,When I was an exhausted new mom of 2 handling the night shift of a colicky baby alone while my husband worked midnights I struggled to fit in a shower, let alone prayer time. It just wasn't working. I felt guilty, but I often fell asleep in our daughters room while rocking her baby brother in the rocking chair. Out of this sleep deprived season of life "rocking rosaries" were born. There were nights I made it through 2 or 3 rosaries rocking ....... patting and praying - and nights I barely made it through 2 decades - but a habit was born and a love for the rosary was started in my own children.
This is the part where I inspire you and tell you that we pray a family rosary every night, and even the littlest follows along - but I'd be lying! The rosary as beautiful as it is can be so hard for families - add in a few rambunctious boys and no 2 efforts to pray it are the same! I've built this devotion into our morning commute - contained children are much easier to lead in the rosary and we've found a few favorite rosaries to stream in the car. With October being the month of the rosary there is no time like the present to introduce your family to it, and find a way that it can fit into your day or week.
Check out this adorable (and informative) video from Brother Francis on Formed!
Have a great week!