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!

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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  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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Religion Teacher Heard God’s Whisper: ‘Write’

Please read Christine Bordelon’s article about me in the Clarion Herald, the Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic Newspaper.  Thanks!

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TMI? Maybe.

Readings for Sunday, August 3, 2014 The readings this Sunday really speak to my weary little soul.  This is the time of year when, as a mom/teacher, I am caught up in the back to school whirlwind.  There are so … Continue reading

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Guess Who I Found at a Bowling Alley?

Before last night, I had never been to our city’s famous Rock and Bowl.  I must say that I was mighty impressed.  I used to bowl in a league when I was 12.  The smell of cigarette smoke and feet … Continue reading

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My Last Day of Summer in Pictures

  8:30 a.m. bubble bath Chocolate chip pancakes for my babies Gave myself a haircut – went short and sassy Met my hubby for lunch with the kids  Tried a new candy bar for the first time – awesome!Made a … Continue reading

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