Catherine Garcia-Prats is a former first grade teacher who received her
bachelor of science degree from Loyola University in New Orleans. Cathy
volunteers with her parish school, the sons' schools and sports activities, as
well as the community. She has served on the board of directors of The Woman's
Hospital of Texas, the Board of The Woman's Hospital Foundation, the St.
Francis de Sales School Board, and the Galveston-Houston Diocesan Board of
Education. She presently serves on the board of the Family Service Center.
Catherine and Joe Garcia-Prats have been married for 28 years and are the
proud parents of 10 sons ranging in ages from 7 to 25 -- second grade to
medical school. They are the authors of
Good Families Don't Just Happen: What We Learned from Raising Our 10 Sons and
How It Can Work for You, Good Marriages Don't Just Happen,
and What To Do When Your Baby is Premature. Individually and as a
couple, they lecture nationally on family, marriage, and parenting. They have
been guests on Oprah, The Gayle King Show, American Journal, Home Life,
Positively Texas, and Primer Impacto, as well as many local radio
and TV talk shows. Feature articles on the Garcia-Prats family have appeared in
The Houston Chronicle, The Houston Post, The Dallas Morning News, Becoming
Family, and The Ladies' Home Journal, as well as stories in many
newspapers throughout the United States. In 1998, the Garcia-Prats family was
honored as "Houston Family of the Year" by Family Service Center at
their annual "Celebration of Families" luncheon.