Femininity & Fashion

Top Ten Table Manners

Good table manners aren’t just about making your mother happy. Whether we care to acknowledge it or not, how we eat is an outward sign of our inner personality and character. By teaching table manners early and often, they’ll become second nature. Has your family...

Women and Careers: The World According to Fulton J. Sheen

I’m in the throes of moving for the second time in less than one year. While packing our bookshelf up once again, I came across “Love, Marriage and Children” by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.  I don’t know about you, but it usually takes me several enjoyable hours to pack up...

Divinity Revealed to Women

I recently was asked by someone to explain why the Church didn’t elevate women (as priests etc.) in the early days of Christianity. This is the part in the conversation when internally, I start to look like an old Bugs Bunny cartoon with steam rising from my...

Short Shorts and Midriffs: Dressing Our Daughters

According to WebMD, girls begin a growth spurt around age 9 or 10, with the fastest growth around age 11 or 12. Typically, girls grow about three inches per year during this period. That’s what happened to my youngest child this past year. At the beginning of...

Am I Dumb Because I Have Eight Kids?

The Guardian UK recently published the article “Should We Care That Smart Women Aren’t Having Kids?” The piece was based on the work of Satoshi Kanazawa, a London School of Economics psychologist who conducted research on the link between...

Not How You Planned it?

After two nights of contractions too strong to let me sleep and too weak to really get me anywhere I headed to the doctor for a “check”.  A few days earlier I had mentioned to a friend that something felt *off*.  The doctor said I was definitely in...

The Power of Seeking Beauty

This morning as I sat down to begin my workday, I was awestruck at the beauty of Vancouver’s winter sunrise: as I peered from a window through some trees’ naked branches, pinks and yellows and blues filled the vast sky. Lately I have reflected more and more about the...

Ten Tips for Holiday Party Outfits

  Tis the season for holiday parties — and the stress of what to wear to them. Sometimes those bells you hear aren’t the Salvation Army, but warning bells of panic that accompany that alarmed feeling of making a fashion faux pas. The goal? Dress festive but...

Love Your Husband: Starting Now

A wonderful gift idea for my dearest friends . . . YOU! My son is always telling me “Spend your widow card, Mom!” Truly there are some times your friends will just have to listen to you – so I guess I am spending my Widow Card right now. This is a...

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