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God Almighty in the crumbs

If God is so great, eternal and omnipotent and omniscient and all, why the heck does He care about a few ounces of processed animal protein? What difference could it possibly make? What kind of infinite deity even notices stuff like that? And how in the world can you say that God is love if… Continue reading God Almighty in the crumbs

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RIP Anthony Gallegos, son of Leticia Adams, and how to help the family

Yesterday, my friend Leticia Adams shared the devastating news that her oldest son, Anthony Gallegos, committed suicide at her home. He had long struggled with depression. He was the father of two young girls. If you care to, please join me in praying the novena to St. Michael the Archangel for Anthony, Leticia, and their whole… Continue reading RIP Anthony Gallegos, son of Leticia Adams, and how to help the family

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Protected: Podcast #11: Icon Style!

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A day without that one woman

would have looked like this: and this: and this: and this:   and this: and this: And so on. Because without her, we wouldn’t have Him. No jokes, no anti-feminist message here. Just gratitude that that one particular women showed up on that one particular day. Mary, give me the strength to show up today.… Continue reading A day without that one woman

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5 easy crafts for preschoolers (and their color-starved moms)

Maybe it’s different where you live, but here, there still isn’t any green. Just brown, tan, black, white, and grey. I know it’s Lent and it makes sense to look out the window and feel terrible, but I just can’t take it. I resorted to  . . . Craft day. In about half an hour,… Continue reading 5 easy crafts for preschoolers (and their color-starved moms)

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Homemade cake with a side of red herring

  When I was a new mom, I was the greatest. THE GREATEST. You could tell how great I was because of the ever-growing list of things I was too good of a mom to ever resort to. I’m not talking about high standards; I’m talking about bonkers standards — things I rejected as lazy or… Continue reading Homemade cake with a side of red herring

What's for Supper?

What’s for supper? Vol. 73: Detachment à la mode con Fleischenttäuschung con Dan Brown

First, a reminder! If you subscribed more than a few weeks ago, I’m afraid your subscription no longer works! I’m so sorry. You’ll need to resubscribe using the form on the right sidebar. Second, another reminder. If you’ve bookmarked this site and your bookmark isn’t working, please try changing the “https” to “http.” If anyone… Continue reading What’s for supper? Vol. 73: Detachment à la mode con Fleischenttäuschung con Dan Brown

Protected: Podcast #10: Go make a difference in your FACE

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Hey, doctors: Big families are not on trial

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A youngish mom with a bunch of kids goes to her doctor with a medical problem. Doesn’t even matter what the problem is: problems with excessive bleeding, problems with postpartum depression, problems with heartburn, problems with sleep. Problems with her knee, her skin, or the way her hair… Continue reading Hey, doctors: Big families are not on trial

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The X-Plan for salvation

Beep beep. I am here to tell you that, sometime after that seventh time (or maybe after the seventy-times-seventh time) a light bulb will click on in that dopey son’s head. After being rescued without comment one more time after time after time after time, that son is very likely to decide on his own that this… Continue reading The X-Plan for salvation