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Parent in Training - The Legend of Peabody
Like most parents, I was sure that each of our children was the cutest baby in history. But I admit that when our son started on solid foods, there were moments when I had my doubts.

Parent in Training - Timing is Everything
My son has taught me much about timing and keeping commitments. One of my big lessons came when he was about 6 years old and playing organized baseball for the first time.

Movies at Home
Seeing a movie on the big screen is dramatic, certainly much more dramatic than my 19-inch television with conventional sound. But watching at home has some big advantages.

Celebrating Advent as a Family
For families longing to build Catholic traditions, few times of the year hold greater promise than the liturgical season of Advent.

A Family Guide to Holy Week
The liturgies of the Church throughout Holy Week are the pre-eminent way to remember the passion of Christ and grow closer to Christ. They are the heart and soul of the week’s spiritual experience. Here are some ways to enhance them by preparing for them

Faith-Based Fun in the Summer Sun
Now that school’s long out and the days are long and warm (maybe a mite too warm), children find themselves with a surplus of hours for the whiling away (maybe a few too many

Parents Key to Developing Children’s Video-Game Habits
If there was any doubt about the popularity computer and video games have in society, one need only look at sales numbers.

Help for Your “Get More Organized” Resolution
Orderly days in the workplace.

The Forgotten Voice in the Adoption Debate
Dawn Stefanowicz and children like her are the most important voices in the debate over same-sex adoption.

Sticking to What We Know Is Right
Parenting this particularly child involves a little give and take, and much negotiation.

Teaching Our Children to Serve
Summer vacation is a time for refreshment and renewal.

Getting to Know a Good Man
As a periodic journal keeper and modern day blogger, I sometimes pause to think about what people might say about me one day when I am long gone from this earth should they happen to wander upon some of my writings.

First Day of High School
The kids are probably equally as nervous, but it's uncool to show it.

A Catholic Mom’s New (School) Year’s Resolutions
Specific resolutions to help make this school year the best ever.

Altar Server Chic
Encouraging my sons to serve.

Advent Resources for Your Family
Now is the time to be making preparations to celebrate Advent in our homes.

Choosing Our Family’s Way
The Wisdom of the Magi

Family Life Is the Fodder for Great Stories
The Perfect World Inside My Minivan -- One Mom's Journey Through the Streets of Suburbia by Marybeth Hicks.

Tennis Mom
Being a "multisport mom."

Stemming the Tide of Porn
Experts say no high-speed screening software is foolproof.

Do Something
Ideas for Parents.

How Do We Talk with Our Teens about the Virginia Tech Tragedy
A reflection on the Virginia Tech Tragedy.

Play Like Your Kids
On Friday evening, I took a baby step from "Fencing Mom" (aka: one who watches her son fence) to "Fencer".

Teaching Our Children to Speak with Adults
Have a practice "meet and greet" session after dinner weekly. Reinforce eye contact, addressing the person by Mr., Ms. or Mrs., and with a firm handshake.

Visit Scotland with Your Family This Weekend
Head online and do a quick search for events in your area - your kids will thank you and may even learn a thing or two while having fun!

Creating a Productive Homework Space for Your Family
Recommendations for setting up and equipping your homework space.

Spending Time in the Company of a Mentor
Do you have a mentor in your life? Try your hardest to make time to let a mentor know you. Appreciate all this person has have given you in this life. Spend time in his company and try to quantify for yourself what that relationship truly means to you.

Spend Time with Your Family, Not Money
What our children want and need is our time, not another stuffed animal mouse.We as parents crave a relationship with our children that will be nurtured into their adult years.

Creating a Family Emergency Preparedness Plan
What each of us can and should do today to ensure the safety and well being of our families.

Chaperoning Your Kid’s Field Trip
Yesterday, even though I didn't get a stitch of work done during my normal "office hours", I spent my day in what I consider to be a very productive fashion - I was a chaperon on my 13 year old son's school field trip.


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