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Kelly Bothum, Catholic News Service

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It’s Friday during Lent. What’s for dinner?

Catholic News Service Few things are constant in our home except the nightly debate over dinner. If one kid likes spaghetti and meatballs, then two...

Going to Mass strengthens our marriage

Catholic News Service Sunday Mass is supposed to be a time of peace and reflection, an opportunity to deepen our relationship with God and celebrate...

Our elders root us in our Catholic faith

Catholic News Service I got rid of one of my grandmother’s old lamps last week. After years of use it had become more shabby than...

LOF: The Holy Family knew the struggles of ordinary family life

Catholic News Service             The other day I joked that parenting was a bit like trying to fit one more school photo into the picture...

Living Our Faith — Create your own Christmas family traditions

Catholic News Service Sometimes I get stuck on how I think Christmas morning should be: namely, me well-rested and with a cup of coffee warming...

How to make a Jesse tree with your family in Advent

Catholic News Service This time of year most of us aren't thinking about the weeds in our garden. But after spending much of the summer...

Start a family tradition this Advent

Catholic News Service In an age where we can get just about everything we desire in an instant, Advent is wonderfully old-school. It’s four weeks of...

Mary’s Miraculous Medal reminds us to stay close to Jesus

Catholic News Service I received my first Miraculous Medal almost 30 years ago. I was 12 years old, and it was a confirmation gift from...

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