God and parenting woes

baby-CRemember when you had all the answers about parenting—in other words, when you were single? Then you got married, conceived your first child, and were instantly unsure of yourself. You decided you must consult the experts.

At least, that’s what happened to me. I spent my first pregnancy reading Dr. Sears and Greg and Lisa Popcak. I became a (theoretical) expert on attachment parenting. Once again, I knew just how parenting was supposed to look. I wrote up my plan for a natural childbirth. I hired a doula.

Then real life hit me. When I was two weeks overdue, with no contractions or dilation, my doctor convinced me to be induced. Three days on Pitocin, and I was only dilated to three centimeters. My ordeal “ended” in a C-section. Actually, it was just beginning.

Continue reading my guest post at  Suscipio4Women.



About Connie Rossini

Connie Rossini gives whole families practical help to grow in holiness. She is the author of Trusting God with St. Therese and the free ebook Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life. She writes a spirituality column for The Catholic Voice of the Diocese of Omaha, Nebraska, and blogs at Contemplative Homeschool. She is also a columnist for SpiritualDirection.com. Connie and her husband Dan have four young sons.
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7 Responses to God and parenting woes

  1. Yup! As parents, I think we finally calm down when we accept that we are not in control and finally abandon our make-believe notion of what parenting looks like.

  2. Is this a site for women only?

    • Lloyd, are you asking about Suscipio? It is designed to encourage women in their vocations, but I don’t think there’s a “No boys allowed” sign on the homepage, LOL. There are certainly very few posts that a man would not benefit from as well–and my post is approved for all eyes.

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