Larger families don't always come with larger costs

Friday, October 21, 2011 | 2:52 p.m. CDT

ST. JOSEPH — If the numbers projected on parenting websites are right, you could buy a pricier home than many middle-class families own for the amount it costs to raise a child from birth through adulthood. Add another kid or two to the mix, and that amount skyrockets still further.