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Loved at My Worst

By Shannon Haddad Our 3-year-old has recently been entering into a new “threen-ager” phase where she has been experiencing a lot of “big feelings” and very little control over them. The other day, after my fifth, unsuccessful attempt to fix her dress-up Elsa wig just so on her head, she had a complete and utter […]

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The Power of a Parent’s Blessing

By Leslie Bertucci Ever since my children were young, I have made it a habit to bless them. I bless them while they lay in their beds at night, ready for sleep. I bless them in the car on the way to school. I bless them as they embark on a journey.

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Jesus School

By Kristy Solis One of the most important decisions that you will have to make on behalf of your child is deciding where your child will be educated.   When it came time to make this decision for our child, we had way too many options of schools. Post-Katrina education had a different

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It Takes Two to Tango

By Mary Bruno As a Creighton Model Practitioner Intern, I often get a unique and somewhat intimate glimpse into the lives of many couples. Although it’s not as frequent as one might hope, one of the most touching things I get to witness is the man taking a particular interest in the fertility of the […]

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Hey tired Moms everywhere, you can do this

By Kim Roberts Being a mom is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, but it is also one of the most challenging as well.

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For We Walk by Faith

By Kristen Bourgeois At 5 days old, my oldest son Nathanael was rushed to the emergency room.  We were then transferred to Ochsner Jefferson campus, where he stayed and we lived for the next month.

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Carry On

By Charla Spalluto Misse The NolaCatholicParenting writers all have such uplifting and positive outlooks.  In writing and in person, they are so amazing to me: role models for keeping their faith foremost. It is easy to see that they “let go and let God.” I marvel at their relentless pursuit of God’s design and their […]

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Why We “Have Faith in Catholic Schools”

By Sarah McDonald I went to Catholic school. My entire family went to Catholic school. Same for my husband. Growing up it was odd to me when someone didn’t go to Catholic school, and I bet for many of you readers it was the same growing up in the metro New Orleans area.

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Adopted

By Mary Bruno As young girls, it is not unusual to speak about our future children as if they already exist. “I will never let my son play football because it is too dangerous.” “I hope my daughter will be a dancer like me…

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Getting Back to Basics

By Kim Roberts Even though I often call myself the older mom among my 14-year-old daughter’s friends’ parents, I always said to myself I have raised two other children (25 and 22 now), and I am the same person, so I must be raising her the same way.

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The Beauty of Paying Attention

By Gaby Smith We’ve all been there. It’s 6:30 at night, we’re exhausted, dinner isn’t ready, and we just want to go to bed and put a long day behind us.

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