Welcome to my large family blog! My name is Renee.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am married to a hottie Canadian-turned-American, Chuck, and have been blogging since 2006.
Chuck and I have grown our large family through adoption and birth. We have fourteen children: five adopted (foster-adopt, private adoption and international adoption) and nine biological children.
I gave birth to our first eight babies in nine years then stopped the Baby Train. Four years later we decided to have just one more baby and ended up with Apollo XIV, in June 2010. Apollo is our cherry on top but he rocked our world with his near-death birth experience, double aortic arch and four and a half years with a feeding tube.
Our seven oldest children have escaped our clutches and moved out of the house. Three live in Washington and two live in New Zealand with their Kiwi husbands.
We homeschooled most of our large family until medical issues and special needs came together in the Perfect Storm and left those dreams crushed. Several of our kids attended public school for a few years. I have been homeschooling at least some of our kids for the past 20 plus years!
Since you can obviously see that I have it all together I use my blog to:
Show you how to organize your large family
Prep a week’s worth of meals
Share my best large family freezer cooking hacks
Help you laugh at me because most days it’s laugh or cry over here.
Oh, and I love to throw themed parties!
And because I don’t know what to do with all of my spare time I also:
Own a photography business Little Earthling Photography where I specialize in birth and newborn photography and write product reviews for Large Family Reviews.
I accept select sponsored blog post and product reviews if I feel that they fit in with our family values and goals.