The W(h)iner

Hi! I’m Emily, and I’m the w(h)iner-in-chief.

The face you make when you live 15 minutes from a winery.

About. I’m a Louisiana girl and proud of it. Moved to DC on a whim one day where I met a boy from Wisconsin named Nick and married the poor guy. I apparently caught his eye when I made reference to the show Family Guy while walking back to our very conservative office from noon mass. We’ve added two adorable narcissists babies, Evelyn and Thomas. I love my Catholic faith, and believe that the greatest way to evangelize is to live it joyfully AND honestly.

The Crazy Frases
(it rhymes!)

Background. I got my BS degree from Louisiana Tech in Architectural Studies, then went on to work at a conservative non-profit in DC for 5 years. I quit working a few months after the birth of our daughter when I made the fascinating discovery that I wasn’t made to work two full time jobs. Whole a$$ one thing, amiright? At school and work, I developed an unexpected love for writing and editing, so here I am.
Ironically, shrinking my world by staying home gave me the freedom to pursue this previously untapped passion, accidentally discovering my secondary vocation of speaking honestly about NFP and fertility awareness. I have since co-founded (and become president) of the new nonprofit FAbM Base, the fertility awareness database where science and real life intersect, coming in 2021.

A few odd facts.
When my husband asked me to marry him, I didn’t say “yes”, I said, “Are you sure?” I’ve met me, so I felt it a fair question.
As for my wine preferences, I’m quite fond of South American or Australian reds. Carmenere, Malbec and Shiraz, oh my!
I’m also a big fan of scotch, Glenmorangie neat, if you please. Unless there’s drambouie available, in which case, I’ll happily sip on a Rusty Nail.
I have eclectic taste in movies and TV shows, happy to settle in for a BBC period mini-series just as much as Star Wars or something from the MCU or Ken Burns. However, the third installment of Lord of the Rings is the greatest film of all time.

Favorite Saints. St. Teresa of Avila, St. Catherine of Siena, Pope St. John Paul II, and (the soon-to-be-Saint) Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Favorite Quotes. “…the nobler the woman, the nobler the world.” Arch. Fulton Sheen

Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. – Galadriel


Emily has been featured in the following outlets:

The Frase’s NFP Story featured in the Superior Catholic Herald and Crux.

The St. Philip Institute’s “Life Beyond the Chariot” series
A Catholic Take on Self-Care
Reframing the Conversation on NFP

Letters to Women podcast
What’s the “Why” Behind Staying at Home?

*Emily’s story of becoming a SAHM will also be featured in the forthcoming Letters to Women book, NOW available for PREORDER from TAN Books.

L.A. Catholic Morning, Archangel Radio WNGL
Uncharted Territory, fertility awareness and NFP
Uncharted Territory and Responsible Parenthood

Engage with Eagle Forum podcast
What is Fertility Awareness?
Five Methods of Fertility Awareness Explained

Emily’s blog posts are also regularly featured in the Theology of Home daily collection, and have been featured in the Brown Pelican Society of Louisiana.