Carry On

By Charla Spalluto Misse

The NolaCatholicParenting writers all have such uplifting and positive outlooks.  In writing and in person, they are so amazing to me: role models for keeping their faith foremost. It is easy to see that they “let go and let God.” I marvel at their relentless pursuit of God’s design and their insightful perspectives. Read More

Why We “Have Faith in Catholic Schools”

By Sarah McDonald

I went to Catholic school. My entire family went to Catholic school. Same for my husband. Growing up it was odd to me when someone didn’t go to Catholic school, and I bet for many of you readers it was the same growing up in the metro New Orleans area.

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Adopted

By Mary Bruno

As young girls, it is not unusual to speak about our future children as if they already exist. “I will never let my son play football because it is too dangerous.” “I hope my daughter will be a dancer like me… Read More

Getting Back to Basics

By Kim Roberts

Even though I often call myself the older mom among my 14-year-old daughter’s friends’ parents, I always said to myself I have raised two other children (25 and 22 now), and I am the same person, so I must be raising her the same way. Read More

The Beauty of Paying Attention

By Gaby Smith

We’ve all been there. It’s 6:30 at night, we’re exhausted, dinner isn’t ready, and we just want to go to bed and put a long day behind us. Read More

Celebrating While Keeping the 4th Commandment

By Ty Salvant

The fourth commandment instructs us to “honor your father and your mother.” As an adult, that command takes on a different directive, although it is usually easier to follow. Read More

Joyful Postpartum

By Kristen Bourgeois

We recently welcomed our second son into the world at the beginning of August. And so far, this postpartum experience has been much more joyful than when our oldest son was born. Read More

Be a Catholic

By Charla Spalluto Misse
(and St. Maximilian Kolbe)

This quote is attributed to St. Maximillian Kolbe, “Be a Catholic: When you kneel before an altar, do it in such a way that others may be able to recognize that you know before whom you kneel.” Read More

The Secret to Disciplining Your Kids Without a Meltdown

By Courtney Elmer

I often wonder how St. Catherine of Siena’s mother did it. And, by “it” I mean raising 25 children. I’m over here pulling my hair out with one sometimes! (St. Catherine and your mom, please pray for me.) Read More

“Magnifikid” Review: Why we are Obsessed!

By Gaby Smith

For my son’s birthday, one of my colleagues gave him a subscription to “Magnifikid.” It’s a child’s version of the “Magnificat” you see once a month with all of the Mass readings and daily prayers. We are obsessed with “Magnifikid.” Read More

Leg Ornaments

By Mary Bruno

Imagine you’re leisurely walking down a path in the jungle of life when a vine lunges out from the dirty ground to latch onto your ankle. It catches you by surprise as it jerks you backwards, momentarily stopping you in your tracks. Read More