The “more” of a big family

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"It gets easier the more kids you have." I've heard this often from moms of big families—and even said it myself a few times—but I'm pretty sure we're all just fooling ourselves. Or maybe it's just that I'm at capacity (even as we wait for the arrival of #6!) and feeling it. Either way, while it's…

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Worry is not our benchmark

I spend a lot of time reading, thinking and talking about things like children's need for independence for the chance to develop confidence, decision making skills, creativity, etc. It's a philosophy that's been defined as free-range parenting by outspoken proponents like Lenore Skenazy, and while I haven't fully bought into the idea (my kids aren't riding…

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