Inner Dialogue About Exercising

After four pregnancies and ending with twins, baby weight is a real thing. In my head I can bound up my stairs two at a time but when I try, my legs laugh at me. Or if I am chasing Olivia, she can actually outrun me because my body just won't move … [Read more...]

What Are Friends For?

This weekend we had a friend and her son over for dinner. As I worked on a curry veggie soup, she rolled out naan and cooked it in a skillet. The kids all ran around together. Brandon’s mom was in town and she sat at the island chatting with us as we … [Read more...]

Welcome to Living La Lupe

Back in college I was staring at a blank screen real hard willing it to start writing my final paper for my Liturgy and Feasts class. Of course the paper was due in a few hours and I had yet to start it. Ok, think, Vanessa, what feast can you write … [Read more...]

Welcome to the New Site

From Brandon: Welcome to the new V's Voice. I hope you will find Vanessa's site visually appealing, more feature rich and easier to use. If something within the design or structure doesn't seem to make sense, leave a comment on this post and let us … [Read more...]

10 Things

Ok, ok, I know I said that we were going to start sleep training on Sunday but we went to a friend's benefit fundraiser so instead we started today.  I'll blog about our experience tomorrow but for today it is a bittersweet feeling.  The … [Read more...]

Barrio vs. Suburb

Image via WikipediaRight off the bat I know that this is a great problem to have.  Being in a position to be looking for a house is such a blessing and one that many don't have at the moment so I promise I'm not complaining.  I just have no … [Read more...]

Catholic Schools and Gay Parents

Image by thuynw_sp08 via FlickrI've been thinking about this post for a while now.  Should Catholic schools allow children with gay parents to attend?  I believe, yes.  And I believe Jesus would say the same thing.  Gay adoption … [Read more...]

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Image by genibee via FlickrI know it seems like a common sense statement but I am continually amazed how the more big life events I experience the more I can relate to others.  Getting engaged, getting married, being a teacher, having a baby, … [Read more...]

Just a Note

Image via Wikipedia I've known about Busted Halo for a while since it is powered by the Paulist Fathers and I'm married to Kraft.  I even used some of their material for lesson plans last year.  But I've been reading more of it recently.  It is a … [Read more...]