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!

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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Please Share

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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“Couples and Families, “Behold Your Mother.”

Please take a moment to read a great MAY post on Mary Our Mother by Jason Angelette at NOLA CATHOLIC EXPERIENCE!  Thanks!

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The Irony & the Sandwich

I finally know who I am.  I know where I belong – and where I don’t belong.  I’m comfortable in my own skin – even with its imperfections.  I’m secure in knowing what I’m good at, and what my limitations … Continue reading

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Easy Eggplant Parmesan

My husband and I have been on a diet, so to speak. We’ve cut out most of the carbs from our diet on the advice of his doctor.  It has been a challenge to prepare enough food for the five … Continue reading

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To Mantilla or Not to Mantilla? That is the Question – Part 2

Over the weekend, I received a special gift.  I was given a chapel veil that belonged to a very dear member of our family who passed away ten years ago.  She was chosen to be my daughter’s Godmother because she … Continue reading

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Lessons I Learned from My Momma

* Bow your head and close your eyes when you pray. (It’s reverent, and it helps keep distractions to a minimum.) *Read your bible daily.  If we say that we love God, we will hunger for His Word – to … Continue reading

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