and Lucy are still a bit snuffly, but otherwise cheerful). I was pretty disappointed to have to scrap almost all our Christmas fun plans. But I did finally get around to trying to make a Buche de Noel this year! Gluten-Free Buche de Noel (Yule Log) … [Read more...]