Ana Borden Category

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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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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