Mum Jess Milton and dad Glenn Milton are the proud parents to Alyannah, eight, Claira, seven, Malakai, six, Elouisa, four, Lola, three and Korah, one. While their house is often loud, it’s always full of love.
“My husband comes from a family of 14 aunts and uncles on his mother’s side, six on his father’s side and he has eight siblings. It was just a given that we would have a big family ourselves,” Jess told PakMag. “We struggled for years to get pregnant, then had two ectopic pregnancies before our first. So, I think we just feel blessed each time now.”
Jess explained that there are many positives. “We are never lonely, always have a friend and having six little people thinking we are their whole universe is just an amazing feeling.” That being said, there have been some challenging times too. “It brings mental challenges on the daily, and it can put stress on my husband to make enough to support us.”
There have definitely been some funny moments over the years, but one in particular takes the cake. “Our youngest, Korah, was conceived because dad got to travel to Sydney to watch the Cowboys grand finale, so mummy got to have another baby. The cherry on top was that they lost to my team, Melbourne Storm.”
Jess and Glenn’s advice for other families is to “budget, budget, budget. We are a single income family, own both our cars, owned two houses and our children never go without. Routine is a must.”