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What a Day Without Social Media Did for Me

By Gaby Smith I recently took part in the human trafficking day of awareness and fasting from social media. I knew this would be particularly challenging for me. I have to admit, I’m on social media a lot. There are times where I force myself to put down my devices when I’m spending quality time […]

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2018 Has Taught Me Self Care

By Gaby Smith Self-care is something that is very new to me. It came down to talking to a professional counselor to tell me that I need to take care of me. I suffer with anxiety. My body feels like it’s constricting at 100 miles per hour, and I can’t breathe.

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Being a Mother is a Beautiful Thing

By Gaby Smith The other day, I was cleaning up sickness from my child after he came home from school. He had contracted a small stomach bug that lasted all day. He was happy, then upset, then threw up.

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When You Just Can’t Do It Anymore

By Gaby Smith Hey there tired parent. I understand you. You’re too exhausted to get back up and keep on going. You had a long day at your job, where you spent half of your day putting out fires or you were caught up with errands/school activities that drove you nuts.

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Our Christmas Traditions

By Gaby Smith Anyone who has heard me talk on the radio, has heard that Advent and Christmas are my favorite seasons of the Church year! I love the vibe, the music and the activities. Everything about this time of the year is magical. I love making it magical for my son.

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It’s Not All About the Gifts

By Gaby Smith “What do you want for Christmas?” I’ve heard this question every year since I can remember. My answers went from Barbie’s Dream House to a new vacuum cleaner. It’s funny how things change. The older I’ve gotten, the more I realized, it’s not all about the gifts (although it may be challenging to […]

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I Only Allow This One Thing in Church

By Gaby Smith When my son was a toddler, I would allow him to bring toys to Mass to keep him occupied and still. This turned into a messy and noisy ordeal. Toy planes and cars were everywhere in the pew. What was worse, is that these were wooden pews. Let’s just say all eyes […]

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Why We Sit in the Front Pew

By Gaby Smith I think one of the most terrifying moment of a parent’s life is sitting in the front row with your child at Mass. Trying to explain to a small boy to sit still and pay attention at Mass (which can be very confusing to a child) takes skill. I’ve come to terms […]

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An Interesting Question

By Gaby Smith During the collection at Mass last weekend, my son saw me put our collection envelope in the basket. He turned to me and asked, “Why do we do that? Why does the church need money?” I responded saying “It’s God’s money, and today we are giving it to the Church.” We were […]

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How I Steal Quiet Moments for Myself

By Gaby Smith Quiet? That’s unheard of in my home. As a single parent, I’m on the go constantly. I’m the mom, dad, nurse, cook, chauffeur, stylist, hair dresser, the list goes on and on. In the past I’ve always wondered how I can take some quiet moments to myself. Once 9 p.m hit, I […]

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