Another Catholic grade school closes, but this time it was mine I moved away from the San Fernando Valley in 1987 and rarely went back, but learning my Catholic elementary school is closing at the end of this school term makes me want to rush over there and save it. St. Catherine of Siena Catholic … Continue reading School’s Out
Laundry and Laps
Years ago, I wrote an article for a now defunct Mom website, with the title artfully called "Laundry Guilt." In the missive, I shared my intense hatred of laundry and the volcanic piles that erupted around the house and trailed into the garage where our washer and dryer resided. It was a never-ending cycle of … Continue reading Laundry and Laps
Growing Up With Puzzle
A story about our family dog, Puzzle, and how his rescue 15 years ago really grew the family to what it is today.
The Timeline of Twins
A tale of a new mom, a selfless grandmother and her reluctant Christian husband My husband answered the house phone. It was mid-day on November 19, 1996. He kept saying "oh no, oh my God" and then the ultimate sinker, "let me hand over the phone to Colleen." The caller was my father. That morning, … Continue reading The Timeline of Twins