Who? What? Why?

Welcome to the little place where I like to babble.

My babblings are random which I like to blame on the fact I have 5 children, aged 6 year to 3 months, and no longer have any attention span to speak of!

But I do try to set out for this to be somewhere I can write about my ideas and ideals of motherhood, family, marriage, babies, beauty, the Catholic faith and life; all things that are found in the wonderful place called home. I believe home is the most important place in most everyone's life but particularly marvelous for a whole family and especially children. As a full-time, at-home mom I hope to write honestly about this humble vocation, which really is pretty darn important when we think about it, even if we're going slightly crazy at the time. I go on and on about it here, too.

When I'm not taking care of my little herd of toddlers I like to have a little wine with my few moments of silence, and then read some blogs! Hope to brighten your day, make sure to say hello!


  1. I love this new page! Your family photo is precious. :)

  2. "even if we are going slightly crazy at the time." Marvelously said!!! I love that family photo. Precious!

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  4. Can only say two things with my infantless typing hand (even though there are so many things to say!)


    1) Hello!

    2) I love your bangs!

    *Had to remove the first comment bc of the typos. Eek!

  5. Reasons to Believe in Jesus

    Reasons to believe Jesus is alive in a new life with God can be found in quotes from two prominent atheists and a biology textbook.

    Thus the passion of man is the reverse of that of Christ, for man loses himself as man in order that God may be born. But the idea of God is contradictory and we lose ourselves in vain. Man is a useless passion. (Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, New York: Washington Square Press, p. 784)

    Among the traditional candidates for comprehensive understanding of the relation of mind to the physical world, I believe the weight of evidence favors some from of neutral monism over the traditional alternatives of materialism, idealism, and dualism. (Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, location 69 of 1831)

    And certain properties of the human brain distinguish our species from all other animals. The human brain is, after all, the only known collection of matter that tries to understand itself. To most biologists, the brain and the mind are one and the same; understand how the brain is organized and how it works, and we’ll understand such mindful functions as abstract thought and feelings. Some philosophers are less comfortable with this mechanistic view of mind, finding Descartes’ concept of a mind-body duality more attractive. (Neil Campbell, Biology, 4th edition, p. 776 )

    Sartre speaks of the "passion of man," not the passion of Christians. He is acknowledging that all religions east and west believe there is a transcendental reality and that perfect fulfillment comes from being united with this reality after we die. He then defines this passion with a reference to Christian doctrine which means he is acknowledging the historical reasons for believing in Jesus. He does not deny God exists. He is only saying the concept of God is contradictory. He then admits that since life ends in the grave, it has no meaning.

    From the title of the book, you can see that Nagel understands that humans are embodied sprits and that the humans soul is spiritual. He says, however, that dualism and idealism are "traditional" alternatives to materialism. Dualism and idealism are just bright ideas from Descartes and Berkeley. The traditional alternative to materialism is monism. According to Thomas Aquinas unity is the transcendental property of being. Campbell does not even grasp the concept of monism. The only theories he grasps are dualism and materialism.

    If all atheists were like Sartre, it would be an obstacle to faith. An important reason to believe in Jesus is that practically all atheists are like Nagel and Campbell, not like Sartre.

    by David Roemer

  6. Super-beautiful reflection on handing Christ over at BlessedIsShe. Thank you!

  7. Love listening to Fountains of Carrots and catching up on the blog. I too have a daughter named Gemma, now age 7. Thanks for putting great things out there for all us Catholic mommas to read!

  8. Hi Christy!
    I love reading your posts on Blessed Is She! I am a fellow contributor and also write for CatholicMom.com and Diocesan.com. :) Someone just recommended your podcast to me and I can't wait to dig in!
    I just thought I would get in touch with you to inquire whether you have ever considered translating your study or transcribing any of your podcasts into Spanish.
    I have been doing professional translations for almost 20 years and would love to help offer your gifts to a whole new realm of people!
    Let me know if you would like to chat sometime.
    Keep up the good work!
    Tami Urcia


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