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Faith Not Fear

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 […]

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Do Unto Others …

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 […]

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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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Peace of Mind

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 […]

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Getting Involved

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.

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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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God’s “In” Box

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.

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Great Commandment Driving

By Stacy LaMorte As parents, we spend a good deal of our time every day in our cars driving children various places.  I, personally, have never minded driving, so I don’t consider this to a particularly difficult part of parenting

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No More Giving Up

By Stacy LaMorte I don’t know about any other moms out there, but when I was pregnant with each of my three children, I was tired of hearing about the things I could not have: a glass of wine, sushi, too much salt, too much caffeine, too many calories, the list goes on and on!

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Corporal Works of Mercy

By Stacy LaMorte You may not realize it, but, as a loving parent, you are integrating the Corporal Works of Mercy into your daily life. Feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked (even when they don’t want to keep their clothes on!) and caring for the sick are all Works of […]

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