rings Two ingredients for a happy marriage

The other day was my parent’s wedding anniversary, Congratulations mom and dad!. Throughout the past years I’ve asked friends, family and strangers what they think is the key to a long and lasting marriage. The answers were seldom varied, and for the most part, what I found were two key things: 1. Communication 2. Laughter/joy When I think... [Read more...]

Tuesday Five: What every single Catholic girl needs to carry in her purse.

Five items every gal should have in her purse (especially while out on a date!) LIPSTICK! Lipstick is my number one choice of makeup. If you were blessed with cheery red lips, then maybe yours should be mascara?!                          Rosary! What better way to fend off those pesky evil spirits that lurk around.              ... [Read more...]

How to survive the holidays as a single: Part 3 of a 3 part series

Five easy ways to make the Advent and Christmas Seasons a time for joy, hope and renewal!   Spend extra time in prayer. Advent is a time for preparing for the way of the Christ Child. What better way to prepare than to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament? If your community has Eucharistic Adoration, sign up for an hour!              ... [Read more...]

How to survive the holidays as a single – Part 2 of a 3 part series – host a party!

A great way to celebrate the Christmas season (and to stay away from feeling alone in the season) is to host your own Christmas party. Here are some tips and ideas to all out fun! Have a theme: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, White Elephants Gift Exchange, Christmas cookie exchange. Be stocked with drinks, snacks and other goodies (you can ask attendees... [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (vol 7)

— 1 — I like that today is 7 Quick Takes, for me it’s volume 7 and it’s the 7th of October. — 2 — ‎”Her name is Joanne Schiebel. In 1954, she was a young unmarried college student who discovered that she was pregnant. … She could have had an abortion. … Joanne opted, instead, to give…(the... [Read more...]

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