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My Top 10 Things Families Can Do to Observe Advent

By Sarah McDonald When I told my children last year that Advent was supposed to be observed like Lent, I think I saw literal terror in their faces.  Imagine my little ones trying to compute how the secular holiday season compares to Lent, the season of prayer, fasting,and almsgiving. Honestly, it’s hard for me to […]

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Holy Souls

By Charla Spalluto Misse It was not until this year that I realized how immensely holy souls need our help. At 7 years old and having lost loved ones this year, my son was more cognizant of All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2) than ever before.

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The Art and Science of Gratitude

By Kristy Solis Do you teach your child about the depths of gratitude? For my children, gratitude is part of our prayer ritual. After we pray as a family, we take turns individually expressing what we are grateful for.

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In with the good, out with the bad

By Stacy LaMorte Take time to breathe.  Breathing is an involuntary action, like our hearts beating or our digestion working.  However, we can make it a conscious action when we are about to lose our temper or need to calm down even for a good reason.

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Investing in Our Children

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.

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God’s Landscape is a Beautiful Thing

By Gaby Smith There are moments where I step outside and see the Lord through the trees, the mighty Mississippi River and the faint sound of a guitar at a park. God is truly present in these joyous moments. My favorite places where I truly feel the Lord’s presence is at the beach. There’s something […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude

By Sarah McDonald Just recently, my dishwasher broke. As I unloaded dishes (with heated on food) into my sink to rewash with my 1-year-old crying at my leg, let’s just say, I was not a happy camper. But, as I washed two nights worth of dinner and breakfast dishes for my family of seven after […]

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Gathering strength for the next generation

By Greg Zambrano So many families struggle to stay together. Families at this current point in time are at their last straw. Countless children have their future in uncertainty because of marriages that are falling apart.

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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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Serving Others

By Kristy Solis It is easy for children to serve others, especially when others are kind and grateful. My husband and I are both part of the service industry; therefore, we try to role model how to serve others in every aspect of our lives.

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Natural Ability

By Charla Spalluto Misse My second-grader was given the assignment of writing a science report on an animal or plant living in a pond habitat.  After going through an extensive list of possibilities, more time consuming than the report itself, my son chose to report on the minnow.

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