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 …

Continue Reading…

2 Comments

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 …

Continue Reading…

12 Comments

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 …

Continue Reading…

18 Comments

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, …

Continue Reading…

0 comment

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 …

Continue Reading…

2 Comments

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 …

Continue Reading…

16 Comments

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 …

Continue Reading…

2 Comments

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 …

Continue Reading…

2 Comments

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. …

Continue Reading…

15 Comments

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 …

Continue Reading…

411 Comments

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 …

Continue Reading…

4 Comments

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, …

Continue Reading…

4 Comments

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. …

Continue Reading…

38 Comments

1 2 3 14