During a recent visit to the Omaha Zoo, I spotted this info board outside the gorilla exhibit and couldn’t help but make the connection to human motherhood as well. Indeed, my motherhood has been shaped and informed by watching seasoned (human!) mothers care for their young. I feel blessed to be friends with moms who’ve birthed several kids across a […]
Pope Emeritus Benedict once said, “We live in a society in which it seems that every space, every moment must be ‘filled’ with initiatives, activity, sound; often there is not even time to listen and dialogue … Let us not be afraid to be silent outside and inside ourselves, so that we are able not […]
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared photos of our family and kids, so here’s a quick photo dump. — Das Schmidt Haus, Easter 2015 — Okay, it wasn’t really Easter, and Cy, Iowa State’s mascot, didn’t attend church with us. But let’s pretend because I need an obligatory family Easter photo. Maybe I should Photoshop the […]
Honoring our children with the Lord: the spring Pregnancy and Infant Loss Mass will be held April 27 at All Saints Catholic Church in Des Moines.
One of these days I’m going to take that fancy camera of ours and spend a few hours simply wandering around our home parish, the Basilica of St. John in Des Moines. For now, the iPhone has done a fine job capturing her beauty, and here’s a few “what she wore” on Divine Mercy Sunday […]
“It is most laudable in a married woman to be devout, but she must never forget that she is a housewife. And sometimes she must leave God at the altar to find Him in her housekeeping.” I first read those words by St. Frances of Rome back on March 9, her feast day. Depending on how you feel […]
While this post is intended for our Des Moines area readers, I’m sharing it here because Joel and I so often hear from families with special needs who simply desire and need a bit more support from their local parishes. Collectively, there is a sense that our Church can and should do better. But how? It truly […]
What do Pope Francis, Russell Wilson, Jen Fulwiler and Dr. Bill Thierfelder have in common? Leave it to me to make a connection.
Video of the CRS Rice Bowl Google+ Hangout with Lisa Hendey, Sarah Reinhard, Jared Dees and me! We shared ideas for bringing Lent alive in the home.
Pope Francis had fun with a Google+ hangout recently, why not me? And you, too! Please consider joining fellow CatholicMom.com contributors Lisa Hendey, Sarah A. Reinhard, Jared Dees and me next Monday (Presidents’ Day – 12PM eastern time/11AM central) as we participate in a hangout and explore ways to bring Lent to life in our […]