About Me

Hi there!  I'm so glad you stopped by.  I'm Mary - wife to Brian and mama to five awesome little boys.  (Yes, five.  And yes, we love that they're all boys.  And yes, we really do have white furniture.)  We live in western New York with a small flock of chickens, a cat, and some plans for a little farmette of our own.  (Maybe?  I don't know.  I'm tired.)  I am a certified birth doula, a devotee of the JPII's Theology of the Body, and a passionate learner doing my best to live a grateful, joyful, intentional life.  And I'm a Catholic.  I graduated with a degree in Theology and Catechetics and live every day in love with the One who gave everything to save me.

Once upon a time I pledged to never get married, to get my law degree and to join the FBI.  Then love changed things up a bit and called me to a much different life than what my plans had entailed.  This blog is mainly to share a little piece of that life now, once in a while to pontificate on the subjects that light a fire in my soul, and sometimes to chronicle the events and life of my family that I far too often forget.  No matter what you believe and where you're coming from, I hope you feel welcome here and I'm glad you're here.

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