Michelle Francl-Donnay is a professor of chemistry and a writer. Her reflections on the joys and struggles of attempting to live a contemplative life in the midst of the everyday chaos that being a wife, mother, and teacher brings appear regularly at the Philadelphia Archdiocese’sCatholicPhilly.com. She is an occasional contributor to Give Us This Day and a regular columnist for the science journal Nature Chemistry. Her essays have appeared in several print collections, including Professing and Parenting and The Open Laboratory 2009, and online at dotMagis(www.ignatianspirituality.com/author/francl-donnay/) and This Ignatian Life (ignatianlife.org/author/mfranci/). Michelle gives the occasional retreat and blogs about prayer, God, and laundry at Quantum Theology (quantumtheology.blogspot.com).