By Charla Spalluto Misse
After a long day of work one evening, when I was single, living in Virginia and feeling particularly homesick for New Orleans, I went to the drive-thru at Popeye’s. If you knew me, you would think that was pretty funny since I don’t particularly like fast food. Still, there I was, ordering fried chicken AND a biscuit! Read More
By Gaby Smith
Self-care is something that is very new to me. It came down to talking to a professional counselor to tell me that I need to take care of me.
I suffer with anxiety. My body feels like it’s constricting at 100 miles per hour, and I can’t breathe. Read More
By Courtney Elmer
Ever wonder what Heaven and dirty diapers have to do with each Other? Me neither … until now.
“Imagine someone looking at your family and seeing a glimpse of heaven.” When I heard this in the priest’s homily on Sunday, I didn’t know whether I should laugh, cry or roll my eyes. Read More
By Ana Borden
Recently, I was having an early Saturday morning coffee date with a friend. We shared our latest updates and, as our conversation evolved, she shared her thought on an emotion I had not put much thought into before that moment. It was fear. Read More
By Sarah McDonald
We all know that in New Orleans, the answer to “Where’d you go to school?” is meant to be answered with your high school alma mater.
I never gave much thought to the impact that question has in our little world until my daughter asked me the question. And, upon hearing my answer, she said, “Then I am going there, too!” Read More
By Kim Roberts
Most parents that choose to educate their children in Catholic school quickly realize that it comes with a price tag – especially if you have more than one child.
We knew we wanted our children to receive a Catholic education from the minute they were born, and, back in the 1990’s, the cost was not too astronomical for pre-kindergarten. Read More
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 put them in the mail to the recipients. Read More
By Gavin Lewis
To 2019 and beyond!!! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run then walk, and if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you must keep moving forward.“ During the holiday season, we all looked toward 2019 and how we would continue to move forward once the clock struck midnight and 2019 was no longer a thought, but a reality. Read More
By Casey Sprehe
Only 8 years into this parenting gig, I’ve decided that our Mass experiences rank high in the stressful times of parenting.
I find it helpful to remember I was once a kid in church. It knocks down my expectations of how I want my kids to perform. It also reminds me, that this too shall pass, whatever hard phase of parenting I’m in, it will pass. Read More