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!

Just Do Today

(part 3 in the installment – Jesus came to visit…) Life can be downright overwhelming.  There are surely times of celebrating and great joy, but there’s a lot of hard stuff, too.  We get ourselves into a big mess when … Continue reading

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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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