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New Traditions are Hard to Start

By the time my husband John and I were married four years we had two children. One thing we struggled with over the years was merging our different backgrounds to create our own family traditions. For instance, how to celebrate a birthday. I have my own ideas about...

7 Tips for a New School Year

Fall is coming.  School has already started for some and is still to begin for others.  Often times fall can be a major source of stress, especially for moms.  New activities starting, homework, car pools, religious education, and on and on.  So what’s a busy family...

Frugal Fitness the YouTube Way

So many people assume you need an expensive gym membership, a personal trainer, and $200 Nike’s to be succesful at fitness. And of course those do work for some people, but they aren’t necessary at all. If the financial aspect of fitness is preventing you from getting...

The Last Photo

  Two weeks ago, I went into our closet to pull out the pieces of my husband’s police uniform in order to make sure that everything was ironed and ready and that all of the components were there so that he could work his paid duty that evening. If you aren’t...

Why We Need Our Friends

“I really don’t like my husband much these days,” the young wife complained to another married woman. “Don’t worry, it’s a ten-year marriage thing. It’s not your relationship, it’s the stage your relationship is in,” the older married woman counseled. In these days of...

Spirituality and the Summer Months

  Don’t you find the summer months a wonderful time to catch up on your reading? I once stumbled upon a book written by St. Alphonsus Liguori, who is a Doctor of a Church. It had me on the edge of my seat. I know summer can get busy with trips to the waterpark,...

You Before Me is Better than Me Before You

“Wait for it…It’s going to make you raaaaaaaage.”      That’s what my friend texted me who had told me about the book, and soon-to-be-released movie, “Me Before You.”  She suggested I read it, not because under normal circumstances it would be worth my time (or hers),...

Happy Solemnity of Our Lord

Take time today to reflect on the Ascension of Our Lord.       Dorothy Pilarski Dorothy Pilarski is the founder of Dynamic Women of Faith, author, Catholic radio host, motivational speaker, blogger, guest columnist with the Catholic Register and a...

The Treasure and Value of Family Storytelling

One of the best ways to keep your family close as it grows and adds members, either by birth, adoption, or later on with your child’s own marriage and children, is to integrate storytelling into the rhythm of your family life. Storytelling need not be elaborately...

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