Kids and Catholic Funerals: Why They Should Go, and How to Prepare

  Many parents are afraid to take younger kids to funerals but, with some exceptions, they shouldn’t be. Here’s why, and some tips for preparing your kids.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust   The nice neighbor across the street—the one who … Read More

Take Your Kids Christmas Caroling

  We took our kids caroling at a jail, a hospital, and a nursing home last Advent. Not only was it more fun than we imagined, it offered our kids a couple of graced moments that brought home the true … Read More

The Unceremonious Story of Our Family Giving Box

  My kids love the annual CRS Rice Bowl so much, it has (accidentally more than intentionally) evolved into a year-round “giving box.”   by Heidi Indahl My children have always enjoyed participating in the annual Lenten Rice Bowl campaigns by … Read More

Our Summer of Mentoring

    This summer, I’ve seen a new side of my kids’ relationships as the way they mentor one another has come to the fore.   by Heidi Indahl Sometimes my six kids play well together, sometimes they fight, and other … Read More

3 Questions to Help Kids Judge Their Favorite Media in the Light of Their Faith

  As kids grow older, it’s important to teach them the skills they need to evaluate their books, videos, and music for messages that might poison their minds and spirits. Here are three questions to guide them.   by Heidi Indahl … Read More

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