Sparking Joy

By Ana Borden

As a minimalist, I have gravitated towards one of the most talked about shows on Netflix – the highly organized Marie Kondo, who helps clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of beauty, peace and inspiration.

If you are familiar with this new series, then you know that when a household member is in doubt of what items to keep or pass along, she asks one simple and direct question, “Does it spark joy?” Read More

An Unexpected Tradition

By Ty Salvant

Derrick and I have a laissez-faire approach to life, which has its ups and downs. With most things, sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t (fill in the blank). Usually, it leads to a less stressful life.

However, it can also result in a lack of intentional traditions. Read More

Plod with God

By Kristy Solis

Do you have a child that is obsessed with something? Obsessions are commonplace among children.

Currently, my youngest daughter is obsessed with turtles, in particular sea turtles. It all started this past summer when we visited Sea Life. As a family, we learned about sea turtles and the necessary steps to preserve these turtles through preservation of our toxic environment. Now, my daughter is a walking textbook of facts related to sea turtles. Read More

Getting to Know Their Hearts

By Dawn Cusimano

I am always with my kids. You might assume that being with them so much would mean that I know them pretty well, right?

Not always.

Well, I’ve discovered a new way to get to know a little more of what is in their hearts – through journaling. Read More

It’s Lent and I Already Messed Up

By Gaby Smith

On Ash Wednesday, I was determined to make this Lent the best one yet. I decided to give up worrying. Yes, worrying.

So far, it’s been going “ok.”

I told my fiancé that I am giving up worrying for Lent. He thinks it’s a good idea. Read More

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! Read More

Adult Children and Mass

By Kim Roberts

My husband and I have raised all of our children in the Catholic faith since birth. They were baptized, received their first Communion and were confirmed in the church.
They attended catholic schools, were members of the CYO, served as altar servers and eucharistic ministers and truly lived their faith every day. Read More

Rejoicing in the Sleeplessness

By Ana Borden

A lingering cough had taken over our household. Our youngest sought comfort during the night, us both half asleep, which continued off and on from the midnight hour into dawn. Read More

The pregnancy after the miscarriage

By Kristen Bourgeois 

After losing my daughter to miscarriage and the subsequent 1 ½-year spent struggling with infertility, my husband and I learned we are expecting.

I was in shock and disbelief even though this has been part of my daily prayer and something we were hoping for. Read More

Renewing Our Sacraments

By Sarah McDonald

Our family has been filled with sacramental grace lately! With the birth of our fifth last fall, we witnessed her baptism. Earlier this year, our oldest received the sacrament of reconciliation. Read More

Empathic

By Kristy Solis

Are you living life through God’s will? This is my constant prayer – to serve and live my life through God’s will.
Through life’s many uncertainties, I was blessed to be called to serve others in the capacity as a nurse. Read More