Mother of Eight (OPL Human Library 2014)

Annotation:Véronique's blog about family life and the care and feeding of children.

Simplicity Parenting
Simplicity Parenting [using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids] By Payne, Kim John (Book - 2010 ) 649.1 PAYNE Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 16 copies
A Love That Multiplies
A Love That Multiplies An Up-close View of How They Make It Work By Duggar, Michelle (Book - 2011 ) 248.8450973 DUGGA All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:In the Duggar family, love most assuredly multiplies. Duggar-style multiplication includes not only more children but also new adventures, unexpected challenges, ongoing creativity, and of course, an increasing faith.

A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising A Large Family
A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising A Large Family By Ostyn, Mary (Book - 2009 ) 649.1 O85 Available in some locations

Annotation:Written from the perspective of a mother of 10, this work delivers thoughtful, helpful answers to such important questions as: How can a moderate income stretch to include more children? Or, how can parents manage multiple children and their activities?

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less By Ryan, Terry (Book - 2001 ) 921 R9887 Available in some locations

Annotation:In the 1950s, the Ryan family struggled to make ends meet. Ten kids and a father who spent most of his paycheck on booze drained the family's meager finances. But mom Evelyn Ryan, a former journalist, found an ingenious way to bring in extra income: entering contests on the backs of cereal boxes and the like. Also in large print, audiobook CD and DVD.

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids
Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids Why Being A Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think By Caplan, Bryan Douglas (Book - 2011 ) 306.874 CAPLA Available in some locations

Annotation:Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids is a book of practical big ideas. You'll never see kids or parenthood the same way again.

The Wonder Weeks
The Wonder Weeks How to Stimulate your Baby's Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy, Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward By Vanderijt, Hetty (Book - 2010 ) 649.122 VANDE All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 3 on 10 copies
Mothering Multiples
Mothering Multiples Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins or More By Gromada, Karen Kerkhoff (Book - 2007 ) 618.25 GROMA Available in some locations
The No-cry Sleep Solution
The No-cry Sleep Solution Gentle Ways to Help your Baby Sleep Through the Night By Pantley, Elizabeth (Book - 2002 ) 618.928498 PANTL All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 17 on 3 copies
The Happiest Baby on the Block
The Happiest Baby on the Block The New Way to Calm Crying and Help your Baby Sleep Longer By Karp, Harvey (Book - 2002 ) 649.122 K18 Available in some locations

Annotation:Also in DVD format.

Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen (DVD - 2003 ) CHEAP All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 1 copy

Annotation:Set in the early 20th century, this classic family comedy follows the efforts of a husband and wife as they try to maintain control in a home with 12 children. Based on the book by Frank B. Gilbreth

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During her first year of law school, Véronique was shocked to see the little blue line appear on the pregnancy test she took. 18 years later, her family has grown to include eight kids, with a ninth one the way. This list includes Véronique's favourite parenting books, along with some library staff picks.

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