Tuesday, November 26, 2013

One of "Those Days"

It’s been one of those days.

The fact that I can say that and you probably know what I mean brings me comfort. Because, the thing is, we all have “those days”. Days where you

Friday, November 15, 2013

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 4 - Birthdays, Rice Cereal, Nursing, Troubleshooting, and Tardiness

Okay, so last week, as I was signing off my quick takes, I told you it was my oldest boy's birthday (the preschooler). He turned four last Saturday.

(Random Aside: I have the *HARDEST* time just typing a number like "four" or "4" without combining them into the lawyer construction combo "four (4)" . . . Sigh. #LawyerHabits, #OCD, #NeedALife).

For a four-year-old, he had a pretty exciting birthday! We got him a

Monday, November 11, 2013

A Broken Child, My Despair, Pope Francis, and a Prayer: Living as a Member of the Body of Christ

Last night, as I was cleaning up the house after bedtime, I came across the Sunday paper. It was lying on the dining room table, where my parents had left it after dropping off my older boys earlier that day. I had half a mind to just toss the whole thing in the recycling bin and be done with it so I could continue cleaning, but, out of a sense of obligation, I opened it and quickly began paging through it in order to remove this week’s sale ads and coupons.

As I was paging, my eyes came to rest on an editorial. The headline read “When will the cries of children be heard?” Immediately, I felt a knot tighten in my stomach. I knew I did not want to read the editorial, but something compelled me to pause and read. I didn’t even make it halfway through

Saturday, November 9, 2013

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 3 - Recovery, Running, Carnival, and Mama-Love

Another stressful week, so these takes are late! Again! Argh! After my mother-in-law's brain surgery last week, I'm not complaining because I'll happily take a "super busy" week over a week filled with fear/anticipation over potentially life-threatening surgery.

Speaking of my mother-in-law, her recovery has been

Saturday, November 2, 2013

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 2 - Saints, Materialism, The Pledge, Halloween, and Surgery


Well, I'm a day late and a dollar short (you will understand why after QT#5), but here goes anyway . . .

Happy (belated) All Saints Day! Over the years, I have come across the lives of several saints that have resonated with me, but the first saint I really studied (because, despite 19 years of Catholic education, I would have to say that my exposure to the saints through formal education was pretty lacking) was my confirmation saint, St. Felicity (also known as

Monday, October 28, 2013

Me, delusional?

Jennifer Fulwiler recently posted some really intriguing questions about having a relationship with God that she discussed during a recent interview in conjunction with the Explore God campaign. They are:

• Richard Dawkins says belief in God is delusional. But most Americans believe they have a personal relationship with God. Are they all delusional?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 1 - Morning Commute Fire, Working Moms Roundtable, Whining, and Mama/Lawyer/Blogger Balance

Yesterday morning started out completely normal. As I left to take my pre-schooler to school, I was patting myself on the back because I had left early and would have plenty of time to get him there. That is, until I looked up and saw this . . .

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Catholic Lawyer Mama Answers Your Two Burning Questions: My Identity and My Inspiration

If you read through my profile, you may have realized that one key bit of information is missing from it, namely, my name. And I suppose my photo too. No, this is not an unfortunate oversight or the simple brain lapse of a new blogger. It is intentional. So, why the anonymity?

The answer: To facilitate my candor and honesty.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Working Moms Link-Up

If you are reading this post, then you are reading my first ever blog post on this crazy thing called the Internet. Amazing, huh? You would think that a 30-something, relatively computer literate woman wouldn't be so mystified by this introduction into blogging, but let's just say that getting this thing up and running has taken much longer than I ever thought possible. Not to mention the fact that, design-wise, my pre-schooler could have done a much better job. Invariably. Anyway, here goes nothing . . . 

So, for my first post, I opted to link up with Colleen and answer her "Working Moms Link-Up" questions.  Here goes: