Kathryn Whitaker

Kathryn Whitaker is the author of Live Big, Love Bigger, an award-winning book about living an intentional, hell yes, kind of life. She's a sixth-generation Texan who was raised as an evangelical Protestant and then converted to Catholicism on the eve of her wedding. On social media and her blog, Kathryn shares her honest take on family life and living the Gospel, all while drinking Dr Pepper and cheering on the Texas Aggies. She has appeared in USA Today, EWTN, radio and TV stations around the country and is a frequent guest/sometimes host on The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM. Kathryn and her husband, Scott, live with their six children in Austin, Texas.

Recent Posts

holding tight to love

Forget the Highlight Reel: We’ve Got To Go Through It

By Kathryn Whitaker / May 27, 2024

In a few weeks, the college-aged young adults return home.  Some are simply sleeping here for a few nights before making a cameo appearance at the dinner table in between groomsmen duties and friend visits. Another is crashing here for two weeks before a summer-long internship, and another has staked her claim in the empty…

bbq pilgrimage

BBQ, Sweet Tea, and a Whole Lotta Jesus (Excerpt)

By Kathryn Whitaker / November 3, 2023

“Lessons in food are lessons in culture, so the more food discoveries I made, the more at home I felt.” – Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly Magazine BBQ Editor It all started thanks to our love of barbecue and a YETI cooler. Every four years, the state magazine Texas Monthly publishes its Top 50 BBQ list.…

passing on the faith

The Greatest Gifts We Can Give Our Teens

By Kathryn Whitaker / September 25, 2023

We all love a good checklist, don’t we?  “Five things you must do this fall!”“Ten ways to tell your kids you love them!”“Three things every parent must do!” Where, pray tell, is the checklist for how to raise young adults who love Jesus and never stray from their faith? I’d argue that we’ve put the…