Cheryl Hernandez

Cheryl HernandezCheryl Hernández and her husband of more than 30 years, Kevin, live in Florida. They have nine children, including a daughter who is a Servant Sister. They are lay members of the Home of the Mother.

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:54

Bringing Back the Family Dinner Hour

Have you ever wondered what happened to the family dinner? You know, when everyone —  mom and dad, and all the kids, are sitting down — at the same time around the kitchen table, enjoying a meal together? If you haven’t, perhaps it’s because you are one of the few — and I do mean few — families who make having dinner together a regular event. But the unfortunate fact is, most families today don’t.

In Children & Chores, Part 1: Laying the Foundation, we explored the many benefits of teaching our children to work, the importance of starting when they are young, and ways to minimize the chores in our home.

Let’s now take a look at some simple methods to help get started with teaching our children orderliness and diligence through daily chores.

 

1. Why should my children do chores?

Let me count the ways! More importantly than just helping around the house, chores teach responsibility, stewardship, diligence, obedience, order, and self-discipline. These virtues will also carry over into their schoolwork, music lessons, athletics, or any other endeavor they take on. Family life provides the perfect opportunity to instill these virtues by teaching our children to work.

Friday, 09 February 2018 00:00

This Lent... Bring Back Family Prayer

In the Garden of Gethsemane on Holy Thursday, Our Lord asked his Apostles to stay awake and pray with Him. He wanted them to be near Him - to go through His Agony along with Him. Instead, they fell asleep - all, that is, except Judas. 

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