By Stacy Lamorte I feel safe in saying that all of us have had a time when our child felt left out, isolated or ostracized from their friends. It is not easy to watch. We knew the best advice we could give our child was to look for someone else at school who may be […]
By Kim Roberts With the conclusion of Mardi Gras and all its fun, festivities and family activities, it is time for penance and Lent. I have been a mother for 26 years and, reflecting back, I am not sure that I have set an enthusiastic example for my children for Lent as I did for […]
By Derek Rotty I have just written elsewhere that Lent is about conversion, and that the works of mercy are a primary way of turning more fully toward Jesus. But, how is that supposed to work for families? After all, kids have lots of sports practices, they need to be bathed, and, at the end […]
By Gaby Smith I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but God’s timeline is perfect. I would say that a lot of the time, it doesn’t align with my timeline, my schedule or my routine. If it did align with our schedules, how spontaneous would life be?
By Sarah McDonald When I was a little girl, I dreamt of how I would decorate my house for Christmas. I knew exactly what I wanted with white lights, garland, and crystals sparkling. Well, all of my grandiose ideas of elegance came crashing down this past Christmas as I looked around my child-decorated house that […]
By Kristy Solis One of the most important decisions that you will have to make on behalf of your child is deciding where your child will be educated. When it came time to make this decision for our child, we had way too many options of schools. Post-Katrina education had a different
By Charla Spalluto Misse (and St. Maximilian Kolbe) This quote is attributed to St. Maximillian Kolbe, “Be a Catholic: When you kneel before an altar, do it in such a way that others may be able to recognize that you know before whom you kneel.”
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.
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.
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 […]
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 … […]