I was so bummed on Wednesday, March 13th (the day we got our new Holy Father). I was enjoying my “break” in the afternoon in front of my computer. Suddenly, I saw the announcement about white smoke
Most of my friends are Catholic. I do have good friends who are not Catholic, but I have found that (probably not coincidentally), as I get older, those I connect with the most are the ones who
We don’t often go out when it’s dark outside…especially in the winter. I appreciate that all my children are safely tucked in their beds at 8 p.m. every night. I know this will not be the case
This morning I did something crazy. It wasn’t illegal or insane, but it was still crazy! I crawled out of my warm, toasty bed at 5:00 a.m. and woke up (!) my sleeping baby to nurse her
I am bummed about a quote that I came across today. I usually find that quotes by saints inspire me, encourage me, and energize me…not today, however. I have always loved quotes. As I was packing up
Trish Bolster reflects upon a Feast of the Holy Family memory and the blessing of her own "Holy Family".
I recently read in a leading parent’s magazine that this is NOT a good question to ask your children. I can’t remember all the reasons why (I think it may unintentionally harm self-esteem or the likes). What
I had a lot to do this morning, and I was not in the mood for company. But, I had invited a mom that I never met before over to my house. My mom’s club (which is
It was Columbus Day, and all my kids were off from school. My husband, however, not only worked a normal work day, but he also had to teach a night class. He is the Director of Adult
Today was an off-schedule day for us, and I’m not good at these days! Routine means order, control, and predictability (or at least the potential for these things!). But, today Joseph (4) did not have preschool because
Lucy, 6 months, is not a napper. I am not used to this. I joke that the reason that I have five children so close together is that I have good sleepers! She does okay at night
Last night my son had soccer practice. It was a gorgeous late summer evening and practice was at a local playground, so we had a wonderful idea…the whole family would go! And, we would bring bikes for
When I found out that I was expecting number 5, I said a lot of prayers. Not only for the health of the baby, but also for the grace and peace to be able to share our
My husband gave me an early birthday present on Saturday. I had told him on Friday night that I really needed a day off. I meant it as a joke (with a kernel of truth, of course!).
Editor’s Note: Today we welcome new contributor Patricia Bolster to our CatholicMom.com family of bloggers. Trish and her beautiful family live in Pennsylvania, where she manages to find time for writing amidst her life as a busy