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Ooh la la! Let’s have French onion soup for dinner

We don't always have the time and money to slip away to a lovely French restaurant. So I decided to make French onion soup for dinner.
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Farewell to soccer practice and Halloween, hello to stuffed peppers and November (7 Quick Takes)

It’s November! How did that happen? I am hearing people mention Thanksgiving as if it’s just around the corner.
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Trick or treat: Procrastinating and still mostly winning at Halloween (Five Favorites)

How is it Halloween already? Here are five tricks-or-treats (you decide) as we head into this fun-filled holiday.
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How we talk about death with our children

I am not in any way an expert. I am just feeling my way and trusting that the Holy Spirit is leading us through these conversations.
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Screen Time (in rhyme)

A little poetry to mark an ordinary every day memory
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Joy and sorrow, remembering a much-loved brother-in-law, and other moments from the week (7 Quick Takes)

We are grieving the loss of a young and much loved husband, father of four, brother-in-law, son, brother, and uncle.
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A rose and an answered prayer (or what happened after our child care fell apart)

Two weeks ago when I was praying a novena to St. Therese, I asked her help on a number of things. I explained to her about our children’s transition to their new school.
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Birthday celebrations, an inflatable pug, goalie lessons, and orange you glad it’s time for 7 Quick Takes

Our 4th grader is learning the state capitals. If you’ve never had a child learning the state capitals, maybe that doesn’t sound like an excuse. But I consider it a part-time job.
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The joy of gift-giving (or a special moment on the Feast of St. Francis)

It seemed as if I had all summer to hunt for a statue, and though I kept my eyes open, I couldn’t find the right one in time for his birthday.
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Driving away the shadows

St. Francis of Assisi must be one of the best-known saints. But I didn’t feel a special connection to him until 14 years ago when I went on a retreat.
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