The Gift of Siblings

The Gift of Siblings

This summer I read an article in the online version of Elle Magazine, which read in part: Sometimes, I can see us living in a smaller, older home somewhere, selling this one, and adjusting to accommodate life with a third child in a home that is definitely anything...
After Three It Just Gets Louder

After Three It Just Gets Louder

When it comes to kids, three is the magic number… for stress. Mothers of three children stress more than moms of one or two, while mothers of four or more children actually report lower stress levels At least that’s what a survey from Today.Com claims,...

He's Baaaaack

There is another laundry basket in the hallway. I have to check the waistbands of all the jeans and boxer shorts for sizes before I put them away. Another car is jockeying for position in front of the house. I am cooking more meat than usual. We needed a second pew on...

Family Resemblances

Almost twenty-three years ago, Emily arrived looking pretty much exactly like John.  He brought his own newborn picture to the hospital and several people assumed it was hers.  Great, I thought, I did all the work and he gets all the credit.  And his black hair and...

An Embarrassment of Riches?

Most of the time five kids doesn’t seem like a lot to me, it just seems normal.  I can blithely respond to that ubiquitous comment, “I don’t know how you do it!” with “Oh, after three it’s not any harder, just louder,” and...

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