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Get out of the way while God sanctifies your child through danger and suffering. Avoid the discouragement of reforming your husband according to your ideas of (feminine) holiness. Multiply the spiritual goods coming from homebirth and breastfeeding. Debunk worldly notions of love and romance for your growing girls. Use the watchwords of common sense and courage to help your family. Invite poverty to be a necessary part of your Family Rule. Serve the Church, family, and parish as a single woman. Understand the similarities between marriage and consecrated religious life which advance holiness. Prepare for the end of active motherhood and the beginning of a gracious old age. Motherhood and Family is the book for girls, young ladies, and women of all ages who look to enjoy the privilege of being a woman, or who are prayerfully desiring to discover it or to recover it.