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The Authors

Jenna Guizar

Founder | Creative Director | Website Manager

Jenna is the wife to an amazing man named Mike, and is the mother to four beautiful little girls (one is already in heaven) who fill her days with joy and laughter (and sometimes spilled milk). She is located on the interwebs right here.

Nell O'Leary

Chief Content & Managing Editor

Nell is an attorney turned stay-at-home mom to three lovelies. She and her husband live in the great city of Saint Paul where they garden, listen to baseball games on the radio, and love gobbling up books. You can find out more about Nell at her blog.

Erica Tighe

Artist | Creative Manager

Erica is a calligrapher and painter in Los Angeles. She is the owner of Be A Heart and prays daily to know God’s will, which always takes her on unforeseen paths. She was a missionary in Brazil with Heart’s Home. She loves to ride her bike, take hikes, practice yoga and throw dinner parties.

Patty Breen

Assistant Content Editor

Patty is a runner, big dreamer, writer, and youth minister ordinaire. She loves all things John Wayne, a tasty mimosa, and is learning to find grace in all things. Find her blogging it all at A Modern Grace.

Heather Renshaw

Scheduling Manager

Heather is a writer + speaker on a mission from God with her family of 7 in the Pacific NW. She loves singing, Adoration, all things Italy, and quality time with her husband. Heather blogs at Real Catholic Mom and co-hosts The Visitation Project on Catholic radio.

Anna Coyne

Writer | Theological Editor

Anna is married to her best friend and mother to one miracle baby boy. She teaches piano and violin lessons as a side gig to being a full time stay-at-home mom along with gardening and knitting. As an adult convert to Catholicism, she continues to find new reasons to love the Catholic faith. She is proud to call Saint Paul home, and can be found blogging at The Heart’s Overflow.

Susanna Spencer

Writer | Theological Editor

Susanna once studied theology and philosophy, but now happily cares for her three adorable little girls and her dear husband in Saint Paul. She loves beautiful liturgies, cooking delicious meals, baking amazing sweets, reading good books, raising her children, casually following baseball, talking to her philosopher husband, and writing all about it at her blog Living With Lady Philosophy.

MaryRuth Hackett

Writer | Operations Manager

MaryRuth is a full-time wife and mother doing her best to teach her four children to love God and country. She puts her PhD to use at her blog, Parenting with Peer Review, where she weaves together practical family life, research on child development, and Catholic teaching to help mothers and fathers embrace their vocations at home and excel in parenting.

Laurel Muff

Writer

Laurel is a California girl who loves to travel, create, dance and sing (but not necessarily in that order). She is married to her best friend and they have two beautiful girls together. You can find more about her at her family blog ‘Muff’in Dome for the latest happenings at home.

Brittany Calavitta

Writer

Brittany is an enthusiastic advocate for a good book, strong coffee, and a hopeful heart. She currently resides in Irvine, CA with her hipster husband and overweight Chihuahua. You can find her blogging here.

Megan Hjelmstad

Writer

Megan is a wife, mom, writer, and former soldier whose real passion is equal parts faith and chocolate. She’s currently getting used to the joys of stay-at-home-motherhood and the great outdoors near Denver. She writes often in her head, promptly forgets most of it, and occasionally jots down life lessons and little humors at Positively Imperfect.

Laura Kelly Fanucci

Writer

Laura is a writer and mother to three little boys who never stop talking. She works part-time from home for the Collegeville Institute at Saint John’s University and just published Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting. Laura and her husband live in the suburban wilds of Minnesota and you can find her at Mothering Spirit, talking about parenting as a spiritual practice.

Cassie Kent

Writer

Cassie is wife to Mike, who always makes her laugh, and mama to two kiddos. She is a stay-at-home mama, but seems to never really be at “home.” Her heart comes alive when she is creating and hosting, so she combined her two loves and started a little business—Kreative :: Craft Night. You can find out more about it here.

Gina Fensterer

Writer

Gina is a wife, daughter, mother, friend, homeschooling mama, Colorado native. Documenting life through photography and blogging at Someday Saints lets her share about thoughts about life, homeschool, faith, and save some memories for her family. She has 5 kids, a hubby, and some random pets in the care of her kids.

Joan Geiger

Writer

Joan Geiger is a newlywed who works full-time as a Registered Dietitian. In her spare time she enjoys going on random adventures with her husband, reading her favorite blogs, writing music, and drinking coffee. She also blogs at Everything is Yours.

Samantha Aguinaldo-Wetterholm

Writer

Samantha is a wife, mom, and dentist currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. She enjoys reading, baking, eating, and wearing sparkly earrings. She blogs over at Substance and Soul about what life is like from the perspective of a busy dentist, devoted wife, and mom of two.

Sarah Ortiz

Writer

Sarah hails from upstate NY where she lives with her husband and three crazy, yet sweet boys. While being a full time Catholic convert and crunchy stay at home mama, her photography business has taken a side role. When not folding laundry, she can be found reading, experimenting in the kitchen, or writing at her blog, Two Os Plus More.

Molly Walter

Writer

Molly is a Catholic convert, wife and mother to one crazy three year old and two saints in heaven. She uses her degree in Theatre more as mother than she did while in the business. She enjoys reading, knitting, and rescuing third class relics from Goodwill. She writes at Molly Makes Do about making the life she wants with the life she’s been given.

Christy Isinger

Writer

Christy is the mom to five lovely, loud children living in the Canadian wilds. A cradle Catholic with a deep love of papal encyclicals, G.K. Chesterton, and British tv, she blogs frivolously at Fountains of Home in between homeschooling, reading books, and neglecting housework.

Bobbi Rol

Writer

Bobbi is full time mom to a tween daughter, three rambunctious little boys and two babies in heaven. She lives on the Monterey Bay with her amazing husband Brian. When she is not dodging light sabers she can be found outside with her family or catching a late night movie. Bobbi writes about family, homemaking, and loving God in the midst of daily life at her blog Revolution of Love.

Abbey Dupuy

Writer

Abbey Dupuy writes her life as a homeschooling mom to a small collective. She muses about parenting, practicing gratitude and celebrating the liturgical year with her young family at Surviving Our Blessings. In her spare time, Abbey enjoys running, knitting, coffee and cookbooks, not usually all at the same time.

Kendra Tierney

Writer

Kendra Tierney can be found tending nine chickens, seven children, and one husband in Los Angeles, CA. She wrote a book called A Little Book About Confession for Children, available now from Ignatius Press and Magnificat. She blogs about homemaking, homeschooling, and Catholic life (and sometimes zombies) at Catholic All Year.

Bonnie Engstrom

Writer

Bonnie is a writer, baker, speaker, and homemaker. She, her husband, and six children live in central Illinois, and her son’s alleged miraculous healing through the intercession of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen was submitted to the Vatican for Sheen’s beatification. Bonnie bakes a fantastic chocolate chip cookie, blogs at A Knotted Life, and co-hosts The Visitation Project.

Olivia Spears

Writer

Olivia lives in Kentucky, where sweet tea and bourbon flow like milk and honey. She’s a middle school religion teacher turned SAHM who is married to her high school best friend. She spends her time changing diapers, exploring the crunchy side of life, organizing anything she can get her hands on, and dancing in the moonlight. You can come along for the adventure at To the Heights.

Jenny Uebbing

Writer

Jenny Uebbing is a blogger at Catholic News Agency at Mama Needs Coffee. She lives in Denver with her husband Dave and their four kids. She blogs about faith, sex, cultural issues, and motherhood.

Blythe Fike

Writer

Blythe is the wife of Kirby and mother of 5 smallish kids. Maybe you saw her in that Youtube video. She homeschools and loves the quiet life in small town SoCal. She is currently obsessively minimizing her families belongings, drinking Peach Bellinis, and eating Mexican food as often as possible. Find her blogging at The Fike Life.

Elise Howe

Writer

Elise is a devoted wife, new momma and musician living in New York City, though she will always be a Midwestern gal at heart. She adores her Catholic faith, great music, great books, and dark chocolate. She invites you to join her at In Endless Song.

Karen Schultz

Writer

Karen hails from the Land of 10,000 lakes, where she is often found in or near one of them. As a birth and postpartum doula, lactation educator, and FertilityCare Practitioner, she finds daily joy in helping women to learn about the beautiful giftedness of their bodies. When not immersed in the worlds of fertility and birth she also enjoys her church community, promoting local foods and farming, playing her mandolin, and the celebrating the diversity of Minnesota’s seasons.

Audrey Assad

Writer

Audrey Assad is an artist and lover of Beauty: interests include Liz Lemon, dad humor, gluten free dining, travel, cooking, and videos of babies laughing.

Jacqueline Skemp

Writer

Jacqui endures living in Minnesota after leaving California for her one true love. She and her husband have two wild little boys. When she isn’t wiping sticky hands and kissing baby cheeks, she enjoys cooking, reading historical fiction, and occasionally blogging at Mexican Domestic Goddess.

Britt Fisk

Writer

Britt is wife to a rancher, mom to a crew (of four), and a tiny piece of a greater plan. She spends her days raising cattle on the grasslands of New Mexico along with raising the little ones, when they’re not raising her. When she’s not running around wondering where she last set her cup of coffee, she’s enjoying being able to live her vocation as a wife and mother.  Find out more at her blog, The Fisk Files.

Emily Wilson

Writer

Emily Wilson planned her whole life to become a sports reporter but turned out to be a Catholic musician and speaker at the hand of God. The heart of her ministry is offering encouragement to teen girls in their search for their true identity, and she loves every second of it. You can read more about Emily over at her blog.

Colleen Mitchell

Writer

Colleen Mitchell is wife to Greg and mother to five amazing sons here on earth and five precious little ones in heaven. In 2011, She and her husband serve in Costa Rica where they run the St. Francis Emmaus Center, a ministry that welcomes indigenous mothers into their home. She works out what it means to love Jesus and live the Gospel as an adventure at her blog Blessed Are the Feet.

Elizabeth Foss

Writer

Elizabeth Foss is a wife, the mother of nine, and a grandmother. She finds the cacophony of big family imperfection to be the perfect place to learn to walk in the unforced rhythms of grace. She’s the author of Real Learning: Education in the Heart of the Home and Small Steps for Catholic Moms. You can learn more about her here.

Jenna Hines

Writer

Jenna is the owner of the blog and Etsy shop Call Her Happy. She has a teeny army of children: Ellen, Samuel and Theodore and is married to a bearded fellow named Mike. She is happiest when it is sunny outside, and she has an embroidery needle in her hand. Current Favorites: acid wash jeans, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, watercolors and lavender.

Shannon Evans

Writer

Shannon Evans is a Protestant missionary turned Catholic convert who lived to tell the tale. An adoptive and biological mom of three boys, she enjoys hosing mud off children, scrubbing sticky furniture, and rushing to the ER to have nails extracted from small intestines. She escapes the chaos by blogging instead of sleeping at We, A Great Parade.

Sr. Maria Kim-Ngân Bùi

Writer

Sr. Maria Kim-Ngân Bùi is a Daughter of St. Paul, women religious dedicated to evangelization in and through the media. She has a degree in Corporate Systems from Boston College and is currently pursuing a Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute. She was the national coordinator of the JClub Catholic Book Fair program and was a marketing associate for Pauline Kids and Teens for three years. She has offered workshops, presentations, and retreats around the country to youth, young adults, catechists, parents, deacon candidates, and retreat leaders. She is a member of the bilingual evangelization team of Sisters serving in Texas.

Mary Catherine Craige

Writer

Mary Catherine Craige is a lover of creativity and learning new things. When she is not guiding the development of young children through Montessori methods, you can find her behind her harp, taking an art class, or writing silly poems.

Ginny Moyer

Writer

Ginny Kubitz Moyer is a mother, high school English teacher, and BBC period drama junkie. She is the author of Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood and Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God. Ginny lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two boys, and about thirty thousand Legos. You can read about her messy, mostly-mindful life at RandomActsofMomness.com.

Kathryn Whitaker

Writer

Kathryn is a former public relations consultant turned freelance graphic designer. She loves to write, party plan, organize and drink sweet tea. She hails from the Lone Star state, is married to Scott and together they have 6 awesome kids. You can find her at Team Whitaker.

Brigid Hogan

Writer | Blog Editor

Brigid Hogan is a midwestern graduate student who finds peace in lakes, the Mass, and fiction when she isn’t ensconced in schoolwork. Her occasionally-active blog and podcasts can be found at Brigid Hogan.

Lindsay Durrenberger

Virtual Assistant

A mother of two small boys and the wife to a middle school teacher, Lindsay is no stranger to a messy life of faith and she wouldn’t have it any other way. When she’s not wiping peanut butter off of everything, Lindsay can be found pounding away on her laptop behind the scenes at Blessed is She, or writing here, here, or (less frequently, but more honestly) here. In her spare time, you can find Lindsay dying her hair pastel colors, covering pop punk songs on the piano, listening to podcasts and public radio, and mentally sorting her friends into Hogwarts houses (she’s a Hufflepuff).

Beth Davis

Writer

Beth Davis is a lover of Jesus, an aunt to five beautiful humans, and a full time youth minister in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is passionate about winning the hearts of young people for Jesus through discipleship. Be sure to ask her about the time she met Pope Francis.

Ginny Sheller

Writer

Ginny Sheller lives in a little old house in Virginia with her husband and seven children. They keep bees, goats, and chickens and rarely have a clean house or a quiet moment. Ginny knits everyday to maintain sanity, and shares her family’s life in words and pictures on her blog, Small Things.

Rose Coleman

Writer

Rose Coleman is a contemplative in action who delights in all things beautiful. Her adventurous heart has travelled many places- from circumnavigating the globe on a ship during college to some years in the convent as a religious sister. Exuberant from her childhood, she is an elementary school teacher who learns so much from her students.

Mary Lenaburg

Writer

Mary Lenaburg is a writer, speaker, wife and mother. She has served her local parish in many roles, including Liturgy Coordinator, Youth Ministry, and Confirmation Preparation Instructor. Now she’s a writer and speaker traveling the country and speaking to groups of all ages about God’s redeeming love and that faith is the courage to want what God wants for us, even if we cannot see where the path leads.

Mary lives in Northern Virginia with her husband of 28 years and her grown son. Her daughter Courtney went home to the Lord in 2014 leaving behind a legacy of love. Mary continues to embrace her father’s advice: “Never quit, never give up, never lose your faith. It’s the one reason you walk this earth. For God chose this time and place just for you, so make the most of it.”

She can be found at www.marylenaburg.com