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!

Excita, Domine, Potentiam Tuam, et Veni!

       Stir (up) thy might, O Lord, and come! The winds of change are blowing strong. There’s the change of seasons – the changing of the leaves in the Deep South and the first snowfalls in the far North. There’s … Continue reading

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Aslan is on the Move!

“Aslan is on the move.”  On the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I sat in St. Peter Church with my best friend.  When I returned from Holy Communion, I hid my face in my hands and prayed.  In … Continue reading

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God Loves You THIS Much!

I had never really thought about God’s great love for me, until one special Sunday several years ago.  On that day, God’s love became personal to me – undeniably real.  It was life changing! My family attended St. Patrick’s Church … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Day at the Washington Parish Fair

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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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