Day: April 9, 2016

Chaste Wedlock

When we consider the great excellence of chaste wedlock, Venerable Brethren, it appears all the more regrettable that particularly in our day we should witness this divine institution often scorned and on every side degraded.

CASTI CONNUBII

ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XI ON CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE DECEMBER 31, 1930

Women’s Work

What’s so wrong with women doing women’s work?

“I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It’s an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren’t stupid because you’re a housewife. When you’re stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare.”

Tasha Tudor

“There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.”

Thomas Wolfe

Its too Cold for Dresses?

(Its still cold here)

Dresses and skirts can be very practical in all weather. Women have worn them for centuries after all.  Wearing a long wool dress or skirt and top, paired with  warm leggings or stockings and practical shoes, easily solves the problem of cold weather. Arguably, this ensemble is warmer than most women’s preferred outfit: jeans and a sweater or the ever popular leggings and a sweater dress.