Erin Franco Archive
Humble Handmaid Erin Franco gives us ten tips for not only surviving, but thriving, on your family vacation this year.
Erin Franco shares five practical tips on how to combat negativity and stress in your life.
A few days ago, I came across a great post on encouraging husbands over at Moxie Wife, a jewel of a blog written by lovely Catholic woman, wife and homeschooling mom of six, Hallie Lord. I loved her practical, Godly
Sometimes it’s tough to hold on to our confidence in God’s plan for our lives. Maybe that’s just me? When you feel you aren’t succeeding When you hit a rough spot in your marriage When you have
Traveling with young children has been so humbling for me. We went out of town for several weeks for Christmas. Boy-oh-boy am I still glad to be home. Mostly because our Young Family Messiness is once again safely concealed behind
I struggle to offer up to God my daily work as a mom, because so much of my work consists of the simple tasks of motherhood, tasks that every mother on the block does. But as I
I’ve been operating at less than 100 percent for the past few months–between terrific morning sickness and particularly hardy strains of colds constantly laying siege to my family. I am happy to say that I am feeling much
I have a friend, a homeschooling mom, who is amazing at playing with her children. At making little crafts with them, at finding interesting sticks and leaves in the backyard, at kicking around the soccer ball and
I often forget as the day goes on to continually put quality into my daily responsibilities and activities by offering them to God in prayer. Many times, too, I forget that I resolved that morning to work
It has been on my heart for a while now to write about parenting. Each time I sat down to do so, however, I chickened out. Who was I to think I could have any wisdom or insights into
Let’s talk about our husbands. But let’s be nice, ladies. Actually, let’s be more than nice. Let’s be charitable. Let’s be forgiving. Let’s be positive. Let’s be encouraging. Let’s be balanced. No venting. No ugliness. No mockery.
That’s probably a terrifically terrible title for this blog post, but if you read the post I think you’ll see what I mean. Especially if you’re one of my girl friends. I am married to my best friend. But
Some days, I certainly feel like this woman. When I’m feeling overwhelmed, though, I take a deep breath, throw my shoulders back, and remind myself to read between the Legos–and the crusty blobs of rice cereal and last
At Sunday mass a few weeks ago, the holy, retired, cheerful Irish priest saying mass that morning talked about The King–and for once he wasn’t talking about Jesus. Elvis always gets a crowd’s attention. Fr. Collins talked
Today has been one of those days that started out on the wrong foot, then put on a blindfold and started jumping through fiery hula hoops. All the while trying to vacuum up Goldfish my toddler dumped