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A WMET Radio interview

March 5, 2018

When her last son was about to begin his senior year of high school, Laurel Howanitz suddenly became frozen with fear about the looming prospect of empty nesting. "How will I handle being alone? Will I find new purpose?" she wondered. 

Laurel's family mov...

February 5, 2018

January, February and March are the most difficult months of the year for someone like me-a lover of sunlight. The days are short, and, in my area, the temperature is cold and icy.  It's also the time of year when Praying College Moms bid farewell to college-aged young...

December 2, 2017

The Christmas countdown has begun and I assume that Praying College Moms everywhere anticipate a warm and loving grateful brood of adult children will arrive back home for the holidays.  I sigh as I reminisce about one homecoming my two college-aged boys gave me. To se...

October 20, 2017

Our effort to help women parent college-aged young adults seems to have raised up a small new "community" of sorts--a virtual one. Some readers of And So We Pray or And So We Pray 2  longing for more connection, (don't we all) have asked me to elaborate on points I mad...

July 13, 2017

One month ahead of schedule, And So We Pray 2 is now available --and in the nick of time to support mothers sending their children off to college in August! Many many thanks to so many mothers and students who allowed themselves to be interviewed with the hope that the...

May 5, 2017

 Cheers! Let's toast to the wonderful women and young adults who so generously shared their stories for And So We Pray 2. Thanks to their willingness to talk about some very painful trials and how God helped them through, And So We Pray 2 has been written and is o...

May 2, 2017

Praying College Moms celebrated their fifth anniversary of praying rosaries, interceding for each other in small groups, and sending care packages to their college kids with a book-signing celebration at Catholic University's Barnes & Noble bookstore, Sunday, April 30t...

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