Having children is always a mix of joy and chaos, and it’s hard to deny that these little reflections of ourselves bring great excitement to our lives. You can imagine having 1, 2, 5, 12 children in a family. This can make any parent’s life a very challenging journey. Recently, a prominent heroine gave birth to her twelfth child and this is how she and her husband take care of her huge and happy family while maintaining their sanity through the years.
Courtney Rogers, 38, of New Mexico, along with her husband Chris, recently welcomed baby number 12, named Cambria, into the world, bringing the total number of children to a magical 12.
Courtney is a super mom who has had 12 kids in 12 years and has managed to turn her numerous brood into something of the family from the movie “At Home of 12” after giving birth to her youngest daughter.
The happy parents revealed that they never planned to have so many children when they decided to start a family. They even considered having an abortion at one point and started trying to conceive, but now they feel blessed with their perfect offspring.
Each of the 12 children in this family is special to their parents. Their eldest son, Clint, was born on November 30, 2010, and he is now 12 years old.
“It’s amazing how it’s all worked out since we had all our daughters at the beginning and the last 5 have been boys, so it all clicked,” Courtney said in an interview.
For these happy parents, each child is a new chapter in their lives. Courtney revealed: “Clint was born three weeks before I turned 26, but I never imagined I’d have more children. I thought my childbearing phase was over at 26 and no salesperson could convince me otherwise, but then we had twins After we said we would have a maximum of 10 children, but I still felt young and healthy enough, so we went to 12”.
The large family is now living their best life together. Clint, age 12; Archer, 10 years old; Cade, 9 years old; Callie, 8 years old; Asher, 7 years old; the twins Colt and Case, 6 years old; Calena, 4 years old; Caydie, 3 years old; Coralee, 2 years old; Charis, 1 year old; and now the newest addition, the baby Cambria.
In addition to raising 12 children, the family also lives on a farm and has more than 200 animals, including pigs, sheep, and chickens. The children are raised with the idea of caring for their animals and are taught responsibility from an early age.
Now with 12 children under the age of 12, Courtney and Chris are in charge of their family. They are always busy planning how to handle meals.
A typical day in the family seems like a small life.
A normal day in the Rogers household begins with a big breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by math and art lessons.
Lunch is served around 11:30 a.m., and Courtney makes sandwiches for the little ones before putting them down for a nap, while the older kids take care of their own food. In the afternoon, the children have classes in language, art and reading time, which sometimes includes piano lessons. At 5:00 p.m., a great dinner is served for the whole family.
During a typical meal, the family consumes 24 eggs, and each day they make sure to eat a full serving of cereal for breakfast. In addition to teaching the kids, Courtney is also in charge of keeping the house tidy, all before putting the kids to work at 8:30 p.m.
The happy and large family survives thanks to Courtney’s strict budget management. She is good at planning and saving, and has implemented a “no spending in January” plan, which prohibits buying anything but basic groceries. The family also has a “no eating out or takeout” rule, as well as a restriction on movie rentals and any entertainment purchases.
When Courtney has to go grocery shopping, she goes on “No Shop Mondays” and cooks cheaper vegetarian meals for her growing family. The family doesn’t mind leading a luxurious life, but they manage to make it work easily thanks to the economic tricks implemented by both parents. Also, despite their large size, the generous family still finds a way to help others.
This past Christmas, the Rogerses even invited strangers over to their home for a delicious home-cooked meal.
How many children do you have in your family? Would you like to have more in the future? Do you think you could manage a family with 12 children by yourself?