J1ST 021: Hardship and Peace

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Hey there! Today’s episode is short and sweet, and gets at one of my serious struggles as a mom. It often feels like I am on an endless (and fruitless) quest to make my life at home raising kids just a little bit better.  Maybe if we stayed home …

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“Father Pine” Liturgical Activity

Hey there!  Stopping in today to share a little project with you that celebrates the beautiful liturgical seasons of our Church: Father Pine Liturgical Vestments.  The printable version of the vestments as well as detailed instructions for making the felt vestments is available for only $2.  Click HERE to get it! Never heard of “Father …

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The Liturgical Bundle! What’s Inside.

The 2018 Catholic Woman’s Companion will be available on November 1st!  Along with offering the planner, I have decided to offer (for only on week) a digital bundle of Liturgical Living materials.  I have had TONS of inquires about what is included in the liturgical living bundle, so I put together this post to walk …

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J1ST 020: The Holiness of Housework

LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID Housework is an unavoidable part of many of our days.  It is something we dread, and put off and force ourselves to just get through. But, housework can be much more than that. Housework is a call to and opportunity for Holiness. Although I struggle with this as well, …

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2018 Catholic Woman’s Companion Tour

Hey there! Going the traditional publishing route has it’s benefits, and it’s drawback–one of which is the possibility of delays.  During the creation process of this year’s Catholic Woman’s Companion there has been much blood, sweat, and tears, mostly shed over delays.  I had a great team to work with, but sometimes things just take …

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J1ST 019: Jennifer on Mercy Every Morning

  LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON ANDROID I love a good story of hope, healing, and mercy.  Thanks be to our good and gracious God, our faith is filled with them, but the message of continued hope and the redemptive power of suffering never gets old.  For this very reason I loved the interview I …

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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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