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!

Farm Favorites

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My Top Ten

In honor of Mother Theresa’s canonization tomorrow, September 4th, 2016 and of her feast day on Monday, September 5th, I’m posting my top ten favorite nuggets of wisdom from Mother Theresa in no particular order.  I especially love the ones … Continue reading

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Favorite Weekend Moments

  It’s been awhile, but this weekend I picked up my camera again.  I think I was able to capture a small sampling of the beauty in God’s creation – and one amazing human creation – the donut:)

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My Two New Obsessions

There are two (relatively) new songs out there that really speak to my heart.  I like to sing them like anthems, especially when I am feeling weak.  Thy Will by Hillary Scott and Family (of Lady Antebellum) and Trust in … Continue reading

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Simplicity and Humility

    I’ve been thinking a lot about these two words and what they mean to me at this point in my life.  There are so many things that I feel “done with.” Life is passing so very quickly, and some … Continue reading

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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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