Columnists
Bonnie Engstrom

Don’t bury St. Joseph

My husband and I recently sold our home after several months of it being on the market. In the process there were a lot of

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Ralph’s Mom

Recently my son and I were at the grocery store. He was wearing a Thomas the Tank Engine shirt and was playing with the cart as

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Something Beautiful

My five week old is taking his first nap of the day. My four other kids are finishing up breakfast. My husband is at work

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Sex Ed and Men and the Marriage Bed

In all the discussions about abstinence-only sex ed  there is much talk about spit and water, licked ice cream cones, and tape that is no longer sticky. Obviously, as many other writers have

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Columnists
Bonnie Engstrom

A Playlist for the Next Few Weeks

My husband prefers we not listen to Christmas music  until Guadete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent when we “Rejoice” that our Savior is near.

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Columnists
Bonnie Engstrom

Special Needs Etiquette Part II

Below is the conclusion to my conversation with Teri and Amanda about special needs etiquette.  You can read Part I here. How do you want

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Columnists
Bonnie Engstrom

Special Needs Etiquette

As my son laid in the neonatal intensive care unit with promises of severe mental and physical disability, I stood at a Wal-Mart, watching an

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Family
Bonnie Engstrom

For Pete’s Sake

Our first child was lost to miscarriage.  He was too young to know his gender but my husband felt confident that he was a boy

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Entertainment
Bonnie Engstrom

music to make you smile

By the time the seasons change I am  ready for change in most areas of my life.  So as autumn comes rolling in I’m putting

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Relationships
Bonnie Engstrom

Building Community with Ministry

Maybe you love your parish and it’s almost perfect, but it’s missing just one little thing – a niche for you.  The priest is great, his

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