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 Catholic faith and sense of humor, and a messy mix of callings I love.
Professional work: I work part-time in theological research for the Collegeville Institute at Saint John’s University in Minnesota where I earned my Master of Divinity degree. Check out the Collegeville Institute Seminars to see the (free!) small group programs I’ve written on vocation for parishes and congregations: Called to Life and Called to Work.
Writing: My book Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting is available from Liturgical Press, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. My writing has also been featured in You Are Already Praying: Stories of God at Work and 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 the Blessed Is She daily devotionals for Catholic women.
Blogging: 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 captivated by connections between faith & parenting ever since.
This space is where I explore mothering through writing. It’s where I celebrate how God shows up in the chaos of raising children. And it’s where I love to build community with readers like you!
Speaking: I’m available for speaking engagements in churches, retreats, and parents’ groups on topics related to parenting and spirituality, as well as celebrating sacraments in the home. Please contact me for information about presentation topics, fees, and availability. I love to speak to both Catholic and ecumenical audiences!