Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family in a Small-Family World

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Alpha Books, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 245 pages
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Smart strategies for the larger-than-average family.

Despite the growing number of large blended families and a rise in multiple births, contemporary cultural expectations—as evidenced by housing and transportation sizes—are geared toward two-child families. In Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family, Meagan Francis—extremely proud mother of four sons—offers advice, encouragement, and tips for living that work in the real (small) world, including:
—Determining how big a house a family really needs
—Running the house effectively, efficiently, and peacefully
—Methods for ensuring all the kids get the attention they deserve
—Smart-money tactics

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Review: Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family in a Small-Family World

User Review  - Christi Lisenby-hart - Goodreads

I liked the book. I was however a little disappointed that she did not have a family of 8 so that was a bit discouraging however the advice and tips are spot on so I can appreciate its worth. Read full review

Review: Table for Eight: Raising a Large Family in a Small-Family World

User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

I REALLY wanted to like this book, but it was disorganized and the author doesn't even have 6 kids! False advertising. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Meagan Francis is the mother of four and a full-time professional writer. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Literary Mama, Salon, Brain, Child, Parenting, and Baby Talk. She is the writer of “Mama-Rama,” a weekly syndicated column that takes a fresh look at modern motherhood, and her essays have been reprinted in the anthologies Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined and The Best of Brain Child.

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