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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.

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Focus on Family: Pro-life Parenting in an Anti-Life Society

By Ana Borden Increasing policies to protect the unborn are inspiring times bringing more awareness and value to the sanctity and advocacy for life, not only for babies in their mother’s womb but the aging and in the prevention of suicide.

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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.

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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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Keeping the Faith This Fourth of July From the Eyes of a First Generation American

By Ana Borden Daily, I am reminded of the great sacrifices my grandparents and parents made immigrating from their native country under conditions that tore their families apart

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Sparking Joy

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 […]

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Rejoicing in the Sleeplessness

By Ana Borden A lingering cough had taken over our household. Our youngest sought comfort during the night, us both half asleep, which continued off and on from the midnight hour into dawn.

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How Our Daughter’s Sportsmanship Honored God

By Ana Borden Recently our oldest, an aspiring chef and food critic, participated in our parish’s pie-baking contest. To prepare for the big day, she caught up on her favorite cooking shows, brainstormed ideas and was extremely excited to spend a special day cooking alongside her abuela (grandmother) making a pumpkin pie, complete with a […]

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The Power of Fear

By Ana Borden Recently, I was having an early Saturday morning coffee date with a friend. We shared our latest updates and, as our conversation evolved, she shared her thought on an emotion I had not put much thought into before that moment. It was fear.

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Do Cellphones Go Hand in Hand with Parenting in Today’s Society?

  By Ana Borden This past week, I brought our youngest to our neighborhood library for storytime. As I sung along with him “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” I realized more than half of the guardians were interacting with their phones, in lieu of their little ones. Our ever-so-patient librarian’s voice creeped higher over screams, little […]

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Why We Choose to Raise our Children in the Catholic Church

By Ana Borden There is one constant I turn to in my life in our ever changing, chaotic and imperfect world; it is my Roman Catholic faith. This foundation provides me with inner peace and happiness so much so that I consider it the most precious gift bestowed to me. My faith is a progression […]

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