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
By Sarah McDonald
My husband and I both have full-time jobs to add into the mix of our marriage and parenting our five children. So, when you add up the amount of time we are at work while the kids are at school, extra-curricular activities, volunteering Read More
By Greg Zambrano
In Matthew 19:13-15, the blessing of the children is discussed.
“Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ After he placed his hands on them, he went away.” Read More
By Ana Borden
One of my favorite days of the year is Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, or as most New Orleanians would tell you, the first day of Carnival season.
Yes, entering the start of the king cake season is a plus, but for me it signifies most importantly the 12th and final day of the Christmas season. Read More
By Gaby Smith
Hey there tired parent. I understand you. You’re too exhausted to get back up and keep on going.
You had a long day at your job, where you spent half of your day putting out fires or you were caught up with errands/school activities that drove you nuts. Read More
By Leslie Bertucci
Every day, we’re bombarded by so much noise, so many voices vying for our attention: texts, emails, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, TV, radio.
And, then, there are the actual human voices calling out to us. How can we possibly learn to filter out the useless noise and focus on the few voices that really matter?
I believe God gives us the grace to notice the voices that are most important to us, if we let him. Read More
By Charla Spalluto Misse
Throughout my life, I have most often prayed alone. Of course, I go to Mass and pray before meals with my family. I also say morning and evening prayers with my child.
Other than that, my daily time of personal reflection and prayer is usually alone. I have very little experience with the power of group prayer and, frankly, did not know what I was missing. Read More