1. I think I knew that about the six weeks after childbirth, but I’ve not availed myself of the “opportunity.” When my daughter was born, I hadn’t yet converted, and when my son was born we took him to church right away. He was born four weeks early with Down syndrome on a Saturday evening – the evening before Palm Sunday. We all went to church on the following Easter Sunday. Wild horses couldn’t have kept me away.

  2. I love this! I think you should add a blog link-up as you get rolling. We could really get and share some great ideas here!

    Our days have been ordered this way for many years now and I can honestly say that it is blissful. Not that we don’t have bumps along the way but when we know that we have a time for work, a time for play, a time for prayer(all day), and a time for rest, we are all just a wee bit more content and the days flow smoothly.

    Our mornings are work–lessons, chores, prep for the day.
    After lunch is rest time–1 hour of quiet time, everyone in their own room/area for reading, knitting, playing quietly, resting.
    Afternoons are play time–I TRY to let go of the to-do list and play with the kids too.
    And the entire day has opportunities for prayer. Formal prayers, conversational prayer, mealtime prayers, scripture sharing/memorizing, evening family rosary, and on and on.

    It’s such a simple but powerful concept that I always recommend, for new moms especially.

    Much love to you all!

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