The holiday season is a truly magical time of the year. It's the perfect time to carry on or create traditions with your family. When our first daughter was born in 2013, a friend shared on Facebook a tree...
Halloween can be silly, not spooky with this easy and cute Halloween handprint spider craft. It's perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but school-age kids can enjoy it as well. I made these with my twins when they were only two,...
The amount of money, time and effort that goes into Halloween sometimes makes my stomach churn. Expensive, one-time-use costumes. Racing home from work to get everyone a real meal before the sugar ensues. Trick-or-treating on a...
Love is in the air and you’re surrounded by red. Chances are you’re stuck inside for stretches of the day during this next week. There is an even higher chance that you’ve exhausted all your indoor boredom busters with...
Allergies and Pinterest have made choosing what to hand out for Valentine's day complicated.  No one really wants their child coming home with a load of candy, which can be hard for families with food allergies anyway. "Non-candy" Valentines became...
Growing up, I always imagined that I would sew all of my kids' Halloween costumes, make all the pretty blankets, and handmade dresses too. I've accepted that while I'm totally "my mother" in so many aspects, I am not...
Grandparents are invaluable, especially when they are some of the very best. It can also feel impossible to shop for grandparents at Christmastime. There is very little they need and they also often have the extra time and money to...
We failed at making ornaments--you know, those fancy homemade salt dough ornaments? I had the kids help measure, mix and roll out the dough. They chose their shapes and cut out the ornaments. We baked them. It was time...
Christmastime is here! Santa Claus and his eight famous reindeer (nine if you count Rudolph) are getting ready to visit all the good little boys and girls of the world.  But before that day arrives, many of those little...
Confession: I’m a craftaholic! I love anything and everything homemade and artsy. Put on an apron and bring on the the paint, but please hold the glitter. (It gets everywhere - ahhhh!!!) Whenever time allows, I love sharing this outlet...
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Corridor Mom Spotlight: Kate Getty {Metro Catholic Outreach}

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As summer approaches, many are dreaming about the idea of getting back to "normal." However, for Kate Getty at Metro Catholic Outreach, she understands...