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Martina is a cradle Catholic, wife to Neil, and mother to seven kiddos here {and three in heaven}– 4/96-1/17. She decided to homeschool the kiddos in 2010 after many years in public schools and is currently transitioning out of homeschooling. She is the creator of Catholic Sistas which focuses on a feminine perspective of the Catholic Faith. The website was the result of an existing camaraderie by the contributors in a Catholic women’s group she created. She is also a Seal of Approval evaluator for the Catholic Writers Guild. Lest you think she spends all her time online, Martina has enjoyed getting out into the community by serving on the Pastoral Council from 2010-2013. She is constantly on the lookout to make her parish as welcoming as the small town she grew up in East Texas. This task is not easy given that St. William is the largest parish in the Austin diocese, serving well over twenty thousand parishioners. She loves Jesus, coffee, bacon, chocolate, photography, more bacon, evangelizing, and the company of those unafraid to use their sense of humor.
The Worst Best Advice I Got as a New Mom

The Worst Best Advice I Got as a New Mom

Time – it does go by fast. In my head, I’m still the young mom, even though the mirror tells a cruel contradictory story. But youRead more »

The Art of Keeping it Classy Online

The disconnect between who we are in real life and who we become online (as a society) has become so polarizing in and of itself. AboutRead more »

YourOfficial2019ProLifeResourcestoMarchto

Your Official 2019 Pro-Life Resources To March To

This year is no different in that regard, but we also want to include a short primer on the best pro-life resources About MartinaRead more »

RELATABLE-LoveActually

Relatable: Love, Actually – A 2019 Catholic Sistas Series about Marriage

What about the Catholic who still believes in the sanctity of marriage, including its permanence? Is it even possible for couples to remainRead more »

2019GuidetoAllThingsEpiphany

The 2019 Guide to All Things Epiphany

The Epiphany falls ON Sunday this year, and if you are a Novus Ordo Mass goer, you know that this feast day typically is celebratedRead more »

TheDamagingEffectsofMakingExcuses

The Damaging Effects of Making Excuses

Was it coincidental that it came about when I decided to pray a 54 day novena to St. Joseph? Was it that God knew my soul was tired ofRead more »

A Catholic Sistas Review:Stay Connected

REVIEW: Stay Connected – Journals for Catholic Women

the day I received this book, I grabbed my water bottle, my snack, my unopened mail packages, and a notepad and pen. Once I got settledRead more »

DotheThingYouHatefortheHolySoulsinPurgatory

Do the Thing You Hate for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Like, if you EVER – and I mean E-VAH – saw me doing this, you should probably look for the four horsemen of the apocalypseRead more »

The Official Catholic Sistas 2018 Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway!

You’ve joined the Christmas Shopping Challenge in order to enjoy a more peace-filled Advent. Well, NOW it’s time to peruse thisRead more »

MarriageIsHard - So Here's Some Advice You Can Use

Marriage is Hard, So Here’s Some Advice You Can Use

We’ve all seen marriage in its many forms, I’m guessing. But if you aren’t actually married – single and looking,Read more »

OneWaytoSupportaLovedOnethroughaTraumaticLoss

One Way to Support a Loved One through a Traumatic Loss

Have you been there before? Have you gotten the call that someone you care for lost a loved one suddenly? Did you feel helpless orRead more »

The Rainbow after the Storm

The Rainbow after the Storm

That was November 2014 – almost four years ago when our entire family experienced our first and most devastating miscarriage. It wasRead more »

Why DAYBOOK Should be Your Catholic Planner

The Case for DAYBOOK

Any good planner is worth the investment. But I believe a good planner should also be affordable. When DAYBOOK began in 2014, thenRead more »

I Went to Mass: What did I see?

REVIEW: I Went to Mass: What did I see?

PRODUCT I Went To Mass: What did I see? by Katie Warner and illustrated by Meg Whalen COMPANY TAN Books FACEBOOK  |Read more »

40DaysOfPrayerforHealing

40 Days of Prayer for Healing

I, like many Catholics around the US and the world, have been shocked and horrified to learn details of abuse at the hands of clergy overRead more »