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Friday, July 30, 2010

Benefits of Motherhood

Most people at least raise their eyebrows when I tell them I have six kids. One woman even had the kindness to tell me that I must have started very young. But most recognize that six is a handful. I agree. Sometimes it's a handful and two armfuls and my toes are curled around something as well. I keep wondering when I'll have enough experience that I'm going to react like all those know-it-all moms in the magazines. It seems like I have to apologize to my kids a lot. But my mother (who bore 11 children) once said that you lose twenty percent of your brain cells with every pregnancy, so after 5 you're unnacountable. I take great comfort in that.

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