Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Connect with Girlfriends. Know your worth. Find your joy.

About the show

Danielle shares advice, encouragement, and connection for Catholic women in all walks of life.

Episodes

  • Diving Deep Into the Feminine Genius (with Chloe Langr)

    June 8th, 2021  |  36 mins 28 secs
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    This week’s guest is podcaster and author Chlow Langr who joins us to share about her new book, Letters to Women: Embracing the Feminine Genius in Everyday Life. Chloe loves to highlight all the varied ways women live out their vocations as wives and mothers in the Church.

  • Jesus’ Five Love Languages

    June 1st, 2021  |  33 mins 22 secs
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    Are you familiar with the Five Love Languages, a concept popularized by author Dr. Gary Chapman? Today, let’s look at the love languages in terms of our relationship with Jesus. Jesus is fully God and fully human. We sometimes forget that Jesus is truly human, though. It can be helpful sometimes to reflect on the very human ways that he loves us and wants to connect with us. Let’s do that today with the idea of the five love languages. How does Jesus want you to love him in each of these ways?

  • Worthy of Wearing (with Nicole Caruso)

    May 25th, 2021  |  39 mins 22 secs
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    Today’s special guest is Nicole Caruso, a professional makeup artist and beauty consultant, former Beauty Editor of Verily Magazine, and homeschooling mother of 3. Nicole’s mission is to inspire women to invest in their self-worth with her movement #worthyofwearing. She wants women to live an integrated life where faith and style meet.

  • 7 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress

    May 18th, 2021  |  34 mins 26 secs
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    Are you feeling stressed? Stress has a way of creeping up on you. Family and work obligations can pile up and increase our workload until suddenly we find ourselves maxed out and losing our patience or experiencing physical symptoms like headaches or neck pain. Stress affects our physical and emotional health in many ways! So let’s talk about some healthy easy to manage it.

  • Big Family Finances (with Sam and Rob Fatzinger)

    May 11th, 2021  |  44 mins 39 secs
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    My guests this week are Sam and Rob Fatzinger. Sam and Rob are parents of 14 kids and co-authors of the new book, A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More: Advice From a Debt-free Family of 16. Sam and Rob share about what writing this book together was like, as well as some inspiring stories of life together as a frugal family.

  • 5 Personal Finance Rules for Everyone

    May 4th, 2021  |  36 mins 36 secs
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    I am not an expert in this week’s topic -- personal finances. But I think that’s why it’s important for me to share my perspective. There are some basic ideas about ways we think about and manage our money that can apply to all of us -- even those of us who are not financial geniuses or Dave Ramsey graduates.

  • The Joy of Parenting a Child with Down Syndrome (with Erin Thielman)

    April 27th, 2021  |  38 mins 56 secs
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    My guest this week is Erin Thielman, a disabled veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force before and after 9/11. Erin is a Down syndrome advocate, a pro-life advocate and especially enjoys speaking to youth and young adults.

  • Hope and Healing After Postpartum Depression (with Danielle Lerner)

    April 20th, 2021  |  43 mins 59 secs
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    My guest this week is Danielle Lerner, a wife, mom, and Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist currently working as a news anchor and reporter in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. After telling other people's stories for more than a decade, Danielle felt compelled to share her own family's story navigating postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of their younger daughter, Harper. She is a passionate advocate for maternal mental health and credits her recovery to professional treatment, an incredible support system and her Catholic faith.

  • Interrupt Your Marriage

    April 13th, 2021  |  32 mins 40 secs
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    Our discussion this week is about “interrupting your marriage.” What does that mean and why do I think it’s a good idea?

    I share about a recent impromptu overnight “getaway” Dan and I had, and how it reminded me of the importance of disrupting our relationship sometimes.

  • Simple Ways to Make Daily Prayer a Habit (with Anna Mitchell)

    April 6th, 2021  |  38 mins 59 secs
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    Anna Mitchell, host of the Son Rise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio, joins me to talk about daily prayer. Anna shares an innovative idea for making a habit of daily prayer -- an audio recording of simple prayers she created with her co-host Matt Swaim.

  • Ideas for a Holy Holy Week

    March 30th, 2021  |  42 mins 3 secs
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    Are you ready for Holy Week? Here it is, ready or not! This week we are sharing some simple ideas for ways you can make Holy Week a sacred and meaningful time, even inside of your own home with your family. Nothing, fancy, no stressful crafts or complicated prayer practices! These are do-able ways to set this season apart.

  • 5 Skills to Work on Now, If You Want to Get Married Later

    March 23rd, 2021  |  41 mins 28 secs
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    This week I am sharing 5 skills I think every young person should work on now, if they want to get married later. These are skills that will be helpful to you no matter what vocation you are called to, but I think especially to those who are planning to be married and have families.

  • A Bold Challenge for the Laity (with Bishop Strickland)

    March 16th, 2021  |  43 mins 8 secs
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    This week, we have a Girlfriends first -- our very first guest who is a bishop! Bishop Joseph Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, joins me for a great conversation about his new book, Light and Leaven: The Challenge of the Laity in the Twenty-First Century.

  • 6 Ways to Brighten Your Day

    March 9th, 2021  |  39 mins 48 secs
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    Are you feeling BLAH these days? The end of winter can be a tough time to feeling joyful.

  • Holiness is for Everyone (with Claire Dwyer)

    March 2nd, 2021  |  40 mins 59 secs
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    Today my guest is Claire Dwyer, author and editor at the Avila Institute. In our conversation, Claire shares why she feels like St. Elizabeth of the Trinity is a great saint for our times, and the ways in which we are all called to holiness

  • How to Make a Personal Prayer Space

    February 23rd, 2021  |  35 mins 18 secs
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    Do you have a space in your home that is devoted to prayer?