‘Tis the season when the Elf on the Shelf will make their appearances. The first time we saw them was 2005, for a whole generation Elf on the Shelf makes up a family Christmas/Advent tradition, and I believe there is a missed opportunity. The elves, “[some] make their first appearance on Thanksgiving night, and others wait…

Strong Women/Strong Mothers

I am sharing this because that modified version of the blanket’s sentiment is what I believe is the core of my mission: that motherhood is a vocation that must be celebrated to survive and thrive. I think about those young women yet to be mothers, women who are spiritual mothers, weary young moms, Empty-nester moms…

putting on the armour of God

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Celebrating the Royal Priesthood of Mothering

  Motherhood/Womanhood has a spiritual aspect, one that fits well with Ignatian spirituality. Spiritual Lives of Women, a Catholic Ignatian Mothers group, believes every woman/mom has a unique spiritual nature connecting us to the creative powers of God and His world.   This makes Womanhood and Mothering vital vocations that should be more celebrated.   Spiritual Lives…