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What’s for supper? Vol. 71: Your feta has given me wings!

Another week has come and gone and kicked my butt. Here’s what we had to eat: SATURDAY Aldi pizza  All of Saturday was consumed with the installation of our new couch from Craigslist. Sometimes, living in a 5/8ths-scale house is just stupid, especially if you just got a swell deal on a truly enormous overstuffed… Continue reading What’s for supper? Vol. 71: Your feta has given me wings!

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Why do we hold onto grudges?

Keeping grudges is such an odd thing to do. No one wants to be angry, resentful, and unhappy, surely, any more than we’d jump at the opportunity to keep a sticky, stinky, snarling vermin in the house for a pet. And yet we do keep it and cherish grudges so ardently, sometimes for decades. Why? Read the rest of my… Continue reading Why do we hold onto grudges?

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Does God get off on seeing us suffer?

A Facebook friend posted this status: Rule of thumb: Use NFP as often as you must forgo Sunday Mass. His point was this: Just as we have to have serious reasons to miss Sunday Mass without sinning, we should have serious reasons to postpone pregnancy. First, the obligatory clarification: When he said “use NFP,” he… Continue reading Does God get off on seeing us suffer?

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It’s a Valentine’s Day Vortex!

For some reason, I spent the morning making Michael Voris valentines out of screenshots from his show, The Vortex. Um, here they are. And this one: And like so: And one of these: This is . . . why you should support independent Catholic journalism? I dunno.

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How to date your wife

Cream of tartar!  Semiconductors!  Onomatopoeia!  Gerbil bedding!  Notary public!  Joint compound!  Abstract expressionism!  Borscht! That was me, trying to think of something, anything, to write about other than Valentine’s Day.  What do I know about Valentine’s Day, anyway?  It’s taken me most of my married life to admit that there’s not really anything wrong with… Continue reading How to date your wife

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8 Toddler Tips for a Very Special Valentine’s Day

The tired old trope says that kids ruin a couple’s romantic life. Well, I’m a tired old trope myself, and I’m here to tell you that nothing could be wronger. Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, I’d like to share with you a few special ideas that come straight from the little cherubs themselves. Every single… Continue reading 8 Toddler Tips for a Very Special Valentine’s Day

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What’s for supper? Vol. 70: The Instant Pot and the Wild, Wild West

Better late than never, eh? Sorry about no post on Friday. It’s a long, tiresome story full of technical details that I don’t understand at all. If you’re reading this, it means my brother fixed it because he is great. If you’re not, then it means that there is no reason at all for WordPress to… Continue reading What’s for supper? Vol. 70: The Instant Pot and the Wild, Wild West

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The samurai martyr and the sex abuse scandal

Where do we go when we as a church are caught persecuting ourselves? How do we respond when the aggressor lives within our walls, and when the criticisms of our church are accurate and true? When the enemy of the faith is a hostile outsider, our course seems clear: we fight back, to defend ourselves… Continue reading The samurai martyr and the sex abuse scandal

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World’s okayest mom’s list of tolerable kid’s TV shows

Last week, we chatted about some children’s TV shows that are so good, I’ll sit and watch them myself, rather than just let a glowing screen raise my kids while I shoot up in the kitchen, or whatever it is I do all day. Here, now, is the B list: shows my kids enjoy, which… Continue reading World’s okayest mom’s list of tolerable kid’s TV shows

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Nanodiapers in a brave new world

Here’s a spot of light in the news this week: Huggies has just announced a new diaper designed for babies who weigh under two pounds. Under two pounds.  Two pounds is how much a large loaf of bread weighs. It’s not just that these babies are so tiny, and need tiny diapers, but they need… Continue reading Nanodiapers in a brave new world