By Stacy LaMorte Every time we are able to attend Mass, which is becoming more frequent now that we are slowly progressing out of quarantine, we are called to recognize that this is the closest we can be to heaven and to Christ while we are here on earth. And, we are not alone as […]
By Stacy LaMorte In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, school closures and now even church closures, we are entering unprecedented territory for our families. Since these announcements started several Fridays ago with my own school closure as well as the closures of my children’s schools, I can’t help but look on the bright side.
By Stacy LaMorte I love the t-shirt in New Orleans that says, “The Four Seasons of New Orleans: Carnival, Crawfish, Snowball and Football.” While we don’t have the most defined weather seasons here due to our relatively mild winters, we do have definitive seasons of our lives. It took me some time and “wisdom highlights” […]
By Stacy LaMorte We have a responsibility as Catholic parents, now that Masses around the city have been cancelled to continue to profess the word of God to our children. They are not getting this reinforcement at school in daily prayer and Religion/Catechism classes so we, being their parents, need to step up and make […]
By Stacy Lamorte I feel safe in saying that all of us have had a time when our child felt left out, isolated or ostracized from their friends. It is not easy to watch. We knew the best advice we could give our child was to look for someone else at school who may be […]
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.
By Stacy Lamorte About a decade ago, my husband and I were getting ready to go on a cruise together, just the two of us. Our children were very little, and we had been talking about preparing for “the worst” – who would take care of our children should something happen to both of us […]
By Stacy LaMorte Do you remember back in high school or college when your parents told you that the more involved you were at school, the more fulfilling your overall experience would be? The adage “You get out of it what you put into it” is true even in our faith lives.
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.
By Stacy LaMorte How much time do you spend worrying about things over which you have no control? I am a work in progress in this field, but I definitely do not stress over things nearly as much as I used to after hearing a deacon’s homily about worry.