Here is a link to the article.
Most interesting paragraph written by the author (technically two):
"Kathy and Joel, a doctor, set out to have a big family.
This would not have been unusual, especially among Catholics, in the 1940s and 1950s, when my grandparents were in the throes of their own big-family-making-and-raising. My paternal grandparents had 12 kids. My own parents had five. I have three. We mirror the shrinking of family size over generations. "
Most interesting stat of the article:
"The Bessmer budget is $12,000 a month, not counting mortgage. "
Ready. Set. Discuss.