by Chaunie Brusie from Babble (how fitting!) – 10 Things Moms of Many Want You to Know
Editor’s note: So this isn’t exactly from a fundamentalist quiverfull momma perspective, more from someone not part of the religious constant child bearing world that wants to think having four children is the same as the nineteen kids in the Duggar family and feels like she’s getting some pushback from the world for having four kids. But the idea that many hands make for much lighter work is one straight out of Quiverfull and a patent falsehood.
Am I using the ol’ “I’ve had four kids” excuse for why I’m not rocking pregnancy abs or heck, any abs of any kind? You betcha. The same goes for my inability to be anywhere on time.
But in all seriousness, a big family often means more hands on deck, which can translate into — shocker of all shockers — more help for Mom. And no, I’m not talking about slave labor here, people, but any mom knows that it can make a huge difference in life to be able to have a form of entertainment for the baby while you cook dinner or even someone to hold the toddler’s hand when you dart across a busy parking lot. It’s not all hard work and struggle, you guys.
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