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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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Did you Know Children are Pro Life?

By Ana Borden I had encouraged all of our children to feel their siblings kick, hiccup and even put their ear against my growing belly as often as they liked while pregnant with our growing family. Giggles always erupted, captivating smiles, as well as anticipation and joy about meeting their future playmate.

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Keeping the Faith This Fourth of July From the Eyes of a First Generation American

By Ana Borden Daily, I am reminded of the great sacrifices my grandparents and parents made immigrating from their native country under conditions that tore their families apart

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Am I good enough, Lord?

By Ana Borden As a parent, one of the daily struggles I face is juggling and distributing my time, energy and resources equally among all our children and my husband while multitasking the responsibilities of schedules, households, my business and relationships.

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The Easter Basket Tradition

By Ana Borden While living in Chicago, I learned more about our Catholic faith and its traditions than I ever anticipated, living in the largest archdiocese in the country and from new friends with worldwide connections. One of those special, lifelong friends I made was Ewa, a deeply devout Roman Catholic of Lithuanian descent. She […]

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Sparking Joy

By Ana Borden As a minimalist, I have gravitated towards one of the most talked about shows on Netflix – the highly organized Marie Kondo, who helps clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of beauty, peace and inspiration. If you are familiar with this new series, then you know that when a household member […]

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Rejoicing in the Sleeplessness

By Ana Borden A lingering cough had taken over our household. Our youngest sought comfort during the night, us both half asleep, which continued off and on from the midnight hour into dawn.

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How Our Daughter’s Sportsmanship Honored God

By Ana Borden Recently our oldest, an aspiring chef and food critic, participated in our parish’s pie-baking contest. To prepare for the big day, she caught up on her favorite cooking shows, brainstormed ideas and was extremely excited to spend a special day cooking alongside her abuela (grandmother) making a pumpkin pie, complete with a […]

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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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