NOLA Catholic Parenting Podcasts Category

Icons are ‘Windows into Heaven’

By Gina Sternfels Being a mom with three boys at home, I missed my creative time and space. I love to paint, but my duties were away from the brushes. However, it has been on my bucket list for years to take an Icon painting class, and finally, I was able to do an online […]

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Saying Grace

By Ana Borden Recently, we vacationed with extended family and ate dinner a few times all together. As I placed our children’s plate in front of them that first night, I reminded them to say grace. Our oldest whispered in my ear, “I’m nervous praying. No one else is.” I whispered back, “We have so […]

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Beyond the Diagnosis

By Kristen Bourgeois My oldest son didn’t have an easy start into this world. Infection and hypoglycemia at 5 days old.  Later in toddlerhood, a speech delay and PE tubes. Later, speech therapy and difficulties in pre-kindergarten leading to one diagnosis after another after another. 

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Even the winds and sea obey him

By Greg Zambrano  The Gospel teaches our kids and ourselves that, when in need, you are never alone. We might feel, sometimes, like we are completely 100% on our own, and there is no one to assist us. We lose hope and view things, that are truly small, much worse than what they are. Hoping and valuing empty promises of […]

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Good for the Body, Good for the Soul

By Phillip Garside Children’s first relationship with food is pleasure and displeasure. Then they learn another distinction, “good for you” and “bad for you.” Their curiosity leads them to the painful truth that pleasurable food is not always healthy. In fact, it is far more often unhealthy, and vice versa. Parents use this dietary lesson […]

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Showing Up

By Jenny Dendinger Hurricane season started a little early for us this year, but instead of bad weather threatening our future, many of our close family and friends found themselves facing cancer diagnoses, surgeries and hospital stays. Suddenly, our loved ones were fighting the perfect storm of anxiety as they struggled to navigate these difficult […]

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True Perfection

By Megan Lacourrege If you were to think of the ideal or perfect person, what comes to mind? Is it someone who is tremendously beautiful or is really smart? Is it someone who has a magnetic personality who captivates a room with their charisma? Is it someone who has wealth and the things they desire? […]

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Sisterly Love

By Kristy Solis   Our family was blessed with daughters – a set of sisters.  It is a joy to observe these sisters as they flourish in their sisterly bond. Their relationship, just like their faith, is one of love and devotion. The sisters even sing a song which they adapted to their connection: “You can […]

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Good Ole Summertime

By Sarah McDonald We’ve all just finished what felt like the 90 days of May, finding ourselves in what is supposed to be the lazy days of summer. But, are they really? Between two-full time jobs, summer camps (soon to be in three different locations) and all the summer activities, I have found myself wondering […]

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When Our Kids Hurt

By Kim Roberts What started out as a regular Wednesday, quickly turned into a day that I will never forget. My youngest daughter eagerly ran out to her regular tumbling lesson as I yelled behind her asking what she wanted for dinner. I had just started to pull chicken from the refrigerator when my phone […]

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One More Evaluation

By Ty Salvant What are your summer plans? Do they include camp, visits to grandparents, vacations or just downtime? Regardless of what you do this summer, how you spend time is vital. Parenting with intention can be more challenging now because we all want a break. While the summer is a great time to unwind […]

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