God's Not Dead is an uplifting and enjoyable Christian-based movie appropriate for students from elementary school through college and their parents. Elena LaVictoire shares her perspective and her six takeaways from the film
How do you know when it's time to step down from a ministry or apostolate? Elena LaVictoire shares her recent experience.
Elena LaVictoire shares the important lessons she learned from her child and from her elders about the best way to keep Christmas.
What makes Kindergarten a successful year? Elena LaVictoire has some great ideas.
When family difficulties arise, Elena Victoire remembers her beloved Grandmother's legacy and choose another path.
Our 30th anniversary in 2009 August 10, 1979 1. Marriage does not mean total togetherness. We spent more time together courting than we really ever do in the day to day of making a living and running
A couple of weeks ago Izzy was bemoaning the fact that her monthly period had found her – again. Only this time two weeks earlier than she had expected it. Which was all the more annoying because
At the end of this month, my little girl will make her First Holy Communion. She is my sixth child, born to me right after my 46th birthday. It’s a bittersweet time in a way – it
One of the hardest things to happen in a family with small children is the death of a family pet. As Catholics we know that we have immortal souls and that we can someday be with our
If you live long enough, you’ll see just about everything. Today I saw something that none of my most recent ancestors saw – the resignation of a Pope. I think most of us remember the end of
Elizabeth Foss’s essay, “ What I’m Never Going to Tell You,” struck a cord with me the first time I read it. I shared it with my homeschooling friends and it was a big hit with them too.
I tend to have an “all or nothing” tendency. So if I blow my diet on Monday night, I’m done for the rest of the week! or if I skip a day or two in my “Read
On November 1 of this year, Mr. Pete and I will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the short life and death of our sixth child, Raphael. I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed or how
I first blogged about this in 2007, but it seems appropriate to republish it now. I have added to it as well. Probably one of the most difficult times to parent is during a time of grief. There
Editor’s note: Today, we welcome new CatholicMom.com contributor Elena LaVictoire. A mom of six, Elena blogs at My Domestic Church. Please join me in welcoming Elena to the family! LMH Last week my husband and I celebrated