A Dog and St. Francis or Why Mean Thomists Can Suck It

2015 turned out to be a hard year for my family. Right before our son's first birthday, my husband left the Army (he decided not to re-enlist) but didn't have a job lined up. We were prepared for a short period of unemployment-- we had some savings-- and we were optimistic about job opportunities in … Continue reading A Dog and St. Francis or Why Mean Thomists Can Suck It

Holding Myself Back and Breaking Free

Recently, I was accepted into two professional programs out of UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television–– writing for late night comedy and screenwriting. It's caused me to reflect on this passion a lot, even though I've written about it before. I was re-reading my application essays and thought they really succinctly summed up my … Continue reading Holding Myself Back and Breaking Free

In Defense of Breasts

Breastfeeding is a beautiful gift between mother and child that reflects the nourishing nature of God. It's a very grand work. Literally nourishing another person with your body! In fact, it's an image of the Eucharist. Who else gave His body to feed us? Who else's body do we literally feast on and put at the center of our faith and our lives? Jesus!