Hello and welcome to our blog!
I am Tania, wife to Mike, writer of the blog and mum to the intrepid 13.
I began Larger Family Life back in 2008 and it is now the UK’s biggest resource website for large families, covering a range of topics including travel, food, fitness and adventure.
Mike and I believe in living life to the beat of our own drum and encouraging others to do the same. Not only are we strong advocates of walking our own path, even when it goes against the grain, but also that life is for living. We also believe that the best way to learn about the world is to get out there and see it. The best way to do that is to pack up your bags and travel – even with 13 children in tow! Yes, we are pro-blogging, freelance-writing, home-educating (although not often at home!), travel-loving parents of 13 children.
Following the loss of my father to cancer in 2016, followed by the loss of my 34-year-old brother to leukaemia just five months later, we agreed to fulfil a promise to my brother that we will fill life with more adventure and make shed loads of good memories along the way.
Taking my promise seriously, I lost 60lbs in less than a year (we’ve lost over 100lbs between us), and Mike and I are constantly working on getting fitter and stronger, preparing to fill life with challenges and live it to the fullest.
If we were unconventional before, we’re about to step it up. Join us on our blog and subscribe to our YouTube channel here as we seek adventure and make memories as we travel around the world (with at least ten of our kids!). From treks to mountain climbs to abseiling to horse riding, from sun to sea to deserts, if you have a challenge for us or somewhere to travel to, no matter where, let us know.
Unconventional? Oh, yes! Because life is too short to be anything else!
We’re doing life differently.
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