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Taryn DeLong

Taryn DeLong is co-president and editor-in-chief of Catholic Women in Business. Her first book, Holy Ambition: Thriving as a Catholic Woman at Work and at Home, written with her co-president Elise Crawford Gallagher, is out November 1, 2024 from Ave Maria Press. She lives with her family outside Raleigh, North Carolina. You can follow her on LinkedIn or Instagram.

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Catholic Faith  |  Christmas Season  |  holy-family

Nicknaming the Holy Family

My daughter has nicknames for the Holy Family. I’m overstating it. She’s one and a half. She thinks she’s saying their names when she calls them Jeejee (Jesus—not to be confused with Gigi, her grandmother), Mon (Mary), and Fofef (Joseph). But I like to think of them as nicknames she uses as she gets to know the people I hope will be even more important to her than her parents.

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Behold Your Mother  |  pray the rosary  |  seasons of motherhood

Rosary Reflections for Pregnant Mothers: First Sorrowful Mystery

Today we will pray the First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden. I spent a good portion of my first trimester feeling guilty for how miserable I was. After all, I wanted a baby. I was grateful for the baby—at least, I was until the morning sickness and fatigue set in. After that, while I logically knew that my daughter was a gift, all I felt was sick, tired—and, yes, guilty.

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