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Preparing for Lent

By Kim Roberts With the conclusion of Mardi Gras, and all its fun and 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 […]

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Hey tired Moms everywhere, you can do this

By Kim Roberts Being a mom is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, but it is also one of the most challenging as well.

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Getting Back to Basics

By Kim Roberts Even though I often call myself the older mom among my 14-year-old daughter’s friends’ parents, I always said to myself I have raised two other children (25 and 22 now), and I am the same person, so I must be raising her the same way.

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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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Home Altars 

By Kim Roberts Being Catholic and of Italian descent, I have seen many home altars throughout the years. Some were gloriously appointed, and some simple and understated. I have to admit when I first got married, I hadn’t given much thought to setting one up. I had crosses all over the house along with religious […]

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A Reminder from the Pope

By Kim Roberts I was reading through messages on Facebook, a guilty pleasure, and I found a recent message from Pope Francis that struck a chord with me.  In this particular message, he reminds us that life goes by so fast, and we should really learn to appreciate what we have.

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Faith is Not a Choice for a Child

By Kim Roberts I recently found myself in a conversation with a group of mothers discussing if they should let their child decide whether they will go to church or not. Well, I had an opinion on this topic. I think that just as parents guide their small (and large, in some instances) children through […]

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Children and Religion

By Kim Roberts In an article originally published last October, a Harvard study found that children who were exposed to religion as they were growing up were more likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being as young adults, when compared to those that do not.

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Blessing a Dorm Room

By Kim Roberts When my children went to college, my husband and I wanted to make sure they were prepared in everyway possible. Solid Catholic education – check; love and support from family – check;

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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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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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