I’ve got all my sisters and me

I’ve got all my sisters and me

It occurs to me, as my roll through this old life starts to pick up steam, that my sisters are two of the greatest gifts my parents ever gave me. A mutt-and-Jeff kind of twosome -- one feisty and fearless, the other mellow and a little more cautious -- Kathy and Jenny caboosed our family [...]

Sr. Anne Arthur: Faith by Works– A post by Molly

"I didn't ask them, I told them." Sister Anne Arthur Klinker said firmly.Even her parents could not shake her steadfast resolve to join a convent during her junior year of high school. As a  school sister of Notre Dame, Sister Anne Arthur's religious calling would take her across the United States and Nigeria. When my [...]

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo

Salaga-doola, menchika-boola, Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. Put them together, and what have you got? Four of the best women we know. Here's what I can tell you about my children's godmothers: They understood the commitment they made to our squirmy little babies was lifetime. So, in honor of Mother's Day, here's to them! Here's to the guidance givers, [...]

Five things I learned this weekend

The holiday season begins in T-minus three days and I'm feeling panicky generous. As I'm coming off an especially educational few days, I thought I'd share a few tips I picked up during November's spare weekend. 1) Toilet paper is no substitute for paper toweling. Does this seem obvious to you? It only occurred to [...]