Fireside Talk Radio

Of course, all women have things we want to know, but are afraid to ask. Join Semi-retired Mom, Queen of Fun, and Coffee Cup Philosopher Cathy Krafve for Fireside Talk Radio as she pulls in exciting guests from all walks of life who rejoice in deeply spiritual truths. 


You name it, we talk about it 

Warning: You may feel guilty pleasure for listening in on the sparky conversational adventures on Fireside Talk Radio. But why not? Certainly, we all know faith is never supposed to be dull.

Truth with Texas Twang spoken here.

Listen in now to this conversational adventure as Cathy helps us find answers to our most tender questions….

Susan Ellsworth joins Cathy for enlightening wisdom on how to talk to your hubby after a mastectomy, how to get the post-op care you need, and what to watch for when you no longer get mammograms. She discusses the difficulty of getting lymphedema diagnosed. Susan is Cathy’s dear friend, an oncology nurse and a breast cancer survivor. With 24 years in nursing, she has tenderly cared for countless patients in the most difficult and vulnerable moments in their lives. She and her husband have been married 28 years and she is the mother of 3 kids. One of her daughters is also a nurse. My family loves Susan. In this episode, she shares the questions we all wish we knew when a loved one comes out of surgery. A nurse, Susan even uses the word vagina (properly) because, let’s face it, some of our questions have to do with sex!
Susan Ellsworth had a double mastectomy, a reconstruction, and then a third surgery to remove the reconstruction. She discusses the difficulty of getting lymphedema diagnosed. We knew her experience with breast cancer as an oncology nurse makes her qualified to help many, many women as they go through the journey with their families. So, even though Susan is a very private person, she agreed to tell her story simply to help others. With 24 years in nursing, Susan has served both as a cardio and an oncology nurse. She has tenderly cared for countless patients in the most difficult and vulnerable moments in their lives. She and her husband have been married 28 years and she is the mother of 3 kids. One of her daughters is also a nurse. The MOST important thing about Susan is her faith, which you are about to discover by listening in on this tender conversation.
Frankie Picasso never lets life get in the way of helping others. In this episode, she shares a bit about the countless nonprofits she has helped in her mission to make the world a brighter place. A woman of influence, when she is not bragging on people with a passion to serve, she is coaching others to accomplish their dreams. Squeezed in all the abundance of her life is time to call attention to the plight of forsaken pets. So, which nonprofits does she rank as her very favorites? To find out, listen in and laugh along with us and the amazing Frankie!
The Collision of Life and Art in Chronic Pain with Frankie Picasso
The Unstoppable Frankie Picasso, Talk Radio Guru and wonderful human, joins us to tell her story of dealing with chronic pain. We turn the tables on Frankie and ask her all the hard questions she is usually asking the guests on her programs. In return, she opens up and tells us the truth about what she does each day to be the fabulous person we all admire. You may find yourself holding your breath as Frankie shares her adventures with overcoming pain. How did her experience help her reconnect with an old passion? As always, she manages to weave in stories of other people she admires and, of course, the pets we all love! Effect of Respecting Elders with Robin Boyd
Robin Boyd shares wisdom on how to best serve and respect elders in multigenerational families. Her practical tips include keeping a sign up notebook for all service providers to sign in as they walk through the doors of your elder’s room. If you are looking for practical ideas to make life wonderful for an elder you love, you will want to listen in as Robin shares wisdom from her vast experience as a loving daughter and devoted care-giver.
Special guest, Passing 50’s Robin Boyd, shares her personal story of realizing her mother was unconscious after a stroke, not sleeping, as her young daughter reported. With insight born of experience, Robin shares how to face down all the challenges we face when we try to raise a family, while simultaneously caring for an aging parent. With wisdom and tenderness, she lists the things we may face and offers practical ideas to give us relief and encouragement today.
Practical Wisdom Only, Thank You Very Much!

At Camp Krafve, we really like the word practical. If it doesn’t work, why bother? In the extremely personal process of finding practical strategies that work for your unique family, we’re here to offer ideas, comfort, and a laugh along the way.

Why? Because all women deserve a break. By a break, we mean a minute alone with a good podcast. If you relish the parade of life, you came to the right place. We are all about letting God choose our friends, then rejoicing at the marvel of His handiwork in each one.

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Cathy Krafve, Texas Author, Columnist, Speaker, and Radio Personality, focusing on fellowship in Christian Marriage and Family, invites your stories, ideas, and questions at Truth with a Texas Twang.