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Who is One Mad Mom?  She’s a Catholic, homeschool mom from the insane (but gorgeous) state of California.  Why anonymous?  She remains anonymous because her husband and children would like plausible deniability.  Since she has to live with them,  she will remain so.  She also wishes not be ejected from her social circles by those who struggle to understand her outstanding sarcasm and witty banter.

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  1. I respect your decision to remain anonymous. The Internet can be vicious.

    However, for fellow SF Bay Area natives, I wonder if you might occasionally comment on good groups or resources for other devout families in this nutty Silicon Valley culture. I’m interested in that brackish estuary at the divide between the Christian faithful and the heathen masses.

    Pax from San Mateo

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    1. I’m sure I will probably do pieces from time to time that aren’t quite so reactionary. These things just seem to light a fire under me. It’s probably that mom thing. You just don’t mess with my family and expect me to quietly sit in a corner.

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  2. Found you through Fr Z, also. You really are outstanding and witty! I was laughing out loud at some of your comments from your most recent post. Unfortunately, it’s not a laughing matter when priests and bishops don’t seem to understand our Catholic faith. St. Josemaria – pray for us!

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  3. I wish you were my next door neighbor! (You might be… no, I’m the only homeschooler in the area. Wait, I’m Catholic. Maybe I’m you! No, that’s just silly.) Enough fun. I’m really glad that you’re posting what you post. May God bless you!

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  4. Dear OMM,

    I have read all of your posts here on your blog. I think that, myself being a catechist, you and I have much in common wanting to defend the Church and her teachings on faith and morals.

    Having said that, would you mind if I put a link to a book we have recently published answering various dissenting comments/statements about the faith? Even though it is, essentially, self-published, it is completely loyal to the Church on issues of faith and morals. I had a *lot* of help with it. (hey, I am a catechist not a writer!)

    It has a foreword by Ignatius Press author Donna Steichen. She and Msgr. Michael Wrenn, another Ignatius Press author, helped me with early editing and theological/apologetics content.

    I just thought I would ask your permission. I did not want to be… oh, forward – for lack of a better word.

    God bless you, OMM. What a cool blog!

    Catechist Kev

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  5. Absolutely! Feel free to link in every post. Thanks for asking. I haven’t figured wordpress out enough to do the links all over the place like the famous bloggers. I’ll figure it out someday – like when all the kids reach 20 or something.

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  6. Dear OMM,

    Wanted to let you know we sold 20 copies of our book, “The Language of Dissent” this weekend. :^)

    I attribute this to your allowing us to put a blurb about it here on your blog.

    I cannot thank you enough for that.

    Again, here is a link to the book:

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Language-Dissent-Answering-Catholic/dp/1502471922/ref=pd_ybh_10

    BTW, if you end up getting a copy, we would be grateful if you would to the Amazon website and give a review of the book.

    Thanks gain and God bless!
    Catechist Kev

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  7. Found your blog because of my support of Archbishop Cordileone. I’m a grandma from Omaha. Maybe I’ll have to get my own blog (if I could ever figure out how to do one) called OneMadGrandma!

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    1. In the immortal words of Nike JUST DO IT! I’d love to see One Mad Grandma, Another Mad Mom, etc.! I recommend Word Press. It’s fairly easy! Facebook is another great way to spread the message. I detest Twitter because I have way more than 140 characters to say! I use it anyway.

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  8. Found your blog through “The Next Right Step” website — thought I was reading something I wrote since it really echoed my thoughts of late. When you replied to a comment from someone by saying “You just don’t mess with my family and expect me to quietly sit in the corner”, is why I am so outspoken in my defense of my Catholic faith. I’m happy to meet you because I have often felt lonely, with no one who understands or cares why I quick to defend my Catholic faith.

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  9. Wow! Grieving the recent blows to our Catholic faith from inside and outside the Church. Thank you for sharing your gifts. You helped me put it in perspective! Glad Charlie Johnston of “The Next Right Step” linked your post! May God continue to bless you and your family!

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  10. Just found this great blog of like-minded Catholics. Glad to know I’m not an island and there are some orthodox Catholics willing to preserve/follow the Lord’s teaching. If you’re ever near Atlanta, GA, I can recommend Holy Family Catholic Church in Marietta for solid Catholic teaching.

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  11. As a deacon in the church it is encouraging to know that there are people such as yourself who comprehend and believe in the truths of the faith. Keep up the good work! Also i don’t think you are a ‘mad’ mom so much as a mom on fire!

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  12. Actually I am glad I came across this blog. I like it!

    In my esteem and imagination. It’s part of contemplative prayer. Though this is a hard one to struggle with. Since my prayer life seems but a false hope and only disappointments. Please pray for me.

    My hope and prayer is to find a girl who has a heart for me, loves me, and want to marry me one day. I hope and pray if this girl exists. She is the opposite of me.

    In truth, if she is the girl who wants to work and have a job in the workforce. Me, being a man 😉 Who am I go complain (kind of like saying, who am I to judge?) Okay, honestly I like working. But, if my wife wants to be the sole income earner. I bow to her, tilting my head, and with my right arm swaying back, and stretching my left leg back. In a respectful gesture and bow to her as though she were a princess or queen.

    Thus, if that were the case. I’m in! Because this is what I’ve wanted to do. I want to homeschool my children. There’s more to it! I’m a guy. I like working with my hands. I like also working on my own home. Thus, no need for a home repair guy, a plumber, a carpenter, electrician, HVAC Tech, landscaper, gardener, etc. Because, well, I can and will be a jack of all trades. Plus, the kind of home I’d like to have. Would be like a castle, where my children can have many adventures, story telling, and all sorts of stairs to climb.

    I would have a Three Story home. The third floor will be one floor. There will be no rooms, but one. This would be where the desks will be set for school. I will obviously have religious ed in the morning. Each point for them to learn the Sacraments (First Communion, Confirmation.) Also, time aside for learning about the Mass, going to Confession. Catholicism 101.

    Then, I’d have regular curriculum: Reading, Writing, and Math. That’s basic. But that covers history. Or whatever the State requires for them to move up in grade level. In fact, I hope to teach my children well. And, i hope they can take the same tests as children who go to public, private, and Catholic schools.

    The third floor will also be a library. I will have shelves of books going up high, with a latter that swings along the edge with wheels. like the old libraries. The second floor will be our rooms. The first floor will have Living room, Dining room, and kitchen.

    We will have a small farm. Each of my children can pick an animal they want to learn about. Well, that prepares them for biology.

    There’s quite much you can do at home. Field trips. We can take those. My children will not be isolated from the world. They will have just as much fun going bowling, or whichever they like. They can go and meet the world! But, at the end of the day, they can also come back to the Sanctuary, the home. And recover from the world. They can find their development and growth unhindered to maturity.

    Girls will be treated as royalty. Those are called princesses. And the boys will be treated as prince’s.
    My wife obviously holds the Queenship over the home. And I am but a humble King.

    I will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner ready for my children and wife. I will keep our house clean. And, I will ensure she is comfortable after coming home from work. My children can share all the day they had with her. Show and share what they made or did. The third floor will have two glorious chairs, like thrones in our furnishing. She will sit in one, and i in the other. My children can have chairs if they like or bean bags. Whence they go to bed, my wife and I can sit in the study (i.e. the Third Floor that was a school during the day.) Now, it is a place where we can take books of our favorite authors, or anything we like to read.

    Me, I honestly will have my liquor cabinet on the first floor in a hidden place. And have brandy. And perhaps a cigar. My wife can have whatever she wishes. Sitting thier at night reading.

    That’s what I pray for and ask.

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  13. As another Catholic living in another non-religious environment, New Hampshire, in the Northeast, I do have to agree with the degree of anonymity one must maintain in order to function normally and without harassment in our respective societies. No, I don’t stand down when faced with ridicule or mocking because of my faith, but why present oneself as a target when one has no need to. I will say this however, I do think California has all of us beat as for its craziness for which I do not envy but which will make you a greater saint than I when all is said and done. And one more thing, I do agree with you that there are many more of us out here in the shadows that hold on to what is true and right with a love of God and all He has given us. We may be in the catacombs somewhat, but we are still alive. Great blog OMM.

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