“Are they ALL yours?”
Around Baby #4, it seems like a switch flips inside you, too. You are now an expert at parenting babies, and you act accordingly.
These women are everywhere. They are our neighbors, our friends, our sisters, our co-workers, our cousins. They have no use for our advice or opinions. Their wombs are their own. Let's respect that.
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.
It seems this season's stomach flu has been particularly widespread and vicious, at least in our house. Over the course of eight days, every one of my four young children, as well as my husband, succumbed to the tummy bug.
When you see big families out and about, it must be a green light to say awkward stuff.
Every couple needs to do what works for them.
Back-To-School season is an expensive time for families. With six kids heading off this September, I put all my own tips and tricks in high gear.
I may not have time to do elaborate crafts at home or be president of the PTA, but my kids don't care about those things, anyway. What matters to them is that I enjoy being with them, that I care to know all about them, and that I love them.
You can play a game of baseball, soccer or football whenever you want, and you don't even need to invite over any of the neighbors.