Yesterday, I wrote a review of Simcha Fisher's fabulous book, The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning. Simcha saw it, and she shared it on her Facebook page today!
It was a total Catholic geek starstruck moment. One of my favorite Catholic writers read something I wrote and called it "great." Alright, I know, it was just a review of her own book, but, whatever! It's my screen shot of my favorite author liking something I wrote, and I'll share it if I want to!
2. I'll be on the radio tomorrow
What?! What are you going to talk about, Catherine?
One of my favorite parts about blogging is connecting with fabulous, inspiring people around the world. Julie Nelson is one of those fabulous, inspiring people. Julie co-hosts a radio show with Chris Magruder called "Catholic Women Now!" "Catholic Women Now!" broadcasts from Des Moines, Iowa through Iowa Catholic Radio (1150 AM, 88.5 FM, and 94.5 FM). As their website says, the show is a "weekly feature by Catholic women talking about the things that matter most to Catholic women."
Julie invited me to come on the show to talk about reward systems and apps for children. I told her I'd be happy to talk about our Happy Saints Reward System and Family Store.
I'm always discovering more apps for the kids to play during their reward screen time, and I'll be talking a little about the ones we love.
Anyway, I wanted to be sure and let friends and family know about the show in case you'd like to tune in. The show airs tomorrow morning at 9 am CST. I'll be on around 9:15, and my segment should last around 7 minutes, so it'll be quick.
I had the opportunity to chat with Julie and Chris last night on the phone, and they are quite the dynamic duo! I felt like I was sipping coffee with them in my family room. I'm looking forward to our conversation tomorrow on the air.
If you miss the live broadcast, you can listen when the show re-airs at 9 pm CST.
Iowa Catholic Radio is on 1150 AM, 88.5 FM, and 94.5 FM. You can also tune in using iheartradio or listen live via the Iowa Catholic Radio site.
Big sis Jenny is coming over for a playdate and will be wrangling kiddos while I'm on the air. That way, we can keep pretending that I've got it all together over here! (Thanks, Jenny!)
I told Julie and Chris that I would come on the show so long as they understood two things:
- I'm not very smart or original. I borrow/steal 99.9% of my ideas.
- I can wax poetic about all of this parenting stuff in theory, but in practice, we're always just moments away from an epic temper tantrum.
So long as everyone is clear on those 2 things and knows that I'm not putting myself out there as a model mama, we're good. Hope you can tune in tomorrow and tease me about it next time I see you! Any and all prayers are appreciated!