I always planned on having a large family. I just knew that at some point in my life I would give birth to lots of kids and raise a rowdy brood. I grew up with three sisters, and our house was always loud, busy, never a dull moment. I loved that even if I was mad at one sister, there was always someone else to talk to. We had a large enough crew to perform any show or play any card game. It was a great way to grow up, and I fully expected to replicate it.
(Originally published on San Francisco Mom’s Blog March 9, 2016)