Welcome! I’m Laura Kelly Fanucci. Mother, writer, wonderer.
I have three wild boys who keep me running dawn till dusk – Samuel, Joseph, and Thomas – and three sweet babies in heaven: one lost to miscarriage and Maggie & Abby, our identical twin daughters who passed away in February 2016 from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).
I’m grateful for my husband who shares my Catholic faith (and birthday!) 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, and Barnes & Noble. My latest book, Mercy: God’s Nature, Our Challenge, is forthcoming in 2016 from Little Rock Scripture Study.
I’m a contributor to the Christian Century’s blog network and the Blessed Is She daily devotionals for Catholic women. You can read more of my writing at CatholicMom, Practicing Families, Power of Moms, and Notre Dame’s FaithND.
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.