How do I take my coffee?

Usually 4 creams and 2 sugar or a latte with 2 raw sugar, if you are in a fancy sort of mood.

I am a multi-racial woman, married, mother of two who thinks that what I have to say is interesting enough for others to read. I am a devout Roman Catholic and I guess I would be best described as “neo-traditionalist.” I wear a Chapel Veil at Mass, I have a serious devotion to St. Mary (because she is such a role model for women and mothers,) and I think that St. Mary Magdalene can teach us all a thing or two, when I need to chillax there is nothing better than some old skool Gregorian Chant. I don’t believe that the Catholic Church (or society for that matter) is patriarchal, but I do believe that the Church is hierarchal (I believe that if you allow society to be patriarchal then it will be.) I take my Sacraments very seriously, especially the Sacrament of Marriage, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and the Eucharist. I am not a huge fan of governmental intervention in the lives of it’s citizens, but I am a staunch pro-life feminist and I would rather take care of a mom than have her believe that there is no way for her to raise her child and abort him. When I am not listening to chant, I enjoy NPR, Audrey Assad, Matt Maher, Casting Crowns, The Police, David Bowie and Michael Buble, plus (and I’ll admit) The Imagination Movers. I hate to say but my iPhone, Nook and iPad have become extensions of self, and I can admit it.

Before I was mom, I was a high school science teacher and education is a passion of mine. The Mister and I pretty much practice attachment parenting and both of my girls were extended breastfeeders (DD1 until 30 mos, DD2 until 26 mos) I am active in La Leche League but my views are NOT REFLECTIVE of La Leche League International. I am an avid knitter, crocheter, machine stitcher and I’ve started making glorious feather fascinators. I hold Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and I currently reside in Pasadena with my husband and two daughters… and a mini-van. Oy.

How do I do it all?

Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

(How do you think I got the blog name?)

Read a more in-depth history here.

3 responses to “How do I take my coffee?

  1. Love your blog…found you through Catholic Mothers online and being a caffeine addict myself, couldn’t resist a visit. I really like your blog and your writing and you put a smile on my face : ) Hope you will visit sometime!

  2. Raquel

    Hello, I just found your blog. Its awesome to find other mommies advocating their faith. My husband and I experienced our conversion (re-version for me) shortly after we were married and our life hasn’t been the same since. We just had our first child, Nathanael (John 1:45) in February and I am excited to teach him about Jesus and the saints. We are big believers and promoters of NFP and love to tell people about TOB. I do enjoy coffee myself but since we are looking to conceive again, I am clean 3 weeks! I have my bachelors in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (go science!) and cloth diapers ROCK! Keep on blogging! God Bless!

  3. Tridentine Wife

    Love your blog! I had the chance to scroll through it and I love Matt Maher and consider myself to be a Neo-trad (hence the name). My husband and I attend the FSSP parish in my hometown and love it. And the only reason I don’t wear a chapel veil right now is because my littlest one chews on it and tears it right off 🙂 And my twins are quite fond of The Imagination Movers as well!

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