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  • Happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes! What a beautiful day! Mike used to bless my growing belly with Holy Water we brought back from our honeymoon in Lourdes every night before bed when I was pregnant with Peter. I’ve been asking her intercession since I was a young girl! And today Peter is crowning Her with the cake topper we used on our fleur-de-lis wedding cake we had made in Her honor on our wedding day! Happy Feast! 💙🙏🏼📿⚜️
  • Happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes! What a beautiful day! Mike used to bless my growing belly with Holy Water we brought back from our honeymoon in Lourdes every night before bed when I was pregnant with Peter. I’ve been asking her intercession since I was a young girl! And today Peter is crowning Her with the cake topper we used on our fleur-de-lis wedding cake we had made in Her honor on our wedding day! Happy Feast! 💙🙏🏼📿⚜️
  • 2,726 65 11 February, 2019

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  • Recently during a homily reflecting on the Wedding Feast at Cana something stuck out to me in a significant way. “Jesus takes the ordinary water of everyday life - our prayers, our works, our sufferings, our joys - and turns that ordinary water into something extraordinary just as He changed water into wine at the wedding feast.” That has been my prayer recently, to give Jesus everything out of love through Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Just as the steward of the feast who did not know where the water now turned into wine came from, I may not see the extraordinary in every instance. The instances when I am doing my chores, grocery shopping, cooking, or tending to the needs of those around me. Although I may not see the extraordinary I can trust that everything I do for the love of God actually becomes extraordinary!
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One instance of God turning the ordinary into extraordinary is the Sacrament of Marriage. Jesus raised ordinary marriage into a Sacrament, something truly extraordinary!
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You see the Trinity is a mystery. Even though God has revealed parts of Himself to us, especially through Jesus, He is still hidden as if behind a veil on this side of Heaven. The more we become like Jesus, the Second person of the Trinity, the more we become a mystery to others as well. Saints are great examples of this. They were (and still are) a mystery to those around them. As we strive to become more like Christ we can start to understand the mystery of these saints and their radical love. So too in a faithful Catholic marriage there is a mystery of love between the spouses who love one another until death do they part. Each day I am more and more entranced by this mystery of love within my own Sacramental Marriage. What might seem ordinary to others is extraordinary to me. I never knew I could love my husband as I do now. I never knew a man like Adam could love me as much as he does. I am so grateful for the Sacrament of Marriage, for Adam my husband and Valentine, as well as our love become flesh dwelling among us as our two children! Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️
  • Recently during a homily reflecting on the Wedding Feast at Cana something stuck out to me in a significant way. “Jesus takes the ordinary water of everyday life - our prayers, our works, our sufferings, our joys - and turns that ordinary water into something extraordinary just as He changed water into wine at the wedding feast.” That has been my prayer recently, to give Jesus everything out of love through Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Just as the steward of the feast who did not know where the water now turned into wine came from, I may not see the extraordinary in every instance. The instances when I am doing my chores, grocery shopping, cooking, or tending to the needs of those around me. Although I may not see the extraordinary I can trust that everything I do for the love of God actually becomes extraordinary!
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    One instance of God turning the ordinary into extraordinary is the Sacrament of Marriage. Jesus raised ordinary marriage into a Sacrament, something truly extraordinary!
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    You see the Trinity is a mystery. Even though God has revealed parts of Himself to us, especially through Jesus, He is still hidden as if behind a veil on this side of Heaven. The more we become like Jesus, the Second person of the Trinity, the more we become a mystery to others as well. Saints are great examples of this. They were (and still are) a mystery to those around them. As we strive to become more like Christ we can start to understand the mystery of these saints and their radical love. So too in a faithful Catholic marriage there is a mystery of love between the spouses who love one another until death do they part. Each day I am more and more entranced by this mystery of love within my own Sacramental Marriage. What might seem ordinary to others is extraordinary to me. I never knew I could love my husband as I do now. I never knew a man like Adam could love me as much as he does. I am so grateful for the Sacrament of Marriage, for Adam my husband and Valentine, as well as our love become flesh dwelling among us as our two children! Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️
  • 314 5 20 hours ago

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  • She knelt in the garden of her house, crying. A nineteen year old girl—scared and confused. She was pregnant and didn’t know what to do, and she had to make a decision soon. Can you imagine being pregnant at 19 years old? I can’t even begin to imagine the fear that she must have felt at the time. They were just kids, they weren’t married. She was so young, she had so much life ahead of her, she was still in college! Everyone seemed to have an opinion about what to do with the life of the baby. Even her doctor in Colombia, where abortions are illegal, suggested that she terminate her pregnancy. She felt the weight of the world on her shoulders, she never thought she’d be the one faced with such a decision. Her family was Catholic, although not very practicing yet, but she knew in times of need you should pray. So there she was in the garden, kneeling in front a statue of the blessed Mary sobbing. She said “Mother Mary, you too were a young mother and you of all people, understand what I’m going through. Please help me, show me a sign if you would like me to have this baby.” She asked Mary to make a coral rose, her favorite color, grow in her garden. Later that week, she went back out to the garden to pray again and saw a fully bloomed coral rose, and she understood. God wanted her to keep the baby. I am that baby. 
Mother Mary saved me and gave me the opportunity to live, and I am eternally grateful. I am eternally grateful not only to the Lord who breathed life into me but to my mother who thought of me even when she didn’t know me, couldn’t see me, or feel me. Thanks to the brave “yes” my mother gave to life I am here. And I just can’t help but wonder, how many of us aren’t here? Please, stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. Value the dignity of every human person. DEFEND LIFE. // Repost from @westcoastcatholic .
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  • She knelt in the garden of her house, crying. A nineteen year old girl—scared and confused. She was pregnant and didn’t know what to do, and she had to make a decision soon. Can you imagine being pregnant at 19 years old? I can’t even begin to imagine the fear that she must have felt at the time. They were just kids, they weren’t married. She was so young, she had so much life ahead of her, she was still in college! Everyone seemed to have an opinion about what to do with the life of the baby. Even her doctor in Colombia, where abortions are illegal, suggested that she terminate her pregnancy. She felt the weight of the world on her shoulders, she never thought she’d be the one faced with such a decision. Her family was Catholic, although not very practicing yet, but she knew in times of need you should pray. So there she was in the garden, kneeling in front a statue of the blessed Mary sobbing. She said “Mother Mary, you too were a young mother and you of all people, understand what I’m going through. Please help me, show me a sign if you would like me to have this baby.” She asked Mary to make a coral rose, her favorite color, grow in her garden. Later that week, she went back out to the garden to pray again and saw a fully bloomed coral rose, and she understood. God wanted her to keep the baby. I am that baby.
    Mother Mary saved me and gave me the opportunity to live, and I am eternally grateful. I am eternally grateful not only to the Lord who breathed life into me but to my mother who thought of me even when she didn’t know me, couldn’t see me, or feel me. Thanks to the brave “yes” my mother gave to life I am here. And I just can’t help but wonder, how many of us aren’t here? Please, stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. Value the dignity of every human person. DEFEND LIFE. // Repost from @westcoastcatholic .
    T-shirt by @the.living.person go check them out for more awesome Catholic apparel.
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    #iamtheprolifegeneration
  • 1,564 21 11 February, 2019
  • To persist... even when we are lost. So much wisdom in today’s post. Tag a friend  that lives out the example of PERSISTENCE! 👇👇👇// designed by @nataliealan
  • To persist... even when we are lost. So much wisdom in today’s post. Tag a friend that lives out the example of PERSISTENCE! 👇👇👇// designed by @nataliealan
  • 3,399 49 27 January, 2019

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  • We have  now  to  speak  of  the  fourth  gate  of  Hell,  which  is  impurity [sexual  sins], and  it  is by  this  gate  that  the  greater  number  of  the  damned  enter.  Some  will  say  that  it  is  a  trifling sin.  Is  it  a  trifling  sin?  It  is  a  mortal  sin.  St.  Antoninus  writes  that  such  is  the nauseousness  of  this  sin  that  the  devils  themselves  cannot  endure  it.  Moreover,  the Doctors  of  the  Church  say  that  certain  demons,  who  have  been  superior  to  the  rest, remembering  their  ancient  dignity,  disdain  tempting  to  so  loathsome  a  sin.  Consider  then how  disgusting  he  must  be  to  God,  who,  like  a  dog,  is  ever  returning  to  his  vomit,  or wallowing  like  a  pig  in  the  stinking  mire  of  this  accursed  vice (2  Pet  2.22). The  impure say,  moreover, "God  has  compassion  on  us  who  are  subject  to  this  vice,  because  He knows  that  we  are  flesh." What  do  you  say?  God  has  compassion  on  this  vice?  But  you must  know  that  the  most  horrible  chastisements  with  which  God  has  ever  visited  the earth  have  been  drawn  down  by  this  vice.  St.  Jerome  says  that  this  is  the  only  sin  of which  we  read  that  it  caused  God  to  repent  of  having  made  man,  for  all  flesh  had become  corrupted (Gen  6.6-12). And  so  it  is,  St.  Jerome  says,  that  there  is  no  sin  which God  punishes  so  rigorously,  even  upon  earth,  as  this.  He  once  sent  fire  from  Heaven upon  five  cities,  and  consumed  all  their  inhabitants  for  this  sin (Sodom  and  Gomorrah, 
Gen  18-19). Principally  on  account  of  this  sin  did  God  destroy  mankind,  with  the exception  of  eight  persons,  by  the  flood. (St. Alphonsus Liguori)
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  • We have  now  to  speak  of  the  fourth  gate  of  Hell,  which  is  impurity [sexual  sins], and  it  is by  this  gate  that  the  greater  number  of  the  damned  enter.  Some  will  say  that  it  is  a  trifling sin.  Is  it  a  trifling  sin?  It  is  a  mortal  sin.  St.  Antoninus  writes  that  such  is  the nauseousness  of  this  sin  that  the  devils  themselves  cannot  endure  it.  Moreover,  the Doctors  of  the  Church  say  that  certain  demons,  who  have  been  superior  to  the  rest, remembering  their  ancient  dignity,  disdain  tempting  to  so  loathsome  a  sin.  Consider  then how  disgusting  he  must  be  to  God,  who,  like  a  dog,  is  ever  returning  to  his  vomit,  or wallowing  like  a  pig  in  the  stinking  mire  of  this  accursed  vice (2  Pet  2.22). The  impure say,  moreover, "God  has  compassion  on  us  who  are  subject  to  this  vice,  because  He knows  that  we  are  flesh." What  do  you  say?  God  has  compassion  on  this  vice?  But  you must  know  that  the  most  horrible  chastisements  with  which  God  has  ever  visited  the earth  have  been  drawn  down  by  this  vice.  St.  Jerome  says  that  this  is  the  only  sin  of which  we  read  that  it  caused  God  to  repent  of  having  made  man,  for  all  flesh  had become  corrupted (Gen  6.6-12). And  so  it  is,  St.  Jerome  says,  that  there  is  no  sin  which God  punishes  so  rigorously,  even  upon  earth,  as  this.  He  once  sent  fire  from  Heaven upon  five  cities,  and  consumed  all  their  inhabitants  for  this  sin (Sodom  and  Gomorrah,
    Gen  18-19). Principally  on  account  of  this  sin  did  God  destroy  mankind,  with  the exception  of  eight  persons,  by  the  flood. (St. Alphonsus Liguori)
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  • A quote from Elisabeth Bourgois.
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“Have you ever asked a small child why he loved his mother? He will answer you with his eyes wide open with surprise, as if anyone could doubt that he loved his mother: “Because she’s my mom!”
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Who could explain the unique and personal intimacy a child has with his own mother? Christ himself spoke very little of His mother, except at Cana and in a short injunction from the Cross, when He offered her to all mankind by the intermediary of Saint John.
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To speak about Mary’s motherhood is to speak of Mary’s love, and then to attempt to penetrate the mystery of perfect Love, the infinite gift and the YES that led to the incarnation of God and our redemption.
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How can we put it into words?
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Instead, I’d like to simply invite everyone to stop and gaze at Mary, meditate on her; contemplate this beautiful and harmonious woman… and let oneself be mesmerized by this vision, transfigured by her love.
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To speak about Mary’s motherhood is simply to wish one could set each human being upon her lap, so that she might embrace him with all her affection, welcome him in all her tenderness, and protect him with all her might.”
  • A quote from Elisabeth Bourgois.
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    “Have you ever asked a small child why he loved his mother? He will answer you with his eyes wide open with surprise, as if anyone could doubt that he loved his mother: “Because she’s my mom!”
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    Who could explain the unique and personal intimacy a child has with his own mother? Christ himself spoke very little of His mother, except at Cana and in a short injunction from the Cross, when He offered her to all mankind by the intermediary of Saint John.
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    To speak about Mary’s motherhood is to speak of Mary’s love, and then to attempt to penetrate the mystery of perfect Love, the infinite gift and the YES that led to the incarnation of God and our redemption.
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    How can we put it into words?
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    Instead, I’d like to simply invite everyone to stop and gaze at Mary, meditate on her; contemplate this beautiful and harmonious woman… and let oneself be mesmerized by this vision, transfigured by her love.
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    To speak about Mary’s motherhood is simply to wish one could set each human being upon her lap, so that she might embrace him with all her affection, welcome him in all her tenderness, and protect him with all her might.”
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  • This is something I was reminded of this week. In anything you do if you are overwhelmed with the process its much harder to stick with it. Take nutrition for example. So many get overwhelmed with where to start. Often people cut out all of the things they should not have before they are ready and then go back to eating it all. The same is true with exercise. I have found that with nutrition if you keep it simple and focus on changing one thing at a time you have more success. Sure its a long process but in the end its worth it. Its about making a lifestyle change and this takes time. I find this quote to be true about my health and fitness business as well. It can be overwhelming at 1st to figure out a good routine. Some can jump in and get everything done. For me it took time. I needed time to add in one part at a time. I am now to the point where I have a great routine for getting my work done. It just took some extra time to figure out a system that worked for me. .
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  • This is something I was reminded of this week. In anything you do if you are overwhelmed with the process its much harder to stick with it. Take nutrition for example. So many get overwhelmed with where to start. Often people cut out all of the things they should not have before they are ready and then go back to eating it all. The same is true with exercise. I have found that with nutrition if you keep it simple and focus on changing one thing at a time you have more success. Sure its a long process but in the end its worth it. Its about making a lifestyle change and this takes time. I find this quote to be true about my health and fitness business as well. It can be overwhelming at 1st to figure out a good routine. Some can jump in and get everything done. For me it took time. I needed time to add in one part at a time. I am now to the point where I have a great routine for getting my work done. It just took some extra time to figure out a system that worked for me. .
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  • 27 1 6 hours ago

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  • All is well!!! 🌈 .

Look upon the rainbow, and praise him who made it, exceedingly beautiful in its brightness.
It encircles the heaven with its glorious arc; the hands of the Most High have stretched it out. ~Sir 43:11-12 RSV
  • All is well!!! 🌈 .

    Look upon the rainbow, and praise him who made it, exceedingly beautiful in its brightness.
    It encircles the heaven with its glorious arc; the hands of the Most High have stretched it out. ~Sir 43:11-12 RSV
  • 43 3 8 hours ago
  • Do you want proof that your vitamins work? It’s all in the nails!
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Okay, maybe not ALL in the nails, but after a month of taking my Lifelong Vitality supplements twice a day, every day, my energy level is up (even with a newborn, toddler, and kindergartener), my skin is more vibrant, and my nails are incredible! I can’t remember the last time they were this long, much less this strong. Normally, they’d be layering and breaking like crazy long before they got to this point, but not now!
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If you need more evidence for why doTERRA’s supplements are truly the best (my OB agrees, by the way), hit me up in the DMs and I’ll send some your way!
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#nails #supplements #naturalhealth
  • Do you want proof that your vitamins work? It’s all in the nails!
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    Okay, maybe not ALL in the nails, but after a month of taking my Lifelong Vitality supplements twice a day, every day, my energy level is up (even with a newborn, toddler, and kindergartener), my skin is more vibrant, and my nails are incredible! I can’t remember the last time they were this long, much less this strong. Normally, they’d be layering and breaking like crazy long before they got to this point, but not now!
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    If you need more evidence for why doTERRA’s supplements are truly the best (my OB agrees, by the way), hit me up in the DMs and I’ll send some your way!
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    #nails #supplements #naturalhealth
  • 38 3 9 hours ago
  • Pizza, ice cream, clean sweaters, soft blankets, good books, and Christ’s mercy.  What are you #grateful for today??
  • Pizza, ice cream, clean sweaters, soft blankets, good books, and Christ’s mercy. What are you #grateful for today??
  • 11 1 9 hours ago

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  • I needed zoodles with clams and lemon #realbad, but clams were not on sale and sardines were and a certain someone who shall remain nameless is a tiny bit over budget on groceries🙄. Sardines are a little like anchovies, so zoodles puttanesca? #notamistake

#meatlessfriday #catholicmom #canttalkeating
  • I needed zoodles with clams and lemon #realbad , but clams were not on sale and sardines were and a certain someone who shall remain nameless is a tiny bit over budget on groceries🙄. Sardines are a little like anchovies, so zoodles puttanesca? #notamistake

    #meatlessfriday #catholicmom #canttalkeating
  • 6 2 9 hours ago
  • Today I tried to catch up on my art commissions. I worked and worked until my brain just needed a break. A break from being precise. A break from looking back and forth between my work and the photo I was working from. A break from worrying about correct proportions and perspective. Mostly, though, I needed a break from beating myself up. This is something I struggle with constantly. I feel like I can never be "good enough" at anything. But I've really been needing to get past that, because I have recently come to realize that, by focusing on all the ways I fall short, what I'm really doing is focusing far too much on myself, and not enough on what God and what he is wanting to do through me.
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 After a couple of hours of broken work (kids, laundry, dishes, meals) I put my commissions away. I pulled out a giant, blank paper pad I had never used before. I decided I needed to just paint whatever was on my heart. For me. No looking at a model, no stressing over mistakes. No CORRECTING mistakes. Just paint. So I did.
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I wanted to paint a representation of Christian motherhood. What does sanctity look like in my vocation? Well, a Christian mother brings forth new life--light into a dark world. She cares for that life, holds it close. She pours herself out for her children so that they may, too, learn to pour themselves out. She leads them to the heart of God. At the same time, she stretches her hand out into the darkness in service to others. She is a saint in the world, and she leads her children and others by her example. She DOESN'T continually nitpick at her imperfections, or hide for fear of their being seen--she goes forth bodly, knowing God will use her and her gifts despite them. .
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The painting I did tonight is not a technical success.  But it, and the process of creating it, is what I needed tonight. It was supposed to just be for me, but I decided to share it. Because I'm kind of tired of being a prisoner to my imperfections.
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  • Today I tried to catch up on my art commissions. I worked and worked until my brain just needed a break. A break from being precise. A break from looking back and forth between my work and the photo I was working from. A break from worrying about correct proportions and perspective. Mostly, though, I needed a break from beating myself up. This is something I struggle with constantly. I feel like I can never be "good enough" at anything. But I've really been needing to get past that, because I have recently come to realize that, by focusing on all the ways I fall short, what I'm really doing is focusing far too much on myself, and not enough on what God and what he is wanting to do through me.
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    After a couple of hours of broken work (kids, laundry, dishes, meals) I put my commissions away. I pulled out a giant, blank paper pad I had never used before. I decided I needed to just paint whatever was on my heart. For me. No looking at a model, no stressing over mistakes. No CORRECTING mistakes. Just paint. So I did.
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    I wanted to paint a representation of Christian motherhood. What does sanctity look like in my vocation? Well, a Christian mother brings forth new life--light into a dark world. She cares for that life, holds it close. She pours herself out for her children so that they may, too, learn to pour themselves out. She leads them to the heart of God. At the same time, she stretches her hand out into the darkness in service to others. She is a saint in the world, and she leads her children and others by her example. She DOESN'T continually nitpick at her imperfections, or hide for fear of their being seen--she goes forth bodly, knowing God will use her and her gifts despite them. .
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    The painting I did tonight is not a technical success. But it, and the process of creating it, is what I needed tonight. It was supposed to just be for me, but I decided to share it. Because I'm kind of tired of being a prisoner to my imperfections.
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    #catholicartist #catholicart #catholicmotherhood #blessedisshe #bissisterhood #catholicmom #catholicfamily #domesticchurch
  • 61 15 10 hours ago
  • Happy Birthday Kip! I can’t believe he is one already!! We had a great night celebrating with family 😊 We are so blessed 🥰 👉🏻 Swipe all the way to see brand new baby Kip. My heart can’t take it! 😍
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  • Happy Birthday Kip! I can’t believe he is one already!! We had a great night celebrating with family 😊 We are so blessed 🥰 👉🏻 Swipe all the way to see brand new baby Kip. My heart can’t take it! 😍
    #kipjoseph #kipsfirsttriparoundthesun #happyfirstbirthday
  • 38 3 10 hours ago
  • “I wish I would have started sooner.” I hear it and I’ve said it.
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I NEVER pictured myself working out at home. I NEVER thought I’d gain an AH-MAZING community of women from all over the world. I NEVER dreamt I’d feel better and more confident after four kiddos than pre-kiddos.
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Girl... I’m not sure what’s stopping you from starting but just know you truly are one decision away from a totally different life. Reach out & LET’S GOOOO! 😘
  • “I wish I would have started sooner.” I hear it and I’ve said it.

    I NEVER pictured myself working out at home. I NEVER thought I’d gain an AH-MAZING community of women from all over the world. I NEVER dreamt I’d feel better and more confident after four kiddos than pre-kiddos.

    BUT it happened!

    Girl... I’m not sure what’s stopping you from starting but just know you truly are one decision away from a totally different life. Reach out & LET’S GOOOO! 😘
  • 31 4 10 hours ago

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  • Zero waste tip - ready for this one?  A throwback to one room school houses... that’s right, chalk board slates!  These were super cheap at a craft store, but they actually had a sticker that said, “Not a toy. Craft use only!” So far, the craft police haven’t shown up at my door, so I think we are in the clear.  Seriously, this can save a ton of paper during school time.  And we don’t write in our workbooks so they can be passed down to others. :)
  • Zero waste tip - ready for this one? A throwback to one room school houses... that’s right, chalk board slates! These were super cheap at a craft store, but they actually had a sticker that said, “Not a toy. Craft use only!” So far, the craft police haven’t shown up at my door, so I think we are in the clear. Seriously, this can save a ton of paper during school time. And we don’t write in our workbooks so they can be passed down to others. :)
  • 11 3 10 hours ago
  • Too long ~for TOO freaking long I have been comfortable only being me in certain situations~w/certain people~@ the RIGHT time.!Has it been terrible?? No~it's just been what it was. In fact I don't even know I was aware of it... Until recently when it FINALLY hit me ~I experience the MOST INCREDIBLE JOY & ENERGY when I delve into those things that fire me up- helping & teaching others, dancing around wherever, singing at the top of my lungs, being a GOOD person, genuine, doing something just a little extra just b/c, learning new things, encouraging & BELIEVING in others- it is quite simply WHO I AM... And yet- I almost didn't know that ~I have continued to tell & see myself for YEARS as the girl who was fat, had acne, didn't watch the "cool" tv shows, didn't date anyone, was naive & too Pollyannaish. I am not sure why~but I do know this ~I want to be FILLED w/JOY! I want to be around others who are EXCITED about life & BELIEVE they too can make a change. I want to be able to feel silly, leave video messages for my friends that have a bunch of silly energy & freeze on THE WORST screenshot of my weird face! Bottom line... I don't want to be afraid to share some of the most amazing things happening in my life for fear of being "too much." I share b/c w/in the last 3 years I have changed! Or really- I have finally FOUND myself... but it is time to unleash the real me on this world b/c God has given me this gift of passion for helping others & it is time to honor Him by no longer hiding it!

I want to help YOU become your best version of you! I want to help YOU find what makes you COME ALIVE so you can live YOUR best life!

Does it take work? YES
Does it take commitment? YES
Does it take sacrifice? YES
Does it take money? YES
Does it take time? YES

Do you think you are worth it?? I KNOW I DO!

You know the saying- "Be the change you want to be in this world?" Well today I am asking you ~ Are YOU ready to be the change in YOUR world?
If so- let me know.... I can & I would LOVE to help!

Prep week starts on Monday for my next virtual fit club- I have 8 slots left- ONLY if u  are REALLY ready to commit- come & join us! It is going to be AMAZING! Link in bio💗
  • Too long ~for TOO freaking long I have been comfortable only being me in certain situations~w/certain [email protected] the RIGHT time.!Has it been terrible?? No~it's just been what it was. In fact I don't even know I was aware of it... Until recently when it FINALLY hit me ~I experience the MOST INCREDIBLE JOY & ENERGY when I delve into those things that fire me up- helping & teaching others, dancing around wherever, singing at the top of my lungs, being a GOOD person, genuine, doing something just a little extra just b/c, learning new things, encouraging & BELIEVING in others- it is quite simply WHO I AM... And yet- I almost didn't know that ~I have continued to tell & see myself for YEARS as the girl who was fat, had acne, didn't watch the "cool" tv shows, didn't date anyone, was naive & too Pollyannaish. I am not sure why~but I do know this ~I want to be FILLED w/JOY! I want to be around others who are EXCITED about life & BELIEVE they too can make a change. I want to be able to feel silly, leave video messages for my friends that have a bunch of silly energy & freeze on THE WORST screenshot of my weird face! Bottom line... I don't want to be afraid to share some of the most amazing things happening in my life for fear of being "too much." I share b/c w/in the last 3 years I have changed! Or really- I have finally FOUND myself... but it is time to unleash the real me on this world b/c God has given me this gift of passion for helping others & it is time to honor Him by no longer hiding it!

    I want to help YOU become your best version of you! I want to help YOU find what makes you COME ALIVE so you can live YOUR best life!

    Does it take work? YES
    Does it take commitment? YES
    Does it take sacrifice? YES
    Does it take money? YES
    Does it take time? YES

    Do you think you are worth it?? I KNOW I DO!

    You know the saying- "Be the change you want to be in this world?" Well today I am asking you ~ Are YOU ready to be the change in YOUR world?
    If so- let me know.... I can & I would LOVE to help!

    Prep week starts on Monday for my next virtual fit club- I have 8 slots left- ONLY if u are REALLY ready to commit- come & join us! It is going to be AMAZING! Link in bio💗
  • 24 2 10 hours ago
  • I'm not a writer, blogger or author. I don't have a side hustle or business. I'm just a wife and mom trying to make it through. And doing everything I can to get my family to heaven.

I started this page just for fun. I love cooking and baking and when I would look up recipes online, I would be overwhelmed by the sheer volume! So I decided to share the recipes I tried and review them. I never thought I would have any followers. I was just doing it for myself.

But I slowly began to uncover this amazing community of Catholic women! Moms who have their own businesses sharing the beautiful products they create or design. Writers sharing insights on motherhood, life and faith. Such amazing products and resources to help empower us as Catholic women and to live our faith to it's fullest. I'm so inspired by all of them that I hope to one day contribute to the community that has done so much for me!

But for now thank you for following me on my journey of motherhood and faith!

Here are few of my favorite accounts! Go give them a follow and be inspired like me.

@kwhitaker96
@findingphilothea
@valeriekeinsley

So now for my #Fridayintroduction I'm Patrica. Wife. Mom of 2 boys. Just trying to survive a Midwestern winter! And in the spirit of #showusyourvalentine , this is a photo of me and my forever Valentine!

#MIYmommy #catholiclife #catholicwife #catholicmom #catholicsofinstagram #bissisterhood #projectblessed #fridayfollow #women
  • I'm not a writer, blogger or author. I don't have a side hustle or business. I'm just a wife and mom trying to make it through. And doing everything I can to get my family to heaven.

    I started this page just for fun. I love cooking and baking and when I would look up recipes online, I would be overwhelmed by the sheer volume! So I decided to share the recipes I tried and review them. I never thought I would have any followers. I was just doing it for myself.

    But I slowly began to uncover this amazing community of Catholic women! Moms who have their own businesses sharing the beautiful products they create or design. Writers sharing insights on motherhood, life and faith. Such amazing products and resources to help empower us as Catholic women and to live our faith to it's fullest. I'm so inspired by all of them that I hope to one day contribute to the community that has done so much for me!

    But for now thank you for following me on my journey of motherhood and faith!

    Here are few of my favorite accounts! Go give them a follow and be inspired like me.

    @kwhitaker96
    @findingphilothea
    @valeriekeinsley

    So now for my #Fridayintroduction I'm Patrica. Wife. Mom of 2 boys. Just trying to survive a Midwestern winter! And in the spirit of #showusyourvalentine , this is a photo of me and my forever Valentine!

    #MIYmommy #catholiclife #catholicwife #catholicmom #catholicsofinstagram #bissisterhood #projectblessed #fridayfollow #women
  • 9 3 11 hours ago
  • These beauties and more are almost ready to go live on our Etsy!!! 😍 Stay tuned! 📣
  • These beauties and more are almost ready to go live on our Etsy!!! 😍 Stay tuned! 📣
  • 17 2 11 hours ago
  • 🙃 Walking into the weekend like...
. “Not really sure where this is headed...” 😂 “Might stall out any second here...” 😆 “Hope I don’t fall on any toys...” 🤪
. 😬 #stillgotit #kinda #formergymnast
  • 🙃 Walking into the weekend like...
    . “Not really sure where this is headed...” 😂 “Might stall out any second here...” 😆 “Hope I don’t fall on any toys...” 🤪
    . 😬 #stillgotit #kinda #formergymnast
  • 78 11 12 hours ago