A Simple Way to Help Your Children Cultivate Thoughtfulness & Compassion

By Courtney Elmer

“Hurry Hurry Drive the Firetruck” is one of my son’s favorite songs, and when one flies past us down the highway with sirens blaring, you better believe you’ll see a huge smile come across his face. Read More

Happy Birthday

By Charla Spalluto Misse

Around my birthday each year, I start a mental assessment of my life. I think back to where I was last year and progress through the year in my mind. Read More

Appreciating Our Designer’s Handiwork

By Mary Bruno

Natural Family Planning (NFP) means different things to different people. Our understanding of this natural and Church-approved way to space out children often depends on the depth at which it was discussed in one’s church parish. Read More

A Christmas Tradition Blooms from Grief

By Megan Lacourrege
Contributing Blog Author

We were hunched over a Bible, praying like we never prayed before. We had just returned from a 12-week prenatal appointment where we learned our baby had no heartbeat. Read More

Christmas Traditions

By Kim Roberts

With the Christmas holidays upon us and parents striving to make sure their children are reminded of the reason for the season, I can’t help but reflect on my family’s traditions during the holidays. Read More

Why We Wait to Decorate

By Sarah McDonald

As I drove through town the week before Thanksgiving, I noticed not one or two but several homes decked out with their Christmas decor. 

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A Special Place for Santa

By Kristy Solis

The Christmas season has arrived. Most families have traditions that are cherished annually every Christmas season. Read More

Words Do Speak Louder

By Ana Borden

What if everyone paid attention to the words they used and the message they conveyed during conversations, in emails and social media posts? What if we took a deep breath and paused to think about how our words and message will affect others, especially during moments of anger, confusion and hate. Read More

Advent is a Happy Time

By Gaby Smith

Advent is my favorite liturgical season. I love the Masses, the music, the anticipation for the birth of Christ and more. I love the season of giving. Call me cliche, but my favorite time of the year is Advent and Christmas.

Our traditions include the Advent wreath and the decorating of the Christmas tree. It’s just a happy time. Read More

Loss, as well as life, are causes for reflection at Advent

By Megan Alfonso Lacourrege
Contributing Blog Author

Christmas is upon us, and with it comes the familiar excitement and expectation. While there is sometimes stressfulness that accompanies the present buying, party planning and the like, the season is generally joyful. Read More

Servant Hearts

By Casey Sprehe

Our family is blessed. Our needs are met. And, if I’m being honest, most of our wants are, too.

The pull to focus on our first-world problems is very strong. I find gratitude and giving good antidotes to prevent that. It’s a battle that often, I let the other side win. Read More