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I'm 30 years old, married to an IT Guy and a stay-at-home-mom to two spectacularly gorgeous children. While we attend Mass on Sunday mornings, I spend the entirety of the Eucharistic Prayer focused on making sure the baby uses her crayons on the bulletin, not the pew

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So we are kinda in the same-ish boat.
We love our parish but they don't have a school. So our girls attend school at the nearby other church. And with school comes volunteer duties. Sunday mass is always a big dilemma. Our girls always want to attend with their school friends at the school church but we just don't connect with ANY ONE over there - not the priest, not the music, not the people in the pews. And we have tried for 5 years!
Tonight my husband cooked up 200 FREE brats for the parishioners at the school church (the new principal requested a THANK YOU brat fry to show gratitude for supporting our school) and the vast majority of people grabbed them on their way out to their cars without a second glance.
But our Old Church just feels like home - we know the people, we know the songs, the parish picnic follows an outdoor mass instead of the school church's flashy carnival ride laden festival.
It certainly isn't easy to do both but it is possible.
There are positive aspects to each place (a nurturing school vs. vibrant praise and worship) so we just keep alternating mass attendance and keep our hearts open to God's call for us.

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