The Sandwich Generation

They call us the “Sandwich Generation”; we are predominantly middle-aged women that have become primary caretakers of an aging parent while still raising little ones at home.  I am a homeschooling mother of 8 children, ranging in age from 5 to 25, and I became a member of this uniquely...

December 3, 2018 by FamiliesFullyAlive

A Lay Person's Pathway to Doing the Lord's Loving Will

I can't help but love Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict the XVIs' 1992 joint-writing endeavor, the Catechism of The Catholic Church, as the...

November 4, 2018 by Dane Baird

Saint Monica and Saint Augustine

In the first year of seminary studies I had a professor named Don Jaime. That would be something like Professor James in English, but I'll...

October 26, 2018 by Fr. Colum Power

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Chicken Bone Broth

Don't throw away those bones after cooking a whole chicken!  Use them to make your own healthful and delicious bone...

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Dane Baird

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Dane Baird has been a witness member of the Home of the Mother for 3 years. He has two daughters, Jean and Susannah. The newest addition to the family is Halo, wonder-dog! His profession is teaching autistic children and he enjoys acting in several parish and diocesan ministries, as well as supporting the Home of the Mother.

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Entertaining Strangers

Recently, I found myself in front of the house, doing a project. This is a rarity, in that, for most of the past year, I've been renovating the inside of the house. I haven't really had time to do the exterior work. At least not yet. And it was especially rare, on this particular day, to be in the front yard, as I was supposed to be elsewhere. But plans get reconfigured, derailed at times for a reason. And this reason was....Mandi!

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The Home provides many formation exercises for all age groups, with a special emphasis on our youth. But even for older singles and parents looking to move forward, deeper into their journey with Christ, the Home provides something like a 'Catholic Think Tank' environment, as they share their study of church documents, theological dissertations and the lives of the saints with anyone interested.

Cutting the Cord for Christ

So, there I was, doing what my conscience told me not to do! I knew hanging the television in our newly renovated home was a mistake. There's just too much media content that is not good for me and certainly not good for my children. I had heard once that 80% of all media moguls are atheists and this is easy to believe; just watch recently released movies and situational comedies and the godlessness in the media is very apparent. But there I was, trying to install the television; bad habits are hard to change.

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