Posts Tagged ‘motherhood’

Dear First-Time Mama of a High School Senior

I know, I know. You looked at yourself in the mirror this morning and asked, “How, how do I have a senior in high school?” Then you either a) started hyperventilating, b) teared up, c) swelled with pride or d) all of the above. I’m sure moms who have gone before us are already smiling,…

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A First Communion Bash

When we sacrament, you can bet there will be a party. Luke’s First Communion was a MAJOR cause for celebration. After the big day, we hosted friends and family back at the house. I think there were 30-ish?! A few weeks ago, I shared an Instagram Live about how I prepare for parties and how…

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Clare Turns 11!

Clare will forever, and always, be my Vacation Bible School baby. I was three days into leading the week at our parish, when we had an unexpected surprise. It was a full month before my due date, but after coming home to take a quick nap, my water broke. Actually, I thought I just needed…

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She’s 13! A Letter to My Teenage Daughter

Boy, the insanity of May really crept up on me. I should know better by now. But, with two first communions, an eighth grade graduation, junior-senior prom, two birthdays and the birth of our niece in the last three weeks, I’ve *just barely* kept my head above water. Anna-Laura turned 13 on Wednesday, but since…

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Milestone after Milestone: Luke’s First Communion

I’m not sure my heart was ever, truly, prepared for the beauty of Luke’s first communion day. Now that I’ve had a few weeks to process it all, I’ll do my best to capture it in words. You can bet there will be lots of photos, too. Today, I’ll share the joy of the sacrament…

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