Motherhood Matters is a series of 16 presentations by different authors, speakers, and bloggers on different aspects of parenting, all with a Catholic perspective.
Looking for some inspiration to watch or listen to in between carpool lines, diapers, and laundry? Here are 16 presentations on a variety of Motherhood Matters to encourage you, instruct you, or simply to accompany you through loading the dishwasher.
OR, are you looking for material for your mom's group? These 30 minute presentations come with a ready discussion guide. You can view them one after the other, or use them for a break between other Bible or book studies. These could even be used as part of a retreat or conference. Each presentation is recorded in an HD format. One purchase is good for the whole group. There is no preparation or other purchases necessary.
For a limited time, this series is available to purchase online for just $14.95.
The DVDs of this series is also available for $29.99
Here are the topics and presenters:
Kate Wicker is a wife, mom of five, speaker, author, and recovering perfectionist who strives every single day to strike a balance between keeping it real and keeping it joyful. Find her at KateWicker.com Her books are Getting Past Perfect: Finding Joy & Grace in the Messiness of Motherhood and Weightless: Making Peace with Your Body both published by AveMaria Press.
Dr. Parker, an OBGYN, is an active speaker on Catholic Health Issues, Natural Family Planning, Women’s Health and has testified before legislative committees in favor of Pro-life legislation. He is the Co-host of “The Catholic Doctors Show” with Dr. Will Turek on St. Gabriel Radio, AM 820. Dr. Parker currently serves as the President of the John Paul II Guild of the Catholic Medical Association and is a regional Director for the Catholic Medical Association.
Emily Jaminet is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and coauthor of Divine Mercy for Moms and The Friendship Project Book. She serves on the leadership team of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. Jaminet offers a daily segment called “A Mother’s Moment” on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio and Mater Dei Radio. She and her husband, John, have seven children and live in Columbus, Ohio.
John holds a PhD in exercise science and is a professor at Wingate University.Dr. Acquaviva resides in Matthews, NC, with his wife Alecia and four children. New book, Raising Children with a Healthy Body Image: A Catholic Parents Guide (En Route Books and Media) and first book Improving Your Body Image Through Catholic Teaching are both available as an ebook and hardcopy. John is the host of Faith and Fitness on Radio Maria.
Kim Capelle loves living in sunny South Carolina with her wonderful husband, Mark, of 32 years. She is the mother of 15 children (five of whom are in heaven) and is grandmother to 7! Life on their small farm called Soola is always exciting with animals frequently escaping into nearby neighborhoods. Kim earned her PhD in Natural Health in 2013 and owns and operates St. Raphael's Nutrition, LLC, a natural health consulting firm.
Christine is the CEO, of Training Solutions Int’l, author of 4 books, Global Leader & inventor, and best-selling author of The Momager™ (Mom & Manager) She is the producer and Co-host of ‘Real Mom Radio’ and media personality on TV & over 300 radio shows. Inventor of The Christmas Love Box™ & Original Love Box™. She has been married to Bob for over 25 years and has 3 practically grown children.
Sarah’s been writing online for over a decade, praying the rosary for almost two decades, and wrangling small humans for not-long-enough. She also drinks enough coffee to drown a fat pony. Find her at:SnoringScholar.com Latest book, co-editor with Lisa Hendey and 80+ contributors: The Catholic Mom's Companion to Prayer
Dr. Ray Guarendi is a father of ten, clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker, and national radio and television host. His radio show, “The Dr. Is In” can be heard on over 440 stations and Sirius XM channel 130. His TV show, “Living Right With Dr. Ray” is aired in 140 countries. Find him at DrRay.com
Steve Wood has led youth, campus, evangelistic, prison, and pro-life ministries. Steve and his wife, Karen, have been married thirty-eight years and are the parents of eight children and eight grandchildren. He has written many books for Catholic families including, Legacy:A Father’s Handbook for Raising Godly Children. He is the host of Faith & Family weekly radio broadcasts, one of the longest running shows on Catholic radio. He can be found at Dads.org.
Elizabeth is a best-selling, award-winning author of fifteen books for adults and young people as well as numerous Catholic magazines articles. She and her husband of 30 years have four boys and reside in Columbus, Ohio. She can be seen and heard frequently on Catholic radio and television, including guest hosting live national radio programs such as “Catholic Connection” and “Kresta in the Afternoon.” You can find her at ElizabethFicocelli.com.
Jennifer Willits, mother of five children and wife to husband Greg Willits for over 20 years, has been active in evangelizing the Catholic faith for over 12 years through her involvement in creating a variety of online resources, podcasting, radio broadcasting and video. She’s been featured on The Catholic Channel, Catholic TV, EWTN and was named a leader in Catholic New Media by Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is currently co-hosting the family-friendly Adventures in Imperfect Living podcast with her husband from her home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. You can subscribe to or stream her weekly podcast Adventures in Imperfect Living by visiting gregandjennifer.com
Mike Aquilina is the award-winning author of more than forty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. His works have been translated into many languages. He has hosted nine television series and several documentary films and is a frequent guest on Catholic radio. Aquilina is also a poet and songwriter. He and his wife Terri have been married since 1985. They live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh with their children, who are the subject of his book Love in the Little Things (2007)
Annie is a wife, writer and producer. She used to broadcast the news as a TV producer, but now she broadcasts prayers. She works from home on a prayer ministry she and her husband, John-Paul, run called PrayMoreNovenas.com. They've been married for five years now, and they live in Dayton, Ohio. She blogs at CatholicWifeCatholicLife.com
Tami, thank you for this ministry that you do. This was my first year participating in the conference, and it was such a blessing. Being a stay-at-home mom of three littles, this conference was exactly what I needed, - the inspiration, the motivation, the solidarity - it was fabulous! Thank you!
Thank you sponsors!