El Dorado Hills family makes it work n all 11 of them, 20 September 2007, El Dorado Hills Telegraph, Folsom, California
In America, large families get their own special on The Discovery Channel, or in the Cimorelli’s case, their own profile in local papers.
El Dorado Hills residents Lynne and Mike Cimorelli have 11 children, ages 2-18. Yes, 11 kids. Forty-six year old Mike owns and runs Cimorelli Construction. Lynne, with a master’s degree in piano performance, is home schooling all the children without breaking a sweat.
“Family runs deeply in everybody,” she said. “With so many broken families there is a fascination with families that are working, not just at how big they are.”
The most common negative comment she hears is, “How can you stand having all those children?”
“That person’s own children are usually standing right there, which always makes me wonder if those poor children are hearing the same implicit message I am, which is, ‘I can’t stand my own children,’” she said.
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