Tag Archives: Children

Prayer Measurement

One more Our Father before I take the bread out of the oven. A full rosary until I make that phone call. Hail Mary’s while I mop the floor. I measure in prayers. Prayers keep me focused on the Trinity and Mary while doing routine tasks, during stressful moments, and periods of waiting. It’s a […]

The Little Mermaid’s Quest for a Soul

Writers are reminded to write what we know. And we really can’t avoid that. Even in the most fantastical tale, who we are ekes through. Hans Christian Andersen’s faith was ingrained in him, and therefore, his writing. References of Christianity is sprinkled throughout his emotional tales. His version of The Little Mermaid has numerous religious […]

Exposing Children to Death

  I learned early on that death is a part of life. I come from a large Irish/Italian/German family that is constantly in flux. Birth and death are part of the life process and both are cause for celebration. We share the joy when a baby enters our circle, and as much as we miss […]

Teach to the Child Not the Class

In elementary and high school, I wasn’t the best student. My grades were mostly Bs and Cs. In college, I got all As. The variety of classes, teachers, and formats offered classes that aligned with my learning style. We don’t all learn the same way, and good teachers teach to the child. Young students can […]

Modern Heroes

Our children are exposed to hundreds of role models every day via television, the internet, videos, books, magazines, and newspapers in addition to the people who are up close and personal in their daily life.They are learning how to treat others, lead, react, and speak from them. Unfortunately, a good number do not display admirable characteristics. […]