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Sophie makes it number nine

Mum Sarah Guinea with children Sarah-Jane, Lillian, Felicity, Stephanie, James, Matthew, Amelia, Charley and Sophie.
Mum Sarah Guinea with children Sarah-Jane, Lillian, Felicity, Stephanie, James, Matthew, Amelia, Charley and Sophie. Mairi Manley

SARAH Guinea has one mother of a job.

And she loves it.

Most mums would need 40 hours in a day to cope with nine children.

But with daughters who slip easily into the mother role on cue and a democratic system of chores, life for Mrs Guinea is busy bliss.

The picture-perfect family even managed to pose inside a frame without any hiccups.

Well, maybe a few hiccups from baby Sophie who had just had a breastfeed.

"When I first met my husband Steve, he said he wanted a dozen kids," Mrs Guinea recalled.

"I remember thinking it's alright for him.

"He doesn't have to actually have them.

"But I'm very glad to have all my children and Steve is a great father."

The couple has a deep respect for one another's wishes and always work together for the best outcome for their children.

They share the load and so do the kids.

"When you shop with three trolleys at the supermarket, it's great to have kids that help and get the things they need," Mrs Guinea said.

"As you can imagine, we buy in bulk.

"Just like the kids," she laughed.

They all play touch footy and those old enough belong to the nippers club at North Kirra.

"It's very important that they can swim," Mrs Guinea said.

The kids are talented, many of them playing music and performing at Murwillumbah's Hoopla Circus.

I wonder how many would fit in a mini?

Topics:  children, kids, mother's day, mum




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