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We are in a mini-series about organization. Last week I talked about the necessary act of decluttering. Today I’ll give you some tips about how to organize your things in your home. Listen in. As you organize, here are your goals: Goal 1: Can I find and access what I need when I need it? Goal 2: Can I easily maintain this system? The areas we are g…
 
Allison Gingras and Danielle Bean share ideas about gardening and how outdoor spaces can be beautiful places to connect with God. An especially lovely way to celebrate the month of Mary would be to create a Mary Garden. Allison and Danielle talk about praying with Mary in the garden, different ways to plant a Mary garden, and introduce a fun new wa…
 
How do we learn the Art of the Possible? From our moms and dads. To celebrate Mother's Day, Kate Singletary, Dan's mom joins the show to talk about her path from high school teacher to labor lawyer to bed & breakfast owner to Obama campaign leader. Her advice on mastering the Art of the Possible - don't over plan it but when you commit, commit to t…
 
Rob and Dan are joined by Jeff Perkins, the CMO & Head of Product at ParkMobile and author of the upcoming book - How to Not Suck at Marketing. Jeff shares how navigated his career from advertising to marketing leader and how ParkMobile is redefining how we all experience parking and mobility. And Rob actually asks some compelling questions. Enjoy!…
 
Our guest this week is Sam Fatzinger, co-author with her husband Rob Fatzinger, of the new book A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More: Advice from a Debt-Free Family of 16. Sam chats with Danielle Bean about what it was like to write this book with Rob and what motivated them to share financial advice with other Catholic families. Toget…
 
The first rule of home organization: Do not organize your clutter! Before you can organize your home, you need to purge it of things you don't love, don't use, and don't have space to store. In this episode, I take you through a simple decluttering process and give you 10 questions to ask yourself as you're sorting to decide what to keep. 10 Questi…
 
Danielle Bean and Lisa Hendey discuss reading spiritual classics. Working from a list of must-read Catholic classics, they discuss the fact that the way we read spiritual works can shift and change as our lives change and we grow older. Sometimes, we need to be a bit discerning when reading spiritual books, as some of the advice may not apply to ou…
 
If one thing can make us feel immediately frazzled, it’s chaos. Whether it be chaos on our calendar or chaos in our closets, chaos makes us feel completely out of control. One of the best ways to address the chaos in our lives is with some good old-fashioned organization. Simply knowing how the pieces of our lives fit together gives us clarity and …
 
With the Oscars this weekend, Shawn, Cate, and Crowley sit down to discuss the soundtracks of our lives, the directors who just nail their soundtracks, and of course Cate brings up musicals and Crowley brings up John Carpenter. Socials: https://www.facebook.com/94.3KILO https://www.www.facebook.com/1039RXP https://twitter.com/KILORADIO https://twit…
 
This week we are chatting with Sarah Christmyer, a Catholic author, Bible teacher, and speaker with a special love for lectio divina and journaling as ways to draw close to Christ in Scripture. Sarah's latest book is Becoming Women of the Word: How to Answer God’s Call with Purpose and Joy (Ave Maria Press). Sarah blogs at ComeIntoTheWord.com. Sara…
 
In Scripture, life is depicted as a race. We are told to throw off everything that hinders our running. But how do you know if something you are carrying is hindering or helping? After all, what hinders me may be helping you. What helped you in the past may be weighing you down now. It can be tricky to decide what to set down. Today I’m offering fi…
 
Rob and Dan are joined by Suzi Sosa, the founder of Verb (goverb.com), who shares how she shifted Verb from a business plan competition platform for socially innovative entrepreneurs to a leadership development platform, and how she lives the art of the possible in their professional and personal lives. Suzi is amazing, enjoy!…
 
Rob has been wanting to talk about APIs since we started the podcast. Dan has been saying it was a snoozer of a topic. Rob was right for once. Dan asks all the dumb questions about what is an API, why are they important, and why should non-developers care? Rob tries his best to answer and Dan translates for those of us that don't speak nerd. And fo…
 
Our guest this week is Maureen O'Brien, author of What Was Lost: Seeking Refuge in the Psalms. Maureen shares with host Danielle Bean how she came to write this book which chronicles a very hard and difficult time in her life. Maureen O'Brien was facing divorce, cancer, and a major personal injury when she began the daily practice of praying with t…
 
In Scripture, life is depicted as a race. How we choose to run determines our quality of life, and whom or what we choose to run toward determines our peace and joy. ~Cynthian Heald Are you weary? Do you feel like life is harder than it’s supposed to be? Does it seem like everything is a constant uphill battle? Maybe it’s because you’re carrying ex…
 
We all have those artists and bands we love, but don't necessarily want everyone to know we love. But screw that. On today's episode, Shawn Rock, Cate, and Crowley get vulnerable and reveal their guilty pleasures, and discuss what makes something a guilty pleasure and how that guilt changes over time. Socials: https://www.facebook.com/94.3KILO http…
 
He is risen! He is truly risen! The long days of Lent are over, and it is time to celebrate and rejoice. This week, Danielle Bean and Allison Gingras share some thoughts on ways that we can change our spiritual practices from Lenten penance to Easter joy. What good habits did you establish during Lent that you will want to hold onto through Easter?…
 
Today we celebrate our 100th episode. And I couldn’t think of a better thing to do than turn the focus back on you--my listeners. I’ve asked a few of my mom friends to offer a word of encouragement to the overwhelmed moms who listen to the podcast. If you’re feeling a little frazzled today, I want you to sit back, put up your feet, and savor the li…
 
I’ve mentioned a few times recently that I have been eating mostly a whole foods plant-based diet. And some of you have had questions about that like, “Why are you doing that?” and “What do you mean, you only eat plants?" and "Is that the same thing as Vegan?” and “Where do you get your protein?” and “How do you do this with kids?” So, today I’m an…
 
Danielle Bean and Lisa Hendey talk about getting enough rest -- why is this important and how can we take better care of ourselves when it comes to getting the rest we need? Lisa shares some ideas she is learning while reading Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Sanjay Gupta. We also mention some stats on how people sleep and discuss som…
 
One of the most challenging aspects of being a Christian mom is finding ways to be alone to pray or read or study the Bible (or just think or be quiet!) while you are surrounded by kids. If your quiet time with the Lord is limited or non-existent, I have three words of encouragement and four things to try. Words of Encouragement: 1. Don’t feel guil…
 
Rob finally upholds his end of the partnership and invites a guest, the wonderful Jake Volcsko, Chief Digital Officer of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, to continue our conversation about media and explore if local media is a potential solve for our fractured, entertainment-driven, mass media and can save the Republic. Spoiler, Rob isn't hopeful, …
 
Dan and Rob debrief from their conversation with Food Tank founder, Danielle Nierenberg about food and take a few left and right turns that lead to debates about regulation, the ability/inability of the market to solve the food crisis, and the tragedy of the commons, which causes Rob to abruptly end the podcast. Make sure you listen (or skip) to th…
 
Are you feeling the winter blahs? Does it feel like this Lent has gone on forever? This week, Allison Gingras and Danielle Bean share some simple ideas for ways you can boost your mood. They discuss some easy ways to add a bit of color, joy and beauty to your everyday living spaces, as well as enliven your spiritual life. Tune in for fun conversati…
 
If you are a mom in the year 2021, you are probably on social media. And if you are a mom on social media, you have probably at some point considered taking a social media break, drawing better boundaries around your time there, or leaving social media altogether. Me too. Today I’m talking about my decision to leave social media and offering some q…
 
Danielle Bean and Lisa Hendey host a conversation about ways we can learn to trust in God. How can we grow in trust? This is one of the hardest things we ever need to do -- let go of control and let God work in our lives.Turning over our lives to God and praying those words "Thy will be done," can a serious challenge, especially when we suffer thro…
 
Danielle Nierenberg, the founder and President of Food Tank, joins Rob and Dan to talk about the state of the food system, explore the human element and social justice issues related to food, debate if and how technology can be part of the solution, and share opportunities for developers to get involved in creating what's possible. Visit http://www…
 
With billionaire Yusaku Maezawa offering eight people the chance to go to space and fly around the moon, we figured we could help out by making the playlist. Shawn Rock, Andy, Cate, and Sid discuss their playlists and figure out the most important characteristics of a moon vacation playlist. With contributions from Ross Ford and Summer Justice. Sha…
 
This week, our guest on the Catholic Momcast is Nicole O'Leary. Nicole sits down with Danielle Bean for a discussion of the Mass with a special focus on ways we can grow in our understanding of it and love for it during the season of Lent. What really happens at Mass? The pandemic forced many of to come to terms with some ways we have been taking t…
 
This is our 5th and final episode on the Barrier of Busyness. Today we are talking about the importance of weekly rest: what Sabbath means and how to do it. If you are a mom, you DO actually get a day off. Let me show you how. 1. Sabbath means literally "Stop, rest." God introduced a rhythm of life when He worked for 6 days and rested on the 7th. I…
 
Rob and Dan follow up on their conversation with author Michael Slaby and explore solutions for media and political polarization, discuss what it means to be an "American," and wonder if it is possible for hopeful visionaries like MLK, Gandhi, and JFK to exist in our current social media, 24/7 newstainment culture. Enjoy! (and if you do, subscribe …
 
This week on the Catholic Momcast, our special guest is Alex Dee, digital content creator and manager at Family Rosary with Holy Cross Family Ministries. Alex shares thoughts about observing Lent for the first time as a dad, as well as ways to establish habits of prayer in your family. Lent is the perfect time to work on making family prayer a habi…
 
Last week I led you through 4 steps to reorder your overly busy life and today I’m giving you 6 more. Grab a pen, grab some paper, grab your calendar, because we are ruthlessly eliminating hurry from our lives. 1. Understand the full extent of a commitment before you say yes 2. Get help 3. Simplify 4. Set goals 5. Mind Your own business 6. Make res…
 
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