Leslie Sholly

Catholic (baptized shortly after birth by then-Father and later-Bishop... read more

Leslie Sholly

Bio

  • Catholic (baptized shortly after birth by then-Father and later-Bishop Shea, at Immaculate Conception Church, of which I am still a member)
  • Southern (born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and still here, with a brief interruption during which I attended college at Georgetown University and then got married and lived in Alexandria, Virginia for one year)
  • Wife (for 24 years, to John, a native of Baltimore whom I met at Georgetown)
  • Mother (of five:  Emily (22), Jake (19), Teddy (to us–Theo to his friends) (18), William (12) and Lorelei (8))
  • Homemaker (as in, I don’t leave the house to do my work, and I’m in charge of the cooking, and the laundry, and what housework gets done around here, among other things)
  • Legal assistant (to my husband, who practices primarily family law, with a lot of other things thrown in) from our home office, so that I can help with our business (writing letters, talking with clients, keeping time, sending out bills) while remaining at home where we want me to be
  • Sometime writer (formerly a columnist–for eight years–writing on life issues for the local Catholic paper)
  • Occasional editor (helping my mother’s non-profit with grant proposals and other writing/editing tasks)
  • Always busy (writing this blog, volunteering at church and schools, running my kids here and there, snatching time for myself, spending way too much time on Facebook)