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Elise Hilton
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Mother's Day ... And why I don't always celebrate
Unless you're living in Outer Mongolia, you've been inundated with Mother's Day ads. Apparently, we moms are dying to have buckets of perfume, a shopping spree, expensive handbags and a multitude of other "things" that will prove a child's love. Of course, ...
Unless you're living in Outer Mongolia, you've been inundated with Mother's Day ads. Apparently, we moms are dying to have buckets of perfume, a shopping spree, expensive handbags and a multitude of other "things" that will p...
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Driving Me Crazy
When I took a new job at the beginning of the year, my commute got a bit longer. (It's still not bad at all, especially when you compare it to places like Chicago or Boston.) I actually enjoy the commute time. I listen to music, sing, pray and I annoy no on...
When I took a new job at the beginning of the year, my commute got a bit longer. (It's still not bad at all, especially when you compare it to places like Chicago or Boston.) I actually enjoy the commute time. I listen to mus...
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A Terrible Beauty
Dear Husband and I are home from 10 days in Ireland. It was amazing. We saw the most beautiful land, managed not to hit any sheep, and ate a lot of great food (and drink!) We had the opportunity to attend Mass twice. The first time was rather sad. It was a ...
Dear Husband and I are home from 10 days in Ireland. It was amazing. We saw the most beautiful land, managed not to hit any sheep, and ate a lot of great food (and drink!) We had the opportunity to attend Mass twice. The firs...
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Easter Miracles
"He is Risen" - artists Frances and Robert Hook We spend Easter Sunday with our beloved Franciscan Sisters. We enjoy a beautiful Mass together, and share a brunch afterwards (and you should all be jealous you weren't there: the food, oh my!!) During brunch,...
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Being honest about mental health
Artist Toby Allen I was in the beauty shop last night (where women really  go for therapy!) and had an interesting experience. First, my hair dresser has been doing my  hair for a long time. We know each other pretty darn well. She runs her beauty shop with...
Artist Toby Allen I was in the beauty shop last night (where women really go for therapy!) and had an interesting experience. First, my hair dresser has been doing my hair for a long time. We know each other pretty darn well...
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Can a mom just ... quit?
Well, at least there's still hope for me as Mother of the Year I was ready to quit last week. Quit being a mom. With only one kid at home now, you'd think things would be easier. But no. I had one kid who was playing a stupid passive-aggressive game of "Let...
Well, at least there's still hope for me as Mother of the Year I was ready to quit last week. Quit being a mom. With only one kid at home now, you'd think things would be easier. But no. I had one kid who was playing a stupid...
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Taking pains to set things right
It's ok; I'm fine, really. A little ice will take care of that. Well, that title is a bit of an idiom for my life. I found out this week that I have lupus. I was kinda-sorta surprised. I thought it was rheumatoid arthritis (and it still may be, as I found o...
It's ok; I'm fine, really. A little ice will take care of that. Well, that title is a bit of an idiom for my life. I found out this week that I have lupus. I was kinda-sorta surprised. I thought it was rheumatoid arthritis (a...
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Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
artist Stephen B. Whatley Dear Husband and I had the opportunity to make a one-day retreat yesterday. The priest, Fr. O., was delightful and succinct. Fr. O. spent the afternoon talking to us about mercy. Did you know "mercy" (in one form or another) is use...
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Lessons from the lunchroom
I wandered into the lunchroom at work today, grabbed my frozen mac & cheese and headed for the microwave. Two women (whom I don't know except by sight; they work in another department) were talking. They were both complaining about their adult daughters. Ap...
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The Annunciation, Mom, And Faith
The Annunciation - artist Maurice Denis Friday would be my mother's 91st birthday. She's been gone almost 4 months now, and I still have to catch myself calling her on the way home from work at least once a week. I want to tell her about my new job and how ...
The Annunciation - artist Maurice Denis Friday would be my mother's 91st birthday. She's been gone almost 4 months now, and I still have to catch myself calling her on the way home from work at least once a week. I want to te...
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Trying to make sense of injustice
I am flawed. I have a big mouth. If you ask me what I think, I will tell you. I do not mince words. Given these traits, I am not always easy to work or live with. I know this. Yet, I consider myself a good employee, a good sister. I give 110%, especially wh...
I am flawed. I have a big mouth. If you ask me what I think, I will tell you. I do not mince words. Given these traits, I am not always easy to work or live with. I know this. Yet, I consider myself a good employee, a good si...
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Communications Specialist, mom, blogger
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social media, public speaking, writing, teaching, logistics
Employment
  • Acton Institute
    Marketing Coordinator, 2011 - present
  • Muskegon Catholic High School
    Religion Teacher
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church
    Pastoral Associate
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Elise Graveline Hilton
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Communications Specialist at Acton Institute, Catholic blogger
Introduction
I love my jobs: my one outside the home and my one inside the home! I'm a happily married mom of 5, and author of the blog "Kissing the Leper".
Education
  • Alma College
    world religions, 1983 - 1987
  • Western Michigan University
    world religions, 1992 - 1994
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I have been here twice, both times for pedicures. I will not go back. The first time was okay. The second time I went, the man doing the pedicure seemed liked he could hardly be bothered. He was distracted the entire time, rarely spoke to me but engaged in conversation with many others in the shop. At one point, he tore off a part of my toenail. When I yelped, "That hurt!" he replied, "No, it didn't." Really?? Bad service, incompetent staff and unfriendly atmosphere. Nothing here to like.
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