I\u00a0have two sons who are currently university students, leaving me \u201conly\u201d three at home. Those three still leave us above the national average (newly comprised) of 2.0 children\u00a0per family. It astounds me how much our life has adjusted to this new dynamic. This weekend\u00a0alone, we accomplished some home-improvement projects that had been un-done since\u00a0we built our home. In 2004. I cook without having to double a recipe (with the exception\u00a0of pancakes this morning; I do believe I\u2019ve got breakfast set for the week!) I have also found a little more money left over in the grocery envelope, along with the\u00a0household fund. I have tucked it away, and will continue to do so, for the holidays\u00a0when the house will be, once again, full to the brim and for next summer when they\u00a0return to live and work while saving for the next year of education. In contemplation, I could get side-tracked and feel like we are on the wrong side of the\u00a0ball when it comes to saving and accumulating stuff\u00a0\u2014\u00a0like cars newer than 2001, a\u00a0running recreational vehicle and a boat that doesn\u2019t leak, because we have so many kids. I could\u00a0especially feel that way since I am actually discovering how expensive they really are\u00a0\u2014\u00a0with two\u00a0gone, I feel like we\u2019ve gotten a raise (we didn\u2019t) and more time (nope). Yet, in truth, none of that matters. I would not trade a single one of those boys for sake\u00a0of pinching fewer pennies. Honestly, I wish we had more children, mostly because I\u00a0know my vocation in life is motherhood. American society is barely at \u201creplacement\u201d\u00a0rate; if the trends continue, we will have fewer and fewer precious souls on this Earth. For me, I am a better parent for having more than two kids. If I had less, I would be losing\u00a0my mind in a deep depression and feeling like I lost my identity right now. Luckily, I\u00a0have three pesky teens at home who keep me on my toes, sharpen my debate skills\u00a0and make me dream of their college applications to assist in this transition. Not only\u00a0assist, but to let me settle down and see that peace and true joy persevere. As a speaker noted during the World Meeting of Families last week, \u201cThank God for\u00a0large families.\u201d I agree. Kristina Beers lives in the Remus area with her husband and five sons. She shares her thoughts on parenting teenagers and young adults on the first and third Saturdays of each month on the Pioneer\u2019s Family and Friends page.