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Our Lady of Sorrows and Motherhood

Our Lady of Sorrows, fleeing from Hurricane Irma, and a valuable lesson for all Catholic mothers

With Hurricane Irma barreling towards the southeast, my husband and I made the decision to evacuate to my parents’ house further inland. Unfortunately, my husband’s job prevented him from leaving immediately. Rather than wait, I decided to hit the road with our one-year-old in an attempt to beat the evacuation traffic. I felt confident in…

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Praying for Your Kids: A St. Monica and St. Augustine Reflection

Praying for your children like St. Monica

My one year-old recently added a frustrating phrase to his vocabulary. Each time I ask him to put his shoes away or clean up his toys, he promptly responds with, “Mommy, do it” and then nods his head. This fun declaration of “toddlerhood” has caused me a bit of frustration and a few long afternoons.…

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4 Things I Learned From My One-Year-Old During Mass

How to get through Mass Church Service with Children Behaving Well. Catholic Mass and Kids behaving plus scripture inspiration

Going to Mass with a one year old is always easy – said no parent ever. I am embarrassed to admit that recently I woke up on Sunday feeling a bit of dread about going to Mass. Just the thought of corralling my high-energy one-year-old while also attempting to pay attention myself was exhausting. Typically,…

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