This week’s Among Women starts off with a look at what I’m doing lately. I’m happy to announce that my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood is now available for pre-order, and is also the subject of a one-day retreat for women beginning in February 9, 2013 in Folsom, CA. If you are available this Dec. 1, join me in Chicago for another one-day event, “Blessed Among Women.”
This week’s podcast explores the trials and triumphs of a woman’s mid-life, especially that of a mid-life mother with young adult children, aging parents, and her own aging body. I welcome author-blogger Elizabeth Foss as she and I share the stresses of raising teens, coping with letting go of young adult children, and aging parents who become more in need of our care. Of particular note is the very deep gratitude we have for the Providence of God in our lives, especially as we talk about reaching the mid-life years, despite our both having suffered through different cancer diagnoses in our younger years.
This show also profiles the life of St Zita, a patron saint of domestics, as told in the words of Lisa Hendey and her book, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. St. Zita is the perfect role model for us, especially as the domestic duties mount up with the coming of Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas.