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Difference Makes a Difference

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.”

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When your child’s dream dies

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.

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Faith Not Fear

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 […]

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Let’s Make Charity Go Viral

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 […]

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When you least expect It; reminding others of his presence

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 […]

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God’s Timeline is Perfect

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?

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Praise and Worship

By Kristen Bourgeois Recently, I came across Psalm 77 during my prayer time.  And I can relate to the psalmist.  Praying to God and not feeling heard.  Being distressed in prayer.  But then what?  What do you do in prayer when you are weary?  As I continued reading on, the answer was right there.  The […]

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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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Ten-minute challenge

By Ty Salvant   How much time a day do you spend communicating with your spouse? Research shows that married couples on average spend less than 10 minutes a day in meaningful dialogue. That’s not to say that they aren’t talking to each other at all, but with work, family and life responsibilities, couples’ conversations […]

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The Art of Giving Your Family to God

By Megan Lacourrege The recent loss of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash has been heartbreaking. When these tragedies happen, we often find ourselves reflecting on our own lives. We may experience fear of our families enduring such tragedy. There may be gratitude for what we still have […]

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Seeking The Truth 

By Greg Zambrano    How do we go through life and help our family, especially our children to not fall for lies? If we do not seek the truth, we will fall for lies. Some time ago, when in church among a group of people that had gathered, someone mentioned that evil and lies lurk […]

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