We were both crying in the priest's office. Father said, "It doesn't have to be this way". I totally didn't get it at the time.
We all need comfort to fall back on. Us adults also need to rekindle our own sense of adventure. Who is better equipped to guide us out of our comfort zone than our children?
We needed to get on the same page by sitting down together as a family in order to stabilize our Domestic Church.
Not to stir up old family drama or anything, but hand me a spoon... Think about a time you were disciplined when you were your child's age. How do you wish your parents would have handled the situation? How can you discipline better?
And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
By the time we hit the half-way mark, I'm not sure if I'm getting a refill of grace or if I'm using up all of my patience trying to keep my two smaller kids moderately quiet and still.
I'd like to remind you that your family wouldn't be where it is without you using your intelligence, your strength, and your capabilities to build them up.
I strongly believe that knowing your own body is the best way to control your fertility.
My sisters and I are extremely blessed by my mother's willingness to spend time molding our kids.
When my husband went on a business trip to Florida for a few months, he had to figure out how to help out long-distance.
Daily life is far more rewarding when we have more positives than negatives in the "bank".