J1ST 018: Genie on Music

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDRIOD Well hey there! Today episode is a fun one and features the wonderful Genie from Barefoot Abbey.  And Genie is here to inspire us all to bring more music into our lives, our families and our faith lives. Now, I love music, but if I’m being honest, my music …

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J1ST 018: Christina on Waiting

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there friends! Episode 18 of the Just One Small Thing Podcast is a great one, thanks entirely to my (very patient, because we went through quite the list of issues recording this!) friend Christina.  Christina joins me on the podcast to talk about waiting.  We discuss how …

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Sex is at the Heart of Everything

About two weeks ago over 300 ladies graduated from The Catholic Wife Academy when the 4 week course ended. It is not an exaggeration to say that this pilot class changed my life and my marriage. It is a powerful thing to be surrounded by women, most of whom I have never met, that are …

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J1ST 017: The Call to Obedience

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Well friends, I didn’t want to talk on this topic, but St. Mother Teresa made me. Episode 17 is all about Obedience.  Obedience in marriage, family, and our relationship with God. Now, obedience is not one of my favorite topics, likely because I still like to think of myself …

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When your life is very small

Each day we do a million things.  We do a million little, often futile, frustrating, dirty, tedious, and thankless things. We set out food, clean dishes, sweep floors, change diapers, pull weeds, pick up, drop off, walk dogs, comfort toddlers, brake-up fights, fold laundry, wipe counters, nurse babies, pump, pick-up toys, help with homework, read …

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J1ST 016: Dealing with Overwhelm

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID I’m back!  I know that you set your lives by the release of my podcast episodes (ha!  so very kidding) and have been wondering why I have been so slow to release another episode.  Well, to know the answer to that question…you will have to listen to the first …

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Meaningful Play with Scripture Stackers

Full disclosure, I was compensated for this post, but I honestly LOVE this product, and would have shared it regardless. The following post includes affilate links.   I have a love hate relationship with toys in my house.  Or, rather, I mostly hate the toys we have around here.  I particularly hate toys with a …

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J1ST 015: A Catholic Mom’s Guide to Mass

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID I have another podcast episode for you today, hot off the presses!  And this one is super practical.  It is A Catholic Mom’s Guide To Mass, if I can call my humble collection of thoughts and tips something as bold as that. Perhaps I should have called it, …

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J1ST 014: Katie on Catholic Support of Mothers

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Today’s episode is beautiful.  That is just a fact. Katie Wood of The Joyful Leap joins me on today’s episode and you are going to be captivated and motivated by the beauty of what she has to share.  I certainly was.  Our conversation covers the topics of Motherhood, Marriage, …

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J1ST 013: The Need for Theology and Practical

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Today’s episode goes out to all the married ladies out there with imperfect marriages…so all of us!  Chief among them…me! The ideas behind today’s episode come from the months of research and prayer and soul-searching I have been doing to create the Catholic Wife’s Academy (which will be open …

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J1ST 012: The Little Way of Motherhood

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there my friends! I’m back today with another installment of the Just One Small Thing Podcast.  I’m flying solo, but I came armed with one of my favorite Saints, St. Therese of Lisieux.  Perhaps you have noticed that I sort of have a thing for her 😉 For …

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J1ST 011: Shannon on Doing Big Things

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID I have a real treat for you today!  My friend Shannon Wendt from Chewslife.com is on the podcast today talking about doing the BIG SCARY things, even when you are busy and a mom and homeschooling and uncertain.  Just being brave and doing them. Shannon is such an inspiration …

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Marriage, Friendship and Roller Coasters

It’s a terrible thing to throw up on a roller coaster.  Especially one of those new roller coasters with a tight harness that prevents you from turning and sending the vomit over the side.  Add in the twists and dives…and well, it’s a mess. But, the nausea and wreckage of puke covered clothes are far …

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Over 30 Ideas to Memorialize Your Miscarriage

A miscarriage offers many lessons. When I lost a baby in May of 2015 I learned about grief, about marriage, about surrender and suffering and isolation and, in a profound way, I have learned that heaven is real and not that far away. I also learned, through the generous sharing of many, that miscarriages are …

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J1ST 010 On Saying the Hard Words

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Well, it was bound to happen at some point.  In episode 010 of the podcast I cry for what I’m sure will be the first of many times.  I’m a crier, after all.  And the most awkward part?  I don’t have a guest on.  Yup, it’s just me, …

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J1ST 009: The Importance of FRIENDSHIP as a Mom

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there! Today’s podcast features the charm and brilliance of my good friend (both and and off life) Nell from http://www.wholeparentingfamily.com.  And the topic under discussion: The importance of friendships as a mom. Over the last couple weeks it started to become clear to me that I needed to …

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J1ST 008: Saying YES During the Fertility Years

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Episode of the Just One Small Thing Podcast is up and ready for you!  And this one is about one of the HOTTEST topics in the Catholic Married world: FERTILITY–a topic that in this podcast includes NFP, the over-blessing of children, miscarriage, infertility and loss. The reason I decided …

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