Stacy Lamorte Category

Safe Environment

By Stacy LaMorte If you are blessed to get to volunteer at your child’s school in any capacity, did you know that you must go through Safe Environment training through the Archdiocese of New Orleans? It’s a requirement for all adult volunteers, with a renewal every three years.

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Immersion

By Stacy LaMorte Have you ever attended a Catholic Mass in another language?  If not, I highly recommend it!  My family and I did yesterday – on accident. Our daughter wanted to say goodbye to a priest who was the pastor at her school, as he had been transferred.  We had the option to say […]

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The Grace to Change

By Stacy LaMorte Summer can be such a wonderful time for a family to recharge and refresh. It is also a time of preparation for all kinds of change. Some of us have children going off to school for the first time. Some of us have our youngest child going off to school, leaving us […]

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Kinesthetic Learners

By Stacy LaMorte As a former teacher, I know that most kids love to move (even when you don’t want them to be moving!)  I used to try to implement movement into a lot of our learning, because it is difficult for kids to sit still all the time. However, I quickly realized that, not […]

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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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