Posts Tagged ‘faith’

When pregnancy is complicated

From the Family Foundations archives ****  The Braxton-Hicks contractions began three or four months into the pregnancy, compounding Lydia Bardua’s exhaustion, dizziness and nausea. Her doctor couldn’t find anything wrong, so he told her to relax and hydrate, relax and hydrate. Lydia heard her doctor repeat that advice often, but it was hard for the 34-year-old to…

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3 ways teach your kids about guardian angels

The concept of guardian angels is difficult enough for adults to grasp, so it’s unsurprising that these supernatural beings often get reduced to a sort of heavenly Tooth Fairy when explained to children. Angels are much more than some kind of God-given imaginary friends, so it’s important to teach our families the difference between cute…

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An infertility book for Catholics

From the Family Foundations archives. **** When Angelique and Richard López first began experiencing infertility, Angelique went looking for a Catholic book on the topic but came up short. A few years later, her best friend, Carmen Santamaría, started down the same road. These Miami CCL volunteers decided to pool their research and write the…

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Instagram inspiration

Meet the Catholic woman whose young family fuels a wildly popular lifestyle blog Name: Anna Liesemeyer Age: 33 City of residence: Atlanta Husband’s name: Gabe Kids’ names and ages: Gabriel, 8; Veronica, 6; Max, 4; Rocco, 2; Azelie, 1 Website: inhonorofdesign.com Why did you launch In Honor Of Design? I started it in 2010, and it was…

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“Verily” refreshing magazine for young women

Our society certainly seems intent on pressing on women the seemingly impossible task of “looking good all the time.” With the glamorization of things like the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and a cultural fascination with celebrities that somehow look like porcelain dolls, it can be difficult being a young woman constantly surrounded by this body scrutiny. Magazines…

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Is NFP a leap of faith?

Recently I met a young man and we had a conversation over dinner. I guess you could call it a date. Quite appropriately he asked, “What do you do?” Oh boy, here goes, I thought to myself. I told him about CCL’s mission and that I work in communications. His response was, “So, I take…

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