Just a Plain Jane Catholic

Writer, Editor, Yenta

Women's Issues, Spirituality, Motherhood

And a big mouth. Punctuated by prayer. I'm a freelance writer and contractor for both secular and spiritual organizations. Over the years, I've been a research associate, an autism services aide, an executive director for a non-profit, a fundraiser (friend-raiser), an event planner, and even a chaplain at a mental institution! Yes, it's a little disjointed. But amid all the work, my husband and I raised eight wonderful children. Multi-tasking is my middle name, and I am lean and mean with a budget. I have mastered the art of juggling multiple priorities, and focusing the attention of "small" people on the big picture. So, sure, motherhood might not count much on a resume. But... how else do you become the Queen of the Possible? 

My Books

The Essential Woman

The Glory to be Revealed in You: A Spiritual Companion to Pregnancy

My Secret is Mine

A Few CLips

The gender pay equity gap affects households, not just women. Family-friendly benefits and flexibility are just as important to millennials as higher salaries. In Montana’s agricultural economy, at least one paycheck from a side gig balances out the risk of a bad crop year. Paycheck fairness is increasingly a gender-neutral proposition.


The Journey Home

Interview with Marcus Grodi

I was young...but not that young. And had been a Catholic for about 8 years. Now I am older. But I still enjoy seeing where I was on this journey. And Jesus is still my best friend.

My favorite song

Jesu Dulcis Memoria

Points to a book I am working on...about the liturgy...and how it forms you as a person, in ways you don't even perceive...Gregorian chant is one element of the opening of the heart to the Holy Spirit. Beauty lifts us up out of this world into God's eternal peace...

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