Coming up Next Week on Backtalk: Family Size. Whether You Have One Child Or Six, Everyone Has Something to Say About It.

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When I was taking care of three Ferrier kids (my two stepdaughters and my own daughter), no one batted an eyelash. But once I was pregnant with our fourth, the comments started coming fast and furious.

"Is this your last one?!" people would ask. Or, "Trying for a boy?" Or my own personal favorite, "Does your daughter and the one you're pregnant with have the same daddy?"

When my son was born, I can't count the number of times I heard, "Well, your husband finally got that boy. I guess you're done now!"

Number one:  As if we had cared whether or not we had a boy. We were shooting merely for "healthy."

Number two:  As if it was anyone's business why we had a child or whether we'd have another one.

The Backtalk moms have learned that anyone who doesn't have the "magic" number of two or three kids, faces all sorts of comments and criticism, whether her family has just one child, six, or, um, 18. We'll talk to moms on both sides of the family size spectrum on next week's Backtalk.

In the meantime, we want to feature you and your blog on upcoming Backtalks! The topics we'll be covering in the weeks to come include:

  • Breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and all that comes with it. Have you written a post on the topic? Would you like to share your story on video? Leave a link in the comments, either to your post or your uploaded video!
  • Blogging about teenagers. Do you write about your teens? Do you have teens, but leave them off your blog? Where do you draw the line when it comes to blogging about your teen and continuing to respect his/her privacy? Share your posts and your video on this in our comments!
  • School will be out soon. Do you have any travel plans, or good war stories from previous vacations? Would you like to share your best travel tips with us? Give us your link, or send us some video!

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