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....
Your All-In-One Advent Clickbait!

Your All-In-One Advent Clickbait!

You’ve seen them.  Every day, it seems, something pops up in our newsfeeds or our Twitter feeds exhorting and enticing us.  “Five things you need to know today about X…”  Funny, before I saw the headline, I hadn’t given much thought to X.  Even funnier, X usually...
Why Stay At Home Moms Need Goals, Not Routine

Why Stay At Home Moms Need Goals, Not Routine

It seemed like when I had my first baby, everyone was telling me about the importance of routine. Bed time routines, feeding routines, daily routines, etc. etc. They’d all say that babies needed to know what to expect and that by giving them routines, you give...
Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to Us!

Note: As we approach Thanksgiving I wanted to share a personal story of God’s love and concern and how He never ceases to give me reasons to give Thanks.  May He bless each of you reading this as He has blessed me!  Happy Thanksgiving! Sometime later this week yours...
5 Reasons for Getting to Know Your Parish Family

5 Reasons for Getting to Know Your Parish Family

Our parish is supposed to be our home, right? And yet, how many of us attend Mass every week, or even daily, and have no idea what the names are of those in the pews around us?  How many of us have no personal relationship with our fellow parishioners, let alone the...
Being Catholic Dad Begins with Giving Thanks

Being Catholic Dad Begins with Giving Thanks

We all yell at our kids from time to time.  And don’t look at me like that.  How else was I supposed to react when I discovered that my six year-old son, the would-be engineer, had dismantled the drain plug in the tub and I had to attempt to reassemble it in front of...