The Mom Hour

The Mom Hour

What’s One More? The Practical Realities of 3+ Kid Families: Episode 230

October 15, 2019

From cars to houses to groceries to college, there are some functional elements to growing your family that give a lot of couples pause. We’re not here to convince you one way or the other, but we do have experience to share when it comes to going from two kids to three (and then, in Meagan’s case, to four… and five…). We also acknowledge the emotional and psychological implications of parenting a bigger brood, and we’re here to discuss it all in Episode 230. Join us!

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Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 230:
Want more discussion about growing your family? You might like:
Are You Done Having Babies? (Episode 7)
Should I Get Pregnant Again? (Episode 87)
Queue It Up! Sarah suggested Episode 213 from June, Adventure As A Family Value, as well as her recent voices interview Spending Saving, and Living Your Values with Natalie Taylor