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  95 months ago

How many children should one family have?

I am a mother to four young children. I get looks and comments all the time! Every time I go out I hear that I sure have my hands full. My children are 4, 3, 2, and 8 months. They are very well behaved and have great manners. We live off my husbands income and some babysitting that I do. We budget but my kids are taken care of. So many people think two children is enough. What do you think about large family's?


  95 months ago
I think you should be able to have as many as you want within consideration so to speak. My friend has 4 boys that are 12, 10, 8 and 6... now she does have her hands full as her kids are always bobbin around getting into things... Not sure if it's because they are all boys or what. I have 2 and that is hands full for me. Some people have more patience and can have more children. There is a show called "19 and counting".... I can't stand that show! I don't believe the children are getting enough parent/child quality time! As a family of 2 we budget also as my hubby is the only one working and has been for the last 2 years. But we still get along and do loads of things! Not like we budget to do nothing.


  95 months ago
I think that if you can cope with the amount of children that you have no one should criticize your decision. I would only criticize someone like the Octomom who as a single woman without a husband has chosen to have about 14 children and lives off student loans', govt. handouts' like SSI and Food Stamps' and cheap publicity. I would call the Octomom irresponsible. You seem very responsible. You babysit and your husband works' to finance your family. I would say you both seem like good people.


  95 months ago
I have three - makes you switch from man to man to a zone defense !!


  95 months ago
I have 2 & find that to be a great number but if you can financially & physically keep up with 4, then more power to you. I never had any help from their dad so I cut my losses since you can only do so much as one person & keep my sanity intact. Some people are great with kids & should have many while others shouldn't have any at all. The childrens quality of life should be the most important factor. I'd rather give one child a good life then to barely make it by with multiple kids. Both my families came from very large families & this was their answer when asked why they didn't have more kids. They were pretty much farm hands back then.


  95 months ago
I think as many as you can support and care for. I am the mother of 6 but mine are grown now. It wasn't easy, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I say it is no ones business how many children you have, that is a personal decision. I believe big families are GREAT.

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