Feel like your failing? There’s a point to that asking if you are.

It all begins with the question, not the assumption. The assumption lowers us, locks us in, and stagnates us. The question, though painful at times, opens us up. Had I not been questioning myself this month, would I have noticed how surrounded by gifts I am?

Draw Back to the Garden

Motherhood is work. And work is play Until the demands of my duty Fill the hours of the day Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeralContinue reading “Draw Back to the Garden”

Spring Gift Guide – Father’s Day Gift Guide

Join us May 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for The Loreto Market While you shop for yourself, your home, for Mother’s Day, check Father’s Day gifts off your shopping list after a visit to the Loreto Market. While many of our vendors feature lovely items with feminine appeal, we haven’t forgotten our fathersContinue reading “Spring Gift Guide – Father’s Day Gift Guide”

Spring Gift Guide – Gift Guide for Liturgical Living

The Loreto Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 1. If you’re in the Central Valley of California this is the perfect opportunity to support your local Catholic community and the artists, makers and entrepreneurs who are part of it. Liturgical Living is the mode du jour these days, especially asContinue reading “Spring Gift Guide – Gift Guide for Liturgical Living”

Spring Gift Guide – Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

Join us for The Loreto Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 1! With the market taking place one week before Mother’s Day, it’s the perfect opportunity to shop local and celebrate a mother in your life.

Spring Gift Guide – Gift Guide for Sacraments

The Loreto Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 1. With so many holidays and events on the calendar in the coming weeks, I thought a gift guide might be handy. Do you have a Confirmation mass to attend in the afternoon? First Holy Communions coming up? Whether Baptisms, First HolyContinue reading “Spring Gift Guide – Gift Guide for Sacraments”

Two New Projects…and an Announcement

I dreamt of an opportunity to come together as Catholics to delight, learn and engage in our shared Catholic culture. I dreamt of ways to highlight those local Catholic artists, makers and entrepreneurs who seemed to go it alone in the Central Valley of California, finding their way through non-denominational Christian or secular avenues because the infrastructure was lacking for a Catholic market in our area.

What to Do with the in-between season

As I write this, it is the first day of Spring. From the white board in front of our makeshift homeschool classroom, I can erase the word “Winter” from the combination “Winter/Spring”. We live in a form of winter/spring for a handful of months in the Central Valley. The weather warms, but might still freeze.Continue reading “What to Do with the in-between season”

What We’re Up To

She turned a year old in January. I find cloth napkins strewn throughout the child-friendly area of the living room and dining room because she grabs whatever she can at the edge of the dining table. We manage hurtles to get past the baby gates to cross the house. I think to myself that someoneContinue reading “What We’re Up To”