Monica Martinez

Monica MartinezMonica is a married mother of 6 in Florida who is an enthusiastic convert to the Catholic Church and a lay member of the Home of the Mother. For many years she was a teacher and counselor in the public school system but now she labors with love in her home teaching and counseling the hearts of her own children.

Saturday, 28 March 2020 15:01

7 Tips for Homeschooling on the Fly

In recent weeks, many families around the world are finding themselves in the same boat – having to homeschool on the fly!  Although the methods, availability of teachers and resources may vary from place to place, one thing is certain; many parents are now the principal facilitator of the children’s education.  

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 21:33

An Authentic Advent

Has it happened to you already?  By the end of November your December calendar is already full to the brim with all kinds of holiday’s activities.  Your “to do” list is growing with an ever rapid pace. 

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 16:51

Here's Your Lent

Years ago there was a family-friendly comedian who became well known for his punch line, “Here’s your sign”.  He would talk about how as humans we often say things that point to the obvious and in the end sound silly.  A simple example - you see a person walking up with fishing poles and a line of fish and you ask, “Did you go fishing today?”  You ask a question that all the observable facts point to as obvious.  These phrases can make us sound not so smart, and so this comedian made it part of his act that it would be appropriate to give people a “stupid sign” who make such comments - thus the phrase, “Here’s your sign”.  Although a little brute sounding, he made his point well.

Friday, 08 February 2019 01:03

As Iron Sharpens Iron

Recently my husband and I attended a one-day diocesan marriage conference.  It was such a treat to listen to a variety of speakers who were devout in their faith, well-educated and able to deliver their messages with the perfect balance of humor and seriousness that the topic of marriage and family life merits.  It was a time to learn a few new things and to remember some things we had been taught before.  Couples were given time to go to reconciliation, spend time in prayer together before the Blessed Sacrament, and to sit, talk and reflect on their marriages.  It truly was a beautiful day, a much needed pause for reflection and renewal in the middle of the busyness of family life.

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