Two years ago I enrolled in the confraternity of Christian Mothers. Aside from partaking in the benefits and instructing me in the preferred ways of raising our children in the Faith, it has been a way to meet more like-minded mothers and get advice from more seasoned mothers about any particular parenting challenge I may […]
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Hi, I’m Audrey, passionate about our Catholic faith, my family, and our need for nourishing food! God, family and good health is the recipe I hope to share for attaining a quality of life that is out of this world!
When I first heard of tallow balm I was a little skeptical, the idea of slathering beef fat on my face was a little off putting. The more I learned about this traditional balm and it’s benefits, though, I started to feel like I was missing out. Once again, simplicity and traditional wisdom for the […]
I usually prefer to have all my gifts purchased before December starts. Some years, like this year, I’m the complete opposite, wrapping it up the week of Christmas…pun intended. hehheh. I like my gifts to be something I can back up and feel good about. I like to give things that will be wholesome, educational, […]
Hygge (pronounced hoo-guh) Imagine the sound you make when clearing your throat and you should get it right. It may sound funny, but it’s the hip thing these days, though far from being a fad, it’s growth in popularity is not with out good reason. Some say it is not translatable into the English language, […]
The Story of St. Lucia The story of St. Lucia, the symbol of light amid the darkness for Sweden, has many different versions. Although her feast day is celebrated on December 13th in Sweden she was born far away in Southern Italy, in the third century A.D. St. Lucia’s father was a wealthy nobleman, but […]
If you love ginger snaps…or if you think you hate them, I dare you to try one of these and try to believe that ginger snaps don’t have soul! While these are great all year long, they are a favorite Christmas cookie. And even though they’re still a cookie and no health food, the ingredients […]
Gingerbread I’m a sucker for picturesque old-fashioned “chestnuts roasting by the open fire” kind of traditions. And gingery, spicy, sweet gingerbread is high on the list. I never actually had gingerbread, that I can remember anyways, growing up. We had ginger snaps and molasses cookies and they are one of my favorites, and this gingerbread […]
Family Traditions I still consider myself to be a newb in all things concerning family life and motherhood. My oldest will be 5 in the Spring. I am at the turning point where I want to be grounded in what we choose for family traditions. Traditions are an important part of family life not only […]
Toxic Free Laundry It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the changes that are necessary to live more healthfully. Some changes are hard, some have big learning curves. Doing laundry sans the toxic tide, though, is a snap, and did I mention it’s loads and loads and loads less costly, per load? Well, it is. […]