Danielle Bean, a mother of eight, is senior editor of Faith & Family magazine and web editor of Faith & Family Live! Since 2004, she has maintained a personal blog which has grown to be popular source of inspiration, encouragement, and support for Catholic women of all ages and life stages. Her blog averages 130,000 page views per month.
In addition to editing and blogging, Danielle is also an author. Her books are My Cup of Tea: Musings of a Catholic Mom (Pauline 2005) and Mom to Mom, Day to Day: Advice and Support for Catholic Living (Pauline 2007). She has also been a guest on various radio programs and Catholic podcasts as well as EWTN television.
A dynamic, enthusiastic, and energetic public speaker, she specializes in encouragement and support for other Catholic moms. She has been a featured speaker at homeschool conferences, Catholic women's conferences, and parish-sponsored retreats across the country and in Canada. When Danielle speaks, mothers listen. They cannot help but laugh and respond, as the stories she tells and the lessons she shares are so very close to their own experiences. With confidence and charisma, Danielle speaks to other mothers from the heart and from the trenches -- she knows their worries and their struggles because they have been her own.
Danielle always tailors her presentations to suit her audience, but some of her more popular topics include:
-- Mom Management: practical advice and support to help Catholic women recognize their priorities and setup their daily lives in accordance with them
-- God Equips the Called: a joyful look at Catholic family life that leads listeners to the conclusion that God calls each of them to greater holiness and will provide them with the means to attain it.
-- What Happy Mothers Know: a humorous, down to earth guide to help Catholic avoid common pitfalls and find happiness in their vocations as wives and mothers
-- Good Enough Mom: a humorous look at the ways mothers can fall prey to perfectionism and comparing themselves with others and a helpful guide to focusing on what really matters
-- Banish Burnout: help for recognizing the signs of being a "burned out mom," a discouraged mom, or even a depressed mom with practical help to overcome these destructive forces and find joy in family life.