Who Am I?
A Mom… A Catholic woman who is looking to find meaning and purpose in my vocation as wife and mother. I am active in my local Church, happily married and have seven children who take up a whole lot of time and energy. I seek out the face of Christ in my day-to-day life and call on his PERFECT mother for help.
I enjoy sharing my walk with motherhood with other women, as we all should cherish these precious years as they grow up so quickly! My children range from 18 years old to a two-year-old. It seemed like just yesterday when my journey of motherhood began, and yet that was over a dozen years ago. We can never turn the clock around, so let us do our best to maximize each day for the Lord.
Despite what kind of day it is we must remember as Mothers that Christ is there in the small moments throughout the day. He wants to lead us to “green pastures and still waters” (Psalm 23). He wants our soul at rest no matter how many times you loaded your car up to drive to school or activities or surviving a long day with toddlers at home!
Motherhood has an eternal value thanks to our Catholic understanding of vocation, despite how the modern world tries to trivialize it! We need to reclaim this important job for Christ and do our best to be sanctified by our daily duties.
I have a B.A. from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Mental Health and Human Studies and a Minor in Human Life Studies. This education has laid an important background for helping me to see the dignity of each child and know how to stay sane in an “upside down world”!
I am like so many other women, who have turned down wonderful careers to stay home and be the “heart of the home” this sacrifice has had a hefty price but well worth it! Through all the busyness of raising children, I have managed to remain active in many pursuits with the desire to find a healthy balance.
My hope is that you know you are not alone as you venture down the “narrow path” of Catholic motherhood! Peace, love, and joy to you and your family! Know that you have my prayers and support as we raise children with Heaven in Mind! Check out my ministry sites at thefriendshiopprojectbook.com and www.divinemercyformoms.com
2018 Updated Bio:
Emily Jaminet is a Catholic author, speaker, radio personality, is the Evangelization and Media Representative for the Sacred Heart Network including The Men of the Sacred Hearts in MI and Sacred Heart Columbus. Emily is celebrating this year twenty years of marriage to John and is the mother of seven children ranging from eighteen to two. She co-authored the award-winning book, Divine Mercy for Moms and just recently launched her second book The Friendship Project published by Ave Maria Press. She serves on the leadership team of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference and blogs at www.catholicmom.com and www.emilyjaminet.com. Emily earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health and Human Services from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. She offers a daily segment called “A Mother’s Moment” on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio and Mater Dei Radio. She has spoken to several women’s groups and national conferences speaking on topics ranging from Technology and our Children, the Early Church Women, St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy Devotion and the importance of spiritual friendships. She has appeared on EWTN twice, and a number of Catholic radio programs including Teresa Tomeo, The Jennifer Fulwiler Show and is a regular contributor to Relevant Radio’s Morning Air which is syndicated in 16 states. She and her husband live in Columbus, OH with their seven children. For her latest project check out www.thefriendshipprojectbook.