Hello! My name is Ryian Louise Hilpisch, and I want to personally welcome you to Y&W!

My name is pronounced Ryan. I’m 25 and Catholic. I’m been married to a very tall ginger named Peter for four years, and we have a 3 year old girl named Zelie Louise and a 2 year old son named Christopher Paul. I’m also the Youth & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator at our parish. 

I am the founder of Young & Wild Catholic Mamas, the Facebook group for young Catholic moms who feel alone in their vocation. It is a wonderful ministry and community that has thrived for over two years. Y&W is a “small” group where we intentionally come together in solidarity to support, love, and pray for each other! If you are interested in joining the Facebook group, send me a message!

I have a passion for ministry and fostering community, especially for young people and mothers. I have been sporadically blogging and podcasting since first becoming a mom, but I wasn’t always sure who I was writing for. At first it was college friends and family, but I was feeling spread thin because I was trying to cater my writing to a number of very different people. So I took a break from writing and focused my time on the group, but something was missing, writing. It wasn’t until many people repeatedly told me about the joy I have when I talk about the group, that I realized my audience was Y&W.

So, on top of  youth and young adult ministry, and admin-ing the wonderful Facebook group, I rebranded my blog, podcast, and Instagram to Young & Wild Catholic Mamas, where I talk and write about our faith, motherhood, and other miscellaneous tips, tricks, and topics that will help us take small simple steps towards being more intentional.

All podcast show notes and other blog posts can be found here!

Find us on Instagram at #ywcm and @youngandwildcatholicmamas