The pressure is fierce. So many things are clamoring for our family's attention. Are you taking time to ask this one, very important, question when it comes to your family and your kids?

I ask myself this question every day. Every. Day. There was a time when I didn’t think it was important, or I quickly answered ‘yes’ and moved on about my day. But, when I found myself sitting on the couch 15 months ago, crying my eyes out, that’s when I realized I had forgotten to ask myself…

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There's one thing every parent does. And we need to stop doing it.

[An added note, because after reading some comments, I think this needs to be said. This post? It’s not about what your teenager wears, but rather how present you are as a parent.] Just to be clear, when I say “every parent” that also means me. I don’t play favorites. For the past several months,…

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Blogging may be a bit light until Sunday. But never fear, this means there are some super fun things coming on the blog! Reason #1: 50 2nd grade boxes need to be painted, touched up and finished for the big school gala (shout out to the army that helped!) Reason #2: Aww yeah. There’s a…

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The answer is probably something like “yes” and “no.” Certainly, when Luke and prematurity entered into the parenthood scenario that shook things up a bit. You know, because as a dear priest friend reminded us, “God came to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable…and you people are too comfortable!” Love me some Fr.…

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I may be opinionated, but I don’t usually call the radio and let ‘er loose.  On Friday afternoon, I did just that. You see, a sweet friend called and told me there was quite an animated discussion about Harry Potter on our local Catholic radio here in town.  It was a national show, but broadcast…

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