My older sister (she's 21, I'm 20) who I am very close with needs help. I have no idea what to do. She is involved with an awful crowd of people some of which I've been told are dangerous, and because of these people she's been doing a lot of drugs. It's been happening for around five years now and I'm slowly seeing her ruin her life.
My 11-year-old daughter, Haley is playing Jingle Bells on the piano. It's been less than a week since the girls schlepped their backpacks home stuffed with months of worksheets, book reports quizzes, science projects, a clay pinch-pot (penny holder? soap dish?), and a smashed cupcake from the last-day-of-school party.
You've now heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese Decluttering Consultant and creator of The Konmari Method. Well long before there was Marie Kondo, there was my mother, Bernice McCarthy, the Irish-Catholic-Marie-Condo, and creator of The McCarthy Method: The Life-Changing Magic of an Irish Catholic Family.