7QT: 2 Days Late and Several Dollars Short

7_quick_takes_sm1

It’s two days late and several dollars short of anything worth value, but hey, here’s another round of 7 Quick Takes Friday. . . . → Read More: 7QT: 2 Days Late and Several Dollars Short

Take 5 with Chris Stefanick

Thumbnail-Take5-Stefanick

Ready for some fun? Time for another Take 5! Today we welcome Chris Stefanick — a husband, father, speaker and writer, and founder of the nonprofit ministry Real Life Catholic. Chris and I chat about his latest project with Ascension Press called “Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation,” a preparation program for those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. P.S., I really had fun with this interview, especially the post-production work. I hope you enjoy the new iMovie tricks I’m learning. :) . . . → Read More: Take 5 with Chris Stefanick

7 Quick Takes: Too Much Feasting?

St.Joseph Day Collage

— 1 —

I received an email early this morning that read, “Blessed Feast of St. Benedict!” Yay. St. Benedict is my man. Party on, Schmidts! Wait, what? I thought his feast day is July 11. So I turn to my favorite monks’ website and learn there are actually two feasts of St. Benedict on the calendar for Benedictines. On March 21, they celebrate the Transitus of St. Benedict, meaning his death or passing from this life to eternal life. This is the day the Church traditionally celebrates saints’ feast days.

As I suspected, St. Benedict’s feast day is on July 11 according to the . . . → Read More: 7 Quick Takes: Too Much Feasting?

7 Quick Takes: Not Just Soups

Blessing Cup

— 1 —

Who knew Catholic radio could be so delicious? It’s been a fun week with great opportunities to plug our ongoing Soup & Stories series. Matt Swaim interviewed me for the Son Rise Morning Show on Monday. He’s a smart interviewer, and we had a great chat. Full podcast of Monday’s show is available here.

Today I’m on Around the Table with Jeff Young (The Catholic Foodie) and Monsignor Christopher Nalty. It’s broadcast on Catholic Community Radio for New Orleans/Baton Rouge/Gulf Coast. The program airs at 3:30pm central on 690AM in New Orleans and 1380AM in Baton Rouge. It also streams live at the same time online at http://catholiccommunityradio.org.

My . . . → Read More: 7 Quick Takes: Not Just Soups

My 2014 Spiritual Board of Directors

Spiritual Board of Directors

Here we are marching quickly through the first quarter of 2014, and I’ve yet to host the official-yet-unofficial oath of office for my 2014 spiritual board. So here and now I present to you my 2014 Spiritual Board of Directors: seven saints reaching out to me, inspiring me, and uniquely supporting my vocation as wife and mother. . . . → Read More: My 2014 Spiritual Board of Directors

I am Cheating Again: A combined {phfr} and 7 Quick Takes

LucysArtwork

As I sat down to the laptop and started to draft another edition of {pretty, happy, funny, real} I realized I had quite a few photos I wanted to share. Then I thought, Well, it’s been several weeks since posting a 7 Quick Takes, so let’s churn out one of those again. (Yes, hyperlinks ALWAYS appear in my thought bubbles.) Then I saw Dwija from House Unseen combined her {phfr} and 7QTs into one post here. If she can do it, so can I, right? And if memory serves, I’ve done it once before and didn’t get arrested. So let’s go for it! . . . → Read More: I am Cheating Again: A combined {phfr} and 7 Quick Takes

Through Our Lens: Love

Advent - Christmas Porch Lights

The Friday Photo Challenge word for the day is love. How about an “all-things-we-LOVE-right-now-at-DasHausSchmidt” 7 Quick Takes style? . . . → Read More: Through Our Lens: Love

Celebrating Small Successes: What-a-Week!

Small-Success-Thursday-700x420

It’s Small Success Thursday hosted at CatholicMom.com where we stop to recognize the blessings and successes of this week. . . . → Read More: Celebrating Small Successes: What-a-Week!

7 Quick Takes: Health Updates, Predictions, and a Special Mass

7 Quick Takes

Another round of quick takes courtesy Das Schmidt Haus. Highlighted this week: an update on Gigi, insightful birth stories from the 1950s and 60s, a Chinese gender predictor that appears to be quite accurate, sucker prayer bouquets, and updates on our Diocese’s semi-annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Mass. . . . → Read More: 7 Quick Takes: Health Updates, Predictions, and a Special Mass

6 Quick Takes and 1 Not-So-Quick Take

DasSchmidtHausChildren-Lucy

Another round of Quick Takes courtesy Das Schmidt Haus (although thanks to a not-so-pleasant encounter at the OBGYN clinic, Lisa got a little “ranty” with #1 this week!). So it’s a “6 Quick Takes and 1 Not-So-Quick Take” edition. . . . → Read More: 6 Quick Takes and 1 Not-So-Quick Take