Looking for books on large families


#1

I am a mom of four and am looking for some support from books about large Catholic families making their way through the world today. I am not a stay at home mom, but my husband stays home with our children since I have the best job opportunities. So, I am not necessarily interested in books about stay home moms. It is quite a different situation to have a stay at home dad family. It is rather non-traditional. Do you know of any books you can recommend that may give us some hints or support as parents of a large(er) Catholic family? I have looked at several online, just wondered if there is one that anyone can recommend. Or any books that pertain to Catholic working moms?


#2

the couple to couple leagues magazine “family foundations” is always a breath of fresh air and as a mom we dont have a ton of time to read so short articles are sometime easier.


#3

**I highly recommend doing a search for stay at home catholic dads. they are out there (I know 2 in person! One being the godfather of my kid!) **


I have found blogs to be a wealth of current information and far more personal in nature. For example, I get about 2 or 3 emails a month with personal questions from people wanting to know how I would handle whatever. And I often ask questions myself.


**Guess that wasn’t very helpful in answering your question. I really haven’t found much inspiration fron such books. Quite the opposite in fact.:shrug: **


#4

well the classic books about large families with working mom and work-at-home dad are Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel Belles on their Toes. surprisingly relevant even today.


#5

Here is a link to a thread from the authors of the book "Better by the dozen plus 2"
forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=180606

They have a beautiful large Catholic family of 16 (14 kids plus the parents).


#6

And while the movies were great, go on eBay and get the books.

I love when the kids made their own root beer!


#7

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