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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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Cultivating Reverence

By Kristen Bourgeois Raising little humans is hard work! I start to think of the importance of my faith and how there was a time when I did not practice my faith and the consequences of being adrift in the world. I want to make sure my children have a strong foundation of faith. But […]

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Come Holy Spirit

By Gaby Smith Come Holy Spirit. These three words are so simple, yet so powerful! The Holy Spirit is a great guide for us in today’s world. Each day can be tricky, especially when life throws curveballs at you.

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Happy Marriage = Happy Kids

By Stacy Lamorte Have you ever had one of those days when it seems that everything that can go wrong does go wrong? Doesn’t it seem like our families seem to get the brunt of the backlash? Things that wouldn’t normally annoy us tend to be glaring flaws.

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