The Feast of Grandparents: Celebrating Saints Anne and Joachim

By Ana Borden

One of the overlooked liturgical feast days not celebrated with as much anticipation as St. Patrick or St. Valentine is that of St. Anne and St. Joachim, the parents of Mary and the grandparents of Jesus. Read More

Become Like Little Children

By Charla Spalluto Misse

It is common to see young children upset by things that adults consider relatively trivial. As children mature, we generally expect them to be more understanding and to temper their expectations.
Well, when I was not-so-young (15 years old), my parents gave me a very nice pair of blue leather tassel loafers, which I wore to the movies with my friends. Read More

For Kendall

By Kim Roberts

Having spent the past 12 years writing a weekly column for The Time Picayune, I have had the opportunity to meet many fabulous people and write stories about the community residents.

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Turning in My #NOLA Card for My Mommy Card

By Sarah McDonald

One evening, I turned to my husband and said, “You know, I really don’t like crawfish boils anymore.”

His look could have frozen Lake Pontchartrain on a hot July Read More

Teach Children to be Includers

By Kim Roberts

Parenting goals: raise children that adhere to the “golden rule” and do unto others and raise children who are kind

 and considerate and do not exclude others.

But, how do we as parents reach this goal and teach our children to be compassionate, tolerant and inclusive?

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Being Present in Midst of Chaos

By Gaby Smith

Just recently, I had a lot on my plate. With planning a move, planning a wedding, planning a fundraiser and so much more, I found myself struggling to find the time to be in the present moment.

A lot of the time, I was focused on the future because a lot of what was going are major life changes! Do you blame me? Do you ever experience this yourself?

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Did you Know Children are Pro Life?

By Ana Borden

I had encouraged all of our children to feel their siblings kick, hiccup and even put their ear against my growing belly as often as they liked while pregnant with our growing family.

Giggles always erupted, captivating smiles, as well as anticipation and joy about meeting their future playmate.

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Do You Teach Your Children How to Pray?

By Kristy Solis

I never really thought about this topic much until my youngest daughter asked me one day “Mama, how do you pray?”

I thought if I role-modeled the act that it would be suffice for my children.  Now, it was time to teach my daughter what prayer entailed and why it was so important to incorporate into her life.

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Great Commandment Driving

By Stacy LaMorte

As parents, we spend a good deal of our time every day in our cars driving children various places.  I, personally, have never minded driving, so I don’t consider this to a particularly difficult part of parenting

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If You Struggle with Perfection, This is for You

By Courtney Elmer

“80% perfect is perfect Courtney.”⠀⠀⠀⠀

This is what my dad would tell me when I was a girl. He saw my inner perfectionist and knew that in my quest for doing things 100% right all the time,

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Making the Best of Your Time

By Charla Misse

After work, I was looking forward to playing with my son. When he saw me and enthusiastically asked me to join him, I was just thrilled.

Before we could begin, however, I got a message there was a work issue to be handled from home and would take a good deal of time.

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