Even though I haven’t released a new episode of The Right Heart Podcast since 2016, I still get emails regularly asking if I am going to ever podcast again, or where the episodes are (they’re all right here!)
Just so you know: I’d love to podcast again someday. It’s always in the back of my mind in discernment. I’ll keep ya’ll updated on that.:)
I’ve been growing into my family for the past few years, and that’s where I felt called and where I was physically and mentally able to be. Honestly, it was a relief when I gave myself permission to stop podcasting and blogging for a while so I could…sleep.
The year I released The Right Heart Podcast, I got pregnant with Baby #4, Roman, who is now almost 4. Then Baby #5, Aidan, came fast and furious right behind him, which threw me for a loop and keeps my hands full to this day. I also started homeschooling my two oldest children in 2016, and have been growing into three homeschooled students for the past several years.
I’ve been doing a couple of speaking events per year for the past few years, and I also had fun creating “The Catholic Mom Minute,” an ongoing series of one-minute vignettes I record for my local radio station. (If you’re interested in bringing the Catholic Mom Minute to your local Catholic radio station, shoot me an email here.)
But mostly, I’ve been busy surviving my blessings and trying to be present to what God put in front of me, just like every good-hearted Christian momma ever.:) In the past year, though, God’s been giving me a little more space to
dive ease back into more ministry. It’s been such a joy for me, honestly. Last fall, I gave a retreat for mothers with my dear friend Jill Fruge, which we called the Titus 2 Mothers’ Day of Reflection.
I am finally getting around to sharing my keynote talk from that retreat. It’s one of my favorite talks, ever. It’s my personal story of battling deep insecurity, anxiety, and overwhelm with a litany of truths concerning the goodness of God.
I also want to share this link to my friend Jill’s beautiful talk on finding Christ in her marriage and in each of her children. Jill is one of my Titus 2 mom friends. She’s a physician and working mother of six, is active in our parish ACTS community, and is just an incredible woman in so many ways.