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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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Loved at My Worst

By Shannon Haddad Our 3-year-old has recently been entering into a new “threen-ager” phase where she has been experiencing a lot of “big feelings” and very little control over them. The other day, after my fifth, unsuccessful attempt to fix her dress-up Elsa wig just so on her head, she had a complete and utter […]

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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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For We Walk by Faith

By Kristen Bourgeois At 5 days old, my oldest son Nathanael was rushed to the emergency room.  We were then transferred to Ochsner Jefferson campus, where he stayed and we lived for the next month.

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Carry On

By Charla Spalluto Misse The NolaCatholicParenting writers all have such uplifting and positive outlooks.  In writing and in person, they are so amazing to me: role models for keeping their faith foremost. It is easy to see that they “let go and let God.” I marvel at their relentless pursuit of God’s design and their […]

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Why We “Have Faith in Catholic Schools”

By Sarah McDonald I went to Catholic school. My entire family went to Catholic school. Same for my husband. Growing up it was odd to me when someone didn’t go to Catholic school, and I bet for many of you readers it was the same growing up in the metro New Orleans area.

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Adopted

By Mary Bruno As young girls, it is not unusual to speak about our future children as if they already exist. “I will never let my son play football because it is too dangerous.” “I hope my daughter will be a dancer like me…

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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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