But I've also heard from mothers of three-or-more that there's a special type of surrender that happens…a letting go of the illusion of control that was never there in the first place. Once it becomes plainly obvious you can't do it all, that's no longer your goal. And you can more readily enjoy the ride.
Two of the most productive writers I know pun intended, heh!, Kristen Chase (Cool Mom Picks, Cool Mom Tech, Motherhood Uncensored, Mominatrix, and mother of 4) and Meagan Francis (The Happiest Mom and mother of 5) have teamed up to launch 4 Kids of More, a site devoted to the care, feeding and management of a large family. As an only child and a mother of two (and, of course, a collector of practical parenting advice), I can't wait for a glimpse into bigger-family life.