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A Case for Male/Female Friendships

True story: I was too scared to hug my guy friends in middle school.  I can only imagine that this was a subconscious result of my sweet mama’s cautioning about boys throughout my life. I liked my friends and...

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Modern Women for Young Women to Look Up To

She had glorious red hair, the coolest friends, was not afraid of adventures, and most importantly, she had the most beautiful voice. I was captivated. As soon as I saw Ariel on the TV screen, I wanted to be...

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Helping Teens Overcome Boredom During COVID-19

Schools are closed, restaurants are serving carry-out only. Movie theaters, ice rinks, bowling alleys, and even parks are closed. There is no public Mass being held. Weddings and funerals are on hold. We all have to stay at least...

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Being Present in Your Parenting

True Presence It’s funny how times have changed. We used to teach people not to get into cars with strangers, and now we frequent Uber and Lyft. Kale used to be merely a “garnish” placed around other food and...

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Teen Culture During COVID-19

To update you on the latest in memes, fashion trends, gen-z celebrity drama, and social causes that your teens are most interested in would seem wildly tone-deaf to the circumstances we’re all confronting as March comes to a close...

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What Are Your Teens Watching?

We are all spending a lot more time indoors, and with school and all other activities canceled until further notice, it is no secret that many young people are turning to screens to fill the void. While it is...

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Staying Connected to the Church During COVID-19

We are in the midst of a unique time in our world and in our Church. Our lives have all been upended and there is much that is being asked of parents everywhere. While your busy schedules of pick-ups,...

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What’s In A Meme?

In a meeting with a small group of teens at the end of 2019, I asked about memes, expecting to get brought up to speed on those all-too-relatable images floating around the internet. So, I was a little caught...

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As The World Is Shutting Down, What Can We Do Today?

I thought it was going to just be a regular weekend trip to the grocery store, but I was wrong. The store was packed, people were panicked, shelves were emptied out, and no one smiled or made eye contact....

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