A little while ago, there was another buzz from America's most famous large family, the Duggars. Two buzzes, actually.
One is that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar - mom and dad - are expecting baby #18 - a girl. The other is that Joshua Duggar, baby #1, got married. Their new daughter-in-law looks like a sweetie, and is of course pretty conservative, judging from their wedding photos.
I don't like to comment on the Duggars and their lifestyle. The way I see it, if they want to have 18 kids, and they are able to support their family while doing so (they live DEBT FREE) and their kids aren't menaces to society, then more power to them. They aren't pushy with their faith (I've never seen or heard them addressing other people - just themselves and their own convictions), they live responsible lifestyles (did you see the part where they live debt free?), and they're raising productive members of society. You can learn more about them here.
Some people question the real parenting that they could be doing - with that many kids, how do any of them get quality time - but I don't think that's an issue. Their kids are good kids, so they're doing something right. They're well-dressed, well-fed, they study every day and each one plays an instrument. Home schooling is not a choice that everyone would make, but again...it's working for them. Who am I to judge?
I like this family, a lot. I wouldn't make a lot of the same choices they do, but they strike me as good, salt-of-the earth people. They aren't wasteful, they don't try to push their views on other people, they don't condemn folks who don't agree with them - they just disagree.
I think that if more folks took a page from their book, the world might be a little bit better of a place.
But maybe with birth control allowed.