About Me

You know that feeling you get when you’re talking to someone, and you decide to open up about something you’ve been struggling with, and their eyes light up, and they say, “really?? Me too!” It’s a great feeling, right? Well, that’s the whole point of this blog. Connection. Solidarity. Vulnerability. If that sounds like a place you want to spend your valuable free time, then welcome, Friend, to Musings of a Catholic Mama!

My name is JuliaMarie. I’m a convert to Catholicism, a wife, and a full-time working mom. I enjoy wine, reading everything from Austen to comics on Webtoon, and cooking. I’m Florida-born and Georgia-raised, and I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I come from a long line of strong Italian women, and I occasionally swear in Korean. I’m married to a Dungeons and Dragons-obsessed Accountant named Thomas. We have two little boys, Thomas Edward and Anthony Robert Joseph, and one on the way!

Despite its title, this blog isn’t just for the Catholic Mama. My interests are extremely varied, and my passion for talking about all the things all the time runs deep, so you will find a wide variety of topics around here.

I’m Catholic, first and foremost, so I hope you like a dash of Jesus thrown into your blog posts about toddler tantrums. I love sharing good recipes and comparing the best hand-lettering techniques. I don’t shy away from controversial topics, but those posts will be nestled in among rants about how mommy groups always seem to be held at the least mom-friendly times and debates about how much heavy cream should be used to make the perfect chicken piccata (spoiler alert, ALL THE HEAVY CREAM).

My main reason for starting this blog was to connect with other people who may be feeling lonely or frustrated by their vocation – heaven knows I do! I don’t have a ton of tips or life-hacks that will suddenly make your baby sleep through the night and your bank account burst (but if you do, please send them my way. Mama’s tired and needs book money). But I am honest, sometimes brutally so, and I enjoy connecting with people. I want my readers to feel seen and understood. Like they’ve caught up with a friend they haven’t seen in ages who just gets it. So grab your coffee (or wine, I’m not judging), and enjoy. If nothing else, you’ll hopefully have a few laughs along the way.

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