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!

A Prescription for Peace

Are you tired of chaos in your home? Are you fretful over your children’s choices, their friendships, their relationships? Have you lost your motivation? Do your children treat each other disrespectfully? Do you wonder how you will pay next month’s … Continue reading

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Just One More

I’ve said before that some of my most read posts are the ones about “anxiety.”   After going back and re-reading them myself, I think I would be remiss if I did not mention a couple of things I’ve learned about … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Prayer

  Heavenly Father, On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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Beautiful, Short Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus, my light, my love and my life:  lead me to know you and to love only you.  May I live to you alone, in you, by you and for you.  Amen. St. Madeleine Sophie Barat (1779-1865) … Continue reading

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Growing Lawns and Growing Faith

Please read my latest post at Nola Catholic Experience.  Thanks!

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, May 24, 2015

Readings for Sunday, May 24 Pentecost is from the Greek word ‘Pentekostos’, which means ‘fifty’. It’s the 50th day after the Sabbath of Passover.    It is also called the birth of the Church.  Pentecost takes place 10 days after … Continue reading

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My Summer Bucket List

Beginning on Thursday, it will be 8 weeks and counting!  8 weeks to pack in all of the things that I would like to do during the school year, but don’t really have the time to do.  Summer used to … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, May 17, 2015

Readings for May 17 In the first reading we see that Matthias is chosen to take the place of Judas, the apostle who hanged himself after betraying Jesus.  Not a whole lot is known about this (sometimes forgotten) apostle.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Teaching Advice

My niece will graduate this weekend with a degree in elementary education.  I am so proud of her, and happy to have another teacher in the family.  I have been so blessed to truly love what I do for a … Continue reading

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Are you tired of chaos in your home? Are you fretful over your children’s choices, their friendships, their relationships? Have you lost your motivation? Do your children treat each other disrespectfully or hurtfully? Do you wonder how you will pay … Continue reading

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