About me

Hello all! I'm Tiffany. :) I am very pleased to have you here to read about my adventures. This blog has been around since 2008. :-0 Good heavens, does that mean that what our mothers always told us about time moving faster when we get older is actually true?! Never mind, too depressing to think about. Anyway, look around! Writing is an avocation of mine. I hope that you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing here.

First let me tell you a little about myself. I am...let's see...

A wife and mother. I have two children, Anne and Henry, and have been happily married to my adorable husband Mike since 2005. I am also...

A happy Catholic. :-) And a Lay Dominican! I am a cradle Catholic, I was baptized and raised in the faith. I am a product of public school and CCD classes for my sacraments of initiation. I am also a happy Godmother of three: two of my nephews and one of my dearest friends. I am doing my best to raise my children in the faith and have it "stick." ;-) I am also...


A knitter and crocheter. My mom taught me to crochet when I was a teenager. Knitting came much later, via a class at my local JoAnn's. I have a great group of women at work that I meet with each lunch hour to knit and crochet with, I'm so blessed to have them as friends. I am also...

A librarian. See the books in the background?! I love them. :0 Self-portrait in my office, right there. I studied political science and Spanish as an undergraduate, and I actually went to law school (don't ask me why, I beg you), but left that field in my late 20's to pursue a career I knew would suit this shy, bookworm very well. And you know the rest of the story... I review books on this blog regularly, check out the Catholic Book Club tag for those. I am also...

A dancer. Specifically, I study Middle Eastern dance. What's that you ask? Yes, that is what is commonly known as "belly dancing." Uh oh, the "b" word! Don't run away! You may harbor some negative connotations with Middle Eastern dance, and I'm certain there are dancers out there who reinforce that bad name with their behavior, unfortunately. However, like all things in life, that does not tell the whole story. Middle Eastern dance is a cultural dance form like many others. It is beautiful and feminine. It is family-friendly and not in any way inherently scandalous. I promise. Stick around and see. :) Dancing, for me, brings tremendous joy. I've also written about modesty in regards to dance, which is one of the most frequently read posts on this blog. :-0

Obviously, this is just an introduction to my story. This blog is a journal of sorts to me, a memoir. I hope that you'll settle in with a cup of tea and keep up with what is going on with me. Leave me a comment, I'd love to get to know you too!

You can also get in touch with me at: lifeofacatholiclibrarian{at}gmail{dot}com

And please follow me on Twitter (the place on social media where I spend the most time) here


P.S. My first ever video post, in which I talk about the structure and future of this blog, can be found here! These are now published as a podcast during the Advent and Lent liturgical seasons, called "Tea Time with Tiffany"!


  1. Hi! I'm a new reader and I wanted to stop by and introduce myself. I'm also a Catholic blogger, a wife, mother, classical violinist, and literature fanatic, so your blog definitely appeals to me! :) I'm also a lover of bellydancing; I took a class once when my husband was deployed, and WOW did my abs ever get a workout! Looking forward to reading your posts!

  2. Hi Tiffany! I'm not even sure how I stumbled on your blog but I'm so happy that I did! I think the word "crochet" caught my eye =)
    I actually think we have some WNY friends in common and that I may have even met you 10+ years ago!
    I've loved browsing through your past posts and am adding you to my reader. Can't wait to continue reading!

    1. Theresa!! I remember you. :0 You know Janelle, right? Do you still live in WNY? Such a small world!

  3. Hi Tiffany, I just found your blog because of the review about the JPII school books and I'm delighted to learn that you're a Lay Dominican. I'm currently an enquirer with my local fraternity! I was actually wondering if you would be interested in having a copy of my Catholic Young Adult novel to review? You can look at the blurb, 1st chapter and trailer at www.IAmMargaret.co.uk.
    God bless,
    Corinna Turner

    1. Sending you a missive now! Thanks Corinna!

  4. Hi, Tiffany, I just found your blog through awomansplaceis blog. Do you have any tips for someone interested in pursuing a degree in library science? I have a bachelor's from Christendom College (2012, Theology) and am desperate to get into library school, but not quite ready to take the GRE. (I was hoping to take the MAT).
    My contact info is on my blog: theological (dash) librarian (dot) blogspot (dot) come

    1. Hi Emily! I'll drop you a line! :) I don't recall taking the GRE, is that bad?! Lol! Aging, I tell you. I think it depends on the requirements of the school you're applying to. But your BA is ideal & you should be good to go. We can chat more over email. :)

  5. Thank you Tiffany for your Videos! It's a blessing from God. I love the St. Dymphna Chaplet and the instructional videos based on St. Catherine of Sienna's teaching. I enjoy your website and utube videos.I too am a Tertiary, I am a Secular Franciscan, I am so glad to connect with a Secular Dominican Tertiary. The first College I went to was a Dominican College of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I believe my Heavenly Guardian Angel and St. Anthony of Padua found your videos and website for me. Please continue to make videos on Catholic devotions and Catholic teachings from Saints. I also enjoy live webcam streaming of Eucharistic Adoration one website I use is www.savior.org I think you will enjoy it too. Live Eucharistic adoration strengthens our souls and our prayer time. I look forward to your videos and contacting you via your website. I feel like I have made a new friend with same interest in the Catholic faith as myself this is a true Gift from God. God Bless you. Sincerely, Mrs. Mary Vu (O.F.S.) Order Franciscan Secular.

  6. I am a Catholic mom, wife to a Mike as well, a children's librarian, a knitter and a recent veil wearer!! Can't believe the similarities!!!!!!


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