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!

My Apologies

This website building stuff is tougher than I thought!   After some technical tweaking, I think that you will see the right homepage now.  Thank you to those of you who let me know there was a problem & to … Continue reading

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Forty Days

This is a great, short video on lent and the historical significance of 40 days in the bible by Scott Hahn.  Scott is so knowledgeable and so smart, yet he explains things at my level!  I hope that you enjoy … Continue reading

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My Life Story in Houses

Last weekend, we crossed two bridges to visit our hometown for the first time in a few years.  My husband and I grew up in Terrytown, Louisiana.  We wanted to show our 10 year old where we came from, as … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, February 22, 2015

Readings for Today In today’s readings we see parallels drawn between Noah’s 40 days and 40 nights “at sea” and Jesus 40 days and nights in the desert. As humans, we so wish to travel the path of least resistance.  … Continue reading

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Looking for Some Really Inspirational Reading for Lent?

  “From the Hub to the Heart,” Book Tells of Journey From Fast Living to Living the Fast Contact: Andrew LaVallee, Live the Fast (phone number: 781-647-4644 x12) Boston, Massachusetts   February 11, 2015 /Christian Newswire — Andrew LaVallee lived the … Continue reading

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Prepping for Lent – a Self Reflection

The parties have been attended; the king cake eaten; the festivities are winding down.  I’m now trying to mentally prepare for lent which begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday.  What does God want me to give up?  What spiritual/merciful act might … Continue reading

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Weekend in New Orleans, Mardi Gras 2015


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For Valentine’s Day…For Your Marriage

  Please read my most recent post at NOLA CATHOLIC EXPERIENCE.  Thanks!  

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Do You Ever Wonder if God Really Cares?

an excerpt from The Answer for Families – for a friend:)  Praying for you! What is Enthronement? “ If anyone loves God, he is known by Him.”  1 Corinthians 8: 3 Do you ever feel so overwhelmed by the stresses … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Part Two

Monday – Upside down pizza, mixed vegetables, fruit salad Tuesday – meatball po boys (with pre-prepared meatballs) Wednesday – ham steak, parsley fingerling potatoes, salad Thursday – chicken parmesan, vegetable, bread Friday – shepherd’s pie, peas, salad My friend, Laura’s, … Continue reading

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