Each year on the Third Sunday of Advent children gather with their families in St. Peter’s Square in Rome for “Bambinelli Sunday.” It’s an Italian Catholic family tradition in which handcrafted babies or “bambinelli” destined to represent the Christ child in the family’s Nativity scene are blessed by the pope. . . . → Read More: Does Your Parish Celebrate Bambinelli Sunday?
Today, Time Magazine named Pope Francis their 2013 Person of the Year. Also today, the little inhabitants of Das Schmidt Haus name their daddy the 2013 Man of the Year. . . . → Read More: The Das Schmidt Haus Man of the Year
Welcome back to our series — Pray, Work, Rest & Play — where we share a bit about how we’re striving to incorporate an order, a rule of sorts, to our daily routine here at Das Schmidt Haus. A routine that organically involves prayer, work, rest, and play. How are you incorporating these into your daily routine?
Dubya has me praying. Give me a moment to explain. And I could use your input here.
Did you happen to catch President George W. Bush on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno a couple of weeks back? I was particularly struck by the former president’s . . . → Read More: Pray, Work, Rest & Play — Advent Week 2
We’re joining the Advent wreath link-up at CatholicMom.com and sharing a few photos of our wreath. Oh and we wrote a haiku, too! . . . → Read More: Our Advent Wreath — A Haiku
Good news. In honor of tonight’s airing of The Sound of Music LIVE, we’re giving away a Sound of Music poster, T-shirt, and the soundtrack album featuring Carrie Underwood. All you have to do is two things, and these two things must be done by 11:59pmET TONIGHT. . . . → Read More: The Sound of Music + a Giveaway — two of my favorite things!
How are you incorporating Pray, Work, Rest & Play into your daily routine this week? Here at Das Schmidt Haus we are blessing the Advent wreath and praying with the hope candle, thinking up grand St. Nicholas surprises, savoring quiet afternoons, and having one last Autumn hurrah with dad and leaves. . . . → Read More: Pray, Work, Rest & Play: Advent, Week 1
How will you go negative this Advent? Yep, negative. Let me offer a defense starting with the FedEx logo. . . . → Read More: Go Negative This Advent
Once upon a time in colonial America there was something called a “lying in” period. This was the time, typically a month or so, following childbirth when a community would rally in support of a new mother. She would rest, regain her strength, and bond with her baby while the community kept up the household. Many of her attendants would be relatives, none of whom were paid, and the favor was returned following their own deliveries. My how times have changed! Maybe we are just a wee bit sensitive given that Lisa is just four weeks postpartum and what she wouldn’t give for a couple of extra hands just a few hours per week. Even so, we have reflected on how this postpartum experience, Lisa’s third, is significantly different from the first two. . . . → Read More: The Churching of Women: Postpartum Support, Catholic Style
It’s Small Success Thursday hosted at CatholicMom.com where we stop to recognize the blessings and successes of this week. . . . → Read More: #SmallSuccess: I Think I Can, I Think I Can
Welcome back to our weekly series — Pray, Work, Rest & Play — where we share a bit about how we’re striving to incorporate an order, a rule of sorts, to our daily routine here at Das Schmidt Haus. A routine that organically involves prayer, work, rest, and play. Up this week: Responding to the homeless, stepping away from mindless mobile web surfing, keeping occupied with Busy Bags, and having fun with books and bread. . . . → Read More: Pray, Work, Rest and Play (Vol. 2)