This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 88 (and giveaway winner!)


Ok, first things first. I know you want to know who's getting a copy of Jen Fulwiler's book, Something Other Than God. And the lucky winner is Shaina Purves! I'll be in touch soon about mailing your book to you, Shaina. Here's what's been happening in our little corner of the world... On the Homestead: Summer is here in our garden! All of Daniel's hard work is paying off now that the … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 87

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Summer is officially here in Florida. Breezy morning and sunny, sweaty afternoons. I adore the windows open days before the "shut the front door! You're letting all the air conditioning out!" days arrive (which will be any minute now). We made fresh mint ice cream from mint from our herb garden this week to celebrate and it was SO GOOD: Book Love: Jen Fulwiler's memoir, Something Other … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 86

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I can't believe it's almost been a month since the last TWM! Getting ready for Holy Week, Holy Week, more than a week of traveling across the country with three tiny children followed by several days of recovering from traveling across the country with three tiny children. Whew. Busy days at Casa Stewart. But busy GOOD days. And nobody's been sick, so wonders never cease. I was surprised by how … [Read more...]

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...]