I am the author of Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God (Ave Maria Press), as well as a contributor to Called by Name: 365 Daily Devotions for Catholic Women.
I also contribute to Verily, CatholicMom.com, Aleteia, Brother Francis, Vigil, and Radiant. My work has been published at Blessed Is She, Natural Womanhood, Catholic Women Run, Our American Stories, Telos Art Shop, Brick House in the City, The Federalist, Soul Gardening, and Ever Eden.
My work is represented by Upstart Crow Literary. I am a two-time winner of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and I have the t-shirt to prove it.
Me, at about age 4
Among my favorite books are Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, and Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. (Read them all, then let's chat!)
I've recently resurrected my blog, which you can find here. This site now contains the archives of YoungMarriedMom.com, where I wrote about my early years of motherhood from 2010-2014, and my blog on craft, What I Learned While Writing a Novel, which was formerly a separate Wordpress blog.
"An inspiration and a challenge to all of us. A gift."
--From the foreword by Danielle Bean, brand manager of CatholicMom.com
"Every mom needs the voice of reason and sanity, but we also need someone to point us to God and his generosity. Lindsay Schlegel beautifully combines a deep devotion and realistic humor in this book. You'll feel like she's sitting beside you with coffee (or maybe a beer) even as you want to take notes in the margin. Enjoy this book. And then share it with a friend or three."
--Sarah A. Reinhard, coeditor of The Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion and blogger at SnoringScholar.com
"Don't Forget to Say Thank You is a must-have for parents that beautifully and sometimes humorously reveals the many opportunities we have to grow in holiness in the parenting trenches. Schlegel's down-to-earth stories and wisdom reveal the valuable lessons our children impart upon us in between cups of reheated coffee and our constant reminders to our children to be nice, to please go to bed (now!), and to say you're sorry. Find encouragement, a new perspective, and renewed strength in your parenting life with this gem of a book."
--Kate Wicker, author of Getting Past Perfect
Called by Name is a 365-day devotional designed to empower and equip you to draw near to Jesus and use your God-given gifts for the Church. With meditations on scripture and encouraging insights from popular Catholic authors and speakers in the WINE community, this is the perfect daily companion for women who want to connect with the heart of Jesus and live every day in the light of his truth and love.
This daily devotional follows the liturgical seasons and includes major holidays and some feast days. You can begin your reading journey at any point in the year. As with all WINE offerings, you are invited to read, reflect, and respond using lectio divina.
Each day includes
- a Bible verse or passage for meditation;
- daily reflections;
- a closing prayer to focus your heart on an important truth or goal; and
- a tangible action you can carry out each day, such as volunteering, going to Confession, or donating clothes to charity.