Carol Bannon Archive
When Carol Bannon's adult children spend more time recreating family Christmas Memories from childhood for their own children instead of exploiting the commercial aspects of this holiday...she and her husband know they did something right.
Feelings of being lost and out of control seem to manifest themselves to Carol Bannon every year around this time, and it does not get any better with age...in fact, the older she becomes, the worse it
A conversation with her son and a special time with her parents helps Carol Bannon understand the true meaning of Christ's teachings.
From my perspective I seem to be drawn to three types of articles. Some are written with the intention of relaying new information; finance, politics, foreign lands…just to mention some of my interests. Others are articles written
Email can be a powerful tool for communication, or a major distraction. As a person who has over 300 unread emails in her “daily” mailbox I personally consider emails a burdensome necessity to everyday life. Scanning the
Do you know who you are? I do – and it has nothing to do with my height, my intellect, or my achievements. My perception is not rooted in my hair color, my weight, or my financial
While visiting my parent’s church this weekend in Massachusetts their parish priest said something that truly made me stop and reconsider why my faith is so important to me. Father Mullen of St. Brendan’s, Bellingham MA commented
Editor’s note: I regret that due to a scheduling error, Carol’s submission did not run during Advent. I hope you will still find it inspiring in these days after Christmas, when we continue to await Christ’s second
It does not get any better than this – seven days of tag-teaming our very active four-year old grandson, Alex. Tag teaming because both my husband and I are in our mid-50′s. Tag teaming because this boy
My family had one of those moments out of time last week, when everyone stopped what they were doing in life and came together for the wedding of my niece and goddaughter. From Cleveland, Detroit, Pennsylvania and
There are days when many of us wake, go through the motions of the day, fall into bed at night and never realize all those special “aha” moments. We have those moments when we notice someone/something needing
If you are ever having one of those days when you think you cannot go on – stop and think of a lovely lady I will call Mrs. H.! She survived the Great Depression. She survived World
Normally, during this time of year, I find myself a willing participant in all things Catholic…from the Lenten observances of fasting and prayer to the Polish way of preparing for the Easter Triduum. I would spend more
I know I may be just a tad weird, but Lent has always marked the beginning of the new year..and for spring cleaning. It does not matter if Lent begins in February or March, if the Christmas
I’ve decided to take a different attitude on how I approach 2012. Instead of resolving to lose these extra pounds, become better organized, exercise more, or any of the other hundreds of resolutions I have made over