Prayer is Noticing

I used to think "talking to and listening to God" was the only definition of prayer. It sounded simple enough and neat and tidy. It made the whole thing sound easy, which is why I felt such an enormous amount of guilt when it never felt easy for me. Prayer was something I never did… Continue reading Prayer is Noticing


Bullying My Catholic Husband Into a Vasectomy

I hate being pregnant with the fire of a thousand suns. I hate it the most that any human can hate anything. I get super depressed. Probably something to do with hormones. I am exhausted and I am fat and I’m just not someone who can be happy when they’re exhausted and fat.  I know… Continue reading Bullying My Catholic Husband Into a Vasectomy

Real Talk

Other People’s Opinions About You ARE Your Business

When I was a little girl I never dreamed about my wedding day and I never wrote down what my fictional children’s names would be. I didn't even know if I would have children, actually. Instead I’d imagine my long, perfectly slender (I am always skinny in my imagination) frame in a black pencil skirt… Continue reading Other People’s Opinions About You ARE Your Business

Faith, Real Talk

Christ Shines Best in the Mess

Have a seat while I tell you about my friend! Firstly, I’m not going to tell you her name because she is not a fan of being in the spotlight.  Actually, to be completely honest, I’m not sure if she is as anti-spotlight as I think she is. I’ve learned recently I tend to draw… Continue reading Christ Shines Best in the Mess


Victoria’s Birth Story

Victoria Claire Vallette was born on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:30 in the morning. Her birth story reminds me alot of Maria's birth. I was exactly 39 weeks pregnant. I had a doctor's appointment on Thursday afternoon. I was 2 cm and 60% effaced. I had been having prodromal labor (random --but real--contractions) for… Continue reading Victoria’s Birth Story