motherhood

This makes me think… about one of my favorite stories about Mary on her feast day

The key to understanding Mary is this: We do not start with Mary. We start with Christ, the Son of the Living God! The less we think of Him, the less we think of her; the more we think of Him, the more we think of her; the more we adore his Divinity, the more we…

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Among Women Podcasts for Moms-to-Be… or new Moms…

I love producing the Among Women podcast and I thought I’d share a few recent podcasts that are very good for mothers-to-be, or for mothers who are still new to this vocation of motherhood. The most recent episode, AW 164,  features a conversation with Karen Minster from Paraclete Press, describing the role of Godparents, and…

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“Would that Wood Could Talk”, another in the series “Tales from the Empty Nest” at CatholicMom.com

Today I’m over at Catholic Mom, with another installment in what I loosely call, “Tales from the Empty Nest” … a little ruminating about my passing on furniture to my daughter who is getting married very soon. I’m busy repainting two pieces of furniture that have already served three generations of my family — a…

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Prom Mom’s Prayers — from my archives

Okay, just so you know, I’m praying for you, young man. Yes, you, the one escorting my daughter to the prom. You can expect no less from me, her cradle-Catholic mom, who prays about everything, but prays with increased fervor when it comes to family matters. I know she will look radiant in the gown…

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For Mother’s Day… a little spiritual mothering for the Moms out there…

Sage wisdom and a video hug for all the Moms of children from author Sally Clarkson… Some goodness is always found on the MomHeart blog. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

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Motherhood: On raising saints for heaven — an excerpt from “Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious.”

Happy Mother’s Day! From my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: The maternal mission is also the basis of a particular responsibility. The mother is appointed guardian of life. It is her task to accept it with care, encouraging the human being’s first dialogue with the world, which is carried out precisely in the symbiosis with…

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Among Women Podcast #150: The Rosary and Pregnancy — Perfect Together!

  This week’s AW is our 150th episode!! (Listen here.) Just how do the rosary and pregnancy go together? Well, they both nurture new life in us, both spiritually and biologically! This week, our “Blessed are They” segment is a departure from our usual discussions about a woman saint, as we open Rosarium Virginis Mariae, the Apostolic Letter…

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I’m at CatholicMom.com. Here’s “Spiritual Growth Within a Catholic Family,” Part 2.

Bob and I have been parents for over 25 years. (Gosh, we’re pretty young there^.) Yet, we’ve learned a few things along the way. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in my column today at CatholicMom.com… The context for spiritual growth of children presumes that the parents enjoy a relationship with Christ and his…

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