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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.
Your Ultimate 2019 Pregnancy & Infant Loss Resource Guide

Your Ultimate 2019 Pregnancy & Infant Loss Resource Guide

Each year, on October 15 – National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Day, Catholic Sistas has made it a priority to share the vast andRead more »

16 Things You Need in Your Kids Mass Bag

16 Things You NEED in Your Kids’ Mass Bag

But do you have a Mass bag? Oftentimes, we are asking ourselves the following each Sunday before we leave for church or in the parkingRead more »

How I Love My Spouse Well Enough

How I Love My Spouse Well Enough

Through the years, our communication method would became dated. What once seemed sufficient enough to convey wants and needs became aRead more »

Catholic Double Barrel Names You Are Gonna Love

Catholic Double Barrel Names You Are Gonna Love

One of the tricky things about naming kiddos has often been finding a unique combination of names – first and middle – thatRead more »

9 Ways Two Isms can Coexist in Your Large Family

9 Ways Two ‘Isms’ can Coexist in Your Large Family: Catholicism and Minimalism

…having a large family doesn’t mean you have to own all. the. things. Learn some easy ways your large family can keep what youRead more »

How Social Media Helped my Pregnancy Announcement

How Social Media Helped my Pregnancy Announcement

Though I didn’t always manage to publicly announce each pregnancy that resulted in a miscarriage on the blog account, I didn’t shy awayRead more »

The Best Dang Road Trippin' Van and Essential Travel Hacks

The Best Dang Road Trippin’ Van & Essential Travel Hacks

Spanning nearly three decades, we have made the trek to NoVA many a time in a Sentra, a Trooper, a Santa Fe, and Yukon XL. As our familyRead more »

The Addiction that Slowly Kills Families

The Addiction that Slowly Kills Families

Boys whose fathers are addicted are more likely to display aggressive behavior than fathers who are not addicted. Conversation tends towardRead more »

The Beauty of Rote Prayer and a Good Planner

The Beauty of Rote Prayer and a Good Planner

On and off over the years, we had often called on the Good Saint for his help, from selling homes, to work-related endeavors, our marriage,Read more »

10 Angry and Cranky Saints to Call Upon When Rage Creeps In

Even on my most “ragiest” of rage days, there was always something in the back of my mind – calming, soothing, logical –Read more »

It Had to Start Somewhere

It Had to Start Somewhere

If you’re like me and you’ve stared down the barrel of years’ worth of bad habits, now is a good time to look back andRead more »

REVIEW Elegant and Modern Stele Golden Crucifix

REVIEW: Elegant and Modern Stele Golden Crucifix

I was intrigued. I was intrigued because I am a huge fan of high quality religious products to begin with, having had to replace many itemsRead more »

My Sofa and MyLife, CatholicSistas.com, growing old gracefully

My Sofa and My Life

Life will take its digs at us, and we will become weatherworn, some of us more so than others. But it doesn’t take away from who we are. InRead more »

MOM SO HARD Finessing the Intricacies of Your Modern Catholic Family

Mom So Hard: Finessing the Intricacies of Your Modern Catholic Family

…if you’re at all like me, and not naturally organized or struggle to find some kind of organization and balance in your life, youRead more »

The 2019 Handy Dandy List to Lenten Resources

The 2019 Handy Dandy List of Lenten Resources

What better way to enter into this penitential season than to comb through our newest list of Lenten resources – along with taking aRead more »