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

  • Learning and Growing With Your Kids (with Dr. Jordan Alamzar)

    November 22nd, 2022  |  45 mins 17 secs
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    This week’s special guest is Dr. Jordan Almanzar, a professor at Magdalen College in Warner, New Hampshire, who also teaches Greek and Latin at Kolbe Academy. He is author of When the Earth Was Flat : One Boy’s Life at the Edge of the Millennium. Jordan and I discuss homeschooling, and ways that all parents are called to be the primary educators of their children.

  • How to Grow in Gratitude

    November 15th, 2022  |  37 mins 22 secs
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    In anticipation of Thanksgiving next week, we are focusing on gratitude. How can we be more grateful for the many blessings we receive from God? How can we practice gratitude for the many ways people love us and serve us? In this episode, Danielle leads us into the holiday season reminding us of four practical ways we can give thanks to God and give back to others.

  • Gaining Strength with Fasting (with Beth Bubik)

    November 8th, 2022  |  46 mins 37 secs
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    This week’s special guest is Catholic Fasting Coach Beth Bubik. Beth shares how she came to understand the benefits of fasting in a very personal way and how she came to work full time in helping others to benefit from it as well.

  • Here’s Why You Should Push Yourself

    November 1st, 2022  |  35 mins 11 secs
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    This week, we are talking about important reasons why you should consider stepping outside your comfort zone, challenging yourself, and trying something new and scary. When I first began this podcast, I was terrified to try something new, and yet I have learned and grown so much through this experience and I am so glad I pushed myself.

  • Praying With Music (with Sarah Hart)

    October 25th, 2022  |  41 mins 23 secs
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    Today’s special guest is wife, mom, singer, and songwriter Sarah Hart. Sarah has been making music for decades and all of her work is inspired by and fed by her Catholic faith and family life.

  • Ways to Grow in Humility

    October 18th, 2022  |  45 mins 34 secs
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    This week we are talking about that unpopular virtue – HUMILITY – and ways to grow in it. Humility is something we think we don’t want, but let’s really examine what it is and some of the ways that God calls us to greater holiness through its practice.

  • Make Your Home a Holy Place (with Pamela Niles and Haylee Minihan)

    October 11th, 2022  |  33 mins 16 secs
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    Many of us want to make our home a holy place and build a “domestic church” that will encourage our kids to grow in their faith, but we get stuck on the “how” to do that. It might seem like everyone else is living liturgically and praying as a family, but we don’t know where to begin. Today’s guests are here to help with that!

  • 5 Ways to Be More Productive

    October 4th, 2022  |  41 mins 16 secs
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    Do you want to be more productive? Productivity is not an indication of our worth nor does it define who we are. However, learning how to be productive can be very helpful for our daily lives. Danielle offers five ways to become more productive.

  • The Joys of Reading Aloud with Sarah Mackenzie

    September 27th, 2022  |  35 mins 17 secs
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    Danielle is joined by guest Sarah Mackenzie from Read Aloud Revival. Sarah shares about the purpose of the organization and all the benefits to reading aloud with your family. She also gives an inside look at her new children’s book A Little More Beautiful.

  • How to Know and Do God’s Will

    September 20th, 2022  |  35 mins 53 secs
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    Do you struggle to know and do God’s will? It can be so hard to understand what God wants us to do and it can be even more difficult to do it. Danielle shares five ideas to help you grow in understanding and persevering in God’s will.

  • How Busy Moms Can Find Peace (with Lisa Canning)

    September 13th, 2022  |  40 mins 33 secs
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    Do you have peace in your vocation? Danielle is joined by Lisa Canning to discuss the truth about women’s worth, discernment, and how to find peace in our vocations. Lisa offers great insight from her role as wife, mom, entrepreneur and business coach.

  • 9 Back-to-School Tips for Moms

    September 6th, 2022  |  40 mins 59 secs
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    Are your kids back in school or preparing to go back? Whether you have kids going back to school this fall or not, this time of year can feel like an opportunity to reset. Danielle shares 9 tips to help you make the most of this season.

  • Getting Real About the Messiness of Marriage (with Beth Sri)

    August 30th, 2022  |  39 mins 3 secs
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    Danielle welcomes special guest Beth Sri to discuss her new book The Good, the Messy, and the Beautiful: The Joys and Struggles of Real Married Life. Beth shares how her idea of marriage changed over time and the ways she has grown in faith due to the challenges of marriage.

  • Ideas and Help for Working Moms

    August 23rd, 2022  |  43 mins 11 secs
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    Are you struggling with the balance of work and motherhood? Danielle shares ideas and encouragement for any woman who finds herself in the role of working mother.

  • Finding Hope When Kids Leave the Faith (with Roxane Salonen and Patti Maguire Armstrong)

    August 16th, 2022  |  46 mins 37 secs
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    Danielle is joined this week by authors Patti Maguire Armstrong and Roxane Salonen. Patti and Roxane share about their new book What Would Monica Do?. Together they discuss how to navigate the heartbreak of loved ones leaving the Catholic faith.

  • How to Forgive When It’s Hard

    August 9th, 2022  |  39 mins 37 secs
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    Is there someone you are struggling to forgive? Are you tempted to hold onto bitterness and resentment? Danielle shares ideas to help you forgive even when it’s hard.