Welcome to my corner of the world!
I’m Laura Kelly Fanucci: writer in this space and mama everywhere else.
I have two young 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 work in theological research, part-time and from home, so I load laundry and read theology and change diapers and study vocation and make dinner and write curricula. I have not been bored since 2009.
My dream is to help the church develop a deeper spirituality of parenting. I believe raising kids is hard work but full of joy. I believe that whenever I try to teach my children, they humble me into learning. I believe that grace is surprising and sacred is everyday.
I started blogging shortly after my first son’s birth. One Sunday I rocked him in the 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 explore the intersections of being a parent and a partner. It’s where I question what it means to raise my kids in the church. It’s where I wonder how to make sense of mothering through writing.
I write on the margins of my life, stealing time and squeezing thoughts into the wee dark hours. I love blogging because it keeps me reflecting with others. I love caffeine because it keeps me blogging.
I’m a Midwestern girl who hates winter. I’m a Catholic woman with a Master of Divinity. I’m Irish by temper and Italian by marriage. (Nothing like a few good tensions to keep life interesting.)
You can read more of my writing at CatholicMom.com, Power of Moms and Notre Dame’s FaithND. You can also find me on Facebook and on Twitter. Please take a moment to subscribe, and feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m glad you’re here. Connecting with others keeps me centered in the chaos of these early years of parenting. I hope it will for you, too.