Category: Believing

He’s Got This

All summer long I’ve been surrounded by children. What a gift! All summer I’ve been putting myself last. I’m happy…

A Marian Tea

Four years ago, the women’s group at our parish held their first Marian Tea for ladies from the age of…

Holy Thursday Reflections

Last Supper by Bouveret, 1896 I wish I could go to Holy Thursday Mass tonight. One of the kids is…

Reusable Easter Garden: A Tutorial

For the past three years, the kids and I have planted Easter Gardens. It’s one of my favorite liturgical year…

A Family Heirloom

This time last year, we were preparing for Dimples’ First Holy Communion, going to the seamstress for alterations and getting…

Explaining the Passion, Death, and Resurrection to Little Ones

When our older children were preschoolers, I had a difficult time trying to explain Lent.  Words like “sacrifice,” “suffering,” and…

That time I hid the statues

When I was 16, I was a sophomore at Holy Cross High School in Delran, New Jersey.  I was by…

SMAM: Hijacked. The Island of Misfit Kids

Greeting Sometimes Martha Always Mary readers from the command central of Mary’s blog; it’s The Hubs here. Amongst the SMAM-less…

Because it’s Lent, Lent, It’s time to repent!

Every year when Lent begins, my kids love singing this Dogma Dogs song.  You can listen to it on their…

Quiet your house for Lent

I love decorating our home for the seasons.  Whenever a friend comments on my seasonal decorations I always explain that,…