I did not plan on having a large family; I had never even held a baby before our firstborn. I had moved east with Michael after our first baby was born, which cut me off from daily contact with friends and family. Although I enjoyed living in the country, raising our own vegetables and later even…… Continue reading Entrusting My Fertility to God
Before we moved to our farm, we had lived for ten years on two acres on a short, dead-end road which turned into a country bike lane, meadows and fields of berries, all near a creek. It was the perfect place for a huge garden, to raise a large family and to foster a sense…… Continue reading A Good Irish Wake for A Good Irish Man
By the time I was pregnant with my sixth child, I was desperate to find a supportive family doctor and obstetrician. Four of my five children had been delivered by Dr. Leslie E., a brilliant, strong feminist. As a mother of a growing family, I was an enigma to her as she was to me.…… Continue reading Finally, A Pro-Life Doctor
Lord give us a sense of humour and a creative intelligence to meet the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of our children
God delights more in joyful chaos than in miserable, tight perfection.
A friend sent me the most amusing video, a song composed by a family of 12 , sung to the tune of the Christmas carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas”. It is hilarious because I have heard all these phrases for decades. listen and enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWzycOUrIYo The very existence of a joyful mother of nine…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: “Are They All Yours?”
Large families are an anomaly in desperate need of an advocate in modern society. A prompt on a health website asked, “Are you an advocate for any cause?” I sputtered to myself, “I am not an advocate for anything or anybody!” Immediately after that statement, a new idea popped into my mind, “Hey, wait a…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Standing Up for Large Families in our ‘Tolerant’ Modern Society