Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Do you have children?

Just like we like to learn about your RV, we also like to learn about you. Oftentimes we wonder: What are our readers like? Where are they currently located? What do they do for fun? Are they married? Do they have kids? Grandkids?

Well, now’s your chance to answer one of those questions for us! Do you have children? We know you may have step-children, but that’s not what we’re asking here. We want to know how many, if any, biological children you have.

According to Statista, the average American family is growing each year. In 2000, the average family had 1.87 kids. That number has been on a steady increase. In 2020 the average American family had 1.93 kids.

Thanks for voting!

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Shannon (@guest_116470)
2 years ago

We don’t have children but I must admit I was truly shocked by your exclusion of step-children. Children are children, biological, step or adopted, love creates a family, not blood.

J Hamm (@guest_116760)
2 years ago
Reply to  Shannon

Was my first thought too. Subtle or overt take your pick. The exclusion is ridiculous. Why pray tell? It is very disappointing.

Rich (@guest_116468)
2 years ago


Michael (@guest_116467)
2 years ago

I voted five kids, but they are all stepchildren. Large families are not to be celebrated, since overpopulation is the greatest crisis facing humanity.

Grant Graves (@guest_116605)
2 years ago
Reply to  Michael

Hear, hear. I made the decision to not add to the population in 1977. Never had a single regret. I too have some stepchildren.

Joe & Helen (@guest_116466)
2 years ago

We were Blessed to have 8 adult children, 5 girls and 3 boys in the first eleven years of our marriage. WOW, yes but at age 32 we were finished. We count all of their offspring whether biological or not as family. Collectively they have presented us with 35 Grandchildren and 35 Greats, soon to be 37 with a set of twins due soon. We have had a yearly Family Camping Reunion for the last 34 years except 2020 was held on Zoom & Facebook because of COVID but duplicated many of the activities done in previous years. Our kids are all into camping with a variety of RV units and/or tents. Hopefully the event will be able to go live again this year.

DW/ND (@guest_116465)
2 years ago

Kids? We had two – but they are both deceased. Our daughter, 42, with breast cancer and our son, 32 – who blessed us with a granddaughter – from carbon monoxide working in a closed garage!

Our granddaughter has blessed us with 2 boys and a girl great grand kids – and another great granddaughter arriving next week!! We can hardly wait!

Tom (@guest_116462)
2 years ago

Wife and I have 1 son, she had a daughter and son when we married. I raised them since they were 6 and 7, now 51 and 50. May not count in your poll as children but in my book they are ours.

Brian Burry (@guest_116454)
2 years ago

Step-Children don’t count?! Am I missing something here? I was fortunate to marry the love of my life who had two little boys, ages 5 and 3, forty-six years ago now. We had a daughter and I raised my Sons(have never called them anything but that) and Daughter with all the love and appreciation a father could have. So it seemed so odd your poll excluded my Sons.

MrDisaster (@guest_116469)
2 years ago
Reply to  Brian Burry

I agree. It shouldn’t matter how they got here. All children should be and are loved.

Jim (@guest_116444)
2 years ago

Luckily for our nieces and nephews, we have no children. Collectively they have received a lot of college tuition money from us.

Renee (@guest_116449)
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim

I always wanted to be adopted!

Bob P (@guest_116443)
2 years ago

Yes I’ve got children and they’ve got children and some of them have children, but they all stay home with their parents except for short visits like their moms and daddy’s did.

Bob P (@guest_116445)
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob P

Also my wife had 2 children who had a total of 6 children and she’s way ahead of me on grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lol

Tom (@guest_116440)
2 years ago

Children are adults now.

Gerry (@guest_116438)
2 years ago

We have four daughters, counting sons-in-law, grand children and a great grand-child there are 19. Every summer we do an annual camp-out. With everyone there is a minimum of 21 of us. Lots of laughs and plenty of good food. I have lost count but I think this years will be our 22nd get together.

zipper (@guest_116434)
2 years ago

I have 5, wife has 6, I’m the biggest/oldest. 6 grand kids, 1great grandson. All safe and healthy. Thank God.

Ron T. (@guest_116422)
2 years ago

I had to answer No. Our two daughters were 14 & 21 when I met their mother. Now we have three grand-daughters, one grandson and two great-grandsons. All but the youngest great-grandson have traveled with us in our RV.

Diane Mc (@guest_116416)
2 years ago

Came close to hitting 3, but followed the instructions as I have one son. But my 2 step daughters are like daughters to me. They treat me like gold as does my son to my husband. Between the 3 of them we have 6 granddaughters and number 7 is our grandson. Almost didn’t know what to do with him😂.

Mary Ann (@guest_116414)
2 years ago

We have 2 adult sons and 2 grandkids. They live in Colorado and Washington, respectively. We live in Florida. No fun being a grand parent when they are so far away.

Skip (@guest_116413)
2 years ago

All grown up and all on their own. The oldest was killed in a car accident home from college. We though it would never be childless but the youngest finally departing and being in our 60s. 4 grand children.

Last edited 2 years ago by Skip
Renee (@guest_116450)
2 years ago
Reply to  Skip

Sorry for your loss. That’s so difficult.
Prayers & Peace to you & your family.

Lorie (@guest_116455)
2 years ago
Reply to  Skip

So sorry for your loss.

Wayne Caldwell (@guest_116409)
2 years ago

I have two adu!t biological sons. Until September 1994, I had three, but my oldest son died of suicide.

JGinFL (@guest_116423)
2 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Caldwell

I’m sorry for your loss.

Renee (@guest_116451)
2 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Caldwell

Very sad you & your family had to go through that.
Prayers & Peace to all of you

Lorie (@guest_116456)
2 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Caldwell

My heartfelt condolences. My husband lost his daughter to suicide 18 years ago. She left a son who was 10 years old at the time. He is a blessing to us. Along with our other children and grandkids!

Ed K (@guest_116408)
2 years ago

Yes, one then I figured out what caused it and fought her off after that.

Tommy Molnar (@guest_116427)
2 years ago
Reply to  Ed K

Hahahahahahahahaha ! ! !

John Wilkins (@guest_116406)
2 years ago

One son and three grand children, except they are not children anymore.

Gerry (@guest_116437)
2 years ago
Reply to  John Wilkins

They are always your children!

kat (@guest_116405)
2 years ago

no children of our own but we have 100+ that call us mom and dad and their kids call us grandpa and grandma.

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