Family God Moments

Our Family’s Journey to Find God in the Everyday


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Blessed to be family

I’ll keep this short and sweet! It’s been a busy week, I’m so very tired, and I have a mountain of laundry waiting for me! We returned yesterday from the most amazing family vacation in Washington DC! This trip was a vision of my dad’s years ago, and became reality through planning by my mom. There were 11 of us on the trip, 8 adults and 3 kids (my niece and my own 2 kids). I feared my 3-year-old daughter would have massive tantrums every day from the chaos and lack of sleep. But all 3 kids were amazing – well behaved, great listeners and respectful all week! Continue reading


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Parenting a strong-willed child

My daughter turned 3 years-old this week; Monday to be exact. We asked her what she wanted for her birthday party, and her response was “pink.” I did not know what that meant, but we went with it – pink cake, pink decorations, pink clothes, pink presents. Funny story – this little diva wakes up on the day of her party and declares she will wear purple. No, my dear girl. If you have convinced both of your grandfathers to wear pink, YOU will wear pink!!

Lea - birthday girl

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Community as faith practice; I might have to give up MY preferences?!?

May is a time of celebrations and endings. There are events to celebrate – Mother’s Day, graduation parties, Confirmation – and my daughter’s birthday. (Perhaps not on your list of celebrations, but certainly the highlight of her little world!) More about this vivacious 3-year-old next week. For now, I need to complete the commitment I made to write about faith practices.

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Just think what our world could look like…

We are nearing the end of our study on Faith Practices, and this week hit on a more intense subject. The topic for this week – one we often feel uncomfortable and awkward to talk about – Money. Why do we shy away from conversations about money? We are ashamed to say when we have too little, afraid to admit we want more.

This Faith Practice was not just a discussion about money – but about the joy of sharing money, sharing our things, sharing our time. More importantly, doing it not because we feel obligated to but because we feel love for the people around us – family, friend or stranger. Continue reading


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Talk to your kids = good parenting and deeper faith!

The topic for this week was Sacraments, which seems a bit heavy for a casual, informal blog written by a non-theologian like myself. But the adult study discussions on weekly faith practices have consistently led to great conversation with my 6-year-old, so I continue on!

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