Befriending a Rat

*This whole post can be found at Ignatian Spirituality’s DotMagis Blog. In our urban backyard, we have a chicken coop constructed just right to fit our five, almost full-grown chickens. My animal-loving family promises me eggs are just around the corner. Having a chicken coop in the backyard, however, means other animals are sometimes attracted […]

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Messy, beautiful, blessed…

This past weekend, my boys decided to explore the depths of the playroom closet. The closet itself has a bunch of random stuff in it – everything from toys the boys are not old enough for to spare gift wrapping supplies. It probably needs a Marie Kondo once over – but out of sight, out […]

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Mud and a Moment of Levity

I’m pretty sure my sons love mud. I mean LOVE mud. Really anything dirty and equally as distinctive as the brown slime after a rainstorm. Case in point, they all had the stomach bug this weekend, and I won’t even begin to disgust you by relaying the gleeful conversations they had about that!  At one […]

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Look for the helpers

This past Sunday, I was sitting inside looking out our porch windows at my boys chasing each other with water guns and splashing in a shallow pool. You know the kind – the ~$7 hard sided blue or green pools from Walmart? Even as they grow, they still love these things. It was a nice, […]

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