Who is One Mad Mom?  She’s a Catholic, homeschool mom from the insane (but gorgeous) state of California.  Why anonymous?  She remains anonymous because her husband and children would like plausible deniability.  Since she has to live with them,  she will remain so.  She also wishes not be ejected from her social circles by those who struggle to understand her outstanding sarcasm and witty banter.


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  1. I respect your decision to remain anonymous. The Internet can be vicious.

    However, for fellow SF Bay Area natives, I wonder if you might occasionally comment on good groups or resources for other devout families in this nutty Silicon Valley culture. I’m interested in that brackish estuary at the divide between the Christian faithful and the heathen masses.

    Pax from San Mateo

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    1. I’m sure I will probably do pieces from time to time that aren’t quite so reactionary. These things just seem to light a fire under me. It’s probably that mom thing. You just don’t mess with my family and expect me to quietly sit in a corner.

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  2. Found you through Fr Z, also. You really are outstanding and witty! I was laughing out loud at some of your comments from your most recent post. Unfortunately, it’s not a laughing matter when priests and bishops don’t seem to understand our Catholic faith. St. Josemaria – pray for us!

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  3. I wish you were my next door neighbor! (You might be… no, I’m the only homeschooler in the area. Wait, I’m Catholic. Maybe I’m you! No, that’s just silly.) Enough fun. I’m really glad that you’re posting what you post. May God bless you!

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  4. Dear OMM,

    I have read all of your posts here on your blog. I think that, myself being a catechist, you and I have much in common wanting to defend the Church and her teachings on faith and morals.

    Having said that, would you mind if I put a link to a book we have recently published answering various dissenting comments/statements about the faith? Even though it is, essentially, self-published, it is completely loyal to the Church on issues of faith and morals. I had a *lot* of help with it. (hey, I am a catechist not a writer!)

    It has a foreword by Ignatius Press author Donna Steichen. She and Msgr. Michael Wrenn, another Ignatius Press author, helped me with early editing and theological/apologetics content.

    I just thought I would ask your permission. I did not want to be… oh, forward – for lack of a better word.

    God bless you, OMM. What a cool blog!

    Catechist Kev

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  5. Absolutely! Feel free to link in every post. Thanks for asking. I haven’t figured wordpress out enough to do the links all over the place like the famous bloggers. I’ll figure it out someday – like when all the kids reach 20 or something.


  6. Dear OMM,

    Wanted to let you know we sold 20 copies of our book, “The Language of Dissent” this weekend. :^)

    I attribute this to your allowing us to put a blurb about it here on your blog.

    I cannot thank you enough for that.

    Again, here is a link to the book:


    BTW, if you end up getting a copy, we would be grateful if you would to the Amazon website and give a review of the book.

    Thanks gain and God bless!
    Catechist Kev

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  7. Found your blog because of my support of Archbishop Cordileone. I’m a grandma from Omaha. Maybe I’ll have to get my own blog (if I could ever figure out how to do one) called OneMadGrandma!

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    1. In the immortal words of Nike JUST DO IT! I’d love to see One Mad Grandma, Another Mad Mom, etc.! I recommend Word Press. It’s fairly easy! Facebook is another great way to spread the message. I detest Twitter because I have way more than 140 characters to say! I use it anyway.


  8. Found your blog through “The Next Right Step” website — thought I was reading something I wrote since it really echoed my thoughts of late. When you replied to a comment from someone by saying “You just don’t mess with my family and expect me to quietly sit in the corner”, is why I am so outspoken in my defense of my Catholic faith. I’m happy to meet you because I have often felt lonely, with no one who understands or cares why I quick to defend my Catholic faith.

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  9. Wow! Grieving the recent blows to our Catholic faith from inside and outside the Church. Thank you for sharing your gifts. You helped me put it in perspective! Glad Charlie Johnston of “The Next Right Step” linked your post! May God continue to bless you and your family!

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  10. Just found this great blog of like-minded Catholics. Glad to know I’m not an island and there are some orthodox Catholics willing to preserve/follow the Lord’s teaching. If you’re ever near Atlanta, GA, I can recommend Holy Family Catholic Church in Marietta for solid Catholic teaching.

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  11. As a deacon in the church it is encouraging to know that there are people such as yourself who comprehend and believe in the truths of the faith. Keep up the good work! Also i don’t think you are a ‘mad’ mom so much as a mom on fire!


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