Catholic Moments: Mask Up, It’s Pro-Life

Advent is upon us! In a true spirit of reflection and prayer I offer up a few thoughts on our experience of the season during the Pandemic. I have noticed disparate reactions between my fellow believers in how we are to implement safe practices during the pandemic. It is simple, really. Mask up! I believeContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Mask Up, It’s Pro-Life”

Is There A Pandemic Going On?

These past three weeks have been incredibly stressful. I have been worrying about my family living in Indiana. Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing there. It is so bad that almost the entire state has been designated a Red Zone. When I talk to my parents on the phone they do not show the slightest bit ofContinue reading “Is There A Pandemic Going On?”

Have You Met My Mother?

I would like to introduce you to my favorite lady in the entire world. Her name is Nancy Getts and I am the luckiest person around because she is my Mother. Everything I know about being a mother (and a Grandmother!) I learned from my Mom. She has dedicated her entire life to mothering andContinue reading “Have You Met My Mother?”

I Began With The End In Mind

A bit of nostalgia washed over me today as I signed Kris up for the High School Placement Test for the Archdiocese of Washington Schools. She had gotten her application started late last week, but there was something about signing her up for this test that caused me to think about each of my otherContinue reading “I Began With The End In Mind”

A Rainy Sunday…Reinventing the Holidays Preview

We have had some amazing weather in the Mid-Atlantic during October. This week short sleeves and shorts have been the uniform of the day. Friday was so lovely that we had supper out on the new deck. We just could not bear to go inside. We even got to catch up with some of ourContinue reading “A Rainy Sunday…Reinventing the Holidays Preview”

We Owe Her So Much

“Noooooooo!” was the cry you would have heard from me last night if you had been anywhere in the proximity of my house. My husband and I were enjoying our new pergola space when word came down that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away. What a horrible announcement to hear at the end of aContinue reading “We Owe Her So Much”

But, All The Other Families Are Doing It

On Friday night my husband and I settled into our couch with the iPad screen on the table in front of us. The seven faces (plus 3!) that used to grace our dinner table were beaming back at us from their homes in the area. Okay, two of them were upstairs, but you get aContinue reading “But, All The Other Families Are Doing It”

In The Beginning

I never meant to become a homeschooling mom. In fact, I once wrote a letter to the editor of a magazine stating all of the reasons I thought it should not be done! This letter was written when my oldest son was a toddler and sending him to school was many years away. When heContinue reading “In The Beginning”