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Tag: Raising Children

A Conversation with Jesus

March 19, AD 2017 1 Comment
A Conversation with Jesus

This has been a rough week for our family. On Wednesday our daughter, Evie, had a series of six seizures for no apparent reason. She had been having a run-of-the-mill case of viral gastroenteritis, it seemed, without even a high fever, and then suddenly she was seizing. Neither we, nor the paramedics, nor the ER staff, […]

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Why Eat at the Dinner Table?

August 10, AD 2015 1 Comment
Why Eat at the Dinner Table?

Where did your family eat dinner last night? In front of the TV? In the car on the way to sport? At McDonald’s? At the dinner table? A survey taken a few years ago in the US, Canada and Britain, found that about a quarter of adults with children under the age of 18 ate […]

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Flawless or Holiness; What’s a Parent to Do?

October 15, AD 2014 3 Comments
Flawless or Holiness; What’s a Parent to Do?

As a new parent, I have quickly noticed that everyone has an opinion about the best way to raise my child. Authors, other parents, parishioners, and even strangers on the street are quick to offer advice or criticism of my parenting. As if this were not enough, society tells parents that they are not smart […]

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Father Knows Best

June 17, AD 2012 0 Comments
Father Knows Best

When I was a wee lad, my father would go off on trips.  My mother would then allow all of her little minions to come and sleep in her bed.  There’d usually be 3-4 of us kids in the bed with her.  Sometimes at the head, sometimes at the foot, sometimes hanging from one of […]

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