Uncategorized


 

It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that.  Sherri at Chocolate for your brain has graciously agreed to host this over at her blog.

1 – Finished Marie’s First Communion / Confirmation Dress this past weekend.  I cut it close, she receives first Holy Eucharist / Confirmation on Monday!  Don’t worry, there will be a blog post about it – I guarantee 🙂  Yes, you did read that right.  The kids in our diocese receive both sacraments at the same time (at around age 7 or 8).  It’s something that the previous Bishop changed to ensure that the kids were receiving their sacraments.  Not many High School kids were getting confirmed.

2 – I cleaned the garbage can.  That thing has been so disgusting and gross, it needed to be done.  Unfortunately I had to wait until the weather was nice outside to do it.  So I got out the hose, the bleach and a scrub brush.  That thing has never looked so good.  (Now if only it can stay that way!)

3 – An update to my last small success, I did finish the 40 bags for 40 days…but only got about 1/2 way there.  But I did take all the donation bags down to the CWL the week after Easter, so that was a HUGE success.  Also, got about 1/2 way through the Psalms.  I’m thinking I need to pick something a little less ‘dry’ to read in the Bible.  Maybe I’ll go through the Gospels again.

Bonus – I’m trying to add to my blog more.  It’s been tough, but I find it good therapy (besides going to confession…..)

How about you?

Advertisements

FaithButton

It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that.

1 – Cleaned out the girls room. I mean really deep cleaned it. Took out all their old clothes, emptied out the closet, & swept. Why you ask? We still have a little mouse running around the house and I’m trying to make it harder for it to hide!! Next week’s goal is to tackle the spare room downstairs. It is my dumping ground for everything right now. Not a pretty sight!

2- Yesterday we had an excellent speaker at our TOFM (Time out for Mom’s) group at the church. She was from Catholic Family Services and the topic was Parenting/Discipline. I’ve always struggled with this. I easily get impatient and frustrated with my kids. (Big surprise: It’s not their fault…totally mine!) When I do, I yell, a very bad habit of mine. So yesterday I used some of the tools that were taught (as well as some much needed prayers for help from Our Lady) and it was a MUCH calmer day at home yesterday! Here’s praying that I can continue with this. Certainly if I home school next year I’ll need to have this under control.

3 – This one isn’t all mine, but the All Saints Party was a success at our Parish. My husband decided God was calling him to organize something for the kids this year. (This was definitely God calling, because he is not an organizer by nature). I think he may have opened up a can of worms though….many people expect him to put it together again next year! I helped him out in gathering information for the games, decorating and running some of the games on Sunday. Our games included: Bean bag toss (3 holes: Saint, Venerable, Blessed), Pin the roses on St. Therese, and Musical Chairs (Featuring Cat Chat music!).

Share your small successes with everyone over at Faith and Family live.

FaithButton

It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that.

1 – Cleaned up MY room! I have to admit I let this slide way too often. But since we’ve had some little visitors (at least three mice caught), I’m making sure to get to all the areas I haven’t cleaned for a while.

2 – I made a dent in our lost sock pile! Turns out 3/4 of them were pairs, I just didn’t have the chance to pair them up. I really needed to do this because it snowed and the girls didn’t have any socks to wear!

3 – Finished the kids Halloween costumes. Or should I say, All Saints costumes? We’ve got a St. Bernadette, Blessed Mother Teresa, St. Therese, and St. Maximilian Kolbe. I’m hoping to post pictures before this weekend.

So share your small successes with everyone at Faith and Family live.

FaithButton

It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that.

1 – Saw both Marie & Therese off to school today, and didn’t cry! When did they grow up? I could have sworn I was just swaddling them just yesterday. (Grade 2 & Kindergarten)

Marie, Grade 2, 7yo

Therese, Kindergarten, 4 yo

Hannah, Cutie Pie, 2yo

Nicholas, Little Man, 6 mo

2 – Have been trying to get into a more prayerful habit lately. We’ve added the Angelus at noon. A great way to refocus in the middle of the day.

3 – Kept up on laundry for a change, both washing and folding clothes. Mind you I’ve recently gotten some really cool detergent. Ever hear of Soap Nuts? Pretty cool stuff. Also CleanB Detergents. Who knew laundry could be yummy smelling. (I’m currently trying out the Oat Milk and Honey scent).

This has been going on for the last month but Hannah is in the throws of potty training.  It is going well, just a few accidents a week.  (She even asks to use it)  She took the longest to start, but the fastest to figure it out.

Come share your small successes with the people over at Faith and Family Live.



FaithButton

It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that.

1 – picked strawberries with the kids then ate fresh strawberries, made a fruit crisp and finally strawberry jam!!! This is the second year that I’ve made jam and I really enjoy it.

2 – Made a cute peasant dress for Hannah, without a pattern! (I still have to post pictures) There is a great tutorial on this site on how to make a peasant blouse and you can easily modify it.  The best part?  This lady is a fellow Canadian : )

3 – We are doing the Holy Heroes Summer Faith Adventure. We did do this last year, so we’ve been picking and choosing a bit more, but it’s great to see that they have retained the information and actually remember some of the bible stories and games.  It’s not too late to sign up, just go here and register.  Everything comes via email.

Share your successes with the everyone at faith and family live!

Wow, my first official custom order is now complete! A friend from university ordered a bunch of diapers for her brother and sister in law. (What a thoughtful sister) I really hope they enjoy them.

And it only took a week to complete, phew!

As promised, here are the baptism photos of Nicholas on Easter Sunday. I had forgotten that in being part of this wonderful celebration I would have to rely on others to take the pictures! So finally, my relatives have finally sent us the photos (and have just scanned them in). Enjoy!

Abbe Rheal holding baby Nicholas on Easter Sunday

Let’s welcome the newest member of our Christian community!

Next Page »