In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a Catholic, homeschooling, homemaking mom to my six kids and wife to my ever loving husband. If this offends you, I’m OK with that.  I don’t set out to offend people, but I will never back down from the truth or from speaking out what needs to be spoken.  I understand this may cost me some readers, and I’m fine with that.  To paraphrase St. Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons (who was paraphrasing Jesus at the time), it profit a man nothing if he lose his soul to gain the whole world, but for blog followers?

We try to live a big life in a small space, namely our apartment. This blog chronicles our lives in the Le. Rheims (pronounced leh rames) apartment building in Newark, NJ.

We homeschool our kids, at our kitchen table mainly, though lately it may be on our living room floor, so you may see some random homeschool related posts.  These may include things such as ideas for lessons, projects, and helpful hints.  I also try out Catholic kid crafts, and try to keep our day to day lives based around the Church Calendar, not the secular one.

When I’m not posting, I’m reading, knitting, crocheting, talking politics, baking, and watching far too much Masterpiece Theater than is good for anyone. I have been known to break into song (and dance) anywhere from the aisles of the supermarket to my own kitchen. I believe that yarn and cookies, separately of course, are God sends. Also, that bacon is a little gift from God for believing in Jesus (think about it).

Feel free to drop me a line at lerheims @ gmail.com (without the spaces, obviously).  I love hearing from readers.


16 thoughts on “About”

  1. stclementmom said:

    Hello, there! I just found your blog and I’ve been enjoying myself reading through it. Looking forward to more. 🙂

  2. You are one busy momma! How do you do all these???

  3. Enjoyed reading your blog. Found it through a search about Catholic blogs. Thank you for sharing. Bless you all & Happy Easter.

  4. Despite the fact that I only homeschooled for 2 years, about 10 years ago, do not break into song (and dance) at the grocery store, and my 8 kids have more space than a 3 bedroom apartment, I think you’re fabulous! Besides, my daughter Brigit is also known to break into song (and dance) at Costco and anywhere else the spirit moves her. I bet you’re the same. Again, fabulous. Keep it up. Drop by my blog sometime. I’d be glad to have you.

    • LOL That comment just made my day! Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad to have you here 🙂 And yes, it may be a Bridget thing (although most of my family finds it perfectly normal to sing and dance wherever the Spirit moves them 🙂

  5. Nadine Frankowski said:

    It is nice to read your blog! Thank you! You made me laugh on a morning when I quit sugar and have 2 teething 3 month olds. I am a Catholic, homeschooling mom to 5 and we live in a teeny, tiny townhouse (1100 sq. ft). I have two sets of fraternal twins (8) & (3 months) and a 6 yr old. It’s nice to know we aren’t the only Catholic family who doesn’t live on 10 acres with a 3000 sq ft house. We too try to live big in a small space. I don’t blog but would love to keep in touch.

    • Hey Nadine! Thanks for the nice comment! Yeah, I’m not sure how many more of us there are, but I knew I couldn’t be the only one 🙂 We’re having our next baby in December too, so soon it will be 8 of us living here. My sister insists God has to send us a house (and a way of affording it) soon b/c their have to be occupancy limits. 🙂
      Please, keep reading!

  6. WOW. You seem so refreshingly NORMAL. So many “mommy blogs” out there are a challenge to read b/c the blogger presents an almost flawless life and they’re difficult to read b/c I can’t identify with perfection. Thank you for your honest writing and content disposition. God bless you and #6! Our #3 comes in March and I’m over the moon 🙂

  7. Hi! Love your blog. I can’t find a better way to contact you than here in the comments. Would you mind sending me an email at andrew.scibaATtruthandcharity.net.


  8. Bridget, sorry for my typo. Yes I was writing to you about the devotion.

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