River.My husband Jim Bob always says jokingly that around our house about every 30 minutes there's some kind of a crisis that takes place -- we have to stop and drop whatever it is we're right in the middle of, whether someone got hurt or something in the house broke and there's water everywhere. You never know in a house with 19 kids.
Life at home isn't like at the office where you have a strict schedule. When you stay at home raising your children you have to be flexible. The way I think about it is flexibility versus resistance, because sometimes when there's not flexibility we have a resistant attitude about everything. You're like, "I can't believe this is happening." And that's not a good response.
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Our children watch and they see how we respond to situations that arise. So we sure don't want to have them picking up on a resistant attitude. The definition of flexibility that I love is not becoming attached to ideas orRead More »from What the Duggars Can Teach You About Going with the Flow