Welcome! I’m Laura Kelly Fanucci: mother, writer, wonderer.
I have three little boys who keep me running dawn till dusk, a husband who shares my birthday and dark sense of humor, and a messy mix of callings I love.
I work part-time for the Collegeville Institute in theological research on vocation and calling. Check out the Collegeville Institute Seminars to learn more about the small group programs I’ve written on vocation: Called to Life and Called to Work.
My first book – Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting - will be published by Liturgical Press in December 2014. I also have an essay in Power of Moms’ latest book, Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love.
You can read more of my writing at CatholicMom, Practicing Families, Power of Moms and Notre Dame’s FaithND. I’m a contributor to the Christian Century’s blog network, and I also blog at Insights on Vocation: The Blog of the Collegeville Institute Seminars.
I started this blog shortly after my first son’s birth in 2009. One Sunday I rocked him in the church’s cry room while the choir sang a hymn about God’s Mothering Spirit. I’ve been trying to figure out what that means ever since.
I do know this space is sanity for my own spirit. It’s where I wonder what it means to raise my kids in the church. It’s where I explore mothering through writing. It’s where I celebrate how God shows up in the chaos of raising children.