Heather Renshaw is a wife, mother, speaker, author, and recovering event coordinator.

When not ferrying her five children throughout the mission territory of the Pacific Northwest in her overworked minivan (of course), Heather enjoys deep conversations, loud singing, spontaneous dancing, and silent Adoration chapels.

She is the author of Blessed Conversations: The Beatitudes (2017), and a contributing author to All Things Girl: Truth for Teens (2014). Heather’s family life column, “Mea Maxima Cuppa,” appears in the award-winning Catholic Sentinel newspaper each month in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.

Heather’s written work has appeared in various online outlets, including Aleteia, CatholicMom.com, and Blessed Is She, as well as in several Take Up & Read publications.

Heather’s passion is proclaiming God’s greatness at conferences, retreats, via social media, and any other opportunities the Holy Spirit throws her way. She prays all will experience Jesus’ great love and Divine Mercy so they can rejoice and be free.

Visit her website at realcatholicmom.com

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Here’s a bit of advice, mom to mom:

Throw down the minivan keys, brush the cereal off the table, kick the toys into a corner, sit down with a cup of coffee (or glass of wine), and read Death by Minivan.

Author Heather Anderson Renshaw, mother of five, is a lot like you. She knows all about the wild, crazy, and often hilarious experience of motherhood. And she feels sometimes like she’s barely keeping up — and maybe even failing at the whole “mom thing.” Thankfully, as she shares in these pages, motherhood isn’t a trip that’s meant to be taken alone. God’s got this, and the more we let him lead, the more we find the fruits of his Holy Spirit taking root in our hearts and in our families.

So buckle up, because you’re on the road to a more joyful, more peaceful, more faithful motherhood. Along the way, Heather offers tips for getting past the inevitable roadblocks, the “GPS” for finding your way (it’s Scripture), and roadside assistance courtesy of the saints.