By Leslie Bertucci
For years, our family has hosted two special events that we call the Bertucci Family Advent/Lent Extravaganza.
We invite people from church, school, ministry and the community to our home. After sharing a potluck dinner, we have a time of sung worship, prayer and petition. Read More
By Charla Spalluto Misse
My child is extremely focused. I often have to wait for him to finish something before he can really listen to me. I respect my son’s disposition, though. He is showing no disrespect when he isn’t focused on me. He is simply consumed. Read More
By Courtney Elmer
I can still hear the sirens blaring outside my hospital window. It was Mardi Gras day 2018. The Rex parade was rolling below, and I was almost 22 hours into labor with my son. Read More
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
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
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
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?
Well, I’ve discovered a new way to get to know a little more of what is in their hearts – through journaling. Read More
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
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
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