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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 19, 2021 – Hour 2

Dr Meg Meeker discusses the importance of Fathers.

How my Pregnancy Helped Me Rediscover Order

Popular blogger Kathryn Whitaker enjoyed her life with her family, but the stressful premature birth of her fifth child threw her orderly world into chaos and ultimately led her to rethink her priorities. She joins us with what she discovered and how we can live a life of authentic love and faith.

Kathryn Whitaker is a Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and freelance graphic designer. A sixth-generation Texan, she was raised as an evangelical Protestant. She met her husband on a blind date at Texas A&M and on the eve of their wedding, Whitaker converted to Catholicism and never looked back. Since 2007, Whitaker has shared on her blog—with honesty, authenticity, and a healthy dose of sass—what it’s like raising a raucous Catholic family, including a preemie, while balancing her freelance graphic design business and her love of the Aggies, keeping her obsession with the Container Store in check, and stocking the fridge with plenty of Dr Pepper. Whitaker has contributed to Blessed is She, Take Up and Read, ATX Catholic, and Hand to Hold’s preemie blog. She has appeared in USA Today, Iowa Catholic Radio,The Son Rise Morning Show, Relevant Radio, and is a regular guest on The Jennifer Fulwiler Show on SiriusXM. Kathryn and her husband, Scott, live with their family in Austin, Texas.

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Hero: Being the Strong Father your Kids Need

In pop culture it’s hard to find examples of good fathers. Whether we know it or not, dads are heroes. Even if you’re struggling with the demands of fatherhood, you have it within you to be the hero your kids need. Dr Meg Meeker joins us with a look at the importance of fathers and how to be the dad you want to be.


Dr Meg Meeker is the author of several books on parenting and families. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of the Medical Insitute. Visit

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