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Keep the Celebration Going!

By Stacy LaMorte Alleluia! Alleluia! He is risen! Happy Easter, NOLA Catholic Parenting Family!   It is so easy, like Christmas, to think like the secular world that Easter is over because the day itself has come and gone. However, Easter is a 50-day celebration that begins today and ends on the feast of Pentecost which […]

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Don’t know it all

By Stacy LaMorte It is important for our children to know that we don’t know it all, that we don’t have all the answers. Having three teenagers is a humbling experience. When our kids come to us with questions when they are little, we usually have the answers that they seek because their questions are […]

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Right to Life

By Stacy LaMorte Have you ever been on the March for Life? I haven’t, and I wish that I had gone this year. Our daughter, who is a high school senior, asked if she could go this year back in September.  After discussing it, her father and I agreed that she could go and began […]

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in·flu·enc·er | \ ˈin-ˌflü-ən(t)-sər

By Stacy LaMorte : one who exerts influence: a person who inspires or guides the actions of others; often, specifically: a person who is able to generate interest in something (such as a consumer product) by posting about it on social media Have you heard your child talk about learning something from an “influencer” on social media?  It […]

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Can’t Change It

By Stacy LaMorte Hal Elrod was about 20 years old when he was hit head-on by an oncoming drunk driver. He required 11 surgeries for his injuries and was in a coma for six weeks. When he finally came to, his doctors all said that he still had a very long road ahead of him […]

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Feed Yourself Positivity

By Stacy Lamorte The power of feeding ourselves Christian-based – especially Catholic-based – positive messages cannot be underestimated. Life has been downright difficult over the last 1 ½ years, and it can only benefit us to be constantly fed by fruitful, faith-based content. I am not saying to bury your head and not educate yourself […]

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God’s “Stuff” Box

By Stacy LaMorte I love the saying: “When you’re feeling down, look up!” Sitting in my hair stylist’s chair one recent Friday afternoon, even with the exciting hair salon smells and sounds buzzing around me, I was feeling down. So, I looked up! Above her cabinet, my stylist had a jute basket with the word […]

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The Gift of Fog

By Stacy LaMorte My best friend has breast cancer. I have had a really difficult time wrapping my head around all of this and even typing those words causes me to bristle. She has already had surgery to explore the area, remove the cancer and reconstruct her body. Now, she is on the chemo part.

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Holding God’s Hand

By Stacy LaMorte As I was walking into school on yet another rainy morning this week, I was following behind a preschooler and her mother. They were both decked out in their rain boots and ponchos, and mom was carrying an umbrella. She was holding her daughter’s hand with her free hand as they made […]

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Mind Over Matter

By Stacy LaMorte Life can be overwhelming sometimes, especially for parents. Being the parents of three teens now, my husband and I regularly question which phase of our life was more difficult – being the parents of three toddlers or three teenagers.

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Spiritual Desert

By Stacy LaMorte During this season of Lent, we are reminded that Christ spent 40 days in the desert being tempted by Satan.  When my sister and I were moving out to California, we stepped out of the car to take a picture in the Mojave Desert, and it took our breath away. It was […]

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