’16 Kids and Counting’ – The Sullivan Family One Year On

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    Don’t miss the 2017 update at the end of this post Our two episodes of ’16 Kids and Counting’ have now been aired once again in the UK, as well as in many countries all over the world. It has been over a year since they were originally shown and almost two years… Read More

Sew, a needle pulling thread… the large family way!

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    Eddie is our resident crafter. He always has several projects on the go and his creativity and imagination knows no bounds. This morning he set about making himself an eye mask.     As with pretty much anything in this house, curious siblings quickly gathered to see what was going on and whether… Read More

What 10 children under 11 looks like

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      This is what a family with ten children under 11-years-old looks like. (Well, if you ignore Caitlin over there on the left). Wonder if they’ll look as cute when they’re teens?                                          … Read More

How children in large families suffer when a new baby is born

  If you heed the oft-quoted concerns about children in large families you would be hard pressed to decide on what is worse for them. Is it the resentment older kids have when a new sibling is born, or is it the lack of attention a younger child with so many older siblings receives? Jealousy occurs,… Read More

You know you have a large family when…

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    Very few of us are thrown into the situation where we gain a large family overnight. It grows gradually, and we adapt and change as it does so. We don’t look at our family as big or small. It’s just our family. We don’t notice it until something happens which makes you stop… Read More

But WHY so many children?

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    Whenever a story about large families hits the headlines there comes with it the usual assumptive, often quite incorrect and generally ignorant comments and opinions.  Authoratitively spoken presumptions are made either admonishing the parents who must obviously force the older children to raise the younger ones, or for pitying the poor children who… Read More