Posts about parenting

The Sounding

My Great-Grandmother’s Offering

Last week, I baked prosphora for the first time in a while. This is such a special blessing for an Orthodox Christian! To give an offering to our Creator,…

May 31, 2014
The Sounding

Holy Fist Bumps and Raising Children

This past Sunday, I received a holy fist bump. Yes, I am serious, a holy fist bump. It was given to me by a nervous 8-year-old new altar boy. It is a story…

May 30, 2014
The Sounding

How to Celebrate Name Days with Our Children

Dinner has ended and the sweet aroma of name day bread is wafting its way towards the table where four anxious children await a slice. You see…today…

May 28, 2014
The Sounding

The Power of Positive Discipline

When I was having my first child, I heard about many parenting books I should read. And I avoided them like the plague. After all, none of the “experts”…

May 26, 2014
Orthodox Family & Faith

Lent in the Home

Melissa Tsongranis returns to talk about Lent in our homes. Tune in to hear practical tips for our everyday lives as we try to grow closer to Christ. Click…

Mar 21, 2014
Orthodox Family & Faith

Your Marriage is a Journey

Dr. Philip Mamalakis, a licensed marriage and family therapist, recently authored a marriage preparation book and course entitled “The Journey of Marriage.”…

Feb 28, 2014
The Sounding

A Baby-Friendly Parish

“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 10:14) Does your parish welcome little…

Jan 24, 2014
Come Receive the Light

How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex

Fr. Jason Roll, Director of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, offers his thoughts on how…

Jan 23, 2014
The Sounding

Vasiliki Greanias Mena: May Her Memory Be Eternal

I talked to my mommy many times the day that she died. I called her in the morning. We spoke after lunch. I even saw her that afternoon, in and out of…

Jan 22, 2014
The Sounding

A Daughter’s Tears and God the Father

Lucian Freud passed away in July 2011. A short time later, a 90-minute BBC documentary, “Lucian Freud: Painted Life,” was aired. In it, acquaintances…

Jan 06, 2014