February 24, 2012 4:58 PM

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Periodically I do a little update for readers new to this site - and since I have visitors dropping in for one particular post, I'm thinking now might be a good time to do one.

MommyLife began on January 15, 2005. Since then, I have written 10,001 entries and some of the brightest moms in the world have made 33,818 comments.

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So glad I found you site through a post on facebook by Scott Hahn. I too converted to the Catholic Church. in 2007 being confirmed on Easter Sunday 2008. I look forward to reading the wealth of information on your site.
Peace be with you

Posted by: Angela | March 1, 2012 10:43 AM

Have a daughter with her 12th child to be born next month. Thought that this would be interesting for us.

Posted by: margaret hamtil | June 24, 2012 3:46 PM

Hi Tripp
I have recently read Barbara's book
Raising god first. Children in a me first world and it really touched me to the point of going online to hear of Maddy's exploits with Simon Cowell.!,!!
Hang on in there Barbara was a one in a million person and you should be very proud of the time you spent together and your wonderful legacy.
If only there were more people on fire for pro- life
Praise The Lord at all times

All the best

Posted by: James | May 9, 2014 5:14 PM

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