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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 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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To Catholic Wives

Ladies, I have been thinking about you a lot lately.  Thinking about what you need, what you want, what you think and what you are. And by you, of course, I mean us. What do we as Catholic Wives need to be better wives? This question has been boiling inside of me for some time …

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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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3 Things I Believe About Your Marriage

Today I’d like to share 3 things I believe about your marriage (and my marriage as well).  They are important, so please, have a listen. So, what did you think?  Please, let me know! Oh, if you only knew how excited I was about all of this!!!  I can’t wait for the Catholic Wife Academy …

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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 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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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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Embracing Foolishness

**Quick Note**  My husband and I use this PRINTABLE AGENDA, which allows us to reconnect in a POWERFUL way.  Get it here: This past April, when I eight months pregnant, I braved Walmart with my then three small children.  By the time we turned into a checkout line I had threatened and bribed everyone within …

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Our Fertility Stories

The bathroom door clicked shut behind me, and I was alone.  The nurses were finally allowing me to shower four hours after delivering little Josie.  My legs were a little wobbly, my mid-section looked and felt like silly putty, but with the hot water pounding down on me, I started to process all that had …

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Survey Says: What is Your Biggest Struggle as a Wife?

**Quick Note**  My husband and I use this PRINTABLE AGENDA, which allows us to reconnect in a POWERFUL way.  Get it here: Welcome to the third and final installment of the reader survey results.  This might be my favorite.  The question over 250 readers responded to was, “What is your biggest struggle as a wife?” …

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3 Benefits of NOT Spacing Your Kids

When we moved to Kansas this winter we were worried about the summer heat and thus far we have not been disappointed.  It’s been well above 90 for days on end already.  My husband and I keep looking at each other and saying, “and it’s only early June!” as we imagine the heat possibilities of …

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