January 23rd, 2017

[podcast] Kids in the Kitchen with Katie Kimball #055

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I am thrilled to share a fun and enlightening conversation I had with Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship. Katie shares beautifully about conserving resources, eating and cooking with real food, and teaching our kids kitchen skills, as well as offering some tips for staying healthy through the cold and flu season this year. Check out Katie;s latest course options at KidsCookRealFood.com

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In this week’s show, I also share about the day retreat for women that I have been working on. You can find all the details at my website. I would love to bring this retreat to your community!

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January 16th, 2017

[podcast] Teaching Children About God’s Love with Eileen Cunis #054

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I am so happy to share this conversation with you! My friend, author and artist Eileen Cunis, and I chat about her newly-published, beautiful children’s book that teaches about God’s Love: Jesus is With Us Always: The Story of the Eucharist.

Eileen shares about her conversion to Catholicism from Protestantism and what led her to create this beautiful book that teaches children about the Eucharist.

You can find out more about Eileen and her work at her website: EileenCunis.com

Please check out Eileen’s book, and once you have, be sure to leave her an Amazon review to help introduce more people to this beautiful and useful resource.

In this week’s show, I also share about the day retreat for women that I have been working on. You can find all the details at my website. I would love to bring this retreat to your community!

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January 16th, 2017

Let’s connect … LIVE!

I am excited to be planning exclusive LIVE events for listeners of the Girlfriends podcast. Anyone can join us for this fun opportunity to interact, ask questions, and share our perspectives on topics from the podcast.

Getting access to the monthly events is easy. All you have to do is become a Patreon supporter of the Girlfriends podcast. A pledge of any amount will give you the benefit of access to this exclusive bonus. It’s super easy, and your generosity makes it possible for me to continue producing the podcast as a means of encouragement for women everywhere.

Thank you so much for your support, and I cannot wait to connect with you!

January 9th, 2017

[podcast] 4 Painless Ways to Improve Your Eating Habits #053

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This week we are talking about some easy, pain-free ways to improve your eating habits starting RIGHT NOW! I share the following ideas:

1. Roast your veggies!

You and your family will enjoy a greater variety of vegetables more often if you make a habit of roasting them — so easy and so good!

2. Don’t drink your calories!

Way too many drinks have way too much sugar in them. Don’t fall for it! Find ways to replace high calorie beverages with water, seltzer or other drinks.

3. Plan ahead!

We often make poor food choices when we are stressed or rushed. Prepare ahead to make healthy foods as easy to choose as less nutritional ones.

4. Have some chocolate!

Keep temptations under control by having small pieces of one high-quality chocolate bar when cravings strike. You will amazed by how little you need to feel “satisfied” for a sweet treat.

We also talk about saying goodbye to big kids at the airport, celebrating children’s birthdays during busy seasons, and my all-time favorite topic — LAUNDRY!Send me your feedback on all of these and any other questions you may have. I would love to hear from you!

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January 2nd, 2017

[podcast] Set Do-able Goals for 2017 #052

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Happy new Year! In this episode, we are talking about some doable ideas for goals we should all think about setting in 2017. Even if you are not a resolution-making kind of person (I’m not), we can all benefit from a prompting to look back at the year that has passed and look forward to the future with an eye to what we might like to happen.

I challenge you to join me in setting some do-able goals in each of the following categories:

1) Set a spiritual goal.

2) Set a professional goal.

3) Set a relationship goal.

4) Set a health goal.

After you have decided what you might like your goals to be, let’s break them down into some smaller steps that you can take action on right away. For example, if you have a health goal of running a 5K in the spring, you can begin today by researching and starting a run/walk program of training to get you there. Or if you have a relationship goal of spending more time with your elderly aunt, call her up today and commit to a time this week that you can go visit her. Whatever your goals, make sure you move toward making them a reality right away.

Let me know what your goals are for 2017 and how we can help support you in achieving them!

This week, I also share a belated voicemail from listener David about taking kids to Midnight Mass. Let me know what you think!

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December 19th, 2016

[podcast] Prayer Support for Catholic Moms #051

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In this special episode, I chat with Sarah Reinhard and Lisa Hendey about their work on The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion: A Book of Daily Reflections.

We discuss some of the challenges all women face when it comes to making daily prayer a priority, as well some of the ways those challenges change as our roles change as wives and moms. We share some of our own difficulties this Advent season and ways we are doing our best to encourage and support one another during this busy — but meant to be prayerful — season.

I always love any opportunity to connect with Sarah and Lisa, and I hope you will enjoy our conversation.

Wishing you an abundance of peace and joy this Christmas! See you soon!

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December 12th, 2016

[podcast] How Not to Go Christmas-Crazy #050

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In this (50th!) episode, we are talking about the Christmas Crazies and how to avoid them. In addition to recognizing that you are in control of many of the pressures you feel this time of year, I share some other ideas as well:

1) Keep some of your routines.
Daily routines and habits are part of how you and your family can find comfort and stay sane during crazy busy holiday celebrations.

2) Watch your sugar.
It’s just EVERYWHERE this time of year. You don’t have to say no to everything, but give some serious thought to the ways in which continually over-indulging in sugar makes you miserable in the long run.

3) Know when to say no.
You do not have to attend every event and send every gift and acrd just because you were invited to. Know your personal lists and your family’s limits, and do your best to respect them.

4) Make room for quiet.
Never more than this time of year, our souls crave quiet. Find yourself some in any creative way you can.

I also answer questions from listeners about how to handle Santa Claus and whether or not to take young kids to Midnight Mass. Let me know what you think!

INTERVIEW
This week we have such a fun conversation with Lisa Henley Jones, blogger at Of Sound Mind and Spirit. Lisa shares so beautifully about faith, family, work, and what she has learned (sometimes the hard way!) over the years about what is really important.

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December 5th, 2016

[podcast] Simple Ideas for Advent #049

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In this episode, we are talking about some easy, simple ideas for celebrating and observing Advent yourself and with your family. I share 5 ideas:

1) Pray a little more.
Look for ways to add prayer and Scripture to your daily routines.

2) Give a little more.
Get creative with ways to give to others during this season of generosity.

3) Mark the days.
There are some easy, fun ideas for ways to count down till Christmas, by yourself or with your kids.

4) Add music!
Here is the Spotify Advent playlist I talk about. Let me know yours!

5) Do something more at your parish.
Find a way to participate in something or give your time to something in your parish community.

INTERVIEW
This week we have a delightful conversation with Tiffany Walsh from Life of a Catholic Librarian. Tiffany shares some great thoughts on the ways in which she has grown and changed as woman through the years and how she has learned to become comfortable in her own skin. She also shares the “mistake” of over-worrying and trying to control too much in our lives and our family’s lives. Such a great perspective from a wise and thoughtful lady. You will love Tiffany! Check her out:

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