New Name – Same Great Content!

Sterling Jay

Sterling Jay

Catholic Life Coach

New Name – Same Great Content!

To give my kids a little anonymity and to have a name that was easier to pronounce, I’ll be using a pen name for my professional work. I’ve also consolidated all my previous websites and programs here on this page. If there’s something you’ve heard me mention that isn’t on this page, just visit the Contact Page and let me know and I can help you!

Coffee & Pearls Podcast

Join Sterling Jaquith for 15 minutes of Wisdom for Catholic moms! Every week she’ll share information about how to help Catholic moms get better at prayer, planning, and pruning out the things you don’t need!& Pearls Podcast

Listen to Podcast Episodes

Catholic Minimalism Downloads

8-week Minimalism Challenge Schedule

Minimalism Worksheets with Room Guides

Catholic Mom Challenge Downloads

Worksheets and Manifesto Templates

Sterling’s Books on Amazon

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Not of This World: A Catholic Guide to Minimalism

Follow Sterling on a journey as she explains how minimalism will bring you more peace and freedom. She will guide you step-by-step through your home with suggestions for how to embrace this lifestyle all at once or in baby steps. With explanations for unique living situations, you’re sure to find tips for how to live minimalism in our modern society by choosing the Lord over the shiny things of this world. And yes, you can keep your smartphone!

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Smitten: A Collection of Catholic Love Stories

This book is about hope. It’s raw and real and genuine. It’s filled with the messy truth about true love. Read these 37 real stories from Catholic women about how they met their husbands. There are no airbrushed actors or sappy soundtracks here. You’ll discover the ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, ways that God brings two people together and calls them to the sacrament of marriage.

WARNING: This book has mature content and may not be appropriate for people under eighteen. Though all mature content is handled through a Catholic lens, we still advise parent discretion.

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Be Merry: How To Advent Without Losing Your Mind

Be Merry is a practical book about how we can avoid the common anxious and depressed feelings that wash over us during the holidays. Find out how to squish your envy bug, how to give your family to Mary to find peace, and more!

It’s possible to have a joyful holiday season! Come find out what can help you to set yourself up for success this year to draw closer to Christ and to find more peace in your life.

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Catholic Mom Challenge: Striving for Sainthood in Everyday Mom Life

Catholic moms are called to sainthood, but what does that look like among the piles of laundry, the mounting to-do list, and the stress of getting dinner ready? The Catholic Mom Challenge system blends the power of Catholicism with discrete steps that busy moms can take to manage their lives while still striving for sainthood.

This system works for everyone because it will teach you to always be refining what works for you. It’s about treating life as one big experiment where we run tests, keep what works, and toss what doesn’t – it’s always evolving to meet your needs. Sterling uses humor and wisdom to share her story along with tips for how to live a Christ-centered life in a self-centered world.


I’d love to come to speak at your parish or to your group. Here are some talks I have prepared but I’d be happy to tailor a talk specifically for your group. I most often give talks to Catholic women, Catholic moms, and Catholic homeschoolers. Whoever the audience is, I will tailor the talk specifically to them and your event theme!

Talks I Give

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Striving For Sainthood

We have heard that we are called to be saints but what does that look like in day-to-day life as we’re trying to tackle our very real to-do list? Discover how we can be saints right where God has planted us and it doesn’t have to be grand or resemble the life of a nun! We’ll discuss practical ways to turn ourselves to God throughout the day and pursue holiness in our given vocations.

Less Is More – Catholic Minimalism

My new book Not Of This World is coming out in September! It’s a guide for how to embrace minimalism and why I believe this is something all Catholics do. We must learn to live intentionally and that includes how we spend our time, our money, and what we choose to keep in our homes. I specifically address the challenges of large families and homeschooling families when it comes to managing all our stuff!

Be Merry!

The holidays can be a difficult time as we navigate family relationships, traveling, finances, and fighting our ever-consumer-driven society who keeps squeezing in presents and pushing out Jesus. Discover practical tips for how to avoid anxiety and depression this holiday season and cling to Christ and our beautiful Catholic traditions instead. Based on my book Be Merry.

The Devil is Real Ladies, Act Accordingly

There is a war against women in our culture. We are told that we can “have it all” and do everything and yet many of us feel as if we’re drowning. Instead of thriving, we’re barely surviving and our lives are filled with doubt, anxiety, and depression. This is a war being waged by the devil and we need Jesus if we’re going to be strong enough to resist these attacks. This talk focuses on how to use scripture as a weapon to build up the natural strength of women and to resist the negative messages we’re receiving in our culture today. This talk is 45 minutes and includes a handout that women can fill out after the talk.

How to Overcome Spiritual Dryness

Every Catholic will experience spiritual dryness. We know this is true. But what we don’t often know is how to get through it. Often it’s a time that we feel far from God or completely alone. This talk focuses on recognizing a season of spiritual dryness and gives practical steps for getting through it. This talk is 40 and then is followed by participants receiving a worksheet that takes 10 minutes to get through.

Dare to be Catholic Workshop

This talk is about living out our faith every day. Sterling talks about the importance of Planning to Grow, Getting Back to Basics, Creating an Amazing Parish, and New Evangelization! Members will get a worksheet to fill out to Make A Plan for their own journey to Dare to be Catholic. This talk is 45 minutes long or can be run as a 2-hour long workshop.

Sterling’s Conversion Story

This talk covers the details of Sterling’s conversion from atheism to Protestantism to Catholicism. She talks about the lukewarm beginning she had in the Catholic church and what it finally took for her to fall in love with the Catholic tradition. This talk is funny and real. It doesn’t sugarcoat the negative views non-Catholics have about Catholicism and it includes Five Reasons To Be Catholic (even when it’s not fun.) This talk is 50 minutes long.