Welcome to Mercy for Marthas!

Why Mercy for Marthas? Like St. Martha, we are women of service. We show our love through our faithfulness to the sometimes hum drum, nitty gritty work of keeping a home and educating our children. But sometimes we feel overwhelmed.

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her. – Luke 10:38-42

These words really  relate to us, don’t they? As we serve Our Lord by caring for our family, we, too, can be distracted by many things when what we really need to do is sit at Our Lord’s feet and listen to what He is saying. How much we are in need of God’s grace and mercy!

In this blog, we hope to share with you some of our experiences and insights as Catholic homeschooling mothers. We hope to inspire you to a life of prayer and to offer support and encouragement. Since, like St. Martha, we are practical women,  we will also post lessons plans and resources that we have created over the years.  We hope you will find them useful and that they will simplify your life… maybe even a little.

As for who we are:

      Mary Cooney:

Mary pic

Happy wife. Mother of five. Curriculum junkie. Once a pianist. Tame, lame tiger mom. Martha in need of God’s mercy. Author of Evangelizing Our Children with Joy.

Mary’s lovable minions (ranging from 14 to 5): Big Sis, All-Star, Feisty, Rascal, and Princess.

Sue Clement: Devoted to my vocation as a wife first and a mom second.  Mother of 4. Curriculum semi-junkie, but oh how I love to buy books! Once an engineer.  Foodie!!!  Not so tame tiger mom. Martha in need of God’s mercy.

Sue’s super crew (ranging from 12 to 3): The Musician, The Capitalist, The Laid Back One, Miniature Me.

Questions? Comments? Contact Mary at mercyformarthas@gmail.com.


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