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Christmas Traditions

By Kim Roberts With the Christmas holidays upon us and parents striving to make sure their children are reminded of the reason for the season, I can’t help but reflect on my family’s traditions during the holidays.

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Why We Wait to Decorate

By Sarah McDonald As I drove through town the week before Thanksgiving, I noticed not one or two but several homes decked out with their Christmas decor. 

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A Special Place for Santa

By Kristy Solis The Christmas season has arrived. Most families have traditions that are cherished annually every Christmas season.

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Holy Souls

By Charla Spalluto Misse It was not until this year that I realized how immensely holy souls need our help. At 7 years old and having lost loved ones this year, my son was more cognizant of All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2) than ever before.

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Investing in Our Children

By Ty Salvant A few years ago, I read one downside to life in a large family was a lack of individual attention from parents. I could relate! Even as homeschoolers who spent a lot of time together, I couldn’t recall spending time with each child separately on a regular basis.

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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 […]

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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.

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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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Mothers’ Morning of Reflection

By Katie Almon  “Blessed is she who assists at the bedside of the sick and the dying. Blessed is she who ignites the spark of knowledge in a young mind. Blessed is she who gives holy counsel to women in crisis pregnancies. Blessed is she who lovingly opens her home to welcome another’s child. Blessed […]

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Women In Witness

By Sarah McDonald A few months back, my NOLACatholic Parenting column in the Clarion Herald was about raising Catholic daughters in today’s #MeToo world. I lamented the seeming lack of examples of women in today’s world and made a bold call for women to embrace authentic feminism. Needless to say, there were strong reactions … […]

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