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Happy Easter!

The bunny has come, mass attended, the golden egg has been found, brunch was success, now the ham is in the oven for dinner and friends are here to make prank calls (it is April fools day).  My brother and his beautiful family were here today, and it was perfect! Today it was so nice to slow down to reflect and spend quiet time with family.  It’s amazing how we grow old and take on so many different roles of being a wife, mom, friend, …

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Sweet Home Chicago

This past Sunday, I visited Holy Family Church to celebrate the feast of St. Joseph with my family and neighbors.  It’s a beautiful diverse and contemporary church in Inverness, Illinois. It is multicultural and inclusive to all which makes my heart happy.  They always seem to serve food after mass which make is worth the drive! The purpose of the day was to spend time with my wonderful friend and neighbor, Maria.  The most beautiful soul that lived next door to us for over fifteen …

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Open Your Home

Sundays are my day.  I simply slow down and spend my time with intention and true awareness. I guess I just enjoy each moment of the day since every other day is non stop hustle.  It’s what I call my spiritual Sunday, and I just started this path last September. Traditional mass became a chore as opposed to inspiring, and I knew it was time to find a new way to keep my faith fresh.  Each week I seek out a sign that will teach …

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Who am I?

Get to know me:  Where do I begin … well, I’m married to my high school sweetheart Mark, and together we have four incredible kids, 2 girls and 2 boys.  My parents immigrated from Ireland to San Francisco then settled in Chicago. I was born and raised on the Northwest side of the city.  My Dad worked incredibly hard to provide a good life for our family, and my Mom, a true saint, taking care of my Dad in the most traditional sense, making a …