I’m having musician Marie Miller on my radio show again tomorrow, and we’re looking for lyrics for a little song we’re putting together. That’s where you come in!
Tell me about your craziest day taking kids to church in ten words or fewer, and Marie and I will turn them into a little song for your amusement. You can leave your answer here on Facebook or in the comments to this post.
The last time she was here we had a ton of fun making a song out of actual texts Joe and I have sent to one another, which you can see here:
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We finally did it: we got rid of the carpet of doom and had hardwood floors installed.
The upside? No more giant carpet beetle snack bar in the middle of our living room.
The downside? CHAOS ON A LEVEL I CANNOT DESCRIBE.
Outside, it was wet with wind and temperatures in the 30s and 40s. We had limited access to the kitchen. As the work progressed downstairs, our homeschooling family of eight was confined to smaller and smaller spaces in our three-bedroom house. It was like The Cask of Amontillado, but upstairs and with more fighting over... Read More
We did it! I survived the week of two-hour daily radio shows on SiriusXM last week (with much help from my fabulous producer and the Catholic Channel team), and I only had to pull a sleeping bag over my head to muffle bizarre kid-related background noises once.
It was definitely an intense week, but it was more fun than I thought it would be. I had a blast doing the show, and I hope that came across on the air.
I was able to put together not one but TWO free MP3s with excerpts from the show! Both are available through my free podcast here (also... Read More
Exciting news! SiriusXM and I decided that it would be fun to see what it would be like if I did a daily two-hour radio show for one week! (We’ll talk later about why my idea of “fun” always involves extremely intense activities that test my endurance and the human ability to survive without sleep.) That’s right, that means that…
My radio show will be live from 2 – 4 PM ET on SiriusXM Channel 129, every single day this week!
If Monday’s show is any indication, this week is going to be a blast.... Read More
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It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to check in here on the blog, which means it’s past time for a 7 Quick Takes post!
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As you may already know if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, my wonderful grandfather passed away earlier this month. He was 100 years old.
As blessed as we were to have him for as many years as we did, his passing was still hard to process. I was his only grandchild, so we were certainly very close.
I frequently posted here on the blog about the amazing meals he’d... Read More
When I walked into the ballroom on Saturday afternoon at last year’s Edel Gathering, I was surprised to see a woman sitting in the back row, dabbing tears out of her eyes with a crumpled Kleenex. Soon, almost all the women in attendance would be weeping openly in response to Marion Fernandez-Cueto’s heartfelt talk, but at this point the Saturday event had barely begun.
“Are you okay?” I asked.
She nodded. “I just can’t tell you how much it means to me to see an entire room full of women who understand my life.”
After... Read More
Happy Epiphany! Happy New Year!
I just got back from Nashville, where I was at the mind-blowing SEEK 2015 conference. There were 10,000 college students in attendance, and I had the honor of giving the women’s keynote.
It’s the story of how I used to think that there was only one right way to be a “good Christian,” and the startling moment that God showed me that to be truly Catholic is to by truly myself. (There’s also a Q&A at the very end where I answer questions that were tweeted during the talk.)
I had a ton... Read More
It’s that time of year again!
I spent hours this weekend adding wonderful new saints to the list and updating the code, so the Saint’s Name Generator is cleaned up and ready to go.
Click here to get your patron saint for 2015!
One of my favorite New Year’s traditions is reading comments hearing about which saints people got and what that saint might mean to them. I’d love to hear about yours! I often have to close comments due to an enormous amount of spam, so if you can’t comment here on the blog leave a comment over... Read More
The other day I came across a clip from the end of It’s a Wonderful Life, a movie which has a surprising ability to turn me into a mushy, sentimental mess. I got all teary-eyed to see how the imperfect angel, Clarence Odbody, gave George a new lease on life by coming to him in his darkest hour.
I think one of the reasons I find that scene so touching is because I’ve had so many Clarence Odbodys in my own life. I can’t think of a single crisis I’ve gone through that didn’t involve God sending some “angel”... Read More
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We still don’t have a Christmas tree. I just walked by a broken Advent candle in the toy pile next to a naked Barbie. But it’s all good, because I GOT MY CHRISTMAS CARDS DONE! (Not “done” like “sent,” but “done” like “we got a decent picture and the newsletter is written.”) I’m so excited!
As I say every year, this is one of my very favorite holiday traditions. I love getting everyone’s letters and pictures each year. Even for the families that I already know... Read More
I was surprised by the wide variety of reactions that bubbled within me when I read Kendra Tierney’s post about how she’s not giving her kids toys for Christmas.
In about three seconds, I went from “THAT’S NUTS!” to “It sort of makes sense but I would never do that” to “Maybe I should do that” to “I TOTALLY NEED TO DO THAT!”
After I thought about it a bit more, I decided that the specifics of the idea might not be the right fit for us (at least not for this year),... Read More
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On October 2, 2008 I wrote my first “7 Quick Takes” post. Soon after that I made it a link-up, meaning I put some code on the bottom of each of my own 7 Quick Takes posts so that other bloggers could submit links to their own posts of the same format. In the six years since then, not a single Friday has gone by that I haven’t written a 7 Quick Takes post and hosted the linkup (or at least posted a note with a lame excuse about why I couldn’t).
The 7 Quick Takes blog party has been part of my life week in... Read More
At the beginning of this year, my friend Rachael had the simple but brilliant idea to start having regular dinner parties. She called it the Dinner Club for Underachievers, and she set the rules to be simple enough that even families in crazy seasons of life could participate. The rules are:
Couples take turn hosting the dinner club
The hosts do not have to provide any food — they just provide drinks and paper plates and utensils
Each guest brings a dish (appetizer, main course, or dessert)
The guests don’t bring kids (but the host’s... Read More
At looooong last, my podcast is finally up and running! For those of you who don’t have SiriusXM to tune in to the full versions of my radio show, I can now offer a free podcast of a “best of” segment from each show.
HOW TO LISTEN
If you would like to subscribe, you can find it on iTunes here, or search for The Jennifer Fulwiler Show in your favorite podcasting app (I use Podcruncher).
If you need the direct link to the podcast feed to look it up on your favorite podcasting app, it’s http://jenniferfulwiler.libsyn.com/rss... Read More