Catholic Life, Uncategorized

Was I Supposed to be a Nun? – My Vocation Story

+J.M.J.+ I am very happily married, but just a few short years ago I was in turmoil. I was wrestling with what God’s will for me was. Out of the blue, at 21 years old, I felt like I might be called to religious life. I Only Wanted Marriage Anyone who knows me knows that… Continue reading Was I Supposed to be a Nun? – My Vocation Story

Family life, Natural living, nursing, Uncategorized

Night Weaning and Toddler Beds – How We {Gently} Transitioned from Cosleeping

+J.M.J.+ Sleeping arrangements for families with small children are incredibly varied. I know people who use separate nurseries with baby in the crib from the start, to friends that have family beds with parents and kids all piled in together. For us, co-sleeping with just our babies has been a sanity-saver. Co-sleeping Safe co-sleeping has allowed… Continue reading Night Weaning and Toddler Beds – How We {Gently} Transitioned from Cosleeping

Catholic Life, Family life, Marriage, Uncategorized

Our Love Story – A Catholic Match Connection

+J.M.J.+ I met the love of my life in person on July 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. and exactly one year later on July 19th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. I walked down the aisle to become his wife. This is the start of Ethan and I's love story. You Have A Message From Ethan In… Continue reading Our Love Story – A Catholic Match Connection

Family life, Healthy Eating, Natural living, nursing, Uncategorized

Nursing My Toddler In A Wean By One World

+J.M.J.+ Philomena is two and a half years old, and she still nurses. American culture is funny. I could say my way of bonding with her at night is to snuggle in front of a t.v. screen together eating a packet of sugary fruit snacks and most wouldn't give that ritual a second thought. But… Continue reading Nursing My Toddler In A Wean By One World

Natural living, nursing, Uncategorized

My Favorite Nursing Dresses, Shirts, and Bra

+J.M.J.+ Despite nursing for the last 2.5 years, actual nursing clothing was something that I never really looked into for a long time. I came up with a system of lifting my tank top up to just above baby's mouth, wearing a cardigan that covered my side, and pulling the waistband of my skirt up… Continue reading My Favorite Nursing Dresses, Shirts, and Bra