April 10th, 2018

[podcast] Why You Procrastinate (and how to stop) #116

Do you procrastinate? Join the club! But don’t let yourself wallow there in that bad habit. There are things we can all do to get over our tendency to put off work we don’t enjoy. This week, I’m sharing some simple ideas for breaking the habit of procrastination.

1. Eat the frog There is a great book by this name, by Brian Tracy. It means to do your most

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April 4th, 2018

[podcast] Being ‘Good Enough’ with Colleen Duggan #115

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Colleen Duggan is a wife, mom, friend, and author of the new book Good Enough Is Good Enough: Confessions of an Imperfect Catholic Mom. This week, I’m sharing an encouraging conversation she and I had recently, about struggling with perfectionism, about wanting to control our kids, and about all the ways that motherhood pushes us into uncomfortable places of real spiritual and personal growth.

I have known Colleen

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March 27th, 2018

[podcast] 3 Ideas for Holy Week #114

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This week I share some happy news and goings-on from my family, and then 3 ideas for ways to set Holy Week apart and serve this holy season in the liturgical year. These three easy ideas are:

1) Do something more. Go to church when you usually would not, say the Rosary as a family, go to adoration, or tackle a cleaning project you have been putting off.

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March 20th, 2018

[podcast] The Writing Life with Amy Schisler #113

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Fiction author Amy Schisler shares about her work, her family, and how she balances a life of origin “CLEAN” romance novels with her busy life as a wife and mom raising girls.

You can check out Amy’s work and learn more about her at her website. I know you will enjoy her books! And then be sure to leave her some good reviews at Amazon! 🙂

Some Places

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March 13th, 2018

[podcast] How to Survive Bringing Small Children to Mass #112

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Children’s Mass behavior is such a common topic in Catholic family circles! At the very least, those of us who struggle to manage our children’s behavior at Mass can know that we are not alone.

This week, I share an email from listener Lori who received a nasty comment from a fellow parishioner after a recent Mass (where she actually felt her children were pretty well behaved!). This

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March 6th, 2018

[podcast] The Girlfriends Guide to Fasting #111

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Lent! It’s all about the fasting and sacrifice, right? We’ve already talked about a few different ways we can add prayer and almsgiving to our Lenten observances this year, but this week I would like to focus on fasting. Especially fasting as a spiritual practice.

I have been experimenting with fasting this Lent and wanted to share some of my thoughts and experiences with you all. These are

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March 1st, 2018

[podcast] 7 Ways to Make More Time #110

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After our recent podcast about how to Own Your Day, I heard from listener Emily who wanted some more nitty-gritty about how to make efficient use of your time. “Is it all just about will power?” she asked.

Well, there is a little of that involved, but also there are some easy ways you can set yourself up for a greater chance of success. Here are some small

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February 21st, 2018

[podcast] Grow Your Generosity #109

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Are you working on generosity this Lent? This week I’m sharing some ideas for ways in which we can all work on being better servants to the people God has placed in our lives – in marriage, parenting, work, and in our communities. This si something I have been especially praying about and working on this Lent, so I am hoping you you will have some ideas to

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