Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

288 episodes of Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women) since the first episode, which aired on May 5th, 2017.

  • The Philosophy of Motherhood (with Dr. Janice Breidenbach)

    July 20th, 2021  |  52 mins 4 secs
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    Our guest this week is Dr. Janice Chik Breidenbach, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ave Maria University. Dr. Breidenbach joins us to share about her new course, Philosophy of Motherhood. She shares about the motivation to create this course and the important conversations it is sparking on campus in the culture.

  • Throwback Tuesday: 3 Ways You’re Wasting Your Time (and how to stop)

    July 13th, 2021  |  51 mins 37 secs
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    It's time for a throwback! I'm on vacation this week but I would like to share with you again one of my most popular episodes from last year.

    This week we are talking about some ways we waste our time — and it’s not Netflix! Here are some things you might be doing that are robbing you of joy, along with ways to break these bad habits.

  • How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online (with Sean Clifford)

    July 6th, 2021  |  52 mins 32 secs
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    Do you worry about your kids’ use of smartphones? Today we are diving into one of the most important parenting challenges of our times -- how to keep our kids safe online. Worrying about access to pornography and evil content on social media leaves many parents feeling helpless and hopeless in the face of a powerful force. Today’s guest, Sean Clifford, is here to offer us a message of hope.

  • 4 Ways Mary Found God in the Everyday

    June 29th, 2021  |  37 mins 45 secs
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    When we want to know God and love him better, we should follow the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary loves God with perfection! In today’s episode, we talk about four ways Mary connected with God in the everyday and consider how we can do the same.

  • Life Transformations with Liv Harrison

    June 22nd, 2021  |  51 mins 55 secs
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    My guest this week is Liv Harrison, a wife, mom, motivational speaker and inspiration. Liv shares with us her story of dramatic weight loss and life transformation. You will be encouraged and inspired by all that she has to share!

  • 7 Things to Love About Getting Older

    June 15th, 2021  |  45 mins 39 secs
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    Getting older gets a bad rap. We worry about extra wounds, graying hair, wrinkles, and sagging skin. But I am turning 49 today, and so I decided now would be a good time to reflect on some of the very real blessings of growing older.

  • 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.