Author Archives: danardoyle

About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 10, 16 and 23. 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 Favorite Things about Summer

…having the time to sit and watch the birds on the bird feeder; barefooting in the grass, playing and going on adventures with the kids; 9 a.m. bubble baths; gardening in the early a.m. and at dusk; the sounds of … Continue reading

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Decisions Made Simple

“Do nothing without consulting Him in the Tabernacle. But then act fearlessly, if you see it is for His honour and glory, never minding what others may think or say.” Fr. Willie Doyle I don’t know who Fr. Willie Doyle … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, June 26, 2016

Readings for Sunday, June 26th   When reflecting upon the second reading from Paul to the Galatians, I was struck by the whole concept of freedom, and how we have really twisted its meaning.  Society has this mistaken notion that … Continue reading

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The Next Installment – When Tragedy Strikes

“Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my distress, that your promise gives me life”.                                                                                                                  Psalm 119: 49-50 I’m still not out of revelations to share from my … Continue reading

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Highlights of our Alexandria Trip

#1 Annie’s graduation from High School!  We are so proud of our girl! #2 Visiting the Louisiana State Arboretum and seeing Bambi up close and personal! The Alexandria Zoo which was celebrating it’s 90th birthday. Yes, the jaguars were feeling … Continue reading

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Just Do Today

(part 3 in the installment – Jesus came to visit…) Life can be downright overwhelming.  There are surely times of celebrating and great joy, but there’s a lot of hard stuff, too.  We get ourselves into a big mess when … Continue reading

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A Definite Change in Strategies

(part 2 in the installment – “Jesus came to visit me…”) I really don’t like exercise.  I always look for whatever will give me the quickest results as I am admittedly impatient.  I’m also struggling with turning 50.  It’s more … Continue reading

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Jesus Came to Visit Me on Thursday

Yes!  You heard it correctly – and no I haven’t lost it (at least I don’t think so:)  This past Thursday, I was visited by an incredible woman of faith.  I was supposed to be giving her some help/advice (at … Continue reading

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What’s Growin’ On?

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my garden.  If I had my way the whole yard would be nothing but one big bed – O.K. maybe two – one for flowers and one for veggies!  (Perhaps one … Continue reading

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Sing it Until you Mean it (Or the “Power of Praise”)!

    I don’t know about you, but I just feel depleted – like an old, dry rotted bicycle tire that has gone flat.  You try to pump it up to ride, but the air just flows right through, leaving … Continue reading

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