A Whirlwind of Transitions

The past year has been a continue stream of transitions for our family. From the decision to prepare our house to sell last spring to now being in the final stages of building, it has been a total whirlwind. I am grateful for the many, many ups and several downs (as every situation is a…

Teaching Our Children To Love & Respect

Parenting isn’t easy. In fact, it is one of the more challenging jobs. But we can’t only attempt at it, we must succeed, because in reality, we are not only raising toddlers, we are raising the next generation of adults. It is our responsibility to mold these beautiful souls into hardworking and respectful adults, who will…

A Mother’s Search for Hope

I found my vocation to motherhood along a rather winding road, but looking back, it was most definitely Divine Providence. God has his plan and sometimes it’s better not to get in his way. Looking back, I am grateful that I accepted this calling. Over the past eight years of struggling and laughing through my…

Sunshine Is My Favorite Accessory!

  How do you wear your sunshine? It’s a bit miserable here in Wisconsin.  It has been raining on and off for over a week, with a few short days of sun, but very little warm weather. Well, it’s cloudy and damp today and the thought of summer vacation seems so far away, even though…

Tomato and Veggie Pasta

I have to admit that over the years cooking has become a form of relaxation for me. I’m not going to pretend that every night I am bursting with energy to prepare dinner for our family of six, but looking back over the past ten years, cooking has become pure pleasure for me. There’s something…

Finding My Place As A Mother

I had a one-of-a-kind experience last week. For those of you who don’t know me well, I graduated with a BA in Political Science and then earned my Paralegal Certificate after college. I worked several years in the legal field, it was enjoyable, yet stressful all at the same time. After giving birth to baby…

Provocative Manners: The Sauce of Life

April is the month of a special anniversary. Many of you might not know that Katy and I wrote a book about manners and common-sense and as we have merged and developed our websites over the past several years, we are adding in this additional area of expertise to Loving These Days.   For the…