balancing act

Parenthood isn’t hard just because of the sleepless nights, the worry, the constant activity of little kids and the constant shuttling of older ones. Parenthood is hard because we’re trying to instill in our kids a value system, the foundations of their faith, character traits like courtesy, respect, commitment, integrity, kindness. It’s not just balancing… Continue reading balancing act

ashes, ashes, we all bow down

My first experience with Ash Wednesday came the first Easter season I worked for a Catholic charity. I had been nose-to-the-grindstone all morning and hadn’t really interacted with anyone in the office. When I finally did decide to walk down the hallway for a cup of coffee (what else?), I ran into a co-worker whose… Continue reading ashes, ashes, we all bow down