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Archive for December 2011

Latest Family Foundations is in the mail!

We are always a bit excited about the January-February issue of Family Foundations…it’s traditionally focused on the engaged and newly married and that naturally brings a real freshness and sparkle to the issue. The 2012 Wedding Issue is in the mail now, and we’ve compiled articles that will help and inspire not only those engaged…

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Newlywed bliss meets budgeting woes

From the January/February 2012 issue of Family Foundations: by Kathleen M. Basi Before CCL members John and Lisa Neilsen got married, a priest told them every engaged person should save $60,000. It sounded ludicrous. How could anyone possibly save such an astronomical amount? But after their wedding in April 2010, the Neilsens came to view…

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Planning to live on one income

From the January/February 2012 issue of Family Foundations magazine: by Kathleen M. Basi No matter how career oriented you are, the desire to stay home can sneak up on you after the birth of a child. But unless you’ve planned for it, you may not have the option. For nine months before Lisa and John…

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Minority report

From the January/February 2012 issue of Family Foundations: by Holly Rutchik Do you ever feel like you’re not normal? If you practice NFP, you’re in a distinct minority – even among your Catholic peers. Ninety-eight percent of self-identified Catholic women use contraception, according to a recent study by the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of…

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And about that dress

by Ann Gundlach, editor While the annual Wedding Issue of Family Foundations is often one of the most enjoyable ones to put together, it also brings the completely unenjoyable search for photos of wedding dresses that do not offend anyone. After many years of doing this, I’m still batting zero on this one, because every…

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