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,

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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

Happy Marriage = Happy Kids

By Stacy Lamorte

Have you ever had one of those days when it seems that everything that can go wrong does go wrong? Doesn’t it seem like our families seem to get the brunt of the backlash? Things that wouldn’t normally annoy us tend to be glaring flaws. Read More

Mommy, What’s It Mean to be Pro-life?

By Sarah McDonald

One afternoon after picking my children up from school, my 8-year-old asked me a question I was not ready for, “Mommy, what’s it mean to be pro-life?”

It’s an easy question to answer, right?

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Tradition Not Yet Lost

By Charla Spalluto Misse

My husband was confirmed Catholic as an adult, just after our first child was born.  I am exceedingly grateful that we share the same faith and have many opportunities to grow and praise together.

He attended RCIA at St. Patrick’s on Camp Street where he thoroughly studied the catechism.

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