April 3rd, 2017

[podcast] 7 Ways To Be a More Positive Person

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This week, we are talking about ways to add more positivity to your life. Here are the tips that I share:

1) Watch your media consumption.
2) Find something funny.
3) Move your body.
4) Help someone.
5) Hang out with positive people.
6) Read God’s word.
7) Plan something fun.

We also share some ideas about balancing never-ending housework with the needs of small children, and we hear some feedback from David. N! Share yours!

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March 27th, 2017

[podcast] The Truth About Teens #064

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This week, we are talking about parenting teens, and sharing some ideas for ways to get through the unique challenges associated with parenting this age group. There seems to be a dearth of information out there in Catholic circles, mostly because parents want to respect the privacy of their own teenagers, but I worry that the silence leaves some struggling moms and dads (and teens!) feeling like they are all alone. You are not alone! The main points I share for getting through the teen years are these:

1) See the big picture.
Much as we need the reminder when they are trying toddlers, we need it all the more so when they are teens: This will not last forever. They will grow up. They will change. They will mature. Today is not forever. Frustrating moments may feel never-ending, but the truth is that every stage of he journey toward adulthood is a temporary one. Keep trying your best and keep your eyes on the prize!

2) Remember your own teen years.
While this may cause some anxiety (because we know ALL TOO WELL the trouble we got in as teens!), it can also help you shift your perspective and become more compassionate toward your teen when they are having a tough time. Remember the dumb things that mattered SO much to you way back then? It felt real, didn’t it? Understand that that is your teen’s limited perspective now. They will outgrow it, but this is a normal stage for them to be in, and they are truly sometimes suffering in the moment.

3) Don’t take it personally.
This is hard to remember, but it truly is not about you. It’s about hormones, it’s about confusion, it’s about drama at school, it’s about sports team problems. you;re teens are not acting out as a rejection of you and all you have done for them and all you hold dear. They are acting out because that is physically and emotionally a part of this stage of growth. Sometimes, too, our teens push our limits and test us because they know they CAN. It is a privilege to be that “safe” and steadfast relationship for them.

4) Remember who they are.
That sweet 7-year-old boy is in there somewhere, beneath the layers of sullenness and eye rolls. That generous 5-year-old girl is in there, beneath the Goth make up and earbuds. Your job is to see that person you knows well and love through to the other side of these tumultuous years. Remind them who they are. Call them to be their better selves. Whether they let on or not, they are listening!

5) Change your attitude.
The teen years are actually pretty awesome. Big kids can be a bigger help around the house. They are people you can actually have a conversation with. They bring new ideas, new people, and new adventures into your home and family. It’s a joy to watch your children grow into the people God wants them to be. Revel in their youthful energy and idealism!

This week we also have more feedback on our recent topic of NFP. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Please share your ideas and feedback with me about this week’s show topic.

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The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
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On April 1, I’ll be in Concordia Kansas presenting the You’re Worth It! retreat to all the awesome women there. Get all the details and the link to register at the Facebook page for this event.

My newest book is available!
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March 20th, 2017

[podcast] All In for Jesus with Pat Gohn #063

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This week, I share a survival tale from the terrific snowstorm we endured in the northeast this past week, and then we talk with Pat Gohn. Pat is an author, editor, and catechist whose most recent book is All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. Pat shares her own struggles and triumphs of faith and her personal experiences as they relate to being Catholic and STAYING Catholic. She shares from the heart with a depth of knowledge about the Church and the Catechism that will inspire you.

Pat Gohn’s website
Pat Gohn’s books on Amazon
Pat on Facebook
Pat on Twitter
Catechist magazine

This week we also have lots of feedback on last week’s topic of NFP. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Please share your ideas and feedback with me about this week’s show topic.

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On March 25, I’ll be in Geneseo IL for the You’re Worth It! Retreat. Hope to see you there!

My newest book is available!
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March 13th, 2017

[podcast] Real Talk About NFP #062

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This week we are getting real about Natural Family Planning.

If you are unfamiliar with NFP, here are some basic resources for you:

Catholic Teaching on Love and Sexuality
On Birth Control, from Catholic Answers
Helpful Links to some different resources/methods of NFP

Here is a link to the column I wrote for Crisis on the topic of NFP a few years ago:

5 Ways I Don’t Love Natural Family Planning

My main points, which I discuss in this week’s show, are:

1) NFP does not work well for everyone.
2) NFP is not mandatory.
3) Have we no shame?
4) It’s only information.
5) Temperament matters.

Please share your ideas and feedback with me about this week’s show topic!

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March 6th, 2017

[podcast] Big Family Finances with Sam Fatzinger #061

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This week I’m sharing wonderful conversation I had with Sam Fatzinger, a mom of 13 who is “famous” for her family’s approach to debt-free living.

Check out some of the media coverage of Sam’s family:

‘Our simple life’: Meet the couple who earn $110,000 a year and have THIRTEEN kids – all with college funds – but have never owed a cent in debt

How one family is sending 13 kids to college, living debt free — and still plans to retire early

Sam shares beautifully about her family’s journey to financial freedom and some of the sacrifices they have made along the way, as well as many of the joys they find in living a counter-cultural, simple life. Her down to earth approach and great sense of humor will inspire you!

Check out Sam’s blog here: Thy Will Be Done

CatholicTV
Also in this week’s show, I shared about my trip to CatholicTV and the spot I did on This Is the Day. Here is the link to the video of that interview.

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February 27th, 2017

[podcast] Getting Past Perfect with Kate Wicker #060

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This week I’m sharing an inspiring conversation I had with the awesome Kate Wicker, author of the newly-published Getting Past Perfect: How to Find Joy and Grace in the Messiness of Motherhood.

Kate shares beautifully about her own struggles in motherhood, along with what ultimately inspired her to write this important book. Tune in and let us know what you think!

Kate’s website
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In this week’s show, we also share some reader suggestions for podcasts to listen to. Let me know if you have more to add to our list. Comment here, or send me your feedback by email or voicemail.

Thank you to listeners Laura, Melissa G., and Aliza for sharing their thoughts with us this week as well. I love hearing from you!

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February 20th, 2017

[podcast] Banish the Winter Blues #059

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This week we are talking about the winter blues and some simple ways to combat the feeling of BLAHHHHHHH this time of year. We talked about this in episode #008 last year, and I recap some of those ideas as well as share 5 new ones:

1) Celebrate something.
2) Be deliberately grateful.
3) Fake it till you make it.
4) Move your body.
5) Challenge yourself.

I share more ideas and suggestions for each of these, as well as some examples from my own life. I hope you will share your ideas with me too. I love hearing from you!

In this week’s show, I also share some girlie-girlness, talking about some nail health and beauty tips. Here are the links I promised for that:

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen supplement

UV lamp/nail dryer (for gel polish)

Gelish nail polish starter kit (everything you need to get started, besides the lamp is included here!)

In this week’s show, we also share some reader suggestions for podcasts to listen to. Let me know if you have more to add to our list. Comment here, or send me your feedback by email or voicemail.

SUPPORT
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February 13th, 2017

[podcast] Make Your Husband a Better Father #058

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This week we are talking about some simple ways to help and support your husband in his fatherhood. We all want our husbands to be the best dads they can be, right? We all want what’s best for our children, right? Well, let’s consider some small steps we can take to encourage our husbands in the important part of their lives.

The ideas I share are based on this blog post and are as follows:

1) Take notice
2) Respect his authority
3) Criticize carefully
4) Give him a break

Send me your thoughts, ideas, and struggles with regard to supporting your husband in his fatherhood. I love hearing from you and I would love to have your feedback to share on a future episode of Girlfriends.

Also mentioned in this week’s show is the You’re Worth It! day retreat for women. For more information about how to bring me and the encouraging, empowering, inspiring day to the women of your community, please check out my retreat page and let’s connect!

In this week’s show, we also share some reader suggestions for podcasts to listen to. Let me know if you have more to add to our list. Comment here, or send me your feedback by email or voicemail.

SUPPORT
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