My name is Elizabeth Anne. I am twenty-four years old and live in Cincinnati with my husband, Nicholas, our infant daughter, and our dog, Bosco. I am the oldest of four. My Catholic faith is central to my heart and to this blog. I have a BA in English from the University of Dayton. Some of my favorite authors are Jane Austen, Augustine, Edith Stein, St. Therese of Lisieux, Charlotte Bronte, Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot and G.K. Chesterton.

I’m a High School English teacher and teach freshmen and seniors. I love reading, writing, traveling, horseback riding, cooking, and being a wife and mother. I love talking about Theology of the Body and John Paul II’s concept of the feminine genius. I hope to cover all of these topics with a Catholic perspective.

The name of this blog, “On Coffee and Shoelaces” has a few meanings to me. Coffee is a necessary part of my day, for both being a mother and a teacher. “Shoelaces” is meant to represent not only my daughter’s shoes, but also my own. My recent diagnosis with Rheumatoid Arthritis has meant that more often than not, my choice of footwear includes shoelaces. Here, I will reflect on life, marriage, and motherhood.