Hello and welcome to the Catholic Homebody! This is a lifestyle blog designed to inspire and help you in fixing up your domestic church in all areas of home life: faith, family, home improvement and decor, and home educating. I invite you to come in and see a glimpse of my own home; a place where I strive in creating a charming and pleasant atmosphere for my family to love to call home and grow in holiness.
“Sometimes she must leave God at the altar, and find Him in her housekeeping.” – St Frances of Rome
The person behind the Catholic Homebody:
I am Roxanne and as you can probably guess from the name of the blog I am a total homebody. My husband and I were both cradle Catholics but reverted in 2008/2009 when we received the sacrament of Holy Matrimony at the young age of 19 and 23. One of the nice things about being married so young is we get to grow up together. As of now, we have six wild but amazing blessings (with one in heaven) ages ranging from ages 10 years old to a few months old. We currently live in a modest home in Northern Virginia where we attempt to live more intentionally and minimally. Living on a blue-collar pay in a two-income world can be very challenging and that is why I strive to make frugal a bit more fruitful. I like to think of myself as creative, I have strong passions for pregnancy/birth, and love DIY projects. I am not an expert by any means but a jack of all trades.
We are also a homeschooling family. This was a decision my husband and I made before even getting pregnant with our first baby. My main goal in home educating my children is for them to know, love, and serve the Lord along with learning the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church. Homeschooling is a major part of our lives. For us, it is a way of life. We have a heavy influence of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy within our educational methods but overall I am eclectic.
I first started a blog, Lifting Up Treehouse, a few years ago as a digital scrapbook/ journal outlet, but there was no consistency. I had always dreamed about having a “real blog” but was always too intimidated. At the beginning of 2017, I decided to take my blogging more seriously but as of mid-2019, I have decided that Lifting Up Treehouse was no longer relevant to my goals as a blogger and rebranded to the Catholic Homebody. Here you will read about our Catholic faith, how I manage my large family lifestyle while on a tight budget, living minimally, our homeschool journey, DIY home design & improvement, and the occasional dose of “a day in the life” of our family.
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