May is Foster Care Awareness Month, which is perhaps the best time to review Fostering Love: A Glimpse into Foster Care by Kathleen Paydo. The author and her husband are licensed foster parents who have provided a home for many children over the course of decades. Paydo, by her own admission, began writing down “foster-careContinue reading “Review: Fostering Love”
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It’s Still Easter!
During Holy Week, I was asking a colleague about her family’s Easter traditions. “We have our egg hunt on the third Sunday of Easter.” Mind blown. Cognitively, I understand that Easter season lasts until Pentecost. Yet until this recent conversation, it had never occurred to me to keep celebrating Easter beyond the initial Octave. WithContinue reading “It’s Still Easter!”
As a congenital heart patient, I have always known hospitals and have had five open heart surgeries. For @grottonetwork I recently wrote a reflection on how living alongside death has impacted me throughout various stages of my life. Read the full article.
Southwestern Egg Muffins
Since first discovering these brunch favorites, we have found that they migrate easily out of the morning timeslot. Add your favorite combination of avocado slices, salsa, sour cream, tortillas and beans and you have an easy and satisfying meatless Friday. As a bonus, they keep well in the fridge for several days if you areContinue reading “Southwestern Egg Muffins”
My Ash Wednesday Baby
My husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary on a Tuesday night. I wore a purple sleeveless dress with a pashmina while my husband wore a checkered shirt; these details I only know because the waiter took our picture. I cannot tell you what we ordered except that there was dessert. There was alwaysContinue reading “My Ash Wednesday Baby”
Black History Month Books 2023
The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper Words falter when describing this memoir from a veteran emergency room physician. Yes, she is an African American doctor inhabiting a professional space still dominated by white men. Yes, she writes of a tense encounter with the police officers who bring a suspect of color into the E.R.Continue reading “Black History Month Books 2023”
During the early days of the pandemic, we discovered “fairy doors” while out for a walk. These tiny doors miraculously brought my community together and offered a whimsical sense of connection during an otherwise chaotic time. Click here to read the full story @grottonetwork.
How to Volunteer with Your Family in 2023
Since my little ones were born, I have cut back on my professional and volunteer obligations. It is the volunteering that I miss the most – both ministries at the parish and volunteering with local community organizations. Jesus calls me to be engaged with the world, engaged with the joys and the suffering of others.Continue reading “How to Volunteer with Your Family in 2023”
Will you Carry the Baby Jesus?
Our parish doesn’t have a cry room. We typically sit in the back along a side wall, which is mercifully close to the bathroom and the back door for when our 3-year-old inevitably gets antsy. This past Sunday, it had already been a morning even by the standard of the typical morning hustle. Spilled milk.Continue reading “Will you Carry the Baby Jesus?”
Your Parents Just Divorced – Now What?
Go to The Grotto Network to learn more about my three strategies for navigating your parents’ divorce.