Does the pro-life side only care about “fetuses”? Becky Greene explores this common question in her latest post.
Forever Families: God's Gift of Adoption is a great way to introduce the topic of adoption. Tanya Weitzel shares her review of this children's book.
I recently had the opportunity to preview the newly released family film Raising Izzie. Here’s a synopsis of the movie, which is now available on DVD: 14-year old Gertie (Victoria Elizabeth Staley) is singlehandedly raising her little
It’s official, the state of California now officially recognizes my husband and I as the adoptive parents of our children!!! In our minds, they’ve been our children since last year, but now it’s official, no one can
This week Tripp Curtis, the recently bereaved husband of “Mommy Life” blogger and author Barbara Curtis, posted a short article about his wife that read in part: Barbara told how “seeing my children experience a happy childhood
As we approach the end of November and prepare for our Thanksgiving feasts, I wanted to take a quick moment to recognize National Adoption Month. This year, my husband and I are most grateful for the gift
From the time they were very young, my kids have been drawn to soft fabrics. Christopher wears his footie pajamas on the hottest summer nights. Sarah’s retinue of stuffed animals requires so much space I often find
“You know what I’m most scared of, Mom?” Last week, Christopher snuggled up to me as we savored our all-too-short time together. “The riots. The kids at school said there’s going to be rioting if Obama doesn’t
Fall has seemed to finally arrive! It felt like it happened overnight. In our town on Saturday it was at least 70 degrees and t-shirt weather and then by Monday it was 50 degrees and I was layering my
I first became a mother at the age of 38 when my husband and I became foster parents to three children under the age of five. Three frightened, angry, fragile kids who spent every waking minute –
The Gospel reading this weekend has one verse in particular that always makes me consider very carefully my responsibility as a mother, and assess just how well I’m doing in my vocation. Jesus said, “Whoever causes one
A few weeks ago I had to take my son to Children’s hospital because his pediatrician had found a heart murmur. We’ve had physicals before, but the doctor’s hadn’t heard anything before. I had thought he might
“They had been discussing among themselves . . . who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, ‘If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all
Among my morning stops along the Internet is a regular visit at Mashable, where earlier this week a story entitled “Why One Couple Turned to Twitter to Adopt a Baby“. Curiosity piqued, I read the story and
Editor’s Note: Today, I’m happy to welcome a fellow Central Californian to our CatholicMom.com family of contributors. Courtney is the mom of two precious children and the blogger behind A Catholic Wife. We’re thrilled to have you