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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.