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September 7, 2020

Fall is in the air! With autumn normally comes cooler nights,  falling leaves, and back-to-school. But there's nothing "normal" about this year's back-to-school experience. Many classrooms remain empty while students learn remotely. Some students on college campus had...

July 4, 2020

In this unwelcome season of Covid 19, we have been forced to live with lots of volatility-- in our spiritual lives (social distancing at Mass, no singing, etc) in our family lives, as we're all together under one roof, and--painfully-- in our financial lives. Economic...

June 7, 2020

Does it feel like the sky is falling? Fires in Australia, murder hornets, Covid 19, and now civil unrest on our nations' streets.

Because of the CV quarantine, most of our college children are living at home, wondering if they'll be returning to school in the fall. They...

May 5, 2020

The virus has forced us down an unfamiliar, narrow path and we don't know

what's on the other end.

After 6-8 weeks of sheltering in place, many of us have settled into a new normal. College students have staked out their work stations at home, learned or perfected our...

April 3, 2020

 Looking at this map for some weekend travel ideas?

Who would have thought that when I wrote last month anticipating the "long, uninterrupted stretch of school" from January through April that Praying College Moms would experience such an unprecedented change in college...

February 27, 2020

We are in the middle of the longest stretch of the academic year --January through April-- weeks during which most of our college-aged young adults have no break from their studies. In some climates its cold and dreary at school and spring feels ages away. How do Prayi...

January 10, 2020


We don't need Santa to show us that we all have some naughty tendencies. The famous (or infamous) New Year's resolution is an opportunity to correct our "naughties" and become a nicer person. Having just spent several weeks with our college students over...

December 9, 2019


      In a matter of days, college students will finish their exams and head home for the Christmas holidays, which will be anywhere from three weeks to one month long. How will your college-aged young adults spend their down time?...

November 6, 2019

Do you know who's coming to Thanksgiving dinner this year? When you welcome your college-aged children to the table they may be accompanied by a stranger or two--not a roommate or friend, but some foreign ideologies they picked up at school. They may surprise you by sh...

October 2, 2019

One of my adult children thinks I live in a bubble, that I look at the world through rose-colored glasses, and that I've lost my grip on the "ways of the world." What does the "world" think these days? College-aged young adults who are well versed in the world's langua...

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