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Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family in a Small-Family World

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Smart strategies for the larger-than-average family.

Despite the growing number of large blended families and a rise in multiple births, contemporary cultural expectations—as evidenced by housing and transportation sizes—are geared toward two-child families. In Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family, Meagan Francis—extremely proud mother of four sons—offers advice, enc
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by Alpha
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Rachel
Dec 13, 2013 Rachel rated it liked it
I'm not quite sure where she is getting a "table for eight" from seeing that she only has four kids, but seeing that I sometimes find it hard to even find my table in my family of three kids, I'll take it.

This book answered a few questions and fears I had about large families with a direct and simple approach. At times, however, I felt it was too general as it was trying to fit all types of large families (biological, blended, adopted, and foster). It has the feel of an online message board wit
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Alissa
Dec 12, 2012 Alissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: parenting
I really enjoyed this book and all the helpful little hints that were in it. There were many different resources like additional websites listed to check out too. I like how the book was all practical information and nothing seemed to think that you had to be the perfect mother already to incorporate the ideas into your lifestyle. I also liked that there were so many different ideas out there from having each kid have their own room to having all girls in one room and all boys in another. Such a ...more
Christi
Mar 01, 2015 Christi rated it it was amazing
I liked the book. I was however a little disappointed that she did not have a family of 8 so that was a bit discouraging however the advice and tips are spot on so I can appreciate its worth.
Sam
Apr 07, 2012 Sam rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids, natalism
I REALLY wanted to like this book, but it was disorganized and the author doesn't even have 6 kids! False advertising.
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