Archive Monthly Archives: July 2011

What dark secrets do large families hold behind closed doors?

This post comes largely because of some criticisms that the Duggar family have received.  Many have commented on blogs and forums that the Duggar family may look happy on the outside, in the public eye, but behind closed doors there is probably a lot of abuse and discontent. Well, honestly, I don’t know what happens […]

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How will I put them all through college?

A common misconception in our society is that parents are obligated to pay for their children’s college.  Every financial adviser my husband and I have talked to has questioned our plans in this regard.  Parenting magazines (whatever they’re worth) offer tips to save for it.  Complete strangers who find out we’re still planning on having […]

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Myth #1: Having a big family is selfish

Overpopulation is a big concern for a lot of people.  There are 7 billion people on this planet, and finite resources.  The responsible thing to do is to have 2.1 kids, or less.  “Zero population is the answer my friends…”  Humans are the worst thing that have ever happened to this planet, and if there […]

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In defense of large families…

This is a topic that has weighed heavily on my mind the last few weeks, and after some consideration I have decided to publicly share my thoughts on this topic. My personal perspective on this is somewhat unique.  I am the oldest of 11 (yes, eleven) children.  Growing up, I have always looked up to […]

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Fun with Watermelon

I’m not very good at making sugar cookies, in fact I have done it only once with my children. But I love our cookie cutters and wanted to put them to good use, so we used them on our watermelon yesterday. The kids loved it! The only bad thing about it was that my 3-year-old […]

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Dreaming of a dream home

About a year ago we sold our house at a loss.  There was extensive mold damage, and we fixed it all before we moved.  We didn’t sell the lemon that we bought.  Our home was a 6-bedroom home that we fancied we could fix up and sell, or alternatively never outgrow as our family grows.  […]

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