Raising capable kids

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During the last snow storm, my wife took my son outside to play in the snow. Later on, I saw a video my wife...

Saved in hope

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While my son is not yet four years old, he has become a master negotiator (at least in his mind). When he wants something,...

Of witnessing and parenting

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Growing up in Fall River, it seemed that our parish would find any excuse to have a procession. Whether it was two processions for...

Family matters

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Merry Christmas! As we begin to celebrate Christmas this year, I’m reminded of the famous lines from Dr. Seuss’ original “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”: “And...

The importance of grandparents

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One of my favorite memories growing up was when my grandfather would drop by our home for a surprise visit. I always loved seeing...

One at a time

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One at a time. It’s a common phrase I have to use with my kids, whether it’s when they grab all their toys at...

What is the end of all this anyway?

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One of the key lessons I learned when I started working as a high school teacher was to begin planning the year with the...

Family, holidays, and what to say

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There is something special about this time of year. The unique traditions, decorations, and gatherings associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas are, at least for...

What can we be sure of?

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In late August, my wife and I moved across several states to Fall River (toddler and newborn in tow), my wife a hospital floor...

Acceptance is the first step

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Often times when I become frustrated or make mistakes it is usually because I am stuck in the same, self-serving mindset. It is only...

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