Category literature

My 2015 Reading List

I love book lists. Last year I watched a lot of TV (Netflix, actually). I watched a lot of great shows/movies with Michael. But I want to be more intentional this year. I only read three books last year (if you count Kristen Lavransdatter as only one), and I feel like my usual bookish self […]

Why Your Kids Should Read Kristin Lavransdatter

I’ve been readin’ on this trilogy for a while now. In fact, I had a library nemesis who I was trying to get the books from. To my knowledge, she still has book three (stupid limitless teacher renewals!). So a very generous friend of mine lent me her own copy, which is all three books […]

Advent and Apologies

So, it’s me. Marcy. Did you forget me? I promise I did not forget about you! It has been terribly busy around here. Between homeschooling the kids, running TWO at home businesses, contemplating starting with a third (craft related), and trying to keep house, go on play dates, make meals, and participate in holiday fun, […]

Guest Post: The Humiliation of Mary

I am so excited to introduce you to my husband, Michael! He’s a bearded classics nerd (Latin & Greek), and enjoys research to a particularly weird degree. But that’s one of many reasonsĀ I love him! He is always expanding my vocabulary, grasp of geography, and helping me change the poopy diapers (Poopers gotta poop!). I […]

{7QT} Vol. 5 – Catholic Crafts, Great Literature, Awesome Blogs & a Project Frogged

Linking up with Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary. Check out more quick takes here! 1. This article. Pope Francis comments on the sins of the media. Don’t hold back, Papa. 2. Working on one of these rosary boards from Catholic Icing with the kids. So far, perfectionist mommy has let them do very little. We […]

Relativism, Priests, Religious & the Christian Family

I just finished reading Without Roots: Europe, Relativism, Christianity, Islam by Marcello Pera and Pope Benedict XVI. The book includes a speech given by Marcello Pera, then a speech by Pope Benedict, followed by a letter from Pera to Benedict and a letter from Benedict to Pera. Coming from somewhat different viewpoints (Pera considers himself […]

5 Favorite Fictional Couples

With St. Valentine’s Day only two days away, I’m going to list my five favorite fictional couples. (This was SO hard! And the longer I think about it, the more likely I’ll change this to my 10 favorites, so I’m just going to get started!) Ok, here we go! 1. Emma Wodehouse and Mr. Knightly […]