We are Lisa and Joel Schmidt. One of us is a non-practicing public administrator; the other is a non-practicing biochemist. More importantly, we are practicing Catholics, married (to each other) with two children, Lucy and Jude (UPDATE: one on the way, due October 22, 2013, click here to see our annoucnement!). Lucy and Jude are named after saints, not Beatles’ songs. Now if we name the next babe Eleanor Rigby, feel free to call our bluff. We collectively refer to ourselves as Das Schmidt Haus.
We love the Catholic faith. This is our personal blog about living an intentionally, joyfully Catholic life. We’re not perfect, and we don’t profess to be. But we’re trying … practicing, you might say.
We write about faith, family life, culture, current events, media, and pretty much anything else related to practicing the Catholic faith.
Our goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to use in your personal faith journey. If you are a practicing Catholic — or aspire to be — then our blog is for you.
Cradle Catholic, wife, mother, and proud Iowan. Catholic media enthusiast. Foodie. Talk radio junkie. Wine drinker. Wannabe runner. Fueled by dark roast coffee.
Lisa earned a Bachelor of Family Services and Master of Public Administration from Iowa State University, and worked as an assistant city manager in the Des Moines metro area prior to “retiring” to care for her children in the home. Lisa is also the co-host of Catholic Women Now, a new weekly radio show heard on Iowa Catholic Radio. She also writes bi-monthly for CatholicMom.com. Lisa is available to speak to your group on family, motherhood, being a beloved daughter of God, Catholic new media, and developing spiritual friendships in this social media age. Follow Lisa on Twitter (@LisaAnnSchmidt).
Our Top Posts
If you are new to our site, you might want to start with our most popular posts. Here are a few of our top posts.
- What Kind of Theology is THAT?!
- To Hell with It
- Planting the Modesty Seed in our Children
- Special Delivery: A Mother’s Story of Prayer, Pain, and Peace
- Aaron Rodgers on Tebow and Faith
- One Couple’s Story: The Moral Shipwreck of In Vitro Fertilization
- When You Can’t Hear the Mass
You can also check our Archives page for a list of every post we have written or use the search function to find other posts that might be of interest.