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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Catholic Wife Survey {and giveaway!}

Hey there friends!  Today, I need your help.  My latest project is all about serving Catholic Married Women, so, if you are indeed both married and Catholic, I BEG you to take a short (two questions) survey. And, just to sweeten the deal, I plan to give away a SAINT CROSS STITCH BOOK and CUSTOM …

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Just One Small Thing [the podcast is live]

So, this weekend my niece asked me, “Aunt Nancy, how many projects do you have going on right now?” and without missing a beat my sister and husband chimed in, in unison, “TOO MANY!” IT’S TRUE!  IT’S TRUE!  BUT I JUST CAN’T HELP IT! Since I narrowed my focus in the past years to serving …

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What Ma Ingalls Taught Me About Businesses

Hey friend.  Today I’m going to take a minute to talk about something I’m quite passionate about: daring to be an entrepreneur as an at-home parent.  Perhaps taking on the risk of starting and growing a business while home with the kids feels a bit like a “modern” idea, but it really isn’t.  It’s old, …

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The JESUS TREE: Lenten Scripture Activity

Friends!  I have been dreaming and thinking about this JESUS TREE for about 2 years now–and today is finally the day I share it with you! <<happy dance!!>>  There are few things I love more than dreaming something up, making it a reality and then, finally, sharing it with the people I love right here. …

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Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary: Free Coloring Book

Today I’m thrilled to be sharing another one of my Uncle Dan’s hand-drawn creations: The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary Coloring Pages.  Just like the Pop-Up Baby Jesus Activity I shared from him before Christmas, he is allowing me to share this meaningful coloring book with you totally free.  Just download, print, color and (hopefully) …

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The ONLY WAY to be Happy as a Stay-At-Home Parent

Dear At-Home Parents, This post has the power to radically change your life for the better.  I mean it.  This concept is the key to being and staying happy while at-home with the kids full-time.  So, if you wrestle with feelings of failure, burnout or simply struggle to remember who you really are, pay attention. …

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Pop-Up Baby Jesus Printable Activity

This Pop-Up Baby Jesus activity is simple and spectacular.  Download the free printable, pull out the markers and the glue sticks and create something fun, meaningful and seriously cool this Christmas. This past weekend we celebrated Christmas with my mom’s family with three day event we call Cross Christmas Camp.  That side of the family …

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Handmaid Coloring Page

Advent is a perfect time to really dive into scripture.  Whether your family is doing the Jesse Tree or you are working through a Bible Study, this period of waiting for the Lord is best done in His Word. And, for all of us sleep deprived moms, I have created another, very simple coloring page–because …

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