Category Archives: why have three kids?

Back to…normal?

I’m not even sure our family knows what normal is, but we seem to have returned to it. Thank you all for your prayers and messages (whether left here or emailed to me) and I’m sorry I didn’t reply to … Continue reading

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Middle-child syndrome

Someone told me her husband wouldn’t let them have three kids “because he doesn’t want the middle child to have middle-child syndrome.” I didn’t reply as I should have, that maybe if he was worried about that, he should parent … Continue reading

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Hardly a tragedy, but…

…a little beauty is gone forever from the world, and Kiddo#4 is a little bit less a baby. It took two days, but his baby blue eyes have gone to brown. Kiddo#2 did the same thing, only over a single … Continue reading

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It happened: I’m disgusting!

I was at BJs with Kiddo#3 in a car-cart and Kiddo#4 in the sling. Everyone loves K4 when he’s in a sling. There’s just his head showing, and his cuteness is so awesome that he pulls small objects into his … Continue reading

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More on three kids: because the jokes rock!

I want to add a silly update to the “Why have three (or more) children” series. You ready for this? Because you get to use all the good jokes one more time. No, really. This pregnancy, my husband got to … Continue reading

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Three (or four, or five) children benefit one another

In the first segment on this discussion on why someone might make the countercultural decision to have more than two children, I said that most people wouldn’t deliberately limit themselves to two friends, but most Americans nowadays deliberately limit themselves … Continue reading

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Why have three children: it’s all about flexibility

Once again: I’m not writing for the already-decided. This series is aimed at families who end up at my weblog specifically looking for reasons it’s okay to have another child. The search query list tells me it’s a lot of … Continue reading

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Three children is not as hard as you think

This morning, we’re continuing the “reasons to have three children” series. To clarify: I’m not writing this for people who have already decided to have zero, one or two children. (Nor, really, those who have decided to have nine children.) … Continue reading

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Indeed, why have three children?

One of the nice features of WordPress is that I get a little statistics page telling me the search terms used to find my weblog. I’ve had a significant number of hits from people looking for “three kids” and “why … Continue reading

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clean teeth and free opinions (why have three kids)

We took the Kiddos for their semiannual dental checkups, and now all have clean teeth. Afterward, I went ahead to the secretary’s desk to drop off the paperwork and get new appointments. One gentleman was checking out in front of … Continue reading

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