The Importance of our Family

By Gaby Smith

I love my family. Most of my traveling goes toward visiting family members. We are all spread out across various states and countries. My husband and I both have siblings in military families, so there’s a lot of moving around. Read More

Doing unto others …

By Gavin Lewis

True story: When I was younger, I was extremely selfish, mainly because I felt like God owed me for the many trials and tribulations that happened within my family.

I was not a sharer nor someone who was willing to help others. I took, and rarely gave.

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The Silent Power That’s Always Available to You

By Courtney Elmer

One of my favorite parts of my day is my early morning walk (or bike ride) with my son AJ. But lately, I’ve been opting to leave my earbuds at home and challenge myself to a solid hour of silence with nothing but my thoughts (and an intermittent giggle from AJ) to keep me company. Read More

The Heavenly Chorus of ‘Mom’

By Sarah McDonald

My baby recently turned 1 year old. It’s hard to believe that my sweet “Happy Face,” as I call her, has reached the milestone. Along with her first birthday came a few other milestones: first steps and the addition of “Mama” to her baby vocabulary. Of course, there were the occasional “Mamama” and “Dadada,” Read More

A Reminder from the Pope

By Kim Roberts

I was reading through messages on Facebook, a guilty pleasure, and I found a recent message from Pope Francis that struck a chord with me. 
In this particular message, he reminds us that life goes by so fast, and we should really learn to appreciate what we have.

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Finding God in Dreams

By Kristy Solis

Have you ever tried to explain the importance of dreams to a child?  I tried with my daughters, and it was humorous to say it best.

The actions of dreams are important not only in the physical sense but the spiritual sense.

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Delivering Christ to others

By Charla Spalluto Misse

My father brought me to Jesus. He brought me to weekly Mass and ensured I received the sacrament of first holy Communion. He served as Eucharistic Minister when I was a teen and modeled deep respect and appreciation for the body and blood of Christ throughout his life. Read More

Will You Forgive Me?

By StacyLaMorte

Our main job as parents is to help our children get into heaven, when it is their time.

I know it sounds a little morbid, but if we are all striving for heaven every day – and, that is our main goal for the day – we can pretty much guarantee we are going to make the right choices and keep the right priorities in order. Read More

My Guardian Dear

By Charla Spalluto Misse

Since the feast of The Guardian Angels was Oct. 2, NOLA Catholic Parenting is reposting this January blog from Charla Misse and asking you to respond with your experiences and appreciation for your own guardian angel.

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Finding God in Nature

By Gaby Smith

I love the city. I love the lighted buildings at night, the events, the restaurants, juice bars and coffee shops that are within walking distance. I love the closeness of the stores. Read More

Get involved in your parish, know your priests

By Greg Zambrano

Many times, you might hear about movements to help preserve trees and the environment. People dedicate their time, talent and treasure towards these causes.

This conservation effort is a great idea because we are called to be good stewards of the Earth. Read More