October 1st, 2010

Momnipotent

You can read my latest column at Inside Catholic today — properly-themed for today’s feast of St. Therese and her “Little Way.”

“Look at me!” I announced to my bleary-eyed husband when he emerged from the bedroom one morning soon after our second child was born. Carefully, I shifted tiny Eamon in the crook of one arm as I scrambled eggs, buttered toast, and poured juice with my free hand. “I can nurse the baby and cook breakfast at the same time!”

I was such a fool.

What I didn’t know is that it’s not long after a young mother makes her first heroic efforts in the face of parental adversity that family members stop applauding her clever resourcefulness and just plain expect it.

Read the whole thing …

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