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 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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Not My Usual Post

I’ve learned from a doctor I’ve been seeing that I have a build up of plastic and metals in my body.   What???!!!  Anyhow, I have long been concerned about the apparent link between the aluminum in canned drinks and antiperspirants … Continue reading

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The Answer

You know, I don’t cherish many things – people yes – but things – not so much!  However, something that is very special to me is a letter I received from Cardinal Raymond Burke. When the manager of the bookshop … Continue reading

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My apologies/Vocation Sunday

Imagine my surprise when I went to mass this morning and learned that the gospel was that of the Good Shepherd – not about the Eucharist for which I wrote extensively last night!  I’m not sorry that I wrote about … Continue reading

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A Most Perfect & Precious Gift

I bet you are wondering what great present I received!  No, it’s not my birthday.  It’s not Mother’s Day (yet!)  This gift is life changing.  No, it’s not a youth formula, or a shiny, new  car!  (Though both would be … Continue reading

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Be Still and Know

God sends me “love letters” from time to time.  I treasure these little notes, as I am a very slow learner, and the reassurances really strengthen my faith.  I have a little collection going on my refrigerator.  These little cards … Continue reading

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Because of You

Fear, shame, low self esteem, lack of trust, problems in school, problems with peers, difficulty sleeping, all you want to do is sleep, depression, suicidal thoughts, withdrawing…the list goes on.  All of these can be signs/symptoms that a child has … Continue reading

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