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Jeannie Ewing
I am a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful girls: Felicity (a preschooler) and Sarah (a toddler).
I am a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful girls: Felicity (a preschooler) and Sarah (a toddler).
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"We tend to forget that suffering can be a gift. But when we meet children with disabilities or various afflictions, we are confronted with the reality that suffering was not intended in God’s original plan, yet He sanctified it – in part, through these children and through us."

http://catholicexchange.com/making-sense-innocent-suffering

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Sacramental marriage calls and empowers you to die to self in order to live and love for others. #4KeysQuote #MarriageMeme
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"It seems that God purposefully allowed us to experience this messiness of parenthood, so that we would learn to let go. That elusive concept of surrender isn’t easy for most of us (least of all me), but it is that necessary loosening of the bonds that allows our children to flourish."

http://catholicexchange.com/bittersweet-changes-parenthood

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We enter the last stretch of Advent with the O Antiphons.  Today is O Wisdom. 
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Happy Feast of St. John of the Cross, my favorite Carmelite saint.  Here's a gem for you this Advent weekday.
#prayer #darknight
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Hey friends, so this just happened, and I'm pretty stoked. I wrote this article: http://catholicexchange.com/five-ways-to-engage-your-child-… and received an email from Relevant Radio's Morning Air producer. They want to interview me next Thursday at 7 AM live!
‪#‎superstoked‬

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Are you dreading the approaching holidays or awaiting them with eager anticipation? If you are single or merely do not desire to spend the holidays surrounding by hoards of people, consider this article to help you decide what's best for you: http://catholicexchange.com/surviving-the-holidays-with-grit-and-grace

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Any independently published Catholic authors want to join our promotion?  It was highly successful last time.  Please check out the Indie Catholic Authors G+ page, and contact +Connie Rossini for more information.
Christmas Promo reminder: deadline to sign up is Nov. 25. So far I have +Jeannie Ewing +Tim Speer +Gil Michelini +Jacqueline Vick +Gloria Winn +Erin McCole Cupp +John Paul Wohlscheid and +Thomas Tan besides myself. +John Connell and +Jane Lebak have expressed interest. Please fill out this form. We had 19 ebooks included last time. I'm hoping for more this time. Please join us!

I think you can now choose multiple ways to be involved on this form, so those of you who wanted to help out in more than one way, you can add that now.

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Learn more about Venerable Father Solanus Casey and how his quiet, simple spirituality can profoundly change your life: http://catholicexchange.com/the-devotion-of-father-solanus-casey

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As winter approaches, we might be dreading it for more than just the ice and snow: Up to 20% of Americans have Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is a mild form of depression that occurs seasonally.  To get some tips on how to cope, visit:  http://catholicexchange.com/therapy-and-theology-for-seasonal-affective-disorder
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