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Faith and Family

Words Can Make a Difference

Nov 4, 2022 Faith and Family
I TALK TO MYSELF. I think we all do a little bit, at least in our heads. I don’t think it’s weird; it feels necessary. When I started my clothing business, I began recording myself on my laptop’s webcam anytime something new or exciting would happen.

The Power of Words

Oct 31, 2022 Faith and Family
At the bottom of my bed is a chest filled with memories that I have collected over the years. There are cards from loved ones, notes from my husband, Mark, and special gifts from my kids, among other things. At the very bottom of the chest is a collection of papers from my grade school years.

Keeping Our Kids Safe

Sep 27, 2022 Faith and Family
This past July, as I watched the horrifying events at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, play out, I was once again horrified, heartbroken, and outraged. No child, no parent deserves to ever have to endure such a situation. 

School in the Age of COVID-19 and Gun Violence

Sep 21, 2022 Faith and Family
SHORTLY AFTER MOST PARENTS breathed a collective sigh of relief due to the waning concerns of COVID-19 and the numerous challenges it caused with schooling for nearly two years, they were faced with another frightening situa

Making Peace with ALICE

Sep 12, 2022 Faith and Family
Ask some 55 million K–12 students what they associate with “Alice,” and you will likely hear “ALICE Training.” This program introduces a protocol that might help students survive the breaching of their school by an armed attacker. The acronym stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. 

Catholic School or Not?

Sep 7, 2022 Faith and Family
Long before my husband, Mark, and I had kids, we had discussions about whether we wanted to send them to Catholic or public school.

The Reality of Climate Anxiety

Aug 8, 2022 Faith and Family
There is a wide range of definitions for climate anxiety. The one thing that all of the reports and articles agree upon, though, is that it’s real, and it’s not going away anytime soon. 

Faith and Family for August 7: Faithful Servants

Aug 3, 2022 Faith and Family
This week's Gospel is about preparedness and having our priorities straight.

Faith and Family for July 31: Parable of the Rich Fool

Jul 27, 2022 Faith and Family
This week's Gospel tells the story of the rich man who continues to grown both his harvest and the barns in which he stores it. Jesus reminds him, though, that it could all be lost at any time.