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    Growing up I have had a large family. I have five older brothers and one older sister. The ages range from 31-12. Are family is kind of like a modern day Brady bunch! My parents met in high school and had my oldest brother. Eventually they went there separate ways and weren't in...
    911forever 911forever 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    I feel like an outcast.

    I know I'm adopted and all, but my aunt adopted me. I'm living with her side if the family and **** is ******* crazy. I feel like they all hate me in some way because I disappoint them. I guess I'm just not that 'genius Asian'. I love them even though they're locos, but I wonder...
    Neveroutofsight1901 Neveroutofsight1901 13-15, F 1 Response May 4

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    My mom found out she's pregnant last week

    which is another big thing happening in my life I really hope it's a girl I don't need another brother. Do you think it's going to be a boy or a girl leave it in the comments Much love
    alliejonesrox1 alliejonesrox1 16-17, F Jun 30

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    Big

    My mother was Catholic so she never believed in using condoms Well anyyyway i have 6 Brothers and 2 sisters O_O thats big n year apart on all of us -.-;;
    alucardx alucardx 18-21, M Dec 3, 2010

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    I Come From A Very Large Italian Family

    My family are Italians, with extremely large families, and most of them were born in Italy. Starting with my great grand mother, she had 23 children. Both my grand mother and mother had 21 children each. So far I have had 19 children; 11 for my family and another 8 were for...
    happynpregnant happynpregnant 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Mini-Duggars

    So I have six siblings that I had to share my parents with.  That may not be a lot to some, but growing up where I did, it seemed like a lot.  There are two sets of twins in my family, one of which I am a part of.  My twin brother is three minutes younger than...
    JimmyTheBull JimmyTheBull 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    But I Don't Really Know Them Well...

    My family is a little bit larger. I have at least eight or nine aunts and uncles on my mother's side, and I don't know too much about my father's side. I also have a bunch of cousins, but I don't see them that much, anymore. Also, I have a half-brother. I met him when I was...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F Jul 27, 2013

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    I come from a very large family.

    Also, I have a large family of my own and hope to have more babies for our family to enjoy together.
    heatherinarizona heatherinarizona 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I come from a reasonably large family,

    i have 4 siblings & although that isn't really large we all have more than 3 kids! My eldest brother has 6 kids,next in line is my eldest sister,she has 5,then my next sister who has 3,me I have 3 with another due in early January & then my younger brother who has 6 kids with...
    foreverinblue foreverinblue 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Dad Of 7

    My wife and i have 5 boys and 2 girls together,peoples usual reaction is to ask the question"are they all yours".When i reply yes,they are all mine, i am met with a look of disbelief or shock.When my wife answers questions about the number of children we have she is given a...
    peterbibby peterbibby 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 22, 2010

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    My family and relations are huge on their own.

    First things, first: I am from Hawaii and I am half Chinese (Cantonese), three-eighths Black (African) and one-eighths Native American (Choctaw). I am born and raised in the United States of America, which I have to clarify because I get asked if I have ever been to the United...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Aug 4

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    Very Big Family

    My perents are split up now and they have all ready got remarried. crazy right. so in all i have 3 sisters and 2 step sisters and i have 1 brother and 2 step brothers. and many aunts and uncles and cousins i don't know where to start, what is crazy is one of my brothers got his...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 1, 2011

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    Having Trouble In My Large Family

    Hi. I am the oldest of seven kids and I am 17. We live in the city so it has gotten really hard for us over the years since we do not have a lot of space and we eat out every night (its too hard to cook for our family I guess). Recently, my dad found a large house on some...
    rjcogirl13 rjcogirl13 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    Big

    3 sisters, and 2 brothers is big enough for me..
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M Mar 22, 2010

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    I To Have A Large Family

    , My name is Amanda  . I am 32 and my husband is 52 . I grew up in a house of 13 and now ,I myself  have a large family to take care of . I have 4 children of my own ages 11 -16 and my 13 year old boy has autism  so it like have more than 4 children. MY 16 year old is going to...
    cofferamanda cofferamanda 31-35 Jun 6, 2012

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    I Have 7 Siblings!

    I have 7 siblings. Two brothers 28 years old. 27 and 26 year old older sisters then there me after me are my younger sisters 13,12,and 6! We also have my 14 and 16 year old cousins living with my parents and my 5 nieces 8,6,3,2 and my two nephews 8 and 5 are always at my parents...
    Annabella210 Annabella210 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    Raising a Large Family

    I have a large family too! I am the mother to 7 children with the 8th on the way. I am the baby of seven and my husband is on of 11. My sister has 11 and is due to have her 12th in sept. My brother has 3. And that's not counting aunts uncles cousins ect......... But we are also...
    outamymind outamymind 31-35 4 Responses Jun 28, 2008

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    All Can't Get Away...

    I come from European background  and it started a few generations ago with my my grandparents.On both sides in the 10's and the 20's it was the norm for up too and more.Justification was the farm the main support for all the family.Till my generation our families slowly got into...
    thesower thesower 51-55 Jun 7, 2012

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    JUST a Starter...

    I have a large family, really large. From bottom up I grew up with seven people in the house. My mom is one of nine kids and my dad is one of eleven kids.  My family life has always been hectic and chaotic but i wouldn't change it for anything.  My grandparents showed...
    silverskiez silverskiez 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2007

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    Imagine 8 Of Us Living In A Wagon!

    I'm an Irish Traveller and we all come from large families. My parents were 17 and 18 when they got married, and had teir first soon after that. My parents gave us all the same sort of name, some sort of plant for the boys and a flower for the girls, and the middle name is some...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    Large And Still Growing!

    I come from a large family as does my hsuband. We have 9 children and a new addition due early next yr. Our last 4 children are all less then a yr apart. after having trouble conceiving between out 3rd and 4th child we seem to have no problems now. Children truly are a gift...
    jointhecorner jointhecorner 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    27 An My Youngest Is 11mnths My Oldest Is 11

    hi i have a large family in todays world having a large family is very much normal i have 7 children an a fiance thats 25 well of course its very hard taking care of this many  children but by the grace of god he makes it easier for us we are greatfull that we do not stay in...
    marie4u marie4u 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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    I'm A 10

    Well... at least my family is. I have 8 children. The oldest is 19 and the youngest is 7 months. The first 7 are girls and the youngest is a boy. My home is crazy, chaotic, busy, a mess most of the time, happy and sad and noisy and wild, but hardly ever quiet.
    patternsoflight patternsoflight 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2012

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    Sixteen Is Enough

    I remember my mother telling me when I was but a child that if she were wealthy she would love to open an Orphanage. I never quite understood at that young age just why she desired such a dream. Many years later in my life I can see what my mother was dreaming about. With seven...
    wherewerewe wherewerewe 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    11 Brothers And Sister!

    When people ask how many siblings I just tell them eleven! I get laughs and giggles because they don't believe me! I'm not joking! Then I had to go into detail names and ages to show Im not lying. Then when I finally have them convinced they are speechless. They best thing though...
    Taythomas Taythomas 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    I Am The Youngest Of 12

    I'm only 13 and I have 11 older brother. Yep, you read that currently I have eleven older brothers and I'm the only girl. Each of my brother treats me differently. I am very close to my eldest brother, Marc. He is 24 and is already married with two children but he always has...
    Santana4 Santana4 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2012

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    Family Of Eight

    I have had seven children in my 36 years, thus far on Planet Earth, and although it has taken quite awhile to get used to the situation, I can now say that I wouldn't want life any other way! Each of my children is a joy onto themselves, one which I wouldn't know how to live...
    dylanfreak76 dylanfreak76 31-35 1 Response Mar 10, 2013

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    I Have a Really Huge Family

    My family is so large that Ma sometimes gets our names wrong! There are 19 kids and so far,12 grandkids. Plus all the aunts and uncles from my parents huge families. Ma is one of 7, and our dad is one of 10. Family reuniouns and camping trips are crazy. There can easily be about...
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Baseball Anyone?

    I too come from a large family. I had 8 brothers... and 9 sisters. It made for some fun in the summer... 2 full baseball teams. It would have been even larger cept my mom also lost 3 others during pregnancy. My mother now has 46 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren... and...
    baker998 baker998 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Whoa

    i am the first of 34 children. very big family
    werewolf34 werewolf34 13-15 Jul 9, 2011

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    It'll Be Crying Time Again

    Saturday is going to be a very bittersweet day for me. I'm going to a family reunion, which will be lots of fun. My family is pretty big and diverse, yet there is still a closeness that I would think is fairly rare these days. I'll truly enjoy getting to see my cousins, aunts and...
    stankadiddlehopper stankadiddlehopper 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    Casting Call: Families Ready To Get Back To The Simple Life

      My name is Courtney Filmer, I am a Casting Producer at Twofour America in Los Angeles, California. We are currently in our last week of casting a new TV series for a *major cable network*, looking for enterprising families who are considering moving, and are ready to...
    twofouramerica twofouramerica 22-25 Sep 19, 2013

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    LTEP69 LTEP69 51-55, M 7 Responses Dec 13

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    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    megster16 megster16 16-17, F Nov 26

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    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    scaaliwaag scaaliwaag 61-65 1 Response Dec 11

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    turnpike1971 turnpike1971 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 24

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