By Casey Sprehe Holy Week is here. In our family, we see Holy Week as the final push in Lent. It’s the last 1/2 mile of the Crescent City Classic. It’s our chance as a family to recommit ourselves to our Lenten penances and up our sacrificial game so to speak. There are several ways […]
By Charla Spalluto Misse I try to start my day by saying “Thank you, God. This is going to be a great day.” No matter the challenges before me, I try to start singing. I greet my family with “Good mornin’… Good mornin’” or “Zip-a-dee-do-dah.” I look out the window and, despite the weather, I […]
By Kristen Bourgeois Friendships are important. Yet, I seem to forget that in the midst of a crazy life. Trying to connect with people on a good day, let alone a bad one, is difficult for a shy introvert like me. When I’m not in a “good place” in life, I tend to isolate myself; […]
By Leslie Bertucci I was recently helping my grandson Ollie get ready for bed. He was struggling to undo the buttons on his shirt, so I sat on the couch and had him stand in front of me. “Grandma needs to be eye-to-eye with you,” I said. His face immediately lit up with a huge grin.
By Casey Sprehe If we are affected by the sun, are we not affected by the “one” who made the sun? Just like we can sit outside in the sun on a cloudy day and still get sunburned, we, too, can sit in the chapel and not feel anything and still be affected by the […]
By Charla Spalluto Misse As parents, we are responsible for monitoring our children’s growth and providing for their development. We regularly benchmark their scholastic, emotional and physical progress usually with input from their teachers, coaches and other caregivers. Typically, there are broad ranges of acceptable performance by age, providing children some “room to grow.”
By Kim Roberts Parenting is a tough and sometimes heartbreaking gig. But, what exactly do you do when you are on the sidelines watching your child’s dream die? A bit dramatic I know, but at the time that is what it looks and feels like, and you are powerless to fix it.
By Stacy LaMorte We have a responsibility as Catholic parents, now that Masses around the city have been cancelled to continue to profess the word of God to our children. They are not getting this reinforcement at school in daily prayer and Religion/Catechism classes so we, being their parents, need to step up and make […]
By Mary Bruno Covid-19 is the 2020 party crasher no one anticipated. These are no doubt unusual and unprecedented times calling for mass individual quarantines and causing some widespread panic. Part of the fear caused by this “invisible” enemy is due to how easily it is spread. Scientists state that it could be passed from […]
By Ana Borden Our youngest surprises me with the most tender gestures on a daily basis. He puts the needs of everyone else around him first in the most genuine and unexpected moments, especially when he pauses, looks at me and says, “I love you, MaMa.” Each and every time, as my soul softens with […]
By Sarah McDonald With a house full of children, we try very hard to find simple joys in life. One thing, however, we do not do simply is eat. My husband and I LOVE to cook, trying new recipes or changing up favorite ones to make them our own. I consider some of my proudest […]