Better By The Dozen Plus Two, Part Two subtitled Lessons Learned through Loss and Leukemia by a Family of Sixteen is the sequel to Better By The Dozen Plus Two subtitled Anecdotes and a Philosophy of Life by a Family of Sixteen (2007). The story relates how a large family stays strong, hopeful and faith-filled while learning the lessons of life through the challenges of foreclosure, death, loss, and leukemia through surrender and reliance on God and His love manifested through the love of others.
Kathleen Littleton is first and foremost, a wife and mother of nineteen children, fourteen living on earth and five in heaven. She is currently obtaining her Masters in Theological Studies from the Institute of Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University while working as a Director of Religious Education and part-time for the Diocesan Tribunal. She holds a Juris Doctorate Degree in Law from DePaul College of Law in Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education. She gave up her career as an attorney to become a stay-at-home mother when her first child was born.