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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Article on IgnitumToday

Celebrate Mediocrity

0 Comments September 17, AD 2014
It is a dog-eat-dog world out there. And I wonder, how much do we let this affect our spiritual lives? Every TV show from Biggest Loser to Master Chef is about competition, elimination and working hard toward the goal. Jesus also says “So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt 5:48), so it makes sense to carry a steel motivation into our interior lives. However, what happens when we don’t succeed? When we aren’t the best, but instead the worst, the laziest, the runts of the litter? The real biggest losers?
Keep reading at: http://www.ignitumtoday.com/2014/09/17/celebrate-mediocrity/

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Dora the explorer

I love how babies are so incredibly curious and want to touch everything. Mine loves trees and nature (I wonder if all babies do?). I love having my own Dora the Explorer to go on walks with. 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Baby at mass

After months of obsessing over whether or not our baby would sleep or not during mass (she should be sleeping! It's her scheduled nap!), I finally relaxed about schedules and we finally figured out what works best for her mass experience. It took five months. We put her stroller at a place where she can kind of see the altar and the reader and behind the choir. She likes to watch. She hangs out there looking super cute until about the homily. Then we take her out and try to entertain her. We've been going to the earliest mass at our parish, where there are fewer people. It has made mass a lot less stressful and a lot more joyful!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Motherhood and Money

I know, I know... how could I even put those two words together in the same sentence? They're incomparable. Yet they seem to conflict and their conflict is plaguing my life right now.

Everyone says children change your life. Everyone says the best things in life are free. For me having a child has changed my life professionally. I can't work the same job now and I'm not sure what to do! It has changed my reflection on priorities: this reflection has become more urgent and everyday I wonder what's really important in life. Motherhood is really important, and it's free! But paying the bills, what kind of couple you want to be and how to share responsibilities is important too. For Catholics, there is no easy answer to this question, as each woman has to discern her vocation individually and everyone is different! Being Catholic comes with a lot of freedom... and also a lot of discernment and responsibility. 

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

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