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CENTENNIAL, CO - SEPTEMBER 6: Jenny Uebbing, center, works from her family home while her children John Paul, 7, and Luke, 4, play beside her on September 6, 2019, in Centennial, Colorado. (Photo by Anya Semenoff/Denver Catholic)

Mama Needs Coffee blogger launches new community to support NFP couples

By Anya Semenoff, Denver Catholic , September 25, 2019

Anya SemenoffA touchpoint has consistently appeared in the course of Jenny Uebbing’s writing career. Over the past 10 years, Jenny Uebbing has covered a wide range of topics on her popular blog, Mama Needs Coffee: the joys and challenges of motherhood, travel, style, liturgical seasons, spirituality, and more. But she consistently returned to one subject: natural family planning. Whenever she was invited to speak publicly, that was the topic she was asked to speak about.

In 2017, the topic took on renewed urgency. She posted a guest commentary about the difficulty of faithfully living out Natural Family Planning (NFP), and a flood of reader comments ensued. So, Uebbing turned to her national audience to ask a seemingly straightforward question: What do you need? It was a question her audience was eager to answer.

A woman named Kathryn wrote: “My gut reaction to the question of what we (my husband and I) need to keep living NFP is literally anything. We have no more NFP contact in the archdiocese, no priestly support, very few families at Mass, and complete silence from the parish about anything related to Christian marriage (and) sexuality.”  ….