Our Summer of Mentoring

    This summer, I’ve seen a new side of my kids’ relationships as the way they mentor one another has come to the fore.   by Heidi Indahl Sometimes my six kids play well together, sometimes they fight, and other … Read More

3 Questions to Help Kids Judge Their Favorite Media in the Light of Their Faith

  As kids grow older, it’s important to teach them the skills they need to evaluate their books, videos, and music for messages that might poison their minds and spirits. Here are three questions to guide them.   by Heidi Indahl … Read More

What’s the Message? A Media Awareness Checklist for Catholic Families

  “You become what you watch and read.” Here’s a handy checklist for evaluating your kids’ media consumption in light of their Catholic faith.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust “You are what you eat,” nutritionists like to say. If that’s true, it’s even … Read More

4 Ways Your Kids Can Do Random Acts of Electronic Kindness

Technology isn’t always the bad guy we make it out to be. In fact, sometimes it can be a tool for doing good. Here are four ways your kids can do random acts of kindness around technology. by Heidi Indahl Technology … Read More

Do Something Loving for Valentine’s Day

  Help your older kids and teens plug into a community of service this Valentine’s Day.   by Heidi Indahl Are you familiar with DoSomething.org?  Do Something is a social justice site for young people by young people. It is basically … Read More

For My Birthday, Let Me Do Something For You

  Here are four ways to give your child the gift of a generous heart on his or her birthday.   by Heidi Indahl It isn’t actually my birthday, but we did have a birthday in our family this week … Read More

What Our Family Did to Fight Poverty This Week

  Our family’s participation in Catholic Charities’ #End45 campaign started with a trip to our local food bank and community center. Here’s what we learned.   by Heidi Indahl This past September, Catholic Charities USA began a social media campaign … Read More

1 2
Bitnami