Today was the magical first day of Fall here in south Louisiana. It’s the day when you open the front door to go get the paper and are surprised and delighted by cool, crystal-clear air instead of muggy heat. Everything looks more beautiful on this day. Everything feels more hopeful. We took the kids for a walk in our pajamas early this morning. I broke out my pumpkin
My guest for the episode, Colleen Duggan, was just as lovely to talk to as I thought she would be. I love how down-to-earth she is. Her balance and honesty make for a refreshing episode that brings us all back to the same page when it comes to Catholic parenting. She reminds us that there are a thousand ways to be a great mom, that messy doesn’t mean failure,
This episode is a treasure for any mother. Guest Dr. Mary Wallace has been a full-time working mom since her first child was born. Her inspiring story gives encouragement and grace to every mom who struggles to say “yes” to God’s plan for her life, whether you work as a stay-at-home mother, or work part-time or full-time outside of your home. Mary is a blogger, writer, speaker and
This week, God sent me a little superhero to save me from my insecurity and fear. I had to take all three kids to meet Gabe’s new Kindergarten teacher at school on Wednesday morning, and I dreaded having to take Faith with me…mostly out of guilt and fear. We love our parish’s Catholic school, and we are good friends with the principal and vice principal.
Lauren Warner found out the day her new baby girl was born that her daughter had Down syndrome. In this episode, Lauren shares her family’s story since that day. Overwhelmingly, it is a story of hope. Four years and two younger siblings later, Kate is “just one of the bunch.” Lauren reminds us that having Down syndrome is “only part” of who Kate is. Lauren is a Catholic wife, mother of four, blogger
This is a beautiful, heart-wrenching, and ultimately hopeful episode about a tough topic: miscarriage. My guest, Molly Walter, is the mother of one child on earth and three children in Heaven. She writes on faith, family, miscarriage, gardening, books, and more on her personal blog, Molly Makes Do. She is also a contributor to Blessed is She. You can learn more about Molly here. This is an
I have been asked many times how many children Michael and I want to have. My answer is always that I don’t have a number, not anymore. We have been married for seven years. We have three children. We would love to have more. We have had to postpone pregnancy for serious reasons. We have had to wait on the blessing of a pregnancy. We have
Jenay Dupuy Franco and I met our husbands–who are brothers–the very same summer up at camp. These days, we are both stay-at-home mommies to a pack of gorgeous Franco grandchildren and wives to two amazing Franco men. Jenay was one of those girls who couldn’t wait to be a mom. When her babies finally arrived, though, her experience wasn’t the idyllic one she had always dreamed of.
Kate Dawson is kind of the reason my marriage is doing okay right now. Just kidding. But only a little bit kidding. Kate is a stay-at-home mother of five, she blogs at Day to Day Dawsons, and she is a happy wife to husband David. Kate and David are responsible for bringing the Domestic Church movement for Catholic married couples to the United States, where their
You’re going to love this fantastic episode with Creighton Practitioner and Catholic wife and mother of four Danielle van Haute. At a little over 43 minutes long, it’s admittedly a four-plus-loads-of-laundry or a morning-then-evening-commute kind of a time commitment, but I don’t think it will disappoint. We start off with the what, why and how of the Creighton FertilityCare Model of natural family planning,