Phew! Done. Now What?

I successfully have posted every day this week. That hasn't happened in a long time!  But wait, there's more.

However, I had an idea.  I thought it would be fun to dispel, or bring to light some of the myths that come along with having a large family and homeschooling.  Now, keep in mind, I don't consider myself an expert nor do I feel we have a large family.  But, apparently, by today's standards we do.  And along with a "not your average size family" comes a lot of comments that make me think people have some crazy ideas about what it means to be a mom of a large family.

So, fire away.  What do you want to know?  What do you think or what have you heard about what it's like to be in a large family?

If you don't ask, I'm going to come up with my own ideas!  Like:
  • It takes a special kind of patience to be a mom to many kids.  
  • You are a saint! 
  • You must be really organized.
  • What about socialization in homeschooling?
  • Don't you know what causes that?
  • How can you afford all those kids?
  • You must have a big house.  (And when I say I don't) Well, how do you fit all those kids in there.
Really now.  Let's get to the nitty gritty.  Don't hold back, I want to know what you want to know about our family life.  If you're afraid I'll get angry, you can add a comment anonymously.  If it does make me angry then I don't have to post your comment...or maybe I need to figure out why I'm angry in the first place and why I'm being so selfish!  

And we'll call this new series:  The Bunch Myths-Busted.

Oh, I can't wait to see what you have in store for me (or else I'll bore you with my own commentary).


  1. Do you make your older daughters help raise the younger children and thus rob them of their childhood?
    Are you less bonded to your children since there is higher child to parent ratio?

    I'd like to hear this answered directly from a mom of many. I know this isn't true but I've heard people make judgements about large families. I won't lie, it makes me a little angry when I hear some if it. I came from a IMO not so large family of 4 kids and even so people felt entitled to make unsolicited comments. In retrospect I wish I could ask, "OK, so which one of us would you like our family to trade in and what for?"

  2. Ok, I'm game.

    "...nor do I feel we have a large family. But, apparently, by today's standards we do."

    In your opinion what is a "large" family? Do you hope to eventually have one?