I love large families! In our family we have even mega families-my gp had 17 siblings and my mil had 14 siblings (but maybe that was the norm back then!?). My mom had 6 and my dh had 5,I come from a family of 4 and now we have the biggest family on both sides with 5 and my brother with 4. We are dwindling with each generation-lol!
I can't wait for you to share your tips!
I would love to hear them-esp pertaining to raising a large family! Have you ever read Tightwad Gazette books-they are my favorite frugal books! You can probably check them out in the library and I also like authors Ellie Kay and Jonni McCoy books--they are good mom and frugal books!
There's a definite warmness that arises with large families. Always something or another going on, lots of laughs, endless trials and tribulations, and the closeness of having so many under one roof at the same time.
OMG... you come from such a large background. I always think about the Partridge Family, the Brady Bunch, or the Waltons, when I read about or hear of large families. Growing up, I knew two REALLY large families and it was always chaos in their homes. Laundry scattered all around, dirty dishes always on the counter and sink, everyone going in all directions, but closeness was still retained and there was structure, and of course, frugal living practices was all in a day's work.
Yes, most of the frugal and simple living hints and tips I have revolve solely around family, kids, baby care, you name it. I read a copy (version) of the Tightwad Gazette many years ago and enjoyed it for the most part. It's always fun to know there are others who live by and enjoy living frugally.
Another read I enjoyed, Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House: by Cheryl Mendelson. This woman covers it all and so thoroughly. A quality read.