#SmallSuccess Thursday with CatholicMom.com


Join me and the rest of the optimists, the hopers of far-flung hopes and the dreamers of improbable dreams over at CatholicMom.com for Small Success Thursday.


I’m being interviewed over at CatholicFiction.net!


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Mother’s Day has the potential to be very difficult for me, but my husband and kids always make it so beautiful and so much fun. At breakfast, hubby asked, “Are there any movies you’d like to see?”

I hemmed and hawed a bit. “Well, I’d like to see Mom’s Night Out at some point, and I”m pretty sure it’s family-friendly. I’ve heard nice things about God’s Not Dead and Heaven is for Real, though I’m not sure they’re for the kids–”

“No, I meant we arrange babysitting and go see a grown-up m–”


Image by Takk courtesy of Wikicommons

Image by Takk courtesy of Wikicommons

I don’t have time to post a real review, but we’ll just say I LOVED it. The plot was solid, the acting was spot-on, and… this might sound weird, but it was one of the best scores I’ve heard in a while (that may not be saying much–I don’t get to many movies these days). Anyway, it was the perfect end to the perfect day for a nerdy mom like myself.


I took my kids to the pool yesterday and didn’t lose my mind with boredom chasing Second Shift around.  Oh, and nobody drowned.


I let the older member of First Shift fix Second Shift’s toothbrush. It’s a kiddie spin brush, and fixing it involved using a jeweler’s screwdriver, so this is a big accomplishment for someone with low muscle tone, poor coordination, and resulting generalized anxiety. It’s not my success (well, I guess it is if you count me not doing it for her), but it’s so awesome it’s worth sharing.


  1. That’s a great week! I so want to go see Winter Soldier! And I too, celebrate when I’ve finished a trip to the pool and returned with everyone in tow, no problemos.

  2. Winter Soldier was awesome. The Captain America movies are the secret best superhero movies to me.

    1. I’m really liking them myself. I think there’s that element that Cap was a hero well before he got the body for it, and that’s what gives him a nobility most other superheroes can’t claim. Of course, while I remember coming across a few Captain America comics as a wee lass, I can’t actually remember much about them, so I can only make reference to the movies.

  3. Winter Soldier is the last one we saw, too–the only one this calendar year so far. 🙂 I am telling you, if you and I lived anywhere close to each other there would be some serious overkill of superhero geekdom in our vicinity. 🙂

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