#LoveRebelMom and Blogger Melanie Jean Juneau

Melanie Jean Juneau is a fellow Catholic mum blogger whom I’ve only met via email. She’s one of the contributors of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood. Among the five of us who wrote the anthology, she has the most kids and also the oldest kids. I’ve appreciated her wisdom and advice, as a “veteran mum,” both…… Continue reading #LoveRebelMom and Blogger Melanie Jean Juneau


I raised my nine children in the shadow of  other dedicated Catholic mothers, mostly homeschoolers, who thought Halloween was evil, dedicated to witches. Their children were not allowed to celebrate with their neighbors but went to a church basement to celebrate All Saints Eve. This church was an hour away from us. More importantly, I felt…… Continue reading HALLOWEEN IS CATHOLIC ? Yup

From the Hub to the Heart

I am pleased Ellen Gable Hrkach of Full Quiver Publishing asked me to be part of a book-launch blog tour for Andy LaVallee’s book, From the Hub to the Heart. His new book  tells of a journey from “fast living to living the fast”. Although I have not read it yet, I can’t wait because  the reviews are fantastic.…… Continue reading From the Hub to the Heart

Holy Laughter

Even though icons and holy cards often depict the saints and the entire Holy Family with a miserable scowl on their unhealthy looking faces, the truth is that the saints lived in God’s presence and in His joy. St. Francis of Assisi is the most famous, joyful saint.  Look at our pope, whose name sake is…… Continue reading Holy Laughter

Lawn Chair Catechism: Openness

 Session 8: The Third Threshold: Openness When I speak with someone who is curious about the faith, I realize my revelations about the spiritual life in the Mystical Body of Christ are like speaking about a foreign country. Psychologically speaking, a person needs to hear a completely new concept at least three times before it…… Continue reading Lawn Chair Catechism: Openness

Sunday Snippets

Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at RAnn’s Place , Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival where we share posts from the previous week. Sabbath Moments – Day by Day Beauty will spring up  when I am open to the Holy Spirit, receiving  the water of His Spirit daily even though I leak like a cracked pot. I have put…… Continue reading Sunday Snippets

Lawn Chair Catechism, Session 5: Grace and the Great Quest

In your own faith: It can be hard to settle our minds on the idea of “cooperating with grace”.  How would you explain the Catholic doctrine on salvation to others? The first answer that pops into my mind comes originally from St Theresa of Avila. Since I have carried this explanation within me for more…… Continue reading Lawn Chair Catechism, Session 5: Grace and the Great Quest