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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Survey Says: Catholic Wife Survey Results

Hey friends! I have some survey results to share with you today, and I would love to hear your feedback on all of this, but first, a little background. A few weeks back I asked CATHOLIC MARRIED WOMEN to respond to a quick survey.  The survey asked what they struggled with THE MOST in their …

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Control and Surrender: J1ST 005

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID A new podcast locked and loaded for you.  This one tackles yet another one of my (our) struggles: the desire to control and the need to surrender. This podcast is, once again, just me.  I do have some lovely women lined up to be on the podcast, but I …

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Catholic Wives and The Choice To Love

So, I recorded another podcast, all by my lonesome.  The topic this week is that “Love is a Choice” and I spend much of the episode detailing a few of my many failings as a wife including my most recent failure to be charitable to my husband while he suffered through a terrible stomach bug. …

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