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Erika Marie (Simplemama)
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Just a simple Catholic wife and mama.
Just a simple Catholic wife and mama.

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Remembering All Souls with a Joyful Sorrow #AllSoulsDay #Grief #Joy #JoyfulSorrow #HappySad @JeanEwing07

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js This week the Church celebratedAll Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day – “Dia de los Muertos” – the day of the dead – and dedicates the whole month of November to remembering and praying for all souls who have gone…

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Imperfect Sanctity #AllSaintsDay #yesevenyoucanbeasaint

Today the Church celebrated All Saints’ Day,and tomorrow All Souls’ Day, beginning the month of November dedicated to remembering and praying for all souls who have gone passed from this life to the next. A friend of mine and I were talking recently about…

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Running on Grief #running #grief

I’d like to try and start sharing a few other thoughts here about running and exercise and faith and grief that I’ve “kept in my heart” and pondered over, even though it’s almost impossible to try and put these feelings into the right words. Sometimes…

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Remembering the Homebirth of our Son Seven Years Later #WorthRevisit @reconciledtoyou #homebirth #birthstory

Today, on the seventh year after our third child’s birth, I’m joining Allison Gingras’s Reconciled to You #WorthRevisit link-up to re-share his birth story. In the months and even first couple years after birth, it seemed impossible I’d ever forget the…

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Thoughts After My First 5K #running #goals

I did it! I really did it! I ran my first 5K – ever!  My goal was to run the whole way through and I did! No walking, not once. And I had fun too. Here are a few thoughts to share from my first 5K experience: ~ It was a very enjoyable run, the weather was…

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The Memory Keeper's Daughter #BookReview

Time to catch up on some book reviews. First up, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: A Novel I read The Memory Keeper’s Daughter this summer while on our summer vacation.  I liked it well enough, it was a good fiction fix and light vacation reading companion. I…

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Running Achievements, What Ifs, Books & Movies, Space Room, and other Fun Updates {7QT} #books #movies, #running #runninggoals #spacekidsroom

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged again, time for a 7 Quick Takes for a fun little update on fun and exciting things. One Let’s see, I’ll start with talking about my kids – since that’s what moms do when their kids aren’t around. This is our…

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And the Catholic Mom's #PrayerCompanion Giveaway Winner Is... @AveMariaPress @LisaHendey

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Giveaway for the The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, A Book of Daily Reflections! I wish ALL of you could win one because I know everyone will like having this book as their prayer companion. For today, Ave…

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Up next, for our second movie in the new and exciting Catholic Community Cinema Society, we picked The Shawshank Redemption! The Shawshank Redemption is more than a movie – it’s a work of art: man’s ultimate search for meaning is the canvas; hope the…
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