How to Stop a Big HomeSteading Family

If you want to know how to make a big family scramble, take their big van away. About a week ago our van would not start. We did a lot of troubleshooting, but it still took us almost two weeks to fix it. Shout out to Liam for all the help with this. Really, withoutContinue reading “How to Stop a Big HomeSteading Family”

Defining moments – J.R. Murdock

After being invited to a military retirement ceremony where the retiree talked about the defining moments in his career that shaped his life, I thought it would be interesting to ask other people about their defining moments. Many of these will be very personal, some of them will mean nothing to anyone but the personContinue reading “Defining moments – J.R. Murdock”

Fathers in the background – St. Joseph

Over the years I have given a lot of thought to fatherhood. I remember when I was in 7th grade, and I was reading Bill Cosby’s book Fatherhood. At the time my lab partner teased me about the book asking if I was going to be a father or something? Of course at that momentContinue reading “Fathers in the background – St. Joseph”

I am Torn About NFP

As I have shared before, my wife and I are NFP Teachers. In the last couple of years something about doing this has been niggling at the back of my mind. I do feel called to help people understand NFP. But It was not until I had a conversation with my wife that I think understood some of what has been eating at me.

The Hobby Farm and the Real Hobby Farm

When we moved from central Florida to Westen New York, one of the reasons we moved here was because we wanted to be able to do some small scale farming, or at least have a garden. We have tried various times to make this work and always had some trouble. I think most of thatContinue reading “The Hobby Farm and the Real Hobby Farm”

How I meet Their Mother – A Date with my Wife

The silence was broken when I said, “You know, I think the last time we when to Red Lobster you threw up.” A moment of thoughtful silence
“Wow, that date was before child #1. And I have thrown up so many time since then that I had forgotten about that.”
“Well I am glad we are now measuring time in numbers of time you have thrown up.”

Book Review – Catholic Family Fun: A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative, or Clueless

When I first heard about Sarah Reinhard’s book, Catholic Family Fun: A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative, or Clueless I knew I needed to read it. My wife and I are always looking for idea of things to do with the kids as a family. Now, being the parents of 9 kids means thatContinue reading “Book Review – Catholic Family Fun: A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative, or Clueless”