A Letter to the Imperfect Catholic Mom


- This episode of 'Letters to Women' was sponsored by Pink Salt Riot. If you're looking for a great last minute Mother's Day gift, check out the Mothers' Day collection and the Marian collection over at the Pink Salt Riot website

- Colleen is a writer, wife, and a mother to six kids. You can find out more about her writing (and her other passion: photography!) over at her website

- If you sign up for Colleen's newsletter, you'll receive a printable for Litany of Humility for Parents and 25% off of her new book if you order through Ave Maria Press! 

- Want to read more about how we as women can fight against the lie that we have to know perfectly the best course of action for our family? Check out this article, 'Mommy Wars vs. Culture Wars Fight'. 

- Blessed is She has an incredible article on self-care for Catholic women - check it out here

- If you’re looking for the best way to love your family, one of the most beneficial things you can do is to love your spouse. In other words, identify first as spouses then as parents. Check out this article I wrote for Aleteia where I chatted with a clinical psychologist about how to balance littles and the sacrament of marriage. 

- Colleen mentions Natural Family Planning - if you want to learn more about NFP, you can listen to 'A Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Know More About Her Fertility' with Breanna Elley-McLemore. Another great resource that expands on Colleen's thoughts is The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning by Simcha Fisher. 

- Want to dive into Good Enough is Good Enough: Confessions of an Imperfect Catholic Mom with a group of women? Colleen mentions this great resource for bringing this book into a small group setting. 

- You can find Colleen's book through Ave Maria Press. Pick up a copy at your local Catholic bookstore or online here. We aren't kidding when we say this is the perfect Mother's day gift for the moms in your life. If you purchase this book through Amazon, 'Letters to Women' receives a small affiliate compensation, which helps this podcast stay on the air!

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- If you're listening to this episode before Mother's Day, you need to checkout the Mother's Day giveaway hosted by Ave Maria Press! You can win a signed copy of Good Enough is Good Enough, a framed printable of the Litany of Humility, coffee, chocolate and more! Head over here to enter

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