About Lacy

Hi! I’m Lacy. Founder and owner of Catholic Icing. I’m so glad that you’re here! 🙂

I have been publishing on the internet since 2008 and professionally writing about living the liturgical year for over 12 years now.

Here’s a little “hello” video for those of you who like videos 🙂
@catholicicing Hi, I’m Lacy, the Catholic Icing lady. Nice to meet you! 💜💜💜 #catholic #catholicmom #liturgicalyear #catholicmoms #liturgicalliving ♬ Calm LoFi song(882353) – S_R

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. 🙂 I have been publishing on the web since 2008. Here is a picture of us near the beginning of my Catholic Icing journey when Violet was still just a tid bit. 😀

God has blessed me beyond belief! Here are my children- Lydia is now 15 (can ya’ll believe that?!) Julian is 13, Violet is 11, and Anabelle is 9. I had a miscarriage between Lydia and Julian, and named her Samantha Gianna. I’m never sure where to mention her. I’m sure those of you who have experienced a similar loss understand…

I homeschooled the kids for 8 years, then they did 2 years in public school, then public charter school, then some more homeschool during the pandemic, and now back to the public school. You can read about transitioning from homeschool to public school here. I’ll always be a homeschooler at heart, and I will always treasure the time it gave us together.

I did end up divorced and spent several years doing the single mother thing. I am aware that my life doesn’t fit the “cookie cutter” version of being a Catholic mom, but there is nothing I can do to change that. 

Here I am with my husband, Rodrigo. 

I always say write your plans in pencil and give God the eraser. While I never could have guessed what was in store for our family, God is so good! We are all beyond blessed to have him as a part of our lives. Rod is from Venezuela, and he brings quite a bit of Latin American culture to our home! I love sharing that culture with y’all when it applies to Catholicism. I’m hoping in the near future that he also helps me make some Catholic Icing resources available in Spanish. 

Together, we now have a beautiful blended family of 5 children (ages 9-16). In general, our oldest hates photographs, so she’s not usually in them, but she’s still around. 

The shape of our family has changed, but the way that we love each other hasn’t! We are joyful and grateful for our many blessings in life. 

All of the kids love doing arts and crafts projects with me, and we actually do quite a lot that never ends up posted here at all. And our house is really colorful. And I love it that way. 😀

Our family also includes some furry, feathered, and scaled members as well!

Toby is our lovable cat, and Lydia’s baby. Ellie is our ferocious guard dog. Do you hear that, you internet stalker weirdos? Ferocious guard dog!

catholic icing pets

The kids have grown up a bit since I took the picture above…

 Many of you have now watched my children grow up over the years here. I never thought about it that way until my inbox was full of tearful responses to Lydia’s First Communion.

first communion portrait

Some more random things about me…
I am passionate about preschoolers, and I wrote a Catholic Preschool Curriculum.
Catholic ABC's The Book
Mass Response Booklet for Children
 When I was 16, and my brother was 18, my parents had another baby! My little brother was born on September 11th… like the September 11th. Our little ray of hope on a day drenched in despair. What a gift to the world! I love him just like my own! He’s not so “little” anymore…
I’m obsessed with purple. I paint in purple, decorate in purple… and all of my daughters are named for the color purple. It took a lot of self control not to make Catholic Icing purple, but ultimately, I decided I didn’t want it to seem perpetually stuck in Advent or Lent.
purple baby names
Sometimes my hair is purple. But honestly, the purple dye never lasts long.
Confession time- I probably love music more than art… but I’m better at art lol. Anyways, that doesn’t keep me from playing basically any instrument I can get my hands on and/or singing at pretty much at all times.

I love, love, love anything artsy and craftsy!

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. No mom does. Never judge the inside of your family by the outside of another.

And at this point, this is my full time job. So… that’s how I have the time for the stuff that I do. Because of your readership and support of this site. (((hugs!)))

For anyone who’s interested in following more of my personal family life, I do have a few posts labeled “personal nature” here.

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