Family life, home birth, natural childbirth, Natural living, Uncategorized

Philomena’s Home Birth Story

+J.M.J+ Philomena was born exactly two years, six months, and one day ago. At home. I have been meaning to write down her story for that entire length of time, and finally have it down to share with you. Also, after her birth story, I have a section on the safety of home birth, as… Continue reading Philomena’s Home Birth Story

Catholic Life, Giveaway, Uncategorized

Childrens Bible Stories Giveaway

+J.M.J.+ I have one more giveaway for you this week, and I really think a lot of you are going to want this book by Mediatrix Press for your family. Mediatrix Press is a small, family-run imprint dedicated to bringing good Catholic books back in print, as well as the translation of titles not seen… Continue reading Childrens Bible Stories Giveaway

Catholic Life, Giveaway, Uncategorized

Immaculate Conception Rosary Giveaway! {Closed}

+J.M.J.+ Congratulations Lisa W.! Hey friends! I'm so excited to have a giveaway for you this morning, in honor of the coming Feast of the Immaculate Conception. There is sometimes confusion about this feast. Since it comes near Christmas, people often associate it with the Incarnation - Christ becoming God made man in Mary's womb.… Continue reading Immaculate Conception Rosary Giveaway! {Closed}

grocery haul, Healthy Eating, homemaking, Natural living, real food, Uncategorized, weekly menu

Grocery Haul + Menu Plan {Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2017}

+J.M.J.+ Here is our grocery haul from Trader Joes this week. Lately I have been going to Aldi first to find what is on my list for cheap, and then over to Trader Joes for the rest. We just got back from Thanksgiving in Georgia, however, so this week the girls and I were so… Continue reading Grocery Haul + Menu Plan {Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2017}

Catholic Life, Family life, Marriage, Uncategorized

“Once I Have X, I’ll Be Happy” Is A Lie

+J.M.J.+ One of the most frequent lies we tell ourselves is that once we obtain X thing, we will be happy. I have gone through this so many times myself. First I believed that once I reached my 20's I would be completely happy. As a teenager I thought it would be the prime of… Continue reading “Once I Have X, I’ll Be Happy” Is A Lie

Catholic Life, Family life, homemaking, Uncategorized

We Aren’t Celebrating Christmas. Yet.

+J.M.J.+ I have always had a hard time being patient waiting for Christmas. As a kid on Thanksgiving afternoon, I would insist on hanging a light-up Christmas angel on our living room window, turning on Christmas music, and begin nagging my parents to get the tree and decorations out of storage. It was Christmas time,… Continue reading We Aren’t Celebrating Christmas. Yet.

Family life, homemaking, travel, Uncategorized

There Is A Lasagna In My Suitcase – Its Not About The Turkey

+J.M.J.+ No really, there is a deep-frozen homemade lasagna going in my suitcase this week. See, we spend Thanksgiving with Ethan's family down South, and since he doesn't get off work until Wednesday that week, we can't be much help for my sister-in-law preparing the big meal. Last year she made a huge spread and… Continue reading There Is A Lasagna In My Suitcase – Its Not About The Turkey