Family Life

The Opus Joyus Show – a Catholic video series for kids!

An Ontario couple who documented the loss of their preemie triplets at 22 weeks as a moving testimony to the sanctity of life plans to produce a Catholic video series for kids. Since losing their three children on November 15, 2012, Jason and Marie Taylor have become...

A Mother’s Role in Her Children’s Relationship With God

This past Sunday, my family celebrated my baby girl’s baptism. So, you can imagine all my worries on the Friday and Saturday before the big day. How much food should we order? Will everyone fit in our cozy little home? What cake flavour will the guests enjoy the most?...

Halloween can be a Catholic teaching moment

  I was taken aback in early October when I went to a local drug store to pick up some medication and was confronted with rows and rows of Halloween merchandise. Even with trick-or-treating just around the corner, the costumes, candies and other accessories...

Celebrating an Important Birthday

Did you know that Catholics celebrate Mother Mary’s birthday? It’s a feast day in the Catholic Church that can be made into a whole lot of fun for kids. Formally it’s called the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin. A few years ago, I went all out and got...

7 Tips for a New School Year

Fall is coming.  School has already started for some and is still to begin for others.  Often times fall can be a major source of stress, especially for moms.  New activities starting, homework, car pools, religious education, and on and on.  So what’s a busy family...

Spirituality and the Summer Months

  Don’t you find the summer months a wonderful time to catch up on your reading? I once stumbled upon a book written by St. Alphonsus Liguori, who is a Doctor of a Church. It had me on the edge of my seat. I know summer can get busy with trips to the waterpark,...

The Treasure and Value of Family Storytelling

One of the best ways to keep your family close as it grows and adds members, either by birth, adoption, or later on with your child’s own marriage and children, is to integrate storytelling into the rhythm of your family life. Storytelling need not be elaborately...

Motherhood Matters: Reflection on Motherhood

A new crop of mothers in our world use social media and technology in every aspect of their daily lives.  When you are a mother with young children, these outlets are often used to vent, to talk about all of the struggles.  Many of us weren’t prepared for the...

Seven Tips for Mothers – Who are Mothering Teens+

Love conquers, transitions, love embraces change, love is challenged, love travels  a journey through a variety of different circumstances, love forces us to grow. Through prayer and meditation we are given the graces to love in all circumstances. Our Lady embraces...

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