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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.
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.
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]