Tuna Casserole Without the Tuna

Tuna Casserole Without the Tuna

Listening to my Mom talk about her early days cooking is like listening to Normal Rockwell talk about drawing stick figures the first time he picked up a crayon as a wee young pup.  It’s funny to think of the great artiste at his first beginning, when he was still...
The Intentional Catholic Family

The Intentional Catholic Family

A few days ago, I read this article about how couples who are intentional or decisive about their actions and decisions as a couple are more likely to have successful marriages than couples who simply go with the flow, or let life dictate their decisions. While...
FYI Your Holiness: I’m Not a Rabbit

FYI Your Holiness: I’m Not a Rabbit

I try to refrain from commenting (publicly, at least) on Pope Francis’ off the cuff remarks. You know the ones. They are usually outrageous on the surface and are the source in some way or other for many salacious headlines. These are the comments that set my...
5 Aspects of Deployments That Aren’t Horrible

5 Aspects of Deployments That Aren’t Horrible

Originally this post was to be entitled, 5 Things I Love About Deployments, but that title would basically be a lie. I loathe deployments. I understand that they are just a fact of life for my husband’s career and I try to cope with them in the most mature,...
The Season of the Unexpected

The Season of the Unexpected

I was putting our younger daughter to sleep, and as we snuggled in the chair, I started singing:  “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire . . .” She picked up the tune and sang the next line:  “. . . Jack Frost sniffing at your nose . . .” Christmas is full of surprises....