Describe your worst experience taking kids to Mass (in ten words or fewer)

I‘m having musician Marie Miller on my radio show again tomorrow, and we’re looking for lyrics for a little song we’re putting together. That’s where you come in!

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Tell me about your craziest day taking kids to church in ten words or fewer, and Marie and I will turn them into a little song for your amusement. You can leave your answer here on Facebook or in the comments to this post.

The last time she was here we had a ton of fun making a song out of actual texts Joe and I have sent to one another, which you can see here:

 

Thanks!!

7 Quick Takes about our epic floor installation, the Lent Awards, and the TV show addiction that is bringing my life to a standstill

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — We finally did it: we got rid of the carpet of doom and had hardwood floors installed. The upside? No more giant carpet beetle snack bar in the middle of our living room. The downside? CHAOS ON A LEVEL I CANNOT DESCRIBE. Outside, it was wet with wind and temperatures in the… [Continue Reading]

Why I’m a Left Shark who plans to fake a haunting

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail We did it! I survived the week of two-hour daily radio shows on SiriusXM last week (with much help from my fabulous producer and the Catholic Channel team), and I only had to pull a sleeping bag over my head to muffle bizarre kid-related background noises once. It was definitely an intense week, but… [Continue Reading]

A week of daily radio shows — here we go!

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Exciting news! SiriusXM and I decided that it would be fun to see what it would be like if I did a daily two-hour radio show for one week! (We’ll talk later about why my idea of “fun” always involves extremely intense activities that test my endurance and the human ability to survive without sleep.) That’s right, that… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes about my surprise 2015 patron saint, mourning a great loss, and your new favorite drink recipe

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to check in here on the blog, which means it’s past time for a 7 Quick Takes post! — 2 — As you may already know if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, my wonderful grandfather passed away earlier this month. He… [Continue Reading]

New tickets! Audrey! SiriusXM! — I’ll try not to pass out from excitement as I type this update about the 2015 Edel Gathering

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail When I walked into the ballroom on Saturday afternoon at last year’s Edel Gathering, I was surprised to see a woman sitting in the back row, dabbing tears out of her eyes with a crumpled Kleenex. Soon, almost all the women in attendance would be weeping openly in response to Marion Fernandez-Cueto’s heartfelt talk,… [Continue Reading]

Girl on Fire: How I learned that being a “good Christian” means being truly yourself

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Happy Epiphany! Happy New Year! I just got back from Nashville, where I was at the mind-blowing SEEK 2015 conference. There were 10,000 college students in attendance, and I had the honor of giving the women’s keynote. It’s the story of how I used to think that there was only one right way to… [Continue Reading]

Your patron saint for 2015!

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail It’s that time of year again! I spent hours this weekend adding wonderful new saints to the list and updating the code, so the Saint’s Name Generator is cleaned up and ready to go. Click here to get your patron saint for 2015! One of my favorite New Year’s traditions is reading comments hearing… [Continue Reading]

Who was your 2014 angel?

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail The other day I came across a clip from the end of It’s a Wonderful Life, a movie which has a surprising ability to turn me into a mushy, sentimental mess. I got all teary-eyed to see how the imperfect angel, Clarence Odbody, gave George a new lease on life by coming to him… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes about eating bugs at Ivy League Christmas parties and the sounds of Lino Rulli’s homeschool takeover

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — We still don’t have a Christmas tree. I just walked by a broken Advent candle in the toy pile next to a naked Barbie. But it’s all good, because I GOT MY CHRISTMAS CARDS DONE! (Not “done” like “sent,” but “done” like “we got a decent picture and the newsletter is… [Continue Reading]