About Julie Machado

Julie Machado Julie Machado is a 28-year-old Portuguese-American who grew up in California, but moved to Portugal for college and has been there ever since. She has a degree in Theology from the Catholic University of Lisbon, is currently teaching English and has special interest in Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. She blogs at Marta, Julie e Maria.

Author Archives: Julie Machado

The Secret to Prioritizing

April 29th, 2015 | by Julie Machado

I feel like I have finally figured it out. I’ve been getting stressed out about to-do lists for years, but


March 4th, 2015 | by Julie Machado

Minimalism takes work and effort. It is an exercise of saying no to many things in order to focus on

Stay-At-Home-Moms are Warriors

November 13th, 2014 | by Julie Machado

I am ever more convinced of this: mothers who stay at home with children, especially when it comes to large

Celebrate Mediocrity

September 17th, 2014 | by Julie Machado

It is a dog-eat-dog world out there. And I wonder, how much do we let this affect our spiritual lives?

Just Food Is Not Enough!

May 28th, 2014 | by Julie Machado

Before my baby was born in April, I had carefully been reading and rereading Gina Ford’s The Contented Little Baby

Fast from Success

April 2nd, 2014 | by Julie Machado

If I look deep, I find my inner self hooked up to a drip IV of success. I heard once

Five Ideas for Lent

March 5th, 2014 | by Julie Machado

In case you are still needing some inspiration for Lent, here are some ideas you could find interesting. Lent isn’t

Families Support Each Other

January 8th, 2014 | by Julie Machado

A man shared with me recently that at his swimming competitions when he was a little boy, he would watch

The True Presents of Christmas

December 26th, 2012 | by Julie Machado

Isn’t it sad that it is Jesus’ birthday and everyone gets presents except for him? That’s what the priest said

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