Corporal Works of Mercy

By Stacy LaMorte

You may not realize it, but, as a loving parent, you are integrating the Corporal Works of Mercy into your daily life.
Feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked (even when they don’t want to keep their clothes on!) and caring for the sick are all Works of Mercy. Read More

Teaching Your Child A New Language

By Greg Zambrano

Learning a second language at times is very common, depending on the family or community.
Sometimes, the children must learn the native language of the parents or ancestors for cultural reasons or parents might encourage a child to learn a second language like Chinese, French, Spanish or Japanese to further increase their possibilities of obtaining a great career. Read More

Putting First Things First

By Leslie Bertucci

The winter holidays are over, and the spring holidays are starting to gear up. And I’m just over here trying to catch my breath.

Once again I am reminding myself to put first things first. Not only as a practical method of survival, but in order to accomplish what God asks of me in each season. Read More

Just Driving Thru

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

2018 Has Taught Me Self Care

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

A Glimpse of Heaven

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

The Power of Fear

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

Where’d You Go to School, Mom?

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

Being a Mother is a Beautiful Thing

By Gaby Smith

The other day, I was cleaning up sickness from my child after he came home from school. He had contracted a small stomach bug that lasted all day. He was happy, then upset, then threw up. Read More

Catholic Education – A Gift

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

Snail Mail

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