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The Power of a Parent’s Blessing

By Leslie Bertucci Ever since my children were young, I have made it a habit to bless them. I bless them while they lay in their beds at night, ready for sleep. I bless them in the car on the way to school. I bless them as they embark on a journey.

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Jesus School

By Kristy Solis One of the most important decisions that you will have to make on behalf of your child is deciding where your child will be educated.   When it came time to make this decision for our child, we had way too many options of schools. Post-Katrina education had a different

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It Takes Two to Tango

By Mary Bruno As a Creighton Model Practitioner Intern, I often get a unique and somewhat intimate glimpse into the lives of many couples. Although it’s not as frequent as one might hope, one of the most touching things I get to witness is the man taking a particular interest in the fertility of the […]

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Are You Giving Your Kids the Right Kind of Praise?

By Courtney Elmer As parents, we want to make sure we’re supporting, encouraging and loving our children through our affirming words and offering gentle guidance whenever necessary. And, as Catholic parents, raising virtuous children is an even higher priority.

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Don’t Know What to Write About, but I’m Grateful

By Gaby Smith There are moments like today that I have absolutely no idea what to write about. I try my best to be a real, upfront person. When you ask me how I am, I tell you. If you were to ask me what this article is going to be about, I’d tell you […]

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How Keeping Track of your Children’s Shoes Can Save Their Life: Protecting Your Children From Human Trafficking

By Ana Borden According to a report issued by the Department of Children & Family Services earlier this year, as well as according to Homeland Security officials, human trafficking cases are on a considerable rise in New Orleans.

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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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Be Humble Like the Shepherds in Adoration

By Greg Zambrano Early one morning while getting the children ready for school, I made breakfast and served it. Right away, I told the oldest child that if the younger one is getting too difficult, grab your food and eat your breakfast in a different part of the house. That way, she won’t waste time […]

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Have We Done Enough to Prepare Our Kids?

By Gavin Lewis As the new school year begins, I am excited about the kids being out of the house, eating all of the food and keeping the electric bill high, but I am also nervous. That sense of nervousness can be attributed to a few things:

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How Do You Recharge Your Spiritual Battery?

By Dawn Cusimano Today, as I sat down to write for the NOLA Catholic Parenting blog, I noticed that the charge on my laptop battery was at 29%. I got up and wandered around the house looking for a charging wire to solve my problem. In my pursuit, I walked right past a sweet little […]

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Seeking God

By Kristy Solis During the Lenten season, masses of individuals give up something or sacrifice during this special time. Jesus gave all for each and every one of us; therefore, this is just a small gesture of walking the passion with Christ. 

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