Chicken Soup for the Soul

JMJ   I’m published!!!   As in, someone else paid me to put something I wrote into print.  How cool is that!?   Chicken Soup for the Soul included one of my stories in their new Curvy and Confident book.       Without further ado:     Baby Bump […]

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Fostering Vocations through Quiet

JMJ   It is the middle of the night.  While the rest of the world sleeps, the monastery bells calls the brothers to prayer.  All the monks chant the beautiful Divine Office.  Their voice echoes through the stone hallways and fills the otherwise silent abby. The dark chapel is illuminated […]

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Make All The Babies!

Friday my parents and grandparents came to meet Baby Quinn for the first time. My grandpa took us all out to Cracker Barrel for dinner.   While we all chatted and waited for our food, I propped baby up on my shoulder to burp.  The table behind me erupted in […]

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Safety Scissors Saints

JMJ   One of my favorite things about being a mother is sharing the Catholic Faith with my children.     You know that wonderful feeling of peace and contentment when you teach your preschooler about the Faith?  Joy floods your heart as you see your words stirring a love […]

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Why Homebirth?

  JMJ I am asked a lot why I chose a homebirth last time, and why I am planning a second one this Fall.  Usually when asked, I just rattle off some data about safety, or come little blurb about convenience or avoiding unnecessary interventions.  But that’s not really the […]

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