Stacy Lamorte Category

In with the good, out with the bad

By Stacy LaMorte Take time to breathe.  Breathing is an involuntary action, like our hearts beating or our digestion working.  However, we can make it a conscious action when we are about to lose our temper or need to calm down even for a good reason.

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Peace of Mind

By Stacy Lamorte About a decade ago, my husband and I were getting ready to go on a cruise together, just the two of us.  Our children were very little, and we had been talking about preparing for “the worst” – who would take care of our children should something happen to both of us […]

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Will You Forgive Me?

By StacyLaMorte Our main job as parents is to help our children get into heaven, when it is their time. I know it sounds a little morbid, but if we are all striving for heaven every day – and, that is our main goal for the day – we can pretty much guarantee we are […]

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Getting Involved

By Stacy LaMorte Do you remember back in high school or college when your parents told you that the more involved you were at school, the more fulfilling your overall experience would be?  The adage “You get out of it what you put into it” is true even in our faith lives.

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Happy Marriage = Happy Kids

By Stacy Lamorte Have you ever had one of those days when it seems that everything that can go wrong does go wrong? Doesn’t it seem like our families seem to get the brunt of the backlash? Things that wouldn’t normally annoy us tend to be glaring flaws.

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God’s “In” Box

By Stacy LaMorte How much time do you spend worrying about things over which you have no control? I am a work in progress in this field, but I definitely do not stress over things nearly as much as I used to after hearing a deacon’s homily about worry.

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Great Commandment Driving

By Stacy LaMorte As parents, we spend a good deal of our time every day in our cars driving children various places.  I, personally, have never minded driving, so I don’t consider this to a particularly difficult part of parenting

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Live like It’s 9/11

By Stacy LaMorte I recently had the amazing opportunity to travel to New York City with my family over Mardi Gras break. We had a wonderful time, and not once did I hear, “I’m bored!” There was so much to do and so much to see.

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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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