In today’s collection, we have an interesting piece from The Atlantic on the childless future ahead of us. While we don’t agree with all of the writer’s conclusions, it is a worthwhile read. Also, Msgr. Charles Pope breaks down the Martha and Mary Gospel from this past Sunday. Plus, a backpack roundup, the best core-strengthening methods, and an analysis of the Wen firing from Planned Parenthood. And more!
In today’s collection, we are sharing a lovely read with insights into the virtuous life via the characters of Anna and Kitty in Anna Karenina. Also, a look at the evidence of how fathers’ influence their daughters’ romantic choices. Plus, why caring for aging parents is a blessing, how to carry Jesus’s yoke rather than our own, and a model of Catholic education flourishing in a surprising place. And much more!
Discussions of modesty can often elicit eye rolls these days, but in today’s collection, we are sharing a truly deep and profound piece on it. Also, don’t miss the amazing story of the first food consumed on the moon. Plus, skin care and make-up recommendations, what one thing to focus on to improve all of your virtues, and a stunning before and after Spanish-style home renovation. Enjoy!
Who is looking to book a last-minute summer trip? In today’s collection, we have links helping us to know when exactly to book that flight, and some smart packing tips. Also, a good read on why the common thought that we need to change the culture if we want to change politics should be tempered with the reality that politics can shape culture. Plus, how the angelus helps us sanctify our days, what we can learn about leadership from spin class, and a good discussion on C.S. Lewis and Hans Urs von Balthasar. And more!
We hear a lot of statistics about the ‘nones’ who have left religion, but what is the inner life of those in limbo between belief and disbelief? In today’s collection, we link to an important piece about just that. Also, a powerful look at the witness of pro-lifers in New York City. Plus, where to eat if you are making a drive across the country, a dreamy collector’s home in the South of France, and why we need solitude. Enjoy!
Do you have a family activities summer checklist? In today’s collection we have a low-key version that is both fun and accessible. Also, the one simple thing you can start doing daily to reconnect with your spouse. Plus, a delicious crispy oven pulled pork recipe, what to do when you’re distracted in prayer, and how China’s one-child policy has corrupted the dreams of young people. And more!
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By Noelle Mering
“We loved the idea of raising our family on a farm with so much room for our children to play, learn, and grow,” says wife and mother Katherine Ocello who lives on a farm in a small New Jersey town. “We lived our first year of marriage just outside New York City and we really felt called back home to a simpler and slower way of life.”
By Noelle Mering
“It’s been over a year since we moved our family from a quaint little home on the outskirts of town to a larger mid-century home near the city’s center. How lovely it has been to gradually fill each corner with beauty and intention, though we still have many untouched plans.”