7 Quick Takes: The Name Game, Camp Ujaama, First Fruits, Happy Marriages, Well-Read Moms & Cooking with 6 Ingredients

7 Quick Takes

 1. Crowdsourcing Time! On our next Catholic Women Now radio show, Julie Nelson and I are going to play our version of the "Name Game" and can use your input. How did or will you choose your children's names? How did your parents choose yours? What about confirmation names? I would love to hear your fun, interesting, boring, haphazard, heartwarming, or "just because" stories in the combox. Maybe you were named after a tugboat? Don't be ashamed --- proudly blow your air horn as stories like … [Read more...]

Is it cheating to combine 7 Quick Takes & {phfr}?

Mary Crowning

I enjoy linking up to the {pretty, happy, funny, real} series hosted at the blog Like Mothers, Like Daughters. And I also take pleasure when participating in Jen's 7 Quick Takes at Conversion Diary. Is it cheating to combine the two popular series and post a 7 Quick Takes, {phfr}-style? Killing two birds with one stone? Or will this lead to a blogosphere double whammy? Let's roll the dice and let the fun begin! {pretty} --- 1 --- I attended my parish's Altar & Rosary Society annual … [Read more...]

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

Lucy & Jude Schmidt - The Practicing Catholic kiddos

This is the first time I'm linking up with Like Mother, Like Daughter and their {pretty, happy, funny, real} series. If you are dropping by our site for the first time by way of that blog, welcome! Thanks for visiting. You can learn more about us here, but please know much has changed in our life since that was first written (my to-do list just got a little longer). Here's a little taste of what's been happening the past week at Das Schmidt Haus. {pretty} Pretty daughter (Lucy --- 3 1/2 … [Read more...]

Seven Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 6)

Best Place To Raise a Family

~ 1 ~ Several years ago I attempted to vote early at a satellite voting location, and I was surprised at how easy it was to receive a ballot simply by stating my name. I asked the poll worker if she needed to see my ID, and she rather quickly dismissed my offer. My quick reaction: “Well how do you know I am who I say I am?” Then she got angry, and I think I walked away without voting because I was afraid she would secretly tear up my ballot. Amongst all the other political battles occurring … [Read more...]