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

  • What Does a Mom’s Prayer Life Look Like (with Rachel Balducci)

    July 5th, 2022  |  39 mins
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    Danielle is joined by author Rachel Balducci to discuss the prayer life of a mother. Rachel shares how she came to write her new book as well as some of the real challenges to growing in relationship with Jesus while living a busy life and raising a family.

  • How to Increase Your Willpower

    June 28th, 2022  |  35 mins 24 secs
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    Do you struggle with willpower? There are a lot of areas in our lives that require willpower: diet, exercise, budget, prayer, and so many more. Danielle shares ideas on how to help you increase your willpower.

  • Every Kind of Saint (with Meg Hunter-Kilmer)

    June 21st, 2022  |  48 mins 41 secs
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    This week, Danielle is joined by author Meg Hunter-Kilmer. Meg shares stories and inspiration from the lives of little-known saints that can also be found in her new book Pray For Us: 75 Saints Who Sinned, Suffered, and Struggled Their Way to Holiness.

  • 3 Things to Do When You’re Burned Out

    June 14th, 2022  |  33 mins 6 secs
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    Are you feeling burned out? This time of year can be especially exhausting with weddings, graduations, sacraments and so much more. Danielle offers encouragement and three things that can help you in the face of burn out.

  • Living the Feminine Genius (with Lisa Cotter)

    June 7th, 2022  |  43 mins 2 secs
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    This week’s guest is author and speaker Lisa Cotter. Lisa and Danielle discuss topics from Lisa’s new book Reveal the Gift: Living the Feminine Genius. Lisa also shares some of her own experiences as a woman in today’s culture, especially as a wife and mother.

  • Ideas to Help You Savor Summer

    May 31st, 2022  |  40 mins 42 secs
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    Are you ready for summer? Well, ready or not, here it comes! Summer can easily fill up with activities, projects, and trips, so in today’s episode, Danielle offers ideas on how to really savor these summer months.

  • Navigating Engagement (with Emily Wilson)

    May 24th, 2022  |  32 mins 41 secs
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    This week’s guest is Emily Wilson, author, speaker, and host of the Emily Wilson YouTube channel. In this episode, Emily shares about her new video series for engaged women. Danielle and Emily also reflect on their own engagements and offer encouragement for anyone who is currently engaged.

  • 3 Ways God Whispers

    May 17th, 2022  |  38 mins 45 secs
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    Do you struggle to hear God’s voice? Oftentimes, we need to slow down, be still, and pay attention in order to hear the voice of God. Danielle shares three ways that God will often “whisper” us.

  • Catholic Women in Business (with Elise Gallagher)

    May 10th, 2022  |  36 mins 31 secs
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    This week’s guest is Elise Gallagher, founder of Catholic Women in Business and founder and CEO of Ringlet Studio. Elise shares how she got started in business as well as the way her Catholic faith informs her perspective of the workplace.

  • Embracing Your Life (with Julia Hogan)

    May 3rd, 2022  |  46 mins 27 secs
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    This week’s guest is Julia Hogan, author of A Work in Progress: Embracing the Life God Gave You. Danielle and Julia discuss boundaries, self-care, social media, comparison and so much more. This conversation is sure to help you figure out ways to live your vocation more intentionally.

  • How to Make a Big Decision

    April 26th, 2022  |  29 mins 32 secs
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    Are you struggling to make a big decision? It can be so distressing to weigh pros and cons and worry about the consequences of an important decision. Danielle shares ideas to assist you in your decision making.

  • Sharing the Faith With Kids (with Claudia Cangilla McAdams)

    April 19th, 2022  |  33 mins 23 secs
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    This week’s guest is children’s book author Claudia Cangilla McAdam. Claudia shares about how she got started writing books for kids and why she began to write faith-based books.

  • 9 Ideas for a Blessed Holy Week

    April 12th, 2022  |  42 mins 6 secs
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    Are you ready for Holy Week? Holy Week is a wonderful opportunity to grow in virtue and go deeper in relationship with God. Here are 9 simple ideas to make Holy Week a blessed and fruitful time for yourself and your family.

  • From Worry to Wonder (with Melissa Overmyer)

    April 5th, 2022  |  37 mins 8 secs
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    This week’s guest is Melissa Overmyer, author of From Worry to Wonder: A Catholic Guide to Finding Peace Through Scripture. Melissa discusses the modern habits of worry and anxiety and shares the ways that God has a better plan for us.

  • 5 Ways to Make Time for God

    March 29th, 2022  |  39 mins 14 secs
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    Do you struggle to find time to pray? Many of us lead busy lives and we have many obligations which can make it hard to find time. Here are 5 small ways that can help you find more time for prayer.

  • Finding Hope in God's Plan (with Julieanne Bartlett)

    March 22nd, 2022  |  39 mins 17 secs
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    Our guest this week is Julieanne Bartlett, founder of Passion of Hope Ministries. Danielle and Julieanne discuss the trial of “prolonged singleness” and the challenge of living your life when you feel like God is not answering your prayer.