I always thought I wanted a big family, but . . .

(a little encouragement for new moms who are struggling.)

Also, tonight I will be at Theology on Tap at 9:00 at Murphy’s in Hanover, NH.  The topic will be “Forgiveness, Cell By Cell”  — and I just realized that, by coincidence, this evening begins Yom Kippur, the day of atonement.   We won’t be doing any penance, though, unless you count being out at a bar with a wild baby who gets even wilder when she’s up past her bedtime.

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  • http://creativefidelity.wordpress.com Dan F.

    I have to say, when I read the title to this post in the subscription email, I thought to myself “is she pregnant (again)?”

    Nice post.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/simchafisher Simcha Fisher

      Ha, that’s funny! There’s a growing list of blog post titles which people misinterpreted that way. (For the record, I come from a family of eight and so does my husband, so we always figured we’d have eight kids. I forget when we changed our minds, but we have given up talking about total numbers.)

  • Colet

    Good luck tonight!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/simchafisher Simcha Fisher

      Thank you! I tested it out on my 13-year-old daughter, who is about as smart as a college kid with a couple of beers in him, and she liked it — although she summarized it in two sentences, one of which was completely off. But if people hear 50% of what I say, I guess that’s pretty good.

      • Colet

        Hope you’ll be able to use it as a post, too–although it won’t be the same as hearing the talk, unfortunately. But the title really spoke to me and I’m very interested to hear/read it.

  • http://www.martinfamilymoments.blogspot.com collmart

    Hmmm, I wonder how far of a drive that would be for me, coming from Southeastern MA?? :)

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/simchafisher Simcha Fisher

      I would love to see you there if you could possibly swing it! The venue looks really nice: http://www.murphysonthegreen.com/

  • anna lisa

    Post photos!

    I hope Benny is a good girl. I hope you’re not “in for it” tonight!–You’ll do great at the talk. If you are like me, the adrenalin will go to the breastmilk…

  • http://creativefidelity.wordpress.com Dan F.

    hmm, i googled where Hanover is and it’s a 3 hour drive – not in the cards tonight. Any chance you might be doing one of these further south any time soon?

    Still working on our priest btw.

    • Simcha Fisher

      I will probably be doing a very similar event in Keene sometime in November — will share more details when I get them! It would be great to see you there.

      • http://creativefidelity.wordpress.com Dan F.

        That’s still 2 hours from here but might be manageable with just the baby. Keep us posted! :)

  • Anon

    *sigh* So I have to say maybe I understand on a smaller scale how you feel when you write something so encouraging and people get stupid about it- yeah, the ones you’re usually not even addressing. I posted this on a (non catholic) mommy board I’m on. I thought it was perfect timing considering a recent post started a discussion on tubal ligations. Most of the responses were really appreciative. Then the person you weren’t addressing comes on and tells me she went back and forth wondering if she should bring it up but she “had to” since she always speaks up when she encounters things harmful to women, children, and families! (um, !!!!!!) She said advocating women to keep having baby after baby despite hardship in the present simply becuase it can get better in the future, blah blah blah. And she was serious. So apparently we can’t even encourage each other in the present becuase that could be very, very dangerous. Anyway, that pooped on my day. Did you have anyone else that read it that way? I re read a few times, even trying to put on a secular, academic mindset (which she is) and I couldn’t see it. Ah well. FWIW- thanks. We have a pitifully sick baby right now. I need that ecouragment!