Hi, I’m Emily, and I’m so glad you’re here!

I began Total W(h)ine in 2018 when I needed an outlet after staying home with my babies. My goal was to be the next big thing on Pinterest, but that quickly changed to me wanting to become the person I wish I had through all the struggles of the NFP life. I never imagined that 5 years later, this whim of mine would become all that it has. Only God can dream up something this big and this fun!

On this page, you’ll find all my resources in one place, so scroll on down to find what you need.

If you’d like to know more about me, click below for my full bio.

Total Whine is now on Substack, with paid and free subscription options available.
Think Instagram stories in voice form.

Do you need to know that you’re not the only one who struggles living different aspects of your faith? Are you a Catholic woman desperate for answers and guidance around sex and marriage that is faithful and practical and maybe even funny? Do you like LOTR or Star Wars references mixed into normal conversation? This podcast is for you!

*Available on Apple, Spotify, Google and Amazon.

Listen to the latest episode

Episode 12: Can you use NFP selfishly?; Are vibrators licit for Catholic marriages? The Total Whine Podcast

In an episode that needs no introduction, I finally answer two of my favorite questions. I also share the results of the Instagram stories poll where I asked if you would mind me recording episodes with kiddo noise in the background now that they're out of school for the summer. The answer shocked me! I included as much nuance as I could in both topics (without talking all day), particularly the vibrators. Did I capture everything? No. Will there be follow ups? More than likely. When will those drop? God knows. This one is marked explicit, so keep this one out of earshot of the kiddos – but within earshot of husbands 😉

Fertility Awareness and NFP Coaching

Emily offers intimate one-on-one one-hour and 30 minute coaching sessions to help you work through some of the tougher bits of NFP and fertility awareness life.

All sessions are virtual.

FAbM Base

Emily is the co-founder and president of the nonprofit organization FAbM (pronounced “fam”) Base. Inspired by her own experiences and passion for honest education, Emily says that the primary goal of the organization is to make fertility awareness more accessible to any woman regardless of her faith or stage of fertility.

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“[Fertility awareness] is knowledge of her body that every woman ought to have.”

Dr. Evelyn Billings

Real Talk on NFP

Whether you’re trying to find a method of fertility awareness, need some practical help and
solidarity, or if you think the Catholic Church is just straight up nuts for this teaching…
this page is for you!

Emily titled her blog Total Whine for a reason.
The real talk is not limited to NFP.

Marriage, Motherhood & Culture

The level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood.
Love always goes out to meet the demands of the object loved. If the one loved is virtuous, we must be virtuous to achieve it. Hence, the higher the love, the loftier must be those who pursue; the nobler the woman, the nobler the world.

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Characters of the Passion

Emily is a frequent guest on podcasts, blogs and conferences speaking to all things sex, marriage, motherhood and NFP

Total W(h)ine Around the Web