Monica Martinez

Monica MartinezMonica is a married mother of 6 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.  

Monday, 30 March 2020 12:45

Lessons from Life in Lockdown….

The world is spinning quickly right now with the great challenge of confronting the rapidly spreading coronavirus.  Most of the talk – among individuals, on social media, on news outlets – centers on the virus.  There is a lot of information being circulated and probably even more opinions.  I happen to be an American living in Italy right now, and I am experiencing first hand life in lockdown.   I am no virus expert, do not spend a lot of time reading the news for new information and do not feel as educated as others to make a statement as to how I think this is being handled here in Italy, in the States or worldwide. 

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.

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