This is the 2nd Lent that I’ve been a part of the famous “Saint Peg Doll Swap” It’s easily one of my favorite community crafting events, and of course I had to document it! I love how it is an easy way to 1) create a mandatory crafternoon 2)bring community with other moms, friends, and families 3) provide a classic toy for kiddos to learn about … Continue reading Saturdays with the Saints, Peg Doll Swap
All these thoughts keep coming up in my head lately. So I just have to write it out or they’ll keep buzzing around.
I blame the elections and how torn I am between Conservative America and Liberal America. Both have great ideas to offer.
Now, it’s no secret I’m a typical small town conservative girl… With a liberal twist (blame my counselor side). But with the Republican candidate that is winning these primaries, for the first time I’m considering voting Democrat. Note that it was a very brief consideration.
There’s a huge explanation from Liberal America that I have yet to hear before I will every vote for a liberal candidate.
And that is this….
Why, Liberal America, do you preach and boast and pride yourselves on being an advocate, trailblazer, and champion for the oppressed and discriminated against when you daily promote abortion… The killing of the most weak, and oppressed, and discriminated against, and vulnerable of our human population? Continue reading “Liberal America, explain yourself”
Just some thoughts… Especially for many of my pro choice friends, because I think there’s a huge misunderstanding about the idea of defunding Planned Parenthood.
First of all… If Planned Parenthood is defunded, it DOES NOT mean all Planned Parenthoods will suddenly disappear from earth and cease to exist. It simply means the government stops contributing taxpayer money to this organization.
Continue reading “Why Isn’t Planned Parenthood Defunded Yet?”
St. Kateri Tekakwitha. What a sweet name…AND she was lucky enough to be canonized by St. Pope JP II!! Also the first Native American Saint and was also very young role model for our youth. She was a diligent worker and lived a life of chastity, even after enduring much suffering when her parents died from smallpox and she herself was left disfigured and half … Continue reading Saturdays with the Saints: Kateri
I’ve been reading “Grace-Based Parenting” by Dr. Tim Kimmel the past few weeks and it has really been challenging my way of thinking when it comes to raising a Catholic child in this extremely scary, broken, and hostile world.
Now I’m no parenting expert…haha I’m winging it just like everyone else. However, this book is challenging my whole approach and so I thought I would share.
Phew…graduated with my Master’s in School Counseling, applying for licensure, and am currently on the job hunt.
Thus… I’m still a “future” School Counselor, but I’m anxiously awaiting the time when I can post “Lessons of a School Counselor” (without the future part).
The past semester I was fully immersed in the School Counseling through my full-time internship. I’ve never grown more, and that’s what I love about this job, it never ceases to teach me lessons.
These lessons are some of the most valuable, and that’s why they are worth documenting because I love to look back on them, and I foresee these lessons being a valuable tool on the tough days and the days when I’m feeling burnt out or too tired to care. So this is for my own well-being, but maybe you will find it valuable too. (Also see Lessons of a Future Counselor & Lessons of a Future Counselor Pt. 2)
Lately I’ve learned… Continue reading “Lessons of a Future Counselor Pt. 3”