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The Power of Fear

By Ana Borden Recently, I was having an early Saturday morning coffee date with a friend. We shared our latest updates and, as our conversation evolved, she shared her thought on an emotion I had not put much thought into before that moment. It was fear.

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El Día de los Reyes Magos

By Ana Borden One of my favorite days of the year is Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, or as most New Orleanians would tell you, the first day of Carnival season. Yes, entering the start of the king cake season is a plus, but for me it signifies most importantly the 12th and […]

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Living in this Moment

By Ana Borden Before Halloween costumes were even conceived, anxiety began to creep in when I started receiving messages regarding Christmas presents for the kids and plans for the holidays.

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MaMa, I can’t see

By Ana Borden I think we are not the only parents in any congregation to find themselves bringing their index finger to their lips or sharing the notorious glare that implies, “Wait until after Mass.” We were quite honestly spoiled with our oldest child, who quickly became engrossed with the Mass and has had the […]

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Celebrating St. Nick

By Ana Borden The fondest memory I have of grade school occurred a few decades ago on Dec. 6, St. Nicholas’ feast day. I recall my teacher announcing that they could hear St. Nick arrive and that we should put our heads down on our desk, cover our ears and eyes and be very, very […]

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Why My Son Opens Doors for Women

By Ana Borden While dating my husband, we often cooked together, recreating meals from dining experiences as well as grocery shopping together. Following the first meal we cooked together, I served his plate first. He was silent for a moment but then followed with, “I can serve myself.” I had watched the women in my […]

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Do Cellphones Go Hand in Hand with Parenting in Today’s Society?

  By Ana Borden This past week, I brought our youngest to our neighborhood library for storytime. As I sung along with him “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” I realized more than half of the guardians were interacting with their phones, in lieu of their little ones. Our ever-so-patient librarian’s voice creeped higher over screams, little […]

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Why We Choose to Raise our Children in the Catholic Church

By Ana Borden There is one constant I turn to in my life in our ever changing, chaotic and imperfect world; it is my Roman Catholic faith. This foundation provides me with inner peace and happiness so much so that I consider it the most precious gift bestowed to me. My faith is a progression […]

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