Sleepless Nights

By Charla Spalluto Misse

As a parent, you know very well what it is to be awakened by your child.  Whether you wake because your child is hungry, sick or scared or because your child is going through some trial for which you earnestly pray for resolution, sleepless hours in the night are common for parents of children every age. Read More

Who Do You Think You Are?

By Sarah McDonald

A few months back, I was sitting in traffic with my children when my precocious, then 2-year-old, called out, “Get out the way cars, I am (insert first, middle, and last name).”

I, as well as the rest of my children, immediately burst into laughter.

Read More

Let it Begin With Me: Preventing Bullying and Teaching Inclusion

By Ana Borden

School has started once again. Another year of growing and learning. And just like the previous years, before the start of our children’s first day of school, I will remind them to introduce themselves and make their new classroom friends feel welcomed while helping them transition into their new environment. Read More

Kids’ Audiobooks Review

By Casey Sprehe

In part 1 that posted Aug. 1 , I shared podcasts that my kids enjoy.  In this post, I’ll share some audiobooks that have made our car rides more enjoyable!

First, there are two, free audiobook podcasts that we use daily. If you are into audiobooks,

Read More

Children and Religion

By Kim Roberts

In an article originally published last October, a Harvard study found that children who were exposed to religion as they were growing up were more likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being as young adults, when compared to those that do not. Read More

Be Humble Like the Shepherds in Adoration

By Greg Zambrano

Early one morning while getting the children ready for school, I made breakfast and served it.

Right away, I told the oldest child that if the younger one is getting too difficult, grab your food and eat your breakfast in a different part of the house. That way, she won’t waste time arguing with her sister because they both woke up grumpy. Read More

Have We Done Enough to Prepare Our Kids?

By Gavin Lewis

As the new school year begins, I am excited about the kids being out of the house, eating all of the food and keeping the electric bill high, but I am also nervous.

That sense of nervousness can be attributed to a few things: Read More

How Do You Recharge Your Spiritual Battery?

By Dawn Cusimano

Today, as I sat down to write for the NOLA Catholic Parenting blog, I noticed that the charge on my laptop battery was at 29%.

I got up and wandered around the house looking for a charging wire to solve my problem. In my pursuit, I walked right past a sweet little pile of rosaries sitting on a shelf, and then found what I was looking for. Read More

Seeking God

By Kristy Solis

During the Lenten season, masses of individuals give up something or sacrifice during this special time. Jesus gave all for each and every one of us; therefore, this is just a small gesture of walking the passion with Christ.  Read More

Cultivating Reverence

By Kristen Bourgeois

Raising little humans is hard work! I start to think of the importance of my faith and how there was a time when I did not practice my faith and the consequences of being adrift in the world.

I want to make sure my children have a strong foundation of faith. But sometimes, it seems like an overwhelming and intimidating task. Read More

Come Holy Spirit

By Gaby Smith

Come Holy Spirit. These three words are so simple, yet so powerful!

The Holy Spirit is a great guide for us in today’s world. Each day can be tricky, especially when life throws curveballs at you. Read More