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Family Matters #28: Pets are family too!

October 13, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Do you have a furry friend who has become part of your family? People are learning that the connection between their pet is good for their physical health and mental well-being.

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Family Matters #27: Women Celebrating Women

September 15, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Mothers, wives, sisters, aunts, caregivers — whoever you are — we need to feed our minds, bodies, and souls with God’s grace to take care of His kingdom. This means taking care of not only others in our lives that matter to us but ourselves as well.

Family Matters #26: Three Things Kids Need from Parents

Family Matters #26: Three Things Kids Need from Parents

July 27, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
When I think about raising children who are strong, resilient, confident and independent, I always come back to three fundamental ideas: family, foundation and future.

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Family Matters #25: Summer Fun, Summer Safety

July 7, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
It’s summertime and your youth want to be outside — you want them outside, too, but you also want to make sure they are safe. Here are a few tips.

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Family Matters # 24: Mealtime Table Talk

June 23, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
A shared meal and conversation may be the most important thing you can do for your family. Research and my own experience show that table talk nourishes family members’ bodies and souls.

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Family Matters #23: Gardening grows healthy families

June 9, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Want your kids to be interested in something fun this summer? How about gardening? Gardening teaches patience and is filled with rewarding outcomes because you can enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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Family Matters #22: Keeping your child and yourself spiritually healthy

May 26, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Summertime’s change of pace and schedules make it a perfect time for you and your family to learn practices that will help keep all spiritual healthy. Here are a few practical tips.

Family Matters #21: Challenging Times, Challenging Children Part 2

Family Matters #21: Challenging Times, Challenging Children Part 2

May 12, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Part 2. How do we teach our kids to reconnect and socialize after the isolation of the Coivd-19 pandemic? Here’s a few practical tips for you to try.

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Family Matters #20: Challenging Times, Challenging Children Part 1

April 28, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Part 1. Now that we can begin to hope to see an end to the Covid Pandemic, many are asking what path we should take forward. Choosing joy and practicing gratitude can help us navigate our way.

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Family Matters #19: How to teach your child about responsibility

April 14, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Children begin to learn about responsibility at an incredibly young age. Little things like brushing their teeth or picking up their toys lead to greater and more important lessons in learning responsibility.

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