Kim Roberts Category

Holy Family Reflections

By Kim Roberts I recently attended a Council of Catholic School Cooperative Clubs meeting at St. Clement of Rome in Metairie, and Father Andrew Rudmann, parochial vicar of the parish, addressed the group. He captured my attention immediately with his first question, “How long do your children exist?” After a moment, everyone knew the answer, […]

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This Is The Day The Lord Has Made

By Kim Roberts   I was watching a documentary in January about basketball legend Kobe Bryant commemorating his life on the one-year anniversary of his tragic death. During the documentary, several things stood out – one being the reason he changed his jersey number from 8 to 24 while playing for the Lakers. While most […]

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Mother is more than just a word

By Kim Roberts Hands down, one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had the privilege of undertaking is becoming a mother to three perfect (most of the time) children. I would not trade one moment of being a mother for anything in the world. Nothing has meant more to me or been more rewarding […]

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Volunteering at School is a Gift

By Kim Roberts I have been asked to be the president of the parents’ club at my daughter’s high school, much to my daughter’s chagrin. I happily accepted the position and, even though this is a disjointed year, to say the least, we are doing what we can to contribute and lift the girls’ spirits. […]

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In God’s Time – Dealing with loss

By Kim Roberts I still can not wrap my head around the recent death of a dear friend. Shannon never met a stranger, she was the most caring, giving, Christian woman that I have ever met. Her smile, which seemed to be always present, literally lit up any room she entered. In my 13 years […]

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Thanksgiving

By Kim Roberts Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. For the past 20 years, I have had the honor of cooking for my family and extended family in my home. I enjoy planning the menu, the prep work, getting up before dawn on Thanksgiving Day to start cooking the turkey and setting […]

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Working mom’s priorities are always her children

By Kim Roberts In his introductory remarks in the White House Rose Garden during a press conference, President Trump noted that Amy Coney Barrett, if confirmed, would be the first female Supreme Court justice with school-aged children. Wow. That really made me pause. A woman with seven children could soon be a justice in the […]

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Do Clothes Make the Mass?

By Kim Roberts Being a woman of a particular age, I recall attending Mass every Sunday with my family dressed in “church clothes.” My sister and I almost always wore dresses or skirts, my brother always wore dress trousers with tucked in button-down shirts, and we all wore dress shoes. We never questioned it; we […]

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Wedding Interrupted

By Kim Roberts I’ve been trying to wrap my head around all the havoc Covid has wrecked in everyone’s life over these many long months. The isolation, illness, panic, loss of freedoms, missed milestone events and just the joy that has been sucked out of day-to-day life.

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I only kneel for the Lord

By Kim Roberts What a tumultuous world we are living in – the coronavirus, social distancing, riots, tropical storms, so many things weighing on us and our children. It is hard for an adult to work through the tensions, much less trying to keep their children informed and calm. We have always tried to have […]

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Mass in the Time of Coronavirus

By Kim Roberts During the three-month stay at home orders, my family watched Mass every Sunday from the St. Louis Cathedral. We fell into a routine, sleep in, eat breakfast, gather in the living room, phones silenced, light a candle, display a wooden cross and share holy water we brought back from our trip to […]

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