Vacationing WITHOUT Taking a Faith Vacation

There are times in my past when a vacation would apply to all areas of my life: leave from work, leave from routine, leave from Sunday Mass. Growing in my faith has taught me a vacation is the perfect opportunity to slow down and keep God at the center of my heart. As a Catholic […]

Blessed Mother Teresa: Part Two of the Summer Saints Series: Saints for the Working Catholic Mom

How do you begin a blog post about a woman who you followed as a child change the world? How do you describe the love you saw both in person and on the TV? How do you explain the feelings of despair, yet happiness for her when the announcement of her death stunned your ears? […]

Bass Drums and Electric Guitars: Ear Plugs NOT Included

Steubenville South, held in Alexandria, LA was a wrap on Sunday. I was so excited to have attended with my two oldest daughters, who are incredible young women of faith. For those of you who are not familiar with the Steubenville conferences, these are charismatic in nature, youth-praise worthy, and originating from Franciscan University in […]

Leaving On a Jet Plane…When Momma Travels for Work

Like St. Gianna, many of us who work outside of the home occasionally have to travel for work for periods of time. Though this is a time that can be hectic, sad, and stressful, there are some things we can do as Working Catholic moms to help travel periods be less stressful, and keep us […]

St. Gianna Beretta Molla: Part One of the Summer Saints Series: Saints for the Working Catholic Mom

St. Gianna Beretta Molla is the perfect Saint to kick-start the summer saints series for working Catholic moms. First of all, St. Gianna was a devoted wife and mother to four children. Secondly, St. Gianna is a modern day Saint, living during a time we can all remember or refer to quickly in the history […]

Orienting the Parentals

This week, I am going to start a summer series with the blog called, “Summer Saints Series: Saints for the Working Catholic Mom.” In the spirit of summer, and the best sport ever (baseball), I will give the following cues: Who’s Up; Who’s on Deck; and Who’s in the Hole. This week, we will start […]

Under the Beating Heart: A Marian Reflection

I am constantly listening for catch phrases and pop culture connections for these blog posts. This morning on the way to work, I was listening to Christopher West on the CD set, “Woman God’s Masterpiece: Understanding and Living the Feminine Genius.” He spoke about Our Lady and how the Lord was under her beating heart, […]

The Nest…It Begins to Empty…

As I was addressing my daughter’s high school graduation invitations last night, I began to reminisce about the journey my daughter has taken in life. I find it difficult to put into words how proud I am of her: knowing her struggles, knowing her convictions, knowing her faith, knowing her success despite it all. My […]

Book Reviews!

I’m a book reviewing Working Catholic Mom this week!  Take a look at the review for Pat Gohn’s new book:  “Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious,” as well as Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s new book, “Catholic Mom’s Cafe.”  These books are sure to bless your journey as a Catholic woman!    Send article as PDF   

BLOG TOUR: Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle stops by The Working Catholic Mom

Celebrating the gift of motherhood and challenging momma’s to ponder their vocations deeply, popular Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and EWTN host, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle gives us, “Catholic Mom’s Cafe: 5-Minute Retreats for Every Day of the Year” (Our Sunday Visitor, 2013). You can also check out the facebook page for both the book and the […]

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