12/16/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Sunday Roundup

My favorite story of the week was the news that Michelle Obama's mother will be coming to live with the first family in the White House -- there to help Malia and Sasha make the transition to a new school, new friends, and the presidential spotlight. As my own mother lived with us -- a soulful presence in my daughters' life - I know firsthand there is nothing like a Yaya (Greek for grandmother). "First Granny" Marian Robinson's White House move provides a powerful teachable moment for America, offering the perfect solution to both our nation's child care crisis, and the cultural black mark of abandoning our seniors in old age homes. You've been sending great suggestions for issues and guests for Rachel Maddow's show, which I'm guest hosting on Monday. Please keep submitting them in the comments section.