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19 Signs I've Been At This Parenting Thing Too Long

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

I've been parenting for 24 years now... and I still have a kid in elementary school. In fact, we are in year 18 of 20 consecutive years at the local elementary school.

5 Depressing But True Advantages Of Having A Large Family

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

Good news, friends! When you have a large family, there will always be someone else to play dress-up. There's always a teenager or a toddler to throw unsuspectingly at your little Aurora or Belle or Elsa. Let the siblings bear the brunt of Maleficent's wrath.

What It's Really Like to Have 5 Kids

Joni Edelman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

Dinner can only be compared to a pride of lions tearing apart a zebra. There is usually at least one naked child, two glasses of something/anything spilled, four people trying to figure out who did/did not get silverware and three people getting water/refilling spilled water. Chaos reigns.

19 Obvious Signs You Grew Up With A Big Family

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Having a big family is wondrous, it really is. But living in a house with one?! THAT gets tricky. Even if you later move into a home that's not the...

42 Signs You Have A Big Family

Jenny Evans | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Jenny Evans

You can play a game of baseball, soccer or football whenever you want, and you don't even need to invite over any of the neighbors.

Finding Our Eye Of The Parenting Storm

Louise Storm | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Louise Storm

Having four children in four years for us is like living in the proverbial eye of a hurricane: bizarrely tranquil and surrounded by a swirl of activity.

7 Reasons You Might Mistake My House for a Walmart

Amy Nielson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Amy Nielson

During my weekly visits to Walmart, I've come to the conclusion that my household has a lot in common with our go-to store.

5 Things Not To Say To Parents Of An Only Child

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Let's visit some of the most frequent comments made to parents of "only children" and then we will have some fun with some responses that are intended to leave everyone feeling intact.

To The Mom Ashamed Of Being Pregnant With Her Fourth

Sylvia Bass | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sylvia Bass

When did having a large family become equivalent to a tragic event? Why do people think that seeing a mother with lots of children automatically entitle them to make rude comments concerning her family planning?

6 Reasons To Have 6 Kids

Julie Cole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Julie Cole

Sure, there are some days when I wonder what I've gotten myself into, worry about the world they'll inherit and consider the environmental footprint of a family like mine. But most of the time, I just celebrate how awesome it is to have six kids.

This Blended Family's Story Is A Bit... Unusual

Posted 05.10.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

The Bigger The Family, The Dumber The Comments From Strangers

Kristen Chase | Posted 08.31.2011 | Parents

By Kristen Chase It really only takes a visible baby in your belly for the opinionated idiots to come out of the woodwork. Your vagina somehow beco...