Worth Revisiting: Standing Up for Large Families in our ‘Tolerant’ Modern Society

You and your family are freaking awesome, Mrs. Juneau. Large families aren’t perfect, but it’s not like they can’t be great. I think my father’s parents and his eight siblings can be proof of the large family’s potential for awesomeness as well. 🙂

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Large families are an anomaly in desperate need of an advocate in modern society.

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A prompt on a health website asked, “Are you an advocate for any cause?”

I sputtered to myself, “I am not an advocate for anything or anybody!”

Immediately after that statement, a new idea popped into my mind, “Hey, wait a minute. I stand up for large families in modern society!”

Thoughts on Large Families

In my experience as a mother of nine children, I have met more condemnation than acceptance and more questions that understanding. Perhaps it is because I do not look like the mother of a large family. I am tiny, look younger than my age, and all my life people have labelled me as cute. People’s first reaction to me is shock. Confusion follows because I am happy.

A joyful, cute, tiny mother of nine simply baffles people. I shatter all their…

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