Rabi-WHO? How do you pronounce that last name of yours?
Rabideau is pronounced Ra-bi-doo. Like Mountain Dew, but with rabbits. Most people try to say Ra-bi-dough, like the Pillsbury dough boy. If you do that, I will not be offended, and most likely, I won’t even correct you. My first name is Lacy, and it’s very nice to meet you. Here I am with my beautiful family.
I’m so glad you’re here! Before we get started, I’d like to say that I would have thought that God would call someone more qualified to write Catholic Icing, but I suppose it’s true what they say- “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.” I have learned and grown so much while writing this blog, and I could not be happier that God led me to it.
Growing up, my mom was Catholic and my dad was non-practicing-Baptist. After 35 years of marriage to my mom, he just came into the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass! I was so happy for him to be able to use my new book, A Picture Book of the Mass, which I actually consulted with him as I wrote it to make it user-friendly for those who aren’t familiar to the Mass. So for all of you who have heard the statistics about how you can’t raise kids without a Catholic spouse, prove ‘em wrong! My mom sure did!
I had my own powerful conversion experience at a high school youth conference. This is when I first started dabbling in Catholic Art, and my passion for the Faith began to grow.
I was an art education major in college, studying to be an elementary school art teacher with a concentration in ceramics, but I dropped out 3 semesters shy of graduation to stay home with our first daughter.
Being married and having multiple children while my husband was in college and I stayed at home certainly brought out my frugal side, and I really developed a passion for saving money. That is one of the reasons why I started this blog- to provide a free resource of Catholic Ideas to the Catholic community. I know there were times that I simply didn’t have the option of buying a book to help me celebrate the feast days or come up with craft ideas, so I feel that this blog fills a needed hole in the Catholic community.
My husband was an IT Manager for a Catholic church and school in Northern Virginia, but he recently had a change of heart. He decided that he wanted to go into law enforcement, so he accepted a job and we moved to the upstate of South Carolina. My dad is also a Sheriff’s Deputy, so I’m the most protected girl in the world!
I love the Catholic faith and want nothing more than for my children to share this passion. I hope you find some ideas here for your own Catholic family or students to grow with their love for the faith as well!
I’d also like to say that I get asked this question a lot: “How do you do it all?”. My answer is, I don’t. Remember that no matter how many of my blog posts your read, the bad stuff never goes up here. Never compare the inside of your family to the outside of another, and please don’t let Catholic Icing be a place where you get your daily dose of inadequacy! If you knew me in real life, you’d know better! Lol!
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