Cloth diapers seem to solve the problem of diaper waste, however what was before cloth diapers? What was before things could be washed and dried regularly? Before textiles were easy to come by? Infant pottying. This method of baby care which is ancient as creation is still in use in many cultures around the world, … Continue reading Cloth diaper? Pause!
Who is a mother?
Before marriage, I would have lauded any husband or father who changed a diaper or gave a bottle as being "involved" or as "supporting" his wife and the mother of his children. But as a mother, my perspective has changed. I don't always like it... but I have grown to love and cherish the everyday … Continue reading Who is a mother?
I am in awe of the graciousness and goodness of our God at the overturning of Roe yesterday. It is as if a burden has been lifted from the shoulders of America, that the defense of the littlest ones amongst us has finally happened. And, though I haven't posted on this blog in perhaps years, … Continue reading Roe overturned!
Can lip or tongue tie cause oversupply in breastfeeding?
A friend laughingly mentioned that she has oversupply with nursing her two-month-old, her first child. And rather than a comic "O, really," I flashed back to my very-different experiences with nursing my three little ones. I asked her whether baby clicks when nursing. Clicks? Clicking and popping noises while nursing are a tell-tale sign that … Continue reading Can lip or tongue tie cause oversupply in breastfeeding?
Why Montessori no longer makes sense to this Catholic Mother
When my first child was born over five years ago, I was captivated by the ideas of Maria Montessori. My sister had introduced her thought to me, and a friend whose daughter is just ten days older than mine, was an assistant in a Montessori 3-6. Clueless as to how to approach motherhood, I read … Continue reading Why Montessori no longer makes sense to this Catholic Mother
St Maria Goretti and saying NO.
It is almost the end of 2019, and this is my sole post (** I found two other drafts in my folder, and posted them too!) for the year. And, it's on a saint that everyone can take multiple lessons from: St Maria Goretti.I have been recently reflecting on just how daring and bold it … Continue reading St Maria Goretti and saying NO.
The Eighth Day: Circumcision and the New Covenant
Before I married, and was working full-time in pro-life work, I was horrified-- and a little annoyed-- when one day I received an email from a woman berating us for not speaking out against circumcision. I politely thanked her for her thoughts, but filed it under "extremest" in my own mind. Fast forward 15 years, and … Continue reading The Eighth Day: Circumcision and the New Covenant
Making a good apology to God in the face of scandal
I imagine there are many people all over the internet commenting on and venting about the news of the current scandal in the Church involving sexually active clergy who have used their perversion and lust to prey on vulnerable souls entrusted to them, particularly altar boys and seminarians. What a sad pity. Here are the … Continue reading Making a good apology to God in the face of scandal
Another reason not to Amazon
I don't like Amazon. Their prices can sometimes be higher than elsewhere. Their website is hard to navigate. Even with as infrequently as I shop there, I've received several products over the years that are clearly fallen off a truck.But today, I have a real reason why I am no longer an Amazon customer: this … Continue reading Another reason not to Amazon
Might be a few reasons to check the modesty box
Olympic ice dancer Yura Min had a surprise as she began her program before the world's eyes. Her outfit came unsnapped causing her to nearly expose herself. I've been scandalized by the outfits worn by athletes, from female volleyball players to male speed skaters, for quite some time. I understand that some athletes are driven to … Continue reading Might be a few reasons to check the modesty box