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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!


“Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – And sore … Continue reading

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Sweet Sunday in Swamp Country

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, September 14, 2014

Readings for Sunday, September 14, 2014 Often times, we get just plain tired of life.  My husband’s grandmother frequently quipped, “The first 100 years are the hardest-”  She would know.  She nearly made it to the ripe old age of … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation

On Labor Day, I was stuck in the great parking lot that was the road between the Florida beaches and New Orleans –  thousands headed home after the three-day weekend – my family included!  I was beginning to get frustrated … Continue reading

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Reflections of the Readings for Sunday, September 7, 2014

Readings for Sunday, September 7  The message of the first reading reminds me of one of the spiritual works of mercy:  to admonish the sinner.  Does anyone know these works of mercy anymore?  Do people think that they are a … Continue reading

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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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