These days it seems like all parents do is drive kids from place to place. When I was a kid, playing was free and right outside my front door. We made up games and shared with the neighbors and made friends. Sometimes we were out of the sight of a parent or paid teacher for [...]
I love Advent. I love the readings at Mass, the sense of preparation and anticipation. I love reconnecting with family and friends, especially with one very special person in particular. Who’s that Dan, you ask? My sister, a best friend from college, the ghost of Christmas past, perhaps? No, I love Advent because Snowy returns. [...]
We have truly been challenged as Catholics in this most recent election. Putting aside our political hats for a second (or for at least the next “400 words or less”), what it forced us to do personally is think long and hard about how we are teaching our boys to be pro-life. It goes so [...]
“What’s the matter with you,” he shouted, looking from my screaming, writhing one year old to me. As I straightened to face him, I was on the defensive, but I tried to laugh off the remark, saying, “Nothing’s wrong with him, he’s just cranky and needs a nap.” “You’re a bad mother!” he thundered. That [...]
God doesn’t ask for perfection, but only genuine effort. The important thing is getting the kids to Mass, even if it’s a sweat-inducing endeavor.