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Has anyone watched this program? The episode I watched last night blew me away. The mother of 8 children cooks every meal for her children and was having surgery so made 14 days worth of meals so they continued to eat healthy!!! She adds veggies to anything she can and her kids have never had fast food.
Makes me realize I DO have time to eat healthy and prepare all my food, nobody can use that excuse anymore!!!!

Tue. Jul 31, 6:59pm

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I bet she doesn't work outside the home 9 hours a day...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 10:36 PM

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I'd have to say that caring for eight children would far exceed the workload of a mother working 9 hours a day outside the home.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 11:01 PM

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I've seen that show! I can't get over how much work taking care of her family is!!

She works double shifts as a nurse on the weekends. But even if you are working full time outside the home you still can buy fruits and vegetables and don't need to rely on fast food to feed your family. It takes a different type of planning than we're all used to but it definitely can be done if you make it a priority!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 11:12 PM

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I've seen it too. I work outside the home 9 hours a day, exercise and don't have any childres so I should still have time to prepare healthy foods. She is an amazing woman. I agree, caring for 8 children 24 hours a day far exceeds my 9 hour work day!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007, 12:14 PM

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8 kids! wow. My parents have some friends that have 8 kids. They are all the most well behaved kids too. Its amazing. So sweet and help take care of each other. Being a stay at home mom would defiently be hard work. Its a constant nonstop day that doesn't end at 5. I know an office job is hard work too, but I think its a totally different kind of difficulty. I told my husband that after we had kids I would like to stay at home for a while. I hope he says ok :)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007, 12:31 PM

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Having 8 kids in one home like that lady is my worst nightmare, lol. Anyone else feel that way? Did you see what she had to drive to fit them all in? How does she get any peace? That would drive me nuts. The grocery bill, the laundry, dishes, the work, the running after them, dirty diapers, cooking for ten everday, OMG! Heaven forbid he leave her, what would she do then??? I give her credit because I would be in the looney bin.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007, 4:31 PM

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I can never watch the whole show because I feel stressed out while I watch it!!! LOL I just have to turn it off. I admire her but to me it would be a nightmare!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007, 4:47 PM

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I have six siblings, and I can tell you from experience my mom cooked every meal for us, and we were always well behaved, very happy. My mom was/is very organized. But strangely I have no close memories of my mom, very little one on one time, all my childhood memories are of my brothers and sisters. I admire her but never feel close to her. I hate that she blends all our history together and never remembers anything correctly from my childhood. She will tell stories about me that are really about my sisters, etc. Now as a parent I am very close to my 3 kids, but I try to spend as much time one on one with each, even though I work outside the home. The sad thing is that you raise that many kids they are raised in mass.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 6:23 AM

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I totally agree with the last poster. There is no way they can get one on one. The Duggan family is another example. How many kids do they have 15 or so?? The older kids have to help take care of the younger ones at times. Now that is NOT the responsibility of a child if you decide to have more kids. They have "buddies" to help take care of them. What ever happened to a "Mom and a dad" to take care of them??? Mom and Dad chose to keep having kids. Isn't she pregnant again? Does anybody know?

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 9:57 AM

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The Duggar family is expecting number seventeen. The baby was due July 28, 2007, but I don't know if it's arrived yet or not (the Discovery channel website didn't have any info beyond the due date).

Thursday, August 02, 2007, 4:15 PM

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