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Episode 17: Chores

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As Benedict & Felicity continue to grow and are able to do more, I talk about how I need to do a better job about inviting them to help me do my jobs. I want my children to know how to work, and the first step in that process is to include them in the maintenance of our household, even if it makes things more complicated.Read Article

Episode 16: Purge

Trash cans in a hallway

Alison & I decided to spend our Memorial Day weekend on a big project. We swapped two rooms upstairs, and went through our attic, garage, and all of our closets getting rid of the things that we were no longer using. It felt incredible, so I also knocked out my phone. Now I can breathe again.Read Article

Episode 15: Catholic Business

Man stands across street from a government building

Having a “Catholic” business doesn’t mean running your business poorly. I talk about a business owner in my parish who was trying to run an authentic Catholic business, but instead ran it into the ground. I also share the secret to running a great Catholic business, and the competitive advantage is easier to achieve than you might think.Read Article

Episode 14: Just Start

Hopscotch in the playground

Perpetually behind, I realize that I keep falling into a common trap. I want to do everything so perfectly that I end up getting nothing done. I talk about why this is such an easy trap to fall into and the perfect antidote.Read Article

Episode 13: Laziness

Messy bed in a messy room

I’ve been getting back into the swing of things with Alison on the job again. I had my botox injections last week, and, to be honest, I’m struggling. In the midst of this, yet another, learning experience, I’m learning another hard lesson.Read Article

Episode 12: No Backup

Swings on a playground

Alison is back to work after several weeks on maternity leave and I’m home alone with three little kids. I share a few quick thoughts on my role and prepare myself for the day ahead.Read Article

Episode 11: Curious Kids

Studio microphone in a recording booth

On a family adventure two weeks ago, Benedict asked me to record some videos of him feeding the animals. I noticed that he was starting to give introductions as if hosting a television program segment. I’ve taken that interest and am introducing him to some of my favorite digital production hobbies.Read Article

Episode 10: Shortcuts

Car door at dusk

I always wax our family cars in April and October. I bought a special tool on Amazon to help me get the job done faster, but it didn’t work out. Shortcuts are amazing, but when it comes to things that are important to us, they seldom work out. There are no shortcuts to get anything that we truly want, or to accomplish anything that we value. Read Article

Episode 9: Divine Mercy

Mountain peak at sunrise with wispy clouds

After 364 days of sin, we arrive once again at the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday. Based on the revelations of St. Faustina, a Polish nun, we take a day to marvel at the unfathomable depths of God’s mercy. Along with this Feast is a special opportunity for us to make amends with God and have our relationship renewed to the same condition that it was at the moment of our Baptism. I offer an idea for making the most of this special day by extending God’s mercy into the lives of those with whom you live.Read Article

Episode 8: Five Years

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Five years of work and love have gone into the Catholic Husband blog. Back then, I was just a young pup, newly married and anticipating the birth of my son. Now I’m a seasoned husband with three children. As I look back, those five years went by fast. It’s a great lesson in making your days count.Read Article

Episode 7: Equilibrium

Giant waterfall crest

Raising little kids can be frustrating. One day they’re happy-go-lucky and the next, they’re in a constant meltdown. What can their moodiness teach us about ourselves?Read Article

Episode 6: Seasons

Tree flowering in spring

Seasons are a fact of life. In our personal experience, we have our own kinds of seasons. In good seasons, all is well, but in challenging seasons, we feel afloat. How does God prepare us for the season that we’re in?Read Article

Episode 5: Data Loss

iPhone sitting on a table

My iPhone started having issues a few weeks ago. I finally decided to do a clean install of iOS, and in the process, lost a ton of valuable data. It reset my focus this lent.Read Article

Episode 4: Fr. Gus

2018-02-22

We moved to a new town last summer, and have settled into our new parish. My kids are really taken with our pastor. I talk about why.Read Article

Episode 3: The Day After Perfect

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It’s the day after Ash Wednesday, and the reality of Lent is starting to sink in. If you enjoyed some delicious bacon yesterday, you’re not alone. I talk about the best way to handle failures on your Lenten journey.Read Article

Episode 2: Oh My Lent

Arid desert at high noon

Up until about 4 years ago, I hated Lent. Now, I see it for what it really is. Make this Lent special by using focus and the community around you to overcome your biggest hurdle. Read Article

Episode 1: Hello Again

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After four years, the podcast is back! Now with a new, shorter format, I lay out my plans for the podcast and share thoughts on my hiatus last year.Read Article

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CHET COLLINS is a full-time sidekick to three small humans. He gets his best creative work done during their nap time. He’s the author of the The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man and Grant Us Peace. Chet also dabbles in web design when time permits. When he catches a break from the kids, you can find him enjoying the silence.

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CHET COLLINS is a full-time sidekick to three small humans. He gets his best creative work done during their nap time. He’s the author of the The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man and Grant Us Peace. He dabbles in web design when time permits. When he catches a break from the kids, you can find him enjoying the silence.