Author Archives: Charisse Tierney

About Charisse Tierney

Charisse Tierney lives in Newton, Kansas, with her husband and five children: Owen, James, Hazel, Henry, and Faith. Charisse and her husband, Rob, teach Natural Family Planning for the Couple to Couple League and have experience teaching Theology of the Body for Teens to high school and middle school students through their parish in Kansas. Charisse holds bachelor and master degrees in music performance. A professionally trained clarinetist and pianist, Charisse has always held a deep love for writing and her Catholic faith. Charisse is the Assistant Editor at Catholic Attachment Parenting Corner, catholicap.com and can also be found at catholicmom.com

Matters Of The Heart: The Healing Power Of A Mother

  When my baby daughter was born with a heart valve defect, she had to be on oxygen for a few weeks after we came home. This meant we had a lot of extra equipment, like oxygen tanks, an oxygen … Continue reading

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Matters Of The Heart: How It All Began

She seemed perfectly healthy just after she was born. The labor and delivery were hard work, but worth the reward of meeting our beautiful daughter for the first time in the peaceful setting of a free-standing birth center. My husband … Continue reading

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Preparing For Christmas, Preparing For Baby: What The Final Weeks Of Pregnancy Can Teach Us About Advent

I recently read an article in Our Sunday Visitor that was summarized: “Prepare for the coming of Jesus as you would prepare for the birth of your own child.” God has granted me a unique perspective during this year’s Advent … Continue reading

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The Importance of Piano Lessons And Other Pursuits Of Beauty

“I’m soooo bored!” my ten-year-old son whispered to me, as he fanned himself impatiently with his piano music.  Spending a beautiful fall afternoon listening to a piano teacher work with elementary level students probably wasn’t the most thrilling use of … Continue reading

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Exalting The Cross: A Letter To My Miscarried Baby

Dear Julian, On this day, your due date when I thought I would surely be holding you, I instead find myself holding a cross.  A cross of pain and sadness to be sure, but also, I’ve come to realize, a … Continue reading

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Holding On To The High Chair: What Our Stashed and Stored Baby Items Reveal About Hope and Trust

  I’ve reached an age where many of my peers are letting go of their baby items.  Whether it’s a huge garage sale, advertising items for sale on social media, or giving away items to others who can use them, … Continue reading

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New Prayer Resource To Include Some Of My Reflections!

I am thrilled to announce that I will soon be a published author! This book has been in the works for nearly 3 years now, and it is a joy to see it come together. It has been a huge … Continue reading

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