MFP 006: The Survival Zone

"You know what it's like having five kids? Imagine you're drowning. And someone hands you a baby."

We believe the most challenging years of parenting are not related to how many kids you have, but rather how close in age they are. Young families say to us all the time, ”We shouldn’t complain because we only have three kids and you have ten.” This is not true! The period of time when your family consists of kids who are all in car seats, can’t tie their own shoes, and are barely potty trained is an extremely difficult time.  Be encouraged!  This is a phase that doesn’t last forever (though it feels like an eternity at the time).  Just think- if you can survive this, you can survive anything!