Mary and Martha for the Holidays


Allison Gingras and Danielle Bean connect today to talk about the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42) Read it here!

Are you more like Mary or like Martha? When it comes to holiday gatherings and to-do lists, what stresses you out most and how to deal with that? How can we make sure to focus on what really matters, in spite of the extra stresses that come with this season?

Join us for this fun & inspiring CatholicMom Hangout. And be sure to add your thoughts, questions & ideas in the comments!

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Danielle Bean is brand manager at CatholicMom. She and her husband Dan have 8 children and live in New Hampshire.


  1. For some reason I couldn’t get the entire video to play but I was glad to listen to what I could. I am SUCH a Martha and often worry about the stuff getting done. My husband and most kids are more like Mary so I am often feeling like I need to go do all.the.things. My oldest and I have a running joke about it. I try to offer my work and prayers along the way and hope to be a good example but sometimes it’s so hard to let go of what you expect and just be. This year we are having a super simplified holiday season as we will be moving across the country soon and prepping our house. I am SUCH a decorator and use so many items to help us with Advent and this year I need to find a new way to guide our family during this season. Having young kids, Christmas, and not stuff everywhere so we can sell, pack, and move is quite the challenge but we also can look to the Holy Family for example on having to up and move quickly. Thank you for sharing your time and input on this.

  2. Thanks so much of your input, Sarah! Best of luck with your move. I bet this holiday season will be extra special because of having to do things differently. God bless you all!

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