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The Importance of Saying Thanks

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 11/15/17 7:00 AM

When my daughter, Madison, was beginning to talk, my husband, Mark, and I found ourselves...

Surrounded by Saints

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 10/31/17 7:00 AM

Outside in my garden is a statue of Saint Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment....

Catholic Marriage in the Middle

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 10/23/17 3:11 PM

One of my favorite movies is Hope Floats. Sandra Bullock's character, Birdee Pruitt, says,...

Why This Mom Doesn’t Meditate

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 8/17/17 7:00 AM

Over the past few months, I have been trying to become more meditative. It was part of a...

Stop the Bullying

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 8/8/17 7:00 AM

In the past year, I have heard story after story—in the news, from friends and families and even...

The Power and Pitfalls of Social Media

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 6/19/17 7:00 AM

This past April, Dr. David Dao was violently dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing...

Beauty Beyond the Mirror

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 6/6/17 7:00 AM

You look beautiful.” That’s what I said to my 17-year-old daughter, Maddie, recently as she left...

Reflections of a First-Time Mother

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 5/14/17 7:15 AM

As a mother, nighttime has become sacred for me. I'm not quite sure when it became that way, but...

Here's to Strong Women

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 5/11/17 7:00 AM

I grew up in a family of three girls, and my parents taught my sisters and me that we are...

The Cycles of Parenthood

by Susan Hines-Brigger on 3/23/17 7:00 AM

“Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most.”

This...