I don’t remember who told me I needed to invite Colleen Duggan onto my podcast back in 2015 (waaaay back two babies ago when I podcasted…nuff said), but I’m so glad I did. The interview I did with Colleen on The Right Heart is one of my favorites. Her brand of honesty about what real Catholic marriage and parenthood looks like, on the ground, is right
It’s taken me way too long to post this great interview I did last fall with the wonderful Lisa Hendey. It’s just that we bought a house and then we moved and then came The Holidays and then came The First Trimester and Life Happens, you know? 🙂 What’s the really, really lovely news, though? Can you say, “bonus episode”?! While you are anxiously waiting for my new weekly
Time for another true confession on the blog: A secret area of Mommy Guilt for me used to be that I hadn’t been able to get my kids to like reading Bible stories. We own at least four or five different Bible story books, but my young children (6, 4 and 2 by the way) just hadn’t ever been interested in any of them. Beyond Adam and Eve, Jonah and
Katie Warner’s new book, Head and Heart: Becoming Spiritual Leaders for Your Family, is a gem, ya’ll. Katie’s publishing company, Emmaus Road, got in touch with me a couple of months ago about reviewing a copy of the book. At first, I was a little hesitant. Even though the topic of the book was right up my alley, I was worried about finding time to read it. But
My nose has been in a book for the past week or so, ever since I got my hands on our library’s single copy of Michael O’Brien’s The Father’s Tale. Perhaps that’s why I haven’t posted more this week…really good books kind of take over my life a little when I’m reading them. (My husband knows what I’m talking about; poor guy.) My spiritual director
My cousin Lynsay mailed me a copy of Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches last week, and I got the opportunity to read it yesterday. It’s a short little read that is packed with wisdom, encouragement, and some fantastic tips and techniques for dealing with little children. Please get a copy of this book if you can. Author Rachel Jankovic is the mother (at
“Sacrifice much. Choose God’s will. Love profusely. Be bighearted. And then see how Almighty God, who is the same now and always, blesses you again and again.” -from Big Hearted, My sweet, (now-five-weeks-old!) Gianna and I spending some quiet time together the day after she was born I had the pleasure of interviewing Patti Maguire Armstrong and Theresa Thomas today on my radio show, “Faith and
I was asked to do a book review this spring of Cynthia Montanaro’s just-published book, Diary of a Country Mother. I’m a little late in posting this (of course!), but here is my review. The short review: I really, really liked this book. But here’s the “long” version.:) I have to confess that I don’t make a lot of time for reading, even though I love to read.