Saturday, August 2, 2014

Old Mom New Mom Podcast, Episode #27: Back to School & Handling Picky Eaters

Recorded 7/31/14

Angie and Marianne catch up on the past few weeks events and share some thoughts about creating a family altar in your home.  

The moms chat about back to school shopping and their love of school supplies then share some thoughts about handling dinner with picky eaters in the family.

Marianne gives "The Passion of Mary Margaret" by Lisa Samson five stars as a great read - well written, meaninful themes, and surprising story twists.  The moms share some thoughtful feedback from their listener survey.  Many thanks to devoted listeners who have been downloading the podcast through these slow summer months.

Angie shares a wonderful passage from "The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living", a daily devotional with quotes from Mother Teresa and the moms share some thoughts about how important it is to cultivate peace and joy at home.

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Home Altar Ideas from Catholic Mom

Images from Google of "Catholic Family Altars

Zucchini Brownies recipe from

Catholic Cuisine - great website for ideas on how to cook through the liturgical year; lots of history, too!

Fried Green Tomatoes recipe from

Lisa Samson author website

Mother Teresa 365 day devotional


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Old Mom New Mom, Episode #26: Summer Brain Drain

Recorded 7/14/14


Angie and Marianne catch up since their last podcast three weeks ago and chat about July 4th celebrations.

Life with Kids

The moms chat about the dreaded "summer brain drain" and share their thoughts about keeping summer sane.

Shoutouts and Feedback

Angie and Marianne share a listener email and thank their listeners for hanging in there through the long summer months with sporadic podcasting. The moms are thrilled to share that the podcasts have been downloaded over 2,000 times. 

Food for the Journey

Marianne shares a clip from a blog post by Ann Voskamp, author of the NYT bestseller One Thousand Gifts. Moms - you MATTER!

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The Great Challenge Facing All Women {and Why Women Need to Stop Judging Each Other} at A Holy Experience

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Fully Live Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp


Monday, June 23, 2014

Old Mom New Mom, Episode #25: Summer Break, Traveling, and Everything is Awesome!

Recorded 6/20/14


Angie and Marianne chat about vacation travel, The LEGO Movie, and the team of babyproofing experts that recetnly took over Angie's house.

Life with Kids:
The moms tackle a question from a listener email about the challenge of finding other parents of little ones within a parish that is mostly older adults.  Angie and Marianne also share some useful tips for traveling with little ones.

Shoutouts and Feedback:

Many thanks to listener Elizabeth for her recent email.  Marianne shares a great post she read on about a program where babies are teachers.

Food for the Journey:

With summer break well in swing, the moms share some quotes from Mother Teresa about the importance of home and family life.

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Babies as Teachers


From Mother Teresa: Her Essential Wisdom  edited by Carol Kelly-Gangi
1.  “Try to put in the hearts of your children a love for home. Make them long to be with their families.  So much sin could be avoided if our people really loved their homes.”
2.  “It is easy to smile at people outside your own home.  It is so easy to take care of the people that you don’t know well.  It is difficult to be thoughtful and kind and to smile and be loving to your own in the house day after day, especially when we are tired and in a bad temper or a bad mood.  We all have these moments and that is the time that Christ comes to us in a distressing disguise.”

3.  “Sometimes people can hunger for more than bread.  It is possible that our children, our husband, our wife, do not hunger or bread, do not need clothes, do not lack a house.  But are we equally sure that none of thtem feels alone, abandoned, neglected, needing some affection?  That, too, is poverty.”


Monday, June 2, 2014

Old Mom New Mom, Episode #24: The "Are You Done Yet?" Question and NFP

Recorded 5/29/14


Angie and Marianne chat about summertime plans. NOTE: Next podcast will be recorded the week of June 18, 2014.

Life with Kids:

***NOTE: The sensitive topics of family size and NFP are gently discussed by the hosts in this segment. Parental discretion advised.***

Shoutouts and Feedback:

Angie and Marianne thank a listener for her email feedback and share a podcast recommedation.

Food for the Journey:

One final reflection on St. Therese of Lisieux by Marianne from the book Shirt of Flame: A Year with St. Therese of Lisieux by Heather King.

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Marquette Method of NFP

St. Williams Church, Round Rock, TX Podcast

A Shirt of Flame: A Year with St. Therese of Lisieux by Heather King

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Old Mom New Mom, Episode #23: Marriage Matters

Recorded 5/22/14


Angie and Marianne talk about Memorial Day weekend, upcoming birthdays, and how many years they've known their husbands.

Life with Kids:
The moms tackle the tough question of how to nurture the marriage relationship while raising kids and offer some tips from their past experiences as well as hope for parents in the trenches with littles under five years old.

Shoutouts and Feedback:

The moms share a bit of feedback from a listener email.  Marianne shares a great book recommendation for Father's Day gift to diehard Reds fans.  This week's international shoutout goes to Antwerpen, Belgium!  Holla Antwerpen!

Food for the Journey:

The moms share another quote from St. Therese of Liseaux that speaks to how the marriage vocation truly calls us to adopt the "little way" and die to self.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Old Mom New Mom Podcast, Episode #22: Life with Kids and Dogs

Recorded 5/16/14
Angie and Marianne chat about life with a toddler underfoot as well as some ideas for making kid friendly plans for the summer.

Life with Kids:
The moms talk about life with kids and dogs...from the highs to the lows to the sad goodbyes.

Shoutouts and Feedback:
Many thanks to our loyal listeners and a shoutout this week to new listeners who have recently discovered the OMNM podcast!  Comments, questions, or feedback, please send them to OldMomNewMom(at)

Food for the Journey:
More thoughts on and quotes from St. Therese of Liseaux.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Old Mom New Mom Podcast, Episode #21: Happy Mother's Day!

Recorded 5/8/14


Marianne and Angie talk about how busy the month of May can be for moms with school aged children and the need to evaluate your family's schedule/activities to create a better equilibrium for your family.

Life with Kids
The moms talk about Mother's Day, about what moms really want for Mother's Day, and offer prayers for those for whom this holiday is a difficult one to bear.

Shoutouts and Feedback
Many thanks to our loyal subscribers and listeners!  This week's international shoutout is to Shandong, China.  Holla Shandong!

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Food for the Journey
Angie and Marianne share some facts about the life of St.Therese of Lisieux as well as some Mother's Day inspired quotes from the "Little Flower".