A Chapter in the Life (Ch. 17)

Great Reads

Natural Family Planning: A Miscellany on Marriage, Fertility, and SpiritualityMy Serenity Prayer – My friend, Mia, wrote this wonderful post on her dealings with NFP and how she was able to use essential oils to regulate her fertility! I think it’s so fantastic that she has just challenged herself to learn NFP and went above and beyond to really help her body. I really think posts like these are necessary and helpful to see real women practice our Faith and encourage others to do so too. NFP is NOT easy and being isolated without someone to walk that journey with you is really lonely and discouraging. Obviously, don’t read if you’re weirded out by NFP.

7 Tips to Make the Most of RCIA – Home to Catholicism – Haley writes the best stuff. Go have a conversation with her, she’s great and I know she would be so open to answering any questions on RCIA if you just ask her! I love visiting her blog.

Family Prayer – How We Currently Make it Happen – Better Than Eden – If you’ve been around here long, you know I adore Mary’s blog and she’s such a huge inspiration to me. She’s actually one of the big reasons I started a daily rosary and started praying the Angelus at noon. 

Family News


I got my haircut finally and LOVE having a pixie! It’s so easy and fun. And less for grabby fingers (but let’s be real, there’s still going to be some grabby fingers).


Eliot is a pretty happy baby! He’s been gracing us with many heartwarming smiles.But sometimes, we have mornings like this…


Poor little sweetie. But he usually turns right around, especially when Daddy comes home.


Sometimes we have times where we both just want a nap…


But then this happens after a nap.


He’s my favorite! And also a wiggle worm… Speaking of which, I think that’s going to be the end of this post, because the little guy is demanding my attention with his manipulative little smiles. #momproblems Oh well, he’s too cute to mind!

I’ll leave you with the thought raging through my head the most these days… Who is ready for fall?!


5 thoughts on “A Chapter in the Life (Ch. 17)

  1. Awwwwww, I’m so flattered that you shared my post! I wish I blogged more. I’m so glad you’ve been there to share the journey of NFP with me. It’s been such a blessing! I am still jealous of your hair cut, Eliot is the cutest, and I am so ready for fall! I bought a pair of new riding boots (real leather for $43 on tradesy!) and I’m itching to wear them!

    • I’m jealous of your riding boots! I really want some but can’t afford it right now. Forty-three dollars is a fantastic price for them though! You’re such a great shopper. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the linkup, Hannah! You always write the nicest things about me. 🙂 I particularly liked the NFP post you shared. I haven’t kept track of things with temperature before, but if I do and end up having difficulty, I know one place to turn for sure. 🙂

    By the way, baby Eliot with a tie has to be one of the cutest things. Haha. And I’m totally ready for Fall, but who can say how long I’ll have to wait for it now that I live in Texas… (slightly scared)

    • That’s my friend, Mia, and she’s such a wizard at figuring things out naturally! If you ever have questions, I’m sure she’d be more than happy to answer them!
      And oh man, Fall in Texas just barely exists. Haha. I always get into a crazy fall spirit when it starts hitting and binge watch Harry Potter while drinking tons of hot chocolate. I would say for our areas, probably around mid October (early if we’re lucky).

      • Oof. Not looking forward to the long wait. It’s so crazy when 85 is the lowest temperature you’re going to see for a week. :/
        But Amen to Harry Potter marathons! I’m all about that!

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