Much talk in the Catholic blogosphere about the announcement of an apostolic visitation to religious communities, and of one snippy Sister’s response. For some crazy reason, I can’t help thinking that Sister Snippy’s community hasn’t welcomed any novices in a while. Then there are all the other stories about Sisters of a Certain Age who… Continue reading When vocations suffer, society suffers
I have to stop reading the news because there is little I read that makes me happy or makes me feel hopeful. Of course, there is always hope, but my initial reaction when I read what our new president and congress are doing is usually “what the f**k?” So let’s take yesterday’s health summit. Pro-life… Continue reading Just Fuming
Watts Wastes No Time Losing Weight (Jan. 13) – Less than a month after giving birth to her second son Samuel, Naomi Watts is flaunting her post-baby body — making mommies everywhere jealous. Of course, as a “jealous” mommy, allow me to state the obvious. Having a nutritionist, a nanny, a personal trainer, and a… Continue reading This Irks Me
My mother purchased some clothes for my boys as a Christmas gift, but quite a few sizes too large. I have noticed a trend in women, myself included, that we tend to worry about “growing room”. No obsess about it, to the point that the discrepancy between the actual size of the kid and the… Continue reading So , you know like those levels of hell? Yeah, the mall is definitely one of them, but I don’t know which because I never got into Dante.
I can do 4 loads of laundry a day. I can spend much energy fretting over how to pay the next bill, how to pay for Christmas or school books, or worrying about filling our increasingly larger vehicles with gas. I can deal with multiple fund raisers from school. I can be burnt out at… Continue reading Somethings I Can’t Do
…before I GET MYSELF ON THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK NEWS. My cube is close to the kitchen, and two women whose voices carry all-too-well are discussing the debate (they think Obama won). One of them is mentioning that the only president she can remember who balanced the budget was Bill Clinton…. “remember? He shut the government… Continue reading Please, somebody stop me….
I called my doctor’s office because I was experiencing many symptoms that may or may not be associated with pre-term labor. They were noticeable enough to stop me throughout the day, so after conferring with fellow Momfolk, I figured a call to the doctor was in order. I hate calling the doctor and this is… Continue reading Political Correctness is Not Reserved for Large Families
When I decided to send my two oldest to school, I figured it was simply time. I had this great, philosophical attitude about the whole thing. I taught them our values, I taught them Church teaching. Heck, I immersed them whole-heartedly for the past 15-13 years in what we believe. It’s now up to my… Continue reading I Had the Best of Intentions