Author Archives: danardoyle

About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 7, 14 and 21. I am extremely busy, as you can imagine. I aim each and every day to put God first in my life, to teach my children the Faith, to be a supportive spouse, keep the house in order, and do my job outside of the home well, too. That's an impossible task - without Divine intervention! Here, I hope to share my triumphs and struggles with other working moms in the same boat. I will share the tools I have discovered to making it all work - most days!

Movie Must Sees

I watched two movies this weekend that were outstanding.  I rarely make such a statement.  It seems decades ago that I was a movie buff.  I would hit the video store every Friday night to rent the new releases. Nowadays, … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday in the French Quarter

For more photos from our NOLA visit please check out my page at Fine Art America.  

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Changing a Dreaded Chore into a Cheerful Challenge

Yesterday morning, I woke up early, put on my combat apparel, and readied myself for battle – at the local big chain grocery store ( to remain unnamed).  I dread this task – most especially at this particular store.  I … Continue reading

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Reflection on Today’s Readings, Sunday, August 24, 2014

Readings for Today A few verses that really stood out for me today: The gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.  (the Church) “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the Laborers in the Vineyard

Today’s gospel is about the foreman of a vineyard and the laborers.  Remember, he payed the men who worked all day the same as the ones who worked only an hour or two.  Upon first reading it, human emotions of … Continue reading

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Recent Reviews

  Thank you for the feedback, ladies! “I took this book to jury duty. Among the constant noise and commotion I could not put it down.  It is an excellent book with excellent advise. Our family consecrated our home to … Continue reading

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Reflection on Today’s Gospel, Sunday, August 17, 2014

Readings for Sunday, August 17, 2014 I remember when (a few years ago) I read this passage from Matthew’s gospel to my students for the first time.  A few students who were really listening were surprised and perplexed by Jesus’ … Continue reading

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#100HappyDays

  Yesterday, we decided at the last minute to leave the household chores behind and go to the Mississippi Gulf Coast just for the day.  We had a blast!  Refreshing!  (Try to ignore the multiple chins in the picture of … Continue reading

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Back to School Wisdom

Please take a moment to read my latest post at NOLA CATHOLIC EXPERIENCE regarding our amazing Back To School Retreat.  Thanks!!

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The Importance of Joy

“Joy is a net of love by which you catch souls.”  Mother Theresa In the hectic, morally corrupt world we live in today, it is very easy to lose our joy.  I’m not speaking as a “Suzie Sunshine” shaming everyone … Continue reading

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