Ana Borden Category

The Gift of Siblings: Perfectly Planned

By Ana Borden I have been extraordinarily blessed having three sisters. We know each other better than anyone else thanks to childhood adventures, inside jokes and seeing each other through all different seasons, challenges and experiences. We are there for each other’s birthdays, special events and in our children’s lives, even if it might be […]

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The Gift of Memory

By Ana Borden Every night before bed we have gotten into a new routine of looking at pictures we had taken that day, and a year, two and upwards of 10 years ago on that specific date. There is something so powerful about the sense of sight – it evokes so many emotions. The children […]

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Before the Petals Fall

By Ana Borden Like most mornings, I woke up to make my very early cup of coffee to start my day. But on this particular morning, I found myself staring at a single white rose I had pulled away from the remaining dozen the night before. It had been sagging more than the others, so […]

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The Day the Churches Closed

By Ana Borden I disconnected from the stress of news and calls during the beginning of the corona pandemic by gardening in our yard. My thoughts were with my sister and brother-in-law while they were in the trenches saving those affected at their hospitals, until my husband shared the news that public masses were suspended […]

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When you least expect It; reminding others of his presence

By Ana Borden Our youngest surprises me with the most tender gestures on a daily basis. He puts the needs of everyone else around him first in the most genuine and unexpected moments, especially when he pauses, looks at me and says, “I love you, MaMa.”   Each and every time, as my soul softens with […]

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The Sound of Joy: Attending Your Child’s School Mass

By Ana Borden There are a few things that bring me great joy in life, and one of them is listening to a church filled with children singing, especially the “Alleluia.”

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Words Do Speak Louder

By Ana Borden What if everyone paid attention to the words they used and the message they conveyed during conversations, in emails and social media posts? What if we took a deep breath and paused to think about how our words and message will affect others, especially during moments of anger, confusion and hate.

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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.

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Let it Begin With Me: Preventing Bullying and Teaching Inclusion

By Ana Borden School has started once again. Another year of growing and learning. And just like the previous years, before the start of our children’s first day of school, I will remind them to introduce themselves and make their new classroom friends feel welcomed while helping them transition into their new environment.

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Focus on Family: Pro-life Parenting in an Anti-Life Society

By Ana Borden Increasing policies to protect the unborn are inspiring times bringing more awareness and value to the sanctity and advocacy for life, not only for babies in their mother’s womb but the aging and in the prevention of suicide.

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The Feast of Grandparents: Celebrating Saints Anne and Joachim

By Ana Borden One of the overlooked liturgical feast days not celebrated with as much anticipation as St. Patrick or St. Valentine is that of St. Anne and St. Joachim, the parents of Mary and the grandparents of Jesus.

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