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Growing in Grace

By Stacy LaMorte May is in full-swing!  It is such a beautiful, abundant month filled with first Communions, confirmations, Mother’s Day and graduations (yeah, mom, try to relax in the midst of all of the things you get to plan!) It is truly a joyous time to watch our children grow and move into new […]

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Find Your People

By Stacy Lamorte Do you choose to spend time with people who share your religious values? One of my best friends started a women’s social and business networking group called “LikeMinded Ladies” here in New Orleans. While it has absolutely no religious affiliation or requirements, I find that there is a very “Christian” quality about […]

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No More Giving Up

By Stacy LaMorte I don’t know about any other moms out there, but when I was pregnant with each of my three children, I was tired of hearing about the things I could not have: a glass of wine, sushi, too much salt, too much caffeine, too many calories, the list goes on and on!

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Grown Ups Need “Think Time,” too

By Stacy Lamont “Go take some think time.” I don’t know how many times I said this to my children when they were very little. Why is it that sometimes we fail to practice what we preach as parents? I could really use a “think time” myself, sometimes, couldn’t you?

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Corporal Works of Mercy

By Stacy LaMorte You may not realize it, but, as a loving parent, you are integrating the Corporal Works of Mercy into your daily life. Feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked (even when they don’t want to keep their clothes on!) and caring for the sick are all Works of […]

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Snail Mail

By Stacy LaMorte When is the last time you sent a handwritten note or letter via “snail mail”? Let’s not let the art of letter writing become a thing of the past. Our children don’t love it, but my husband and I have them write “thank you” notes for gifts that they receive and physically […]

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Spouses First = Kids First

By Stacy LaMorte I know it seems counterintuitive to say so, but putting your spouse first is, in turn, putting your kids first. When we have a happy, supportive marriage, we have a strong, stable base for our children to grow and flourish spiritually, emotionally and physically.

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Tempted to Go It Alone

By Stacy LaMorte Certainly, as Catholic parents, we have thought about similarities in the way that God loves us as we love our own children. It is that unconditional love that you couldn’t possibly fathom before becoming a parent yourself. I really thought when I was a teacher of fourth and fifth graders in California […]

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Tough Days

By Stacy LaMorte We all have them: Tough days.  We have those days where nothing seems to go our way. So, as Catholic parents, how do we teach our kids that these are normal and even necessary in our lives? What I have found with my kids is that listening is the first course of […]

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Busy vs. Abundant

By Stacy LaMorte I love to read and listen to books about positivity and self-growth because they make me feel good and give me the hope of how to have a happy outlook even during those times that aren’t going so well. (And to be honest, they are easy to pick up and put down […]

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What is it like to be a mom in a Catholic family in New Orleans? In one word: fulfilling

By Stacy LaMorte It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life with three active t(w)eens. Dancing, sports, clubs, and three different schools makes it challenging, not to mention the fact that my husband and I have lives as well. However, taking the time to be together to celebrate the […]

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