This is not an informational post. This is a cry for help, and for advice from experienced parents.
Since my fourth child was born, I have been on time for Mass ONCE. That was the week the kids were sick, the car was broken, and my husband and I split Masses and I only had to get myself ready and out the door. I was 15 minutes early. It was glorious.
The rest of time, Sunday is definitely an exercise in penance and humiliation.
I know many of my readers have more kids and have been where I am now. (My oldest is 7). Lent is coming. I need to make major changes and conquer this lateness problem. (Mass isn't the ONLY thing we run late for, but it's the biggest thing, and the problem is worse because my husband and I are trying to leave the house at the same time, the kids can't eat breakfast in Church clothes, and because of the "two-in-diapers" issue, I cannot get dressed/showered TOO early, or I'll have to dress/shower again since diapers seem MORE likely to explode on me when I'm wearing nice clothes......)
Anyway, please! Help! Suggestions!