Stacy Lamorte Category

Present with Me in 2023

By Stacy LaMorte The Lord is always calling on us to be present with him, asking us to recognize his dwelling in each one of us and in others. When we make time to be fully present with our spouses, children, family members and friends, we are actually making time to be present with him. […]

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The Gift of Failure

By Stacy LaMorte Do you know the best gift you can give your kids that spans every age group, gender and budget? The gift of failure. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” I do not claim to […]

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Timeless Parables

By Stacy LaMorte Jesus was so insightful and knew his flock so well. He knew that we learn better from stories than from mere transmission of facts. When you think about the things you have heard that have really impacted your life, I would venture to say that you remember the facts because of the […]

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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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