I was not a good candidate for motherhood. Had I gone for a “job” interview, I would not have been given the job. If there had been a try out, like for a cheerleader squad, they would not have selected me for the team. I did not have the qualifications, the necessary skills or the “heart” required. I don’t think I even had a desire to apply for the job. However somewhere on my journey God grew within me a “mother’s heart.”
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Living the Hidden Years
He Speaks into Our Silence
What Little Boys Are Made Of
My husband are I are raising six lively children; two-thirds of which are boys. (Come March, one will be a man...but let's not think about that just yet. Oy vey.) And the boys are bookends of the bunch.
For the Woman Who Wasn't There: To All the Moms who Watched Philly From Afar
A Pope Nails Parenthood: "The Kingdom of Irrationality"
Missionaries into the Hearts of Our Families
For Mother’s Day : A Martyrdom of Love
Young Mothers Reclaiming Authentic Femininity in Phoenix!
In 1995, I was nearing graduation as a student at the Franciscan University with a degree in theology when I learned about the tragic impact of the radical feminist movement in Beijing, China. My father was a lobbyist at the UN conference on Women in Beijing and I remember sitting on the floor of my dorm room as he told me with great concern about their move to redefine gender. I knew this was wrong, very wrong, and I wanted to find out more about what the Church, in her wisdom, had taught about authentic femininity.
Exploring the Benefits of Motherhood
From the very beginning of pregnancy, each and every human life is the result of a special act of creation by God.
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