Bite-Sized Faith – Words of wisdom on Catholic youth and parenting by various contributing authors.

5 Sep, 2017

Human Labor, God Gifts

2017-09-05T10:00:58+00:00 Sep 5th, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

In the creation account of Genesis, God gave human beings, created in His image and likeness, a command to “Fill the earth and subdue it” (Gen 1:28). In his letter to the Thessalonian Christian community, St. Paul also wrote encouraging the faithful to work: “When we were with you, we gave you this command: If [...]

28 Aug, 2017

How to pray your way into the new school year

2017-10-25T15:24:51+00:00 Aug 28th, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: , |0 Comments

Every August when the new school year begins, I always feel a mix of dread and joy.  Dread that we are about to lose the wonderful fun freedom of summertime with our children, but joy knowing that at the end of this new school year they will have grown in body, mind and spirit. Here [...]

21 Aug, 2017

Back to school: a parent’s reflection and prayer

2017-10-25T15:28:42+00:00 Aug 21st, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

Back-to-school time stirs up so many thoughts and emotions in my family. I’m sure everyone has memories of their own back-to-school experiences as a child, some positive; some maybe not so great. I remember laying awake the night before the first day of school wondering who my teacher would be (we didn’t find out until [...]

31 Jul, 2017

How to Be a Teacher of Truth

2017-10-24T13:34:29+00:00 Jul 31st, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

I remember when I was younger I would take toys apart to put them back together because I wanted to know how they worked.  When I couldn't figure it out by myself, I would approach my father for help and I always walked away with a better understanding of the problem I faced. Kids naturally [...]

17 Jul, 2017

How can I help my children develop “emotional virtue?”

2017-07-17T11:08:48+00:00 Jul 17th, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

I was watching a chick flick with some girls one night, and when the movie was over, one of the girls turned off the TV and said, “Well, my life is worthless!”  We all giggled, but deep down inside I knew that girl may have meant it. Our teens are faced with an immense amount [...]

10 Jul, 2017

How is McDonald’s drive-thru bad for my child’s spiritual life?

2017-07-10T12:39:46+00:00 Jul 10th, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

In the interest of full disclosure, three of my six children either have or currently do work at McDonald’s and I, myself, am still trying to develop enough fortitude to resist what my younger ones call "fry air," defined as that glorious smell that just surrounds the restaurant and draws you in to indulge in [...]

3 Jul, 2017

Are you one of those crazy people?

2017-07-03T11:04:53+00:00 Jul 3rd, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: , |0 Comments

"You are perfectly normal." This was the reassurance I offered my daughter one day when she was feeling particularly sad, bored, and just plain yucky. It was a new tack, because I usually try to remind my children about gratitude and positive attitudes. But as the regular method of "cheering up" was not proving effective, [...]