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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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