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January 11th, 2009, 11:19 AM
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In this day and age, does large mean 3? Or are we talking 5+?

I'm Wendy, mom to 3 boys. We are in the not-trying-not-preventing stage of ttc. So, we plan on having more children. We always figured on having 4 kids. I wouldn't be opposed to 5, but I don't know that I would consider 6.
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January 11th, 2009, 02:02 PM
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I think a large family is 5+.
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January 11th, 2009, 07:34 PM
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Welcome Wendy!

I am Irene one of your Co-Hosts and ttcing #9.

I think at least 5+ is a large family however I think that 7 and up is when all the dynamics change and you move into that super size area where you need more then a 8 pass mini van, You need a bigger then normal table, More furniture in your liveing for all the butts to sit lol. At least 2 fridges and 2 deep freezers just for daily life never mind trying to have room to stock up.

With 5 to 6 you can still mangage in the realm of normal sized things LOL

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MY MOM HAD 9 CHILDREN I CONSIDER THAT BIG PERIOD! MY HUBBY AND I AGREE TO HAVE 4 KIDS SOMEDAY.... BUT I WOULD PROBALLY HAVE 5 KIDS IF HE WOULD AGREE(NOT GONNA HAPPEN!
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January 16th, 2009, 07:05 PM
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7 kids is a large family to me.
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January 17th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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I think 4 and 5 are starting to get large just because its becomming uncommon. Anything 6+ I consider very large.
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January 20th, 2009, 06:21 PM
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I would love a couple of more but I think I will have to settle on one more only. I think 7 + is a large family.
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January 21st, 2009, 04:51 PM
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7+ is what I consider large. And what Im hoping lol
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January 21st, 2009, 06:59 PM
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I'm only on baby #4 and alot of people comment about how large of a family we have. Also at church, there is only one other family who have more than 4 kids and only two who have 4, the others only have 1 or 2 and a few 3 (this is those with children still, I know some older people have had many children but now their children are having children). And our church is very family oriented and always encouraging to not use birth control to limit family size (unless there is a health condition that would put the mother's life at risk) and to view chidlren as a blessing. So, in this day and age 3 is getting big, but 4+ is a large family. My parents had 9 children, so to me 4 isn't that big. Dh's parents had 3 children, to him 4 seems big but he's happy
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January 27th, 2009, 10:48 AM
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I think larger than 5 is a large family.
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January 27th, 2009, 01:50 PM
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I think anymore if you have more than 2 kids, and definitely more than 3 most in society think you have a large family. But, I know years ago having 6 or more was quite common. IMO I think a large family is 4+kids
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