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A Culture of Contradiction

  Lately, I have been struck by the insanity of contradiction in our current culture. We are obsessed with throwing gender reveal parties the moment a pregnant mom has her twenty-week ultrasound, while simultaneously celebrating gender transitioning and fluidity....

Mother’s Day: Breakfast in Bed & More

I always look forward to Mother’s Day. I love breakfast in bed, the gifts, the flowers, the homemade cards. I relish in the graces of the day. But my mind also goes back to childhood memories of Mother’s Day. I remember fondly taking part in an annual Mother’s Day...

Advent & Childhood Memories

We are well into Advent  and I’m flooded with memories of childhood and growing up in a devout Polish immigrant home. My family’s life revolved around Toronto’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Church at Queen and Bathurst. I would be there several times a week for catechism...

9 Spiritual Christmas Questions

My husband and I have delivered corporate training programs internationally – oftentimes addressing corporate and personal blindspots. As external consultants to many corporations, we help clients see what they sometimes can’t see because they are in the...

A skewed view of stay-at-home motherhood

There I was, bleary-eyed after another night of round-the-clock feedings and struggling to balance the morning’s newspaper on my lap as I nursed two squirming infants, when I read the latest rap on stay-at-home mothers. It came courtesy of a new U.S. Census...

The Gift of Faith: A gift for my daughters

Advent marks a new beginning for the Church. A new calendar year. A new season of awaiting the birth of our Saviour. With all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations, there is the inevitable attention to gifts and what will Santa bring this year. My...

Don’t Miss Grace Filled November

When fall arrives I often think about how important it is to reflect on significance of November. At the beginning of November we celebrate All Saints Day and All Souls Day and Remembrance Day follows soon thereafter. These three days remind Catholics to be united in...

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...

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