Blog Contributors

Collectively Proclaiming the Genius of Catholic Motherhood!

Christina Baker  

MIHC Seasonal Blogger

Christina is a wife, mother of five, writer, and homeschooler from Lafayette, Louisiana. She holds a B.A. in Latin and Classical Studies from Tulane University and taught high school Latin for four years. She enjoys handicrafts, sharing books with her children, and raising city chickens in Cajun country. You can visit her personal blog at

Dr. Sarah Bartel

MIHC Guest Blogger

Dr. Sarah Bartel and her husband Nathan are the founders of, supporting online Catholic marriage enrichment. She is a moral theologian, co-host of Enduring Love Radio on Sacred Heart Radio, and co-editer of A Catechism for Family Life.

Sarah and Nathan raise their four daughters and one son in Western Washington.

You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram @DrSarahBartel and @Canafeast.

Gail DeMasi

MIHC Guest Blogger

I am a woman of joy and trust in a loving Father God. I am married to the best guy in the world, who is my friend, my rock, the person I most want to laugh with, and the father of my children. On that note, I have fourteen children and twenty-seven grandchildren. Oh, and I believe I am as beautiful as my husband tells me I am.

Karen Gempel

MIHC Anchor Blogger

Karen Gempel is a newly minted senior citizen and empty nester alongside her husband John. Married for forty years, they have five lovely, grown daughters, four really nice sons-in-law, and six grandchildren so far.

Karen loves to turn her face to the American West and hike its wild places any chance she gets, taking in big vistas as well as the smallest wildflower. She’s worked as the admin at the University of Dallas English Department longer than anyone else - ever - and truly loves the students, her colleagues, and the beautiful Catholic culture she’s found there.

Emily Glicksman 

MIHC Anchor Blogger

After longing for motherhood for many years, Emily Glicksman feels an embarrassment of riches in the blessings of her three children. Emily studied the theology of marriage and family at the John Paul II Institute and has taught in a variety of traditional school, homeschool, and on-line settings over the last 14 years. She and her family enjoy being part of the vibrant Catholic community surrounding the University of Dallas, where her husband teaches Scripture.

Emily Heyne

MIHC Anchor Blogger

After a passel of faithful, fun-loving Catholics befriended her while on staff at a North Carolina summer camp, Emily Heyne converted to Catholicism and made her way to the University of Dallas for graduate studies where she then met her husband. Before becoming a mother to three children, she studied literature and was an avid rock climber and mountain biker. She now reads a lot of Curious George, prides herself in finding hiking and biking trails around North Texas suitable for small legs, and frequents the plastic holds of indoor climbing gyms. Emily is grateful for the abundant richness and eternal perspective that the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church has offered her within this vocation of motherhood.

Jolly Hormillosa

MIHC Anchor Blogger

I’m Jolly! It’s my real name. My husband and I have five living babies ranging from 20 years to 1 year old, and one in heaven cheering us on. I have watered the holy ground of motherhood with tears and the joy that has grown in my soul is so real that I can be caught with my head back and my always-slightly-unkempt long hair, laughing the loudest in the room. Catholic, open-to-life motherhood is my high adventure in the spiritual life, a poignant path of constant cross-to-resurrection conversion wooing me to surrender, receive,  and cast off the bondage of false identity to uncover my most sacred desire to give my life as a sacrificial gift --to revel in the joy of living radically like Christ. This is how I am becoming Jolly.

Jodi Hunt

MIHC Anchor Blogger

After living in NYC for several years while completing her doctorate in religious education, native Texan and Texas Aggie, Jodi Hunt, feels abundantly blessed to be back in her home state alongside her husband and their three free-spirited children. Over the last ten years, Jodi has taught theology at both the high school and college levels and has travelled across the country speaking to lay ministers on topics such as catechetics, family life, and youth ministry. When not being chased by her husband and children, who constantly want to be fed, Jodi can be found teaching courses on practical theology and ministry at the University of Dallas, road-tripping with her family, or enjoying time on her family's farm in central-west Texas. 

Pam Malinoski

MIHC Guest Blogger

Pam Malinoski is a homeschooling, homesteading, homemaking mother of seven in Indianapolis. She loves motherhood because life and work are never boring! In her “free” time, she manages content for and picks up freelance writing gig work.

Geralyn Rea

MIHC Guest Blogger

Geralyn Rea completed a BA at Hillsdale College and an MA in English at the University of Dallas in another life. She was raised up North, but has resided down South for the last eleven years, currently in Louisiana. When not living her best life as a mom of three, she enjoys teaching in the homeschool community and snatching moments to read. 

Kathryn Rombs

MIHC Anchor Blogger

Kathryn Rombs, Ph.D., founder of Mighty Is Her Call, is a grateful wife and mother of six. Her family currently resides near Rome, Italy where she is taking theology courses at the Angelicum. Her book for young women discerning the vocation of motherhood will be released by Our Sunday Visitor in 2021.  

Susanna VanVickle

MIHC Seasonal Blogger

Although I have worn many hats, including homeschool mom, pro-life activist, theology teacher, and dyslexia practitioner - ultimately, I am a card-carrying Catholic mother whose life probably looks a lot like yours. In fact, Mighty is Her Call has given me a connection to a tribe of beautiful Catholic mothers who really get what it means to be in the trenches, clinging to Christ and serving him in our domestic church. I am blessed to share pieces of my journey on our blog, and I love the encouragement I get daily from MIHC posts.