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Registered: 06-20-2003
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Tue, 06-24-2003 - 9:52am
Good Morning All!

My name is Margaret Ann (40yrs in Sept) and I have nine children ranging from 27-3. Their names are Claudia 27( Carlo's daughter from a previous relation), Brian & Sarah-Margaret: Twins 26 (my children from a previous relation), Nicoletta 16, Lourdes 14, Alyssa 12 (we adopted), Blake 5, & Madeline & Isabella 3. My husband, Anthony 45 and I have been married for 23 years. Were expecting our tenth in November. I'm a teacher and Anthony is a stay-at-home dad (for 3 yrs now). He retired from the police department in 2000. I'm Italian and partially Jewish my husband is African American and Hispanic. Not only has our races been a issue in our marriage because of the fact that we started parenthood young, the issue is also the fact that I work and Carlos stays home with the kids. I really don't see any difference. The only difference is I get paid to teach and he takes care of the home and were both comfortable with that. Our oldest children are all married with children. Brain is a stay-at-home dad because he's a chief and he works from home. Claudia works out to the house and her husband is also a stay-at-home dad. Sarah-Margaret is a stay-at-home mom. We taught and will continue to teach our children to be open-minded. I see nothing wrong with both sides of the debate. I feel its up to the individual and what their comfortable with.
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Registered: 03-28-2003
In reply to: maggiex10kids
Tue, 06-24-2003 - 11:12am
Welcome, Margaret! You bring a good perspective to the board with family members on all sides of the issue.

Cindy

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: maggiex10kids
Tue, 06-24-2003 - 4:07pm
You had a child at age 13??? My!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: maggiex10kids
Tue, 06-24-2003 - 4:31pm
She had twins! Double My!