"Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing."

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


 This vídeo came out months ago, but I only saw it now. Here I am on "YouCat Minute" talking about why Sunday is importante, in Portuguese:  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nigella, Cocaine and Tarts

We are preparing for Addie's baptim here in these parts. I decided to do it "the village way" and have everything be as homemade as possible. Who needs catering for 60 people? Pshaw! Today "the village" consisted of me and my mom plus my sister as babysitter and we made 10 tarts and 3 frittatas. And 48 cookies. I know, pretty impressive. I'm trying not to go overboard, as Martha Stewart went to prison and Nigella Lawson has a cocaine addiction, as my sister kindly pointed out. Luckily, my in-laws are also bringing a truckload of food from their cousin's café. I think it'll be okay.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Article on IgnitumToday

Natural Family Planning is Hard
0 Comments August 20, AD 2014 | Julie Machado

              Our bodies are complex, intricate mysterious things. They are not outer shells or machines that come with a user’s manual. There is a lot going on that we understand, and probably even more going on that we don’t understand.

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Friday, August 15, 2014


Baby Addie took her first trip downtown and definitely enjoyed it. She rides in her stroller like a big girl now. We went to mass at São Nicolau church with some friends... who will sing at her baptism soon! They are oh so nice.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


We went on a mini... very mini.. "family hike", which made my whole week. It's my dream to do a weekly hike. Plus we got some amazing pictures. This is at Lagoa Azul, Sintra.