By Gaby Smith
Advent is my favorite liturgical season. I love the Masses, the music, the anticipation for the birth of Christ and more. I love the season of giving. Call me cliche, but my favorite time of the year is Advent and Christmas.
Our traditions include the Advent wreath and the decorating of the Christmas tree. It’s just a happy time. Read More
By Megan Alfonso Lacourrege
Contributing Blog Author
Christmas is upon us, and with it comes the familiar excitement and expectation. While there is sometimes stressfulness that accompanies the present buying, party planning and the like, the season is generally joyful. Read More
By Casey Sprehe
Our family is blessed. Our needs are met. And, if I’m being honest, most of our wants are, too.
The pull to focus on our first-world problems is very strong. I find gratitude and giving good antidotes to prevent that. It’s a battle that often, I let the other side win. Read More
By Courtney Elmer
As parents, we want to make sure we’re supporting, encouraging and loving our children through our affirming words and offering gentle guidance whenever necessary.
And, as Catholic parents, raising virtuous children is an even higher priority.
By Sarah McDonald
When I told my children last year that Advent was supposed to be observed like Lent, I think I saw literal terror in their faces. Imagine my little ones trying to compute how the secular holiday season compares to Lent, the season of prayer, fasting,and almsgiving. Honestly, it’s hard for me to fathom as well! Read More
By Kristy Solis
Do you teach your child about the depths of gratitude?
For my children, gratitude is part of our prayer ritual. After we pray as a family, we take turns individually expressing what we are grateful for. Read More
By Gaby Smith
There are moments like today that I have absolutely no idea what to write about. I try my best to be a real, upfront person.
When you ask me how I am, I tell you. If you were to ask me what this article is going to be about, I’d tell you I have no idea. Read More
How Keeping Track of your Children’s Shoes Can Save Their Life: Protecting Your Children From Human Trafficking
By Ana Borden
According to a report issued by the Department of Children & Family Services earlier this year, as well as according to Homeland Security officials, human trafficking cases are on a considerable rise in New Orleans. Read More