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

What’s the Message? A Media Awareness Checklist for Catholic Families

  “You become what you watch and read.” Here’s a handy checklist for evaluating your kids’ media consumption in light of their Catholic faith.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust “You are what you eat,” nutritionists like to say. If that’s true, it’s even … Read More

4 Ways Your Kids Can Do Random Acts of Electronic Kindness

Technology isn’t always the bad guy we make it out to be. In fact, sometimes it can be a tool for doing good. Here are four ways your kids can do random acts of kindness around technology. by Heidi Indahl Technology … Read More

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