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Home Altars 

By Kim Roberts Being Catholic and of Italian descent, I have seen many home altars throughout the years. Some were gloriously appointed, and some simple and understated. I have to admit when I first got married, I hadn’t given much thought to setting one up. I had crosses all over the house along with religious […]

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A Reminder from the Pope

By Kim Roberts I was reading through messages on Facebook, a guilty pleasure, and I found a recent message from Pope Francis that struck a chord with me.  In this particular message, he reminds us that life goes by so fast, and we should really learn to appreciate what we have.

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Faith is Not a Choice for a Child

By Kim Roberts I recently found myself in a conversation with a group of mothers discussing if they should let their child decide whether they will go to church or not. Well, I had an opinion on this topic. I think that just as parents guide their small (and large, in some instances) children through […]

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Children and Religion

By Kim Roberts In an article originally published last October, a Harvard study found that children who were exposed to religion as they were growing up were more likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being as young adults, when compared to those that do not.

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Blessing a Dorm Room

By Kim Roberts When my children went to college, my husband and I wanted to make sure they were prepared in everyway possible. Solid Catholic education – check; love and support from family – check;

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For Kendall

By Kim Roberts Having spent the past 12 years writing a weekly column for The Time Picayune, I have had the opportunity to meet many fabulous people and write stories about the community residents.

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Teach Children to be Includers

By Kim Roberts Parenting goals: raise children that adhere to the “golden rule” and do unto others and raise children who are kind  and considerate and do not exclude others. But, how do we as parents reach this goal and teach our children to be compassionate, tolerant and inclusive?

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Engaged

By Kim Roberts So, my first-born, eldest daughter became engaged on Good Friday. While she has been out of college for three years and working and supporting herself as a graphic designer for some time now, I can’t help but think of her as my little girl.

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Graduation Day is Special Time to Reflect

By Kim Roberts The month of May is synonymous with graduations – from high school and college. I can’t help but reflect on the graduations of my two older children from high school and college and the emotions that went along with those milestones.

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Addiction in the Family

By Kim Roberts Addiction. Just saying the word brings me to my knees. How can a family survive addiction, of any kind, at any age? When a family member is suffering from an addiction, it affects everyone in the family, not just the addict.

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Prayer in School

By Kim Roberts Our society is constantly being bombarded by news both on the television and through social media. We have more information about what is going on in our country than ever before. We can see first-hand the battle for morality and ethics in our society is being played out right before our eyes.

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