Commenting on the Washington Post story, Jenn Giroux, founder of Speaking of Motherhood, who is also the mother of a large family, told LSN, “This is an incredible and fair portrayal of this beautiful large family. It is rare to get this perspective from a liberal media outlet.”
ROCKVILLE, MD, August 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The astonishing story of a Maryland family with 11 children, ranging in age from 1 to 12, has been featured in a back-to-school piece by the Washington Post Newspaper. The August 10 story chronicles the Kilmer household’s day-to-day life and details how they manage to stay lighthearted and have fun while balancing what some might consider an impossibly difficult lifestyle.
Read the Washington Post story here.
In an interview with LifeSiteNews (LSN), Larry Kilmer, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, said he viewed speaking with the Post about his family as “an opportunity to show that large families can exist and survive in the Washington area.”
“It was a chance for others to see that with some sacrifices it can be done,” he said. “Despite the fear that ‘you cannot survive,’ we wanted to show that it is possible.”
The article introduces readers to Larry, a high school teacher, and his wife Jen, a stay-at-home mom, as well as children Christina, Joe, Michelle, Julie, Tommy, Steven, Matthew, John Paul, Larry, Rosemary, and Peter, none of whom are twins or triplets. Continue reading…