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10 more weeks until 9 weeks on the road

  I have only just this morning realised that it is exactly 10 weeks until we set off on our long-awaited trip. Yes, that’s only 10 weeks. 10 weeks to make sure passports are ready. 10 weeks to plan what to take. 10 weeks to get the bus re...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 25, 2013

Filming is over

    After a very full and busy week, we finally finished filming our part for a new series on large families. Friday was a long day marking the end of months of being followed, sharing our lives in front of the camera, ready for it to be br...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 24, 2013

Media Request: Large family of 4 or more kids? I need you

Do you have four or more children? I need your tips and tricks for managing and organising a large family for a new book. We’ll be covering everything from laundry and cleaning tips to advice on home educating with little ones afoot and moneysa...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 20, 2013

Libby knows just what to say!

    15-month-old Libby knows just what to say to Mummy!     Too sweet!    Related Posts:The twins demonstrate their baby signing skillsIt’s Friday! Let’s celebrate…Brotherly loveTrying to stand on their...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 19, 2013

The worst phishing email in the world… ever!

    Since going online way back in 1997 I have come across many a scam email.  The one I received today was so bad that it has become my favourite.  So much so that I’m going to share it with you.  I have copied and pasted it below...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 17, 2013

The twins demonstrate their baby signing skills

    I had always been interested in trying out baby signing but wasn’t really sure if it would work or not.   About five months ago we bought a couple of baby signing DVDs.  It wasn’t until afterwards that I realised there was...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 15, 2013

The things kids say

    After reading a report on how a high percentage of 16-23 year olds still didn’t know where their food came from we thought we’d ask the children what they thought. Three-year-old Ollie loved answering the questions: ‘W...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 14, 2013

Meeting up with the Radfords

        Since making contact a year ago on completion of the series ’15 Kids and Counting’, we and the Radfords often said how our families should arrange meeting up.  However, a small issue such as the distance betwe...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 12, 2013

Preparing for London

      We’re up and attempting to get ready (although going nowhere fast at the moment) to leave for London to meet up with the Radfords. Several of the younger children have asked if they have children their own age.  I tell the...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 11, 2013

’16 Kids and Counting’ – The Radford Family Special

    It’s fair to say that the Radford family from Morecambe have had a bit of a busy year. Not only have Sue and Noel welcomed their 16th child into the world as well as their first grandchild, but they and their family has had a TV c...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 10, 2013

Why did we decide to home educate our children?

We have received more and more questions on home educating from people who are considering it for their own families and from those who are just curious to know more. I wrote a series of posts back in 2009 which gave our reasons for choosing to home...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 7, 2013

Back into the swing of things

      With Christmas already seeming much longer ago than it actually was, and with the New Year already underway it’s time to get back to normality. We are now in our third week of experiencing various bugs and ailments which be...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 2, 2013

New Year, New Beginnings

      2012 is over. Bits of it were good. Other bits not so much. There were ups and there were downs. But no matter how it was, it’s over with now. 2013 has begun. It is a new year. With new beginnings. And new promises. LetR...
by Larger Family Life on Jan 1, 2013

Merry Christmas from The Sullivans!

      Merry Christmas to you all!    ...
by Larger Family Life on Dec 25, 2012

Steph asked for a tablet for Christmas…

      … she’ll be so happy to get a whole pack of them!
by Larger Family Life on Dec 24, 2012

An example of hate we get (from an email I just received)

    Large families get a lot of stick. A lot of stick. And remember I got upset about the portrayal of us in the original ”15 Kids and Counting’?  It’s because of emails like the one I just got. This one. I have just read...
by Larger Family Life on Dec 23, 2012

In light of today’s media interest – a repost…

   This post was originally published earlier this year but due to an increase in visitors this morning following today’s feature in the Daily Mail, I thought it would be nice to once again gather the answer to any of the most frequently...
by Larger Family Life on Dec 22, 2012

From babies to toddlers – the twins are growing fast

  Libby and Anna are now the grand old age of 14 months.  Well, 14 months and two days to be precise. When they were born Libby weighed in a whole 10 ounces more than Anna.  Looking back at the photos Anna looked comparatively skeletal to Libb...
by Larger Family Life on Dec 20, 2012

A whirlwind week

        With two children celebrating a birthday in the next couple of weeks and this little thing called Christmas in between, this is shaping up to be a frightfully manic week. Currently, I am sitting at my desk trying to create...
by Larger Family Life on Dec 19, 2012

The words of a stranger

  As schools up and down the country prepare to finish for the Christmas break, Mike and I made a last minute decision to take the children out for their very own end-of-term treat. Wanting to make the most of places being relatively quiet whils...
by Larger Family Life on Dec 17, 2012


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