About The Author

MRO 213Maria Rodgers O’Rourke is a mom, wife, author, and speaker who cries at movies. Her favorite things include music, scarves, baseball, autumn, thrift stores, and her family’s laughter. She’s still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up, but she’s pretty sure it will include watching her daughters do the same. Her blog includes her column, Maria’s Musings & Advice, with great insights on life, work, children, and creativity. You can also find her work in Chicken Soup for the Soul and on the Huffington Post blog. Maria has over 20 years of experience in marriage, parenting, nonprofit management, and marketing communications.

In her work, she blends wisdom, humor and down-to-earth spirituality. As one attendee noted: “Maria speaks to my heart. She reaches people because she talks about spirituality and life in a way that is funny, real and knowledgeable.” Take a look, and listen:

Dinner and Dancing – Maria Rodgers O’Rourke from Maria Rodgers O’Rourke on Vimeo.

Listen to an excerpt from You’re Beautiful Just the Way You Are:

Here are more of Maria’s popular topics:

Our Lady of the Change of Life

Margaritas and Mayhem: Why God Gives us Girlfriends

Prepare your Heart and Home for a Great Christmas

A Little Hard-Earned Advice (For new moms)

Caring for the Creative Self

Maria will tailor her message to meet the needs of your group, and work with you to develop engaging materials for any organization. Let’s talk!