A Letter to the Woman Starting Freshman Year of College


- Carolyn founded The Young Catholic Woman, where she and other women write on truth that they've experienced in their lives as women. You can also find The Young Catholic Woman on Facebook

- If you (or a woman you love!) is headed off to college, you'll want to read Carolyn's piece "Welcome to College". 

- Carolyn just launched "The Stewardess" on Etsy, which is a place for The Young Catholic Woman's Home. They've dreamed about expanding the shop but it never felt quite right, but now is a time for new beginnings! You'll find gorgeous home decor pieces for your home as well as books and prayer cards from The Young Catholic Woman. I've loved exploring "The Stewardess" - it's full of gorgeous finds that I always wish I could find at my local thrift stores and local shops! 

- Carolyn recommends any book by Father Jacques Philippe, but the one we discuss on the show is "In the School of the Holy Spirit". 

- We mention the presence of stress and perfectionism especially on Ivy League campuses. Here's an article from the New York Times about the subject. 

- Carolyn mentioned that she is a perfectionist, and I am as well. Here's a blog I wrote back when I was in college about my addiction to perfectionism and busy schedules. 

- Another book that Carolyn recommends is "To Light a Fire on the Earth" by Bishop Robert Barron. 

A Letter to the Woman Who's An Introvert


- Sarah Burns blogs over at Little Tabernacle. She also writes for Epic Pew

- Sarah appeared on 'Letters to Women' in the first days of the podcast. Check out "A Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Read More", where Sarah and I discuss our favorite books and how to learn to love reading. 

- We also talk about self-care (and what that buzz word really means) on this episode. If you want to learn more about how to reject the lies the world has told us about self-care, check out this blog post about how to embrace healthy, holistic self-care.

- Practicing the presence of God in the present moment is something that Brother Lawrence writes about beautifully. Check out this book to learn more about this concept. 

- If you're in the Kansas City area, check out City on a Hill, which hosts Tuesdays at the Boulevard, an event that Sarah and I mentioned in this episode. 

- Want to know how being an introvert fits with the New Evangelization? Check out this article on how to encounter others and invite them into a relationship with the Lord. 

- We mentioned a few personality tests in this episode including the four temperaments quiz and Meyers-Briggs

- Sarah and I talk about how we live out the call to spiritual motherhood. Spiritual motherhood isn't second-rate motherhood. You can read more about how to dive into your own spiritual motherhood here

A Letter to the Woman Living in Today's Throw-Away Culture


- Haley blogs over at Carrots for Michaelmas, where she writes about her life as a bookish wife and mama to her littles. You'll love her podcast, Fountains of Carrots! 

- Haley's first book, The Grace of Enough Pursuing Less and Living More in a Throwaway Culture can be pre-ordered online through Ave Maria. Use the coupon code STEWART to get 20% off the book. This coupon code expires August 31, 2018.  

- A great book on decluttering is Making Room for God
Decluttering and the Spiritual Life, by Mary Elizabeth Sperry. Listen to "A Letter to the Woman With a Cluttered Closet" to learn more about Mary Elizabeth's decluttering. 

- Two other books Haley mentioned were Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.

- You can read Pope Francis' encyclical letter Laudato Si' online here. 

A Letter to the Woman Experiencing Pregnancy After a Loss

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- Today's podcast was sponsored by Sudio, a company that is revolutionizing the way people see headphones. For 15% off any purchase with Sudio, use the discount code LETTERSTOWOMEN

- Laura blogs over at Mothering Spirit, a blog 

- If you sign up for Laura's monthly newsletter, she'll send you a free e-book of Prayers for Parenting! 

- Laura is the author of some incredible books. We mentioned two on this podcast episode: Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting and Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage

Laura blogs beautifully about the death of her twin daughters. This is the story she has to tell about that experience of radical, surprising peace. 

- Pregnancy after the loss of a baby – following miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death – is a daunting prospect. Laura's piece 'The Spiritual Side of Pregnancy after Loss' is an incredible read that inspired this podcast episode. 

A Letter to the Woman Discerning an Annulment

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- Today's episode is sponsored by The Catholic Mom Bundle! Summer is a fun time for kids. But for moms, the lack of school often means a total lack of structure & direction. Find new direction by focusing on what truly matters. The all-digital Catholic Mom Bundle is loaded with resources for moms’ emotional health, family fun, happy homes, and spiritual growth. Click here to find out more about this limited time resource

- Find Lisa online, where you can read more about her different books, blogs, and personal coaching services. 

- Lisa shares a lot of what she wrote in her latest book, Mending the Heart: A Catholic Annulment Companion