Dear Little Flower of Lisieux, how wonderful was the short life you led. Though cloistered, you went far and wide through fervent prayers and great sufferings. You obtained from God untold ...Read More »
Homeschooling 101: A Little Patience Goes a Long Way
by Marlicia Fernandez | Homeschooling? I had never heard of such a thing, and it seemed strange and maybe a little dangerous. Was it even legal?Read More »
St. Joseph and Homeschooling Fathers
by Marlicia Fernandez | More and more fathers are taking an increasingly active and hands-on role in the education of their children. Sometimes they seem...Read More »
6 Ways to Draw Closer to Mary This May
Marlicia Fernandez shares ideas on how we can draw closer to Mary, and honor our Blessed Mother during the month of May, Mary's month!Read More »
Onward, Ever Onward! Lenten Advice for Homeschoolers
by Marlicia Fernandez | Lent is flying by and the pink vestments (or the rose, as many a priest has informed many a congregation) have made their appearance during the Mass, for Laetare Sunday. That means we are a little more than half-way through the Lenten season. Most of us find that exciting because we see the light at the end of the Lenten tunnel. Easter is right around the corner!Read More »
8 Baby Steps to a Better Year: How to Keep Your Resolutions
Unfortunately, the resolutions that are made are often forgotten or abandoned after the first several weeks. So, where are we to begin and how can we give ourselves a fighting chance at keeping the resolutions we make? How can we help our children to understand the value of making and keeping New Year’s resolutions?Read More »
7 Ideas for a More Meaningful Advent
The weather is changing and the holiday season is upon us. Decorations have been up in stores for weeks, a bright mishmash of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas displays to entice the consumer to buy, buy, buy. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hoopla and the craziness and lose the true meaning of what we are celebrating.Read More »
“Why My Child?” – Dealing with a Handicapped Child
It wasn’t until she was almost two, and I was expecting our second child that the first symptoms appeared. Night terrors would wake her, screaming and crying. At first we thought she was unsettled because a new sibling would be arriving soon and that because her father would be going on a remote assignment without us for a yearRead More »
Happy Labor Day!
Labor Day is right around the corner. On this special occasion, many of us are given a long weekend to celebrate. We have barbeques, picnics, parties or maybe a family vacation at the beach or some other enjoyable place.Read More »
About… Giving Thanks
O Father of Goodness, we thank you for all that is beautiful, loving and true. Amen. For those of us in the United States it’s Thanksgiving time again. Halloween is ...Read More »
Why Should I Go to Church?
Why can’t I just pray at home? God is everywhere, so why can’t I go out in the woods and worship there? I don’t need to go to Church and have people telling me what to do. I have the Bible. All the rules are in there.”Read More »
What About Halloween?
Halloween is fast approaching, along with All Saints (November 1st) and All Souls (November 2) days. Halloween decorations can be seen everywhere and have been visible for weeks. It’s hard ...Read More »
October: The Month of the Holy Rosary
“The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary ...Read More »
In Remembrance of Fallen Heroes
9-11: Eleven Years Later Where were you eleven years ago today? “September 11, 2001, was the deadliest day in history for New York Cityfirefighters: 343 were killed.” www.history.com Eleven years ...Read More »
Feast of Mary Queen of Apostles
Devotion to Mary Queen of Apostles is one of the oldest in the Church. Traditionally, the feast has been celebrated on the first Saturday after the feast of the Ascension. ...Read More »
Why Is May Mary’s Month?
Marlicia Fernandez tells how dedicating the month of May to Mary is not only simply a tradition in the Americas, but in many other cultures as well.Read More »
Why Teach Cursive Writing?
Why do kids need to learn Manuscript (cursive?) today? What I mean is….we don’t write much by hand anymore, isn’t printing enough?Read More »