BEFORE having kids, our biggest expenses went on fun things like eating out, buying clothes and booking holidays – but that all changed the moment we became a parent.
Well if you thought all your money went on nappies and toys, spare a thought for Britni Church – who has 12 kids at the age of 33.
Earlier this week, the mum – who boasts a staggering 1.8m followers on TikTok – responded to a viewer who asked how she can afford to raise her bumper brood.
They asked: “If you don’t mind, can I ask what you and your husband do for a living to afford all of these kids?!”
Not disclosing exactly what it is Chris, 29, does, Britni said: “My husband has his own business and I stay home with the kids.”
Before 2020, the then mum-of-8 worked in a factory but gave up her job when her triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel were born.
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She continued: “Before the triplets were born, I worked at a factory but now I’m able to stay home with them.
“I make money here on social media.”
Since she started sharing snippets of her daily life on TikTok, Britni has racked up over 53 MILLION likes on her videos and rakes it in from the platform’s Creator Fund – where users earn money through views.
What’s more, she also has further 117k followers on Instagram too.
Since quitting her job, Britni has welcomed her 12th baby – and revealed the family were going through 600 nappies a WEEK at one point.
The couple spend the equivalent of £230 a week on groceries, and go through five boxes of cereal, 66 cartons of milk and 600 nappies.
The US-based mum from Arkansas City, Kansas, had her first child, Crizman, 16, six days after her sixteenth birthday with her ex-husband.
The pair had married five days before, and had another four children together – Jordan, 15, Caleb, 14, Jace, 13 and Cadence, 11.
After they split in 2010, Britni fell unexpectedly pregnant with her sixth baby Jesalyn, now nine, in 2012.
I love having a big family – there’s always someone to talk to
She spent three years raising her kids alone as a single parent before meeting her current husband, Chris, a sub-contractor, in 2014.
It wasn’t long before the couple had their first son together, Silas, in summer 2015, a year after meeting – and gave birth another son Christopher in 2016 and surprise triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel, one, in June of last year.
“I felt lots of shame about getting pregnant the sixth time because I always wanted my children to have the same dad,” Britni said.
“But when Jesalyn was born she was so innocent, precious and beautiful. All of the shame went away immediately.
“She was perfect. I stopped caring what people thought.
“I love having a big family – there’s always someone to talk to.”
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