Finding Your Tribe & Real Community

Sisterhood and friendship have been on mind mind quite a lot lately; community is something we crave and need so deeply but often have trouble finding or connecting with, especially as mothers of little ones. Finding someone to walk with along our journey can be life-saving. And connecting with bloggers or podcasts that enrich and encourage our faith can help us grow, even from home.  

I thought I'd share some of the place around the internet and in person that foster community and loving friendship. Many of these groups have become like home to me, and it has helped ease the isolation that motherhood can sometimes bring. If you’re trying to find your tribe, these might be a good place to start.  Because we weren’t meant to do life alone. 

FINDING YOUR TRIBE & Walking Together

CATHOLIC WOMEN & MOTHER Bloggers

Catholic Mom & Blogger Facebook Groups

Youtube Channels & Podcasts

SPOUSES OF MEDICAL STUDENTS & PHYSICIANS

ARIZONA

INDIANA

HOBBITS AT HEART

  • Breakfast Second: a visually stunning blog put together by two friends who are dedicated to bringing all things Tolkien into the twenty-first century. 

  • Elanor at Home: (shameless self-promotion), a collection of essays I occasionally add to reflecting on Tolkien, Catholicism, and carrying the spirit of Hobbiton into our own wide world. 


Blessed is She Beloved Retreat

March 18, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona

     Last year I had the joy of attending the first Blessed is She retreat in Phoenix and it was truly one of the best days of my life. As I was putting together this post on finding community, I was browsing the Blessed is She website and I stumbled across a page for another upcoming retreat... and then I realized that this one will also be in Phoenix! Oh, my heart is giddy with excitement and I'm praying and hoping and planning to be able to attend next March. If you are in the Phoenix area (or even if you're not), I highly recommend prayerfully considering attending this retreat -- there is so much beauty in the BIS sisterhood and it is so refreshing for our souls to be surrounded by Catholic women, eating, learning, worshiping together.


I'll update this post as I come across new communities, bloggers, podcasts, etc. If you have any you'd like to add to the list, please leave a comment below to let me know - even if it's a local group that you wouldn't mind being shared publicly, I know there are women out there who would truly appreciate it!