All Hands on Deck!

Let me take a second to introduce everyone to a group of terrific, talented ladies who have agreed to help keep this place from falling into a mausoleum while I’m off gallivanting!

Meet Danielle Bean, Simcha Fisher and Sally Thomas

Danielle Bean is a little force of nature who writes everywhere – at Inside Catholic, at the National Catholic Register, at Faith and Family Live!; in her spare time, she writes books!. Anytime I think I’m working hard, I look at her output, remember she has 8 children and feel extremely humbled and then I think, “I have to sit down…”.

Which is precisely what Simcha Fisher has to say about many things, at her blog entitled, um…I Have to Sit Down; Like Danielle, Simcha also writes all over the place, but I first found her blend of reality tinged with sharp humor over at Inside Catholic’s group blog, and I realized that anytime I read her, I came away smiling, or waking up the dog with my laughter.

Sally Thomas is a contributing writer to First Things, and a poet (now, don’t get all Bertie Wooster on me, and run off), and homeschooling mother who also blogs at Castle in the Sea. She only has five children, though, so she’s practically a lady of leisure; she may be too busy eating bonbons to give us her attention!

I know that Anchoress readers–the best readers on the internet–are going to enjoy spending time with these ladies; they are all realists, because you can’t have large families and not be rooted in reality; they are both tough and tender–because you can’t have all those kids an not manage a touch of both, or things get ugly–and they write with energy, intelligence, insight, humor and warmth. As they pitch in around here (I’ll try to do my poor best from Rome) I suspect you’re not even going to miss me!

Enjoy the adventure, guys! And thank you so much for helping me out; I am incredibly grateful to know the blog is in such great hands! Let us pray!

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