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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.
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 »

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 »

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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 »