When I was a newly-minted mom of one, I read one of those inspirational motherhood books penned by a mother of — get this — eight children.
I was intrigued in that way that many of us are by big families. I couldn’t help but wonder, how on earth does she do it? How does one woman have so many kids and still manage to smile for her book’s headshot? Isn’t she exhausted beyond all belief?
And yet, as I read the book, more astonishing to me than the fact that a mother of eight had managed to look like a happy human being long enough for a camera to snap her picture were the words I read from her about the secret to having all those kids was. Read more