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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 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 »

REVIEW: Catechism of the Seven Sacraments

REVIEW: Catechism of the Seven Sacraments

I knew this was a book for the Catholic domestic Church arsenal when my 10-year-old son was drawn to it like a moth to the light. It hadRead more »

July Old St. Nicholas

July Old St. Nicholas

So much of what we know about St. Nicholas is wrapped up in secular culture; St. Nicholas has been turned into Santa Claus, an almostRead more »

10 Great Ways to Make Your Priest's Father's Day ROCK!

10 Great Ways to Make Your Priest’s Father’s Day ROCK!

They definitely need all the prayers we can send their way! When I had an emergency appendectomy, both Father Dean and Father Uche came toRead more »

A Fork in the Catholic Homeschool Road

A Fork in the Catholic Homeschool Road

So, imagine my surprise on the heels of seven years of homeschooling last year when I seemingly made a hasty decision to enroll my thenRead more »

The Frazzled Catholic Mom's Guide to Getting through Mass Mostly in One Piece

The Frazzled Catholic Mom’s Guide to Getting through Mass (Mostly) in One Piece

Get the experience of being the frazzled Catholic mom {and dad, too!} in the pew! If you’re a parent who brings your small circus toRead more »

REVIEW: Walking Holy Week with Jesus

REVIEW: Walking Holy Week with Jesus – A Prayer Journal

Haven’t found that perfect Holy Week journal yet? Consider Sara Estabrook’s Walking Holy Week with Jesus prayer journal toRead more »

20 Habits You Can Cultivate NOW to Help Your Children Stay Catholic

20 Habits You Can Cultivate NOW to Help Your Children Stay Catholic

Worried your Catholic children will leave the Faith? This article will inspire you and then give you strategies to strengthen the FaithRead more »

Real and Raw

Real and Raw – A 2018 Catholic Sistas Series

Welcome to our new series, Real and Raw: Soul-Stirring Stories. In this series, guest authors* will get “real and raw” about the mostRead more »