I have talked more about poo in the past three months of being a mother than I have collectively over my entire life. I get crazy excited about buying new cloth diapers. I read about breastfeeding while actually breastfeeding. It makes sense that I talk about what I spend most of the day doing: cleaning up bodily fluids, feeding, and playing with a baby who will, eventually, call me mama. This...
My views on NFP are pretty middle of the road. Though I’ve taken some extreme views to task, I’ve also published about the need for trust in Divine Providence when using NFP. I can’t believe God decided so soon after that to test how much I really meant what I had written. (Scratch that, yes I can. I totally can believe God did that.)
Mrs. Murphy and I are expecting #4!
Happy Thanksgiving! It seems that the appropriate thing to write about for today is food. That is what I have been thinking about and planning for weeks. Though I do think about food most hours of everyday (except when my children are asleep and no one is asking me for a snack). It is one of those things essential to our survival, but there is also an element of ethics to preparing a nice...
Children are great mimics. I usually remember this, unfortunately, a few moments after I’ve blurted out something that was, probably, not the best thing for my kids to hear. For instance, I say “jack ass” a lot. It’s my go to word for lousy drivers and politicians and everything in between. Once, my son (who was five), told his babysitter that, “Some jack...
Two years ago, while I was studying for my masters, I met a girl in the same program named Kelsey. As two conservative Christians from big states who also happen to love music, we were fast friends and eventually ended up being roommates. I shared with her the awesome Catholic-ness that is Audrey Assad and she opened my eyes to the excellent Protestant-ness that is the Barlow Girls. One of the...
Recently my husband and I found out that we are being blessed again with a child. This isn’t a new thing for us, as we’ve experienced this particular blessing seven times already, but with each child the joy comes anew and the excitement grows.
As happy as we are about the blessed event, we must acknowledge that there are both good and bad things that accompany it. Here’s my...