Misc: Happiest Parents Have Four or More Kids

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four sisters

Having a big family isn’t for everyone, nor are Catholics required to have a certain number of kids, but often the default mode in our society is to pity people with more than two. We assume they’re unhappy, or that their children are missing out. I once told an acquaintance that I was one of five kids and she said, “That must of been hard for you.” A recent study conducted by Australia’s Edith Cowan University finds that parents with more children actually report the highest levels of life satisfaction and there are benefits for kids too: Happiest Parents Have 4 or More Kids. Want a baby but worried about money? Visit: Raising Kids on a Shoestring. The four sisters above were found in The NY Times photography series: Forty Portraits in Forty Years

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TCC Reads: The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica by Kathleen Norris

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The Holy Twins illustrated by Tomie DePaola

If you sensed today was the last chance you would ever have to talk to a brother or a sister, what would you say? Learn more about St. Scholastica, St. Benedict’s sister, and a children’s book for today’s memorial after the jump:

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TCC Video: I Had Critics When I Adopted a Son with Down Syndrome But My Daughter Wasn’t One of Them

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Archie and Ace

Lisa Eicher writes for The Huffington Post about the special bond between her adopted son with special needs, Archie, and her biological daughter Ace. Read about it and watch a video here: I Had Critics When I Adopted a Son with Down Syndrome But My Daughter Wasn’t One of Them

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