Well hello! I'm Mary. I love that whenever I meet someone that shares my name, they're generally pushing 80. Those are my kind of people.
You can hear me on the Coffee and Donuts radio show and podcast with my good Catholic pal John Lundeen at Mater Dei Radio.
I'm a gluten-free, Catholic, California girl. My Dad has fought cancer, my Mom is a prayer warrior, my sister has autism, and my husband has fibromyalgia.
We have a lot to pray for. We like novenas.
If I had 10 million dollars, I'd build a private day school for adults with developmental disabilities that challenged their creativity and brought the most joy possible to their lives. And then I'd build a generational home for my family. And then I'd give the rest to Abby Johnson to use for And Then There Were None. Seriously. She's my hero.
I'm Momma to Joe, Amby, Mary Gus and little Steve.
I want my children to know that we vote with our feet. And when you're little (while your feet are still tiny, unshod, slightly chubby and totally kissable), your mother votes for you with her feet.
I married a good man who knew me for five years and pursued me for one, even though I turned him down at least three times. I admire persistence. I also admire broad shoulders. Ahem.
I began this blog because I envisioned myself as a young Catholic apologist who fought her culture battles from home. In the years since I've realized I'm an apologist for home itself, and for other sacred things. For marriage properly understood. For children to be born whether they're "planned" or not. For vocations, sacrifices, and saying the Angelus.
I want to share my faith with the world. I figure there's no harm in beginning domestically.
Drop me a line, any ol' time.
domesticapologist (at) gmail (dot) com