Total W(h)ine

Jesus made it. My kids do it. I drink it.
In vino veritas!

Meet the W(h)iner

Hey y’all! I’m Emily Frase, a Cajun cradle Catholic living life in northern Virginia with my Wisconsin-born hubs and our two toddlers. When it comes to living the faith, I take my cues from Jesus and just tell it like it is. Click below if you’d like to know more. Then pour a glass and dive on in!

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Surrender All

A story of how faith was interwoven with reason, and the difficult and loving response that a husband and wife made together in response to their unique situation as it changed over the course of their marriage.

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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!

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

Dr. Evelyn Billings

The nonprofit where real life and fertility awareness intersect

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.

Need some help navigating the NFP life?

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.

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

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