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#7QT: 7 great saints to know for neurological problems

Catholicism is awash with patron saints for anything and everything. Because the saints are living in heaven, so close to ...
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How to manage your special needs grief (without letting it own you)

On the Sunday between Christmas and New Year's Day, the church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family. ...
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How we (fake) toddler Montessori at home with a special needs child

Oscar hit the big 0-3 last week. I still regularly call him, "Baby Oscar," and one of my ...
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Different gifts, same spirit

Oscar turns three in a couple months, which means that he will qualify for Preschool Program for Children ...
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Kids ready for their first day of school.

#7QT: Seven things about the first (normal) week of school

Okay, sure, school actually began LAST week, but I left halfway through the week to take Theda on ...
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The courage to risk failure

I passed my first CLEP exam yesterday: Biology. On a scale from 20 to 80, I got a ...
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#7QT: 7 thoughts about writing a book

I'm still coasting on the high of having a complete first draft of my memoir about Lourdes. There ...
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It is finished

I wrote a book. Just now, just today, I added that last chapter to the book that has ...
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Fully Known

Dashing this one off in the heat of the moment. Fair warning, it's another story about Oscar and ...
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#7QT: That time I went to Lourdes and got marching orders. (Twice.)

I alluded earlier to some hard discernment that needed to happen on this year's pilgrimage, relating to something ...
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