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How to Gut a Fish: A Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial by Paddy (Aged 7)

    Paddy was keen to learn how to gut and cook fish… so that’s what he did! Soon enough, not only was he a dab hand at gutting the fish by himself but he was also teaching his siblings how to do it too. As if that wasn’t...
by Larger Family Life on Mar 3, 2015

Cooking for a large family…

      …is usually a family affair. We are most definitely a family of foodies. We do love food (so much so that I’ve put on a stone over the winter months. Time to hit the gym again!) and we are extremely fortunate to have...
by Larger Family Life on Mar 2, 2015

Family Update: Exciting Times Ahead!

    It is official. 2015 is going to be the year for us. The year for us. After many, many years of talking and planning and dreaming about it, and more than a year of preparing the house for selling, the ball has finally been moved from i...
by Larger Family Life on Feb 25, 2015

The Simple Things: Chicken-keeping, Fruit-picking and Home-made Preserves, Oh My!

    The one thing that we’re really looking forward to doing when we move is growing and rearing our own food. We’re looking forward to knowing where it has come from, what it contains and how it has reached our table. We have o...
by Larger Family Life on Sep 18, 2014

Questioning My Sanity: The Verdict Is In

    It seems like an eternity since we returned from Italy, getting straight back into continuing work on the house in preparation for selling. Although we have only been back since the end of August it seems ages since the photo above was...
by Larger Family Life on Sep 16, 2014

When Toy Dinosaurs Come Alive

    See how two parents spend a month convincing their children that their toy dinosaurs come alive. Absolutely brilliant!                                  ...
by Larger Family Life on Nov 19, 2013

Review: Wordsearch Junior

Related Posts:Win a game of Wordsearch Junior!Review: Scrabble JuniorReview: Seedling Junior Gardening KitsThe E45 range under reviewReview: SKEANIE Shoes...
by Larger Family Life on Oct 11, 2013

Our trip to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (And beyond)

  Written by Caitlin, a huge Harry Potter fan: I’ve been a fan of Harry Potter for years. I took out the first book from the library expecting it to be nothing special and just wanting to see what all the fuss was about. I was in no hurry to r...
by Larger Family Life on Sep 29, 2013

Traditional highchair from Beta Hauck

The Beta Hauck highchair is possibly one of the nicest highchairs we’ve ever used. Not only does it grow with your child, seating them from six months onwards, but its traditional look is one that many highchairs lack nowadays. It doesn’t hold th...
by Larger Family Life on Aug 19, 2013

Our Family Story on Film

    I have some public speaking engagements coming up, and trying to explain what our family is about in a three minute introductory video is easier said than done! I’ve given it a shot.  What do you think?        ...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 27, 2013

Media Request: Are you Britain’s Busiest Mum?

      Could you be Britain’s Busiest Mum?  Then we need you! A weekly magazine is searching for a new Mum of triplets, quads or more to participate in a brand promotion feature. If you live in London or the South East, are a mum...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 26, 2013

Why Lauren Sandler has got the ‘only child’ argument all wrong

      American journalist Lauren Sandler feels so strongly that only children are so unfairly demonised and negatively stereotyped, that she has written a book about why the choice to have an only child is better for both the parents a...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 24, 2013

Join me on ‘Lorraine’ tomorrow discussing Lauren Sandler’s book: ‘One and Only: The Freedom of Having and Only Child and the Joy of Being One’

  American journalist Lauren Sandler feels so strongly that only children are unfairly demonised and stereotyped negatively, that she has written a book about why the choice to have an only child is better for both the parents and the child. San...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 24, 2013

An urgent cry for help: The NHS won’t pay for Lauren’s cancer treatment. Can you help just a little?

    Way back in 2004 I met a lady called Lauren through an online ante natal board.  I was pregnant with Eddie (our fifth), and Lauren was pregnant with her first child. Shortly after Lauren had her second child she was diagnosed with canc...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 20, 2013

Home Education is a Holiday. Except When It Isn’t

    When I first began looking into home education as a possible alternative to school I discovered the many different ways in which people chose to home educate. Autonomous learning seemed a popular approach, and it seemed everywhere I loo...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 19, 2013

Reflecting on our travels: Why it’s not home sweet home

      It is almost two weeks since we returned from our two month trip.  It feels like a whole lot longer.  The day we left seems like a distant memory already.  Even our final stop seems a lifetime ago. Before we left we were all a...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 12, 2013

Is trash media responsible for a lack of positive role models?

    During the filming of ’16 Kids and Counting’ I was repeatedly interviewed on our choice to limit the amount of television our family watches.  My answer that there is so much more to do in life than to waste it sitting in f...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 7, 2013

Our Big Family Road Trip: The Bustle of Rome

    We decided to make the hour and a half journey into Rome.  We hoped to do so much during the day. Statues and sculptures seemed to be everywhere.  Even the bridges were adorned with them, and not on a small scale either.  Great, elab...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 5, 2013

Our Big Family Road Trip: The Bustle of Rome

    We decided to make the hour and a half journey into Rome.  We hoped to do so much during the day.  Statues and sculptures seemed to be everywhere.  Even the bridges were adorned with them, and not on a small scale either.  Great, el...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 4, 2013

Remember last year’s plea to help Oliver walk?

    Readers who have been around for a while might remember the story of Oliver, the son of our friends Danielle and Barry McConnell, who was left unable to sit, stand or walk due to being starved of oxygen during birth.  I told OliverR...
by Larger Family Life on May 30, 2013


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