Christina Capecchi

Christina Capecchi

Christina Capecchi is a freelance writer from Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and editor of SisterStory.org, the official website of National Catholic Sisters Week. 

Website URL: http://readchristina.com

Waiting for a baby: On Advent and adoption

By Christina Capecchi

For years folks told Mike and Maria Slavik that their blue colonial-style house looked like a Christmas card. Maria would be out mowing the lawn in the middle of July and someone would stop to say he loved the way it was decorated for the holidays. So they decided to make it into a card, editing a picture to resemble a painting, blurring the lights into longer strokes, darkening the red poinsettias in the window boxes and the red bows on the wreaths.

The allure of the vintage

By Christina Capecchi

When we were married, my husband and I moved into a house that had never been lived in before. No nicks in the woodwork, no carpet stains, no glow-in-the-dark constellations stuck to the ceiling. A blank slate for a new marriage.

The art of saying no

By Christina Capecchi

Somewhere along the line, as college-admission rates plunged and smartphones proliferated, “busy” became code for “important.”