I was always acutely conscious of the fact that I come from a small family.I’m one of two children, and, unlike most of the frum people I know, I don’t have tons of cousins and extended family. When I was growing up, my family lived far away from my parents’ siblings, most of whom were nonreligious, and we didn’t have much to do with them or their children. My grandparents all passed away by the time I was young.