The truth about big families

Posted By on April 9, 2013

This is a fun one from Mercatornet:

The Sydney Morning Heraldrecently reported that “less than 2 per cent of Australian women have six or more children.” Well, I must know so many of that two per cent.

I know families of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and a few with an even dozen. Whenever there is a movie about big families you always see children hanging from fans, piles of horrible food and a mum on the edge of a breakdown. Perhaps that’s why the general public feel they can be so rude to those with a brood. I come from a family of six and my Mum was often asked by strangers: “Why didn’t you buy a television?”, “How do you remember their names?” , or just told “You poor thing!”

So I thought I would share a few home truths – here are ten things I know about big families.

Read the full list at THIS LINK.

About The Author

Mrs. Chancey is the mother of 12 children, all of whom keep the household bubbling with life, learning, and levity. Jennie co-founded LAF in 2002 with Lydia Sherman and has been delighted to hear from women all over the world who enjoy their femininity and love to cultivate womanly virtues.


2 Responses to “The truth about big families”

  1. Jenn84 says:

    She was looked down on for just six?? That’s only two more than my aunt had. I can’t believe those rude, ludicrous comments.

  2. Goodness, yes! I’ve received all of these comments and many more, starting when I had only three. After a while, it just becomes a humorous game to think up witty responses. 😉

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