The Parents’ Guide to Lent

Lent

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’” Matthew 16:24 (NRSV) Today marks the beginning of Lent, and Christians all over the world will reflect on and remember the Lord’s sacrifice and passion. It is a season of introspection and preparation for Easter or “Resurrection Sunday.” Many of us are going to … [Read more...]

A Widow’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is swiftly approaching, and many people are finalizing plans with their significant others. This can be a lonely time of year, however, for those who are single or who have yet to find love. It can be especially lonely and a hard time for those who have lost spouses. Social media is about to boom with pictures of candlelight dinners, roses, candy and stuffed animals. This can be … [Read more...]

Toddler Friendly Recipe: Hide-and-Seek Quesadillas

Dinner time doesn't have to be a battle.

If you’re the parent of a toddler, then you know you have to come up with some very creative ways to get your child to eat his or her vegetables. If your child is like my son who is an extremely picky eater, then you really have to break out the big guns in order to ensure a healthy and well-balanced diet. That’s why I came up with the Hide-and-Seek Quesadillas. They are a great way to sneak … [Read more...]