Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Stuff you might want to know

~ Melissa Wiley's Here in the Bonny Glen, has a new look (though it retains that same bonny atmosphere.) It's now a website/blog/all-in-one stop on the web. If you haven't clicked through from your feed reader lately, click today. It's a beautiful new design!

~ Love2Learn is now posting all reviews at the site, rather than at the old blog. There's also a new RSS feed for the redesigned site. If you haven't visited lately, please take a minute to check it out. It's so easy to navigate, and equally easy to do searches. And, as always, it's loaded with reviews of your favorite Catholic and educational resources.

~ Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle has a new book entitled Catholic Saints Prayer Book (and a new blog for the new book, as well as a contest.) I had the opportunity to read this book the other day, and it is really lovely. Anne-with-an-e was looking over my shoulder and eagerly taking in the stories. We all agree around here that one can never have too many books about the saints.

~ Heidi Hess-Saxton, the editor of Canticle magazine, has two new books out: Behold Your Mother: Mary Stories and Reflections from a Catholic Convert (which I'll be reading and reviewing later this month), and Raising Up Mommy: Virtues for Difficult Mothering Moments.

~ Jennifer directed me to site full of free knitting patterns.

~ Melanie had her baby!

~ And, Melanie continues to stun, amaze and inspire admiration because she was blogging (thoughtfully, seriously, intelligently) from the hospital. Her reflections on the story that Danielle Bean mentioned are excellent. I agree with Danielle and Melanie that our world is seriously unbalanced when it sees the desire to love and mother as unbalanced and "compulsive." Puh-leeeze.


Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Oh my goodness, Karen - so much news! Thanks for bringing it to us. :) Thanks for including my news, too. :)

God bless and love, Donna

Melissa Wiley said...

Thanks so much, Karen!