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
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.
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.
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.