WATCH | 'The best thing': Real-life Brady Bunch open up about their extraordinary family life

accreditation
(Image: PA Media)
(Image: PA Media)

Tracee Simpson was a single mom of 6 when she met her husband, Justin Schaeffer, then a single father of two children. 

The US-based couple says they had a whirlwind romance, and soon went from eight children to ten. 

"Quite honestly, I never expected to have a big family - let alone ten kids," says Tracee, who says that she's "thrilled it ended up this way." 

And while their story sounds a lot like fiction, Tracee says it couldn't be more real with the family spending upwards of $300 (more than R5000) per week on groceries! 

"Yes, it can be tough, and laundry is an absolute nightmare, but the joy of the chaos is the best thing, and I wouldn't change it for the world." 

Watch the video above for more. 

Also see: 

Compiled for Parent24 by Lesley-Anne Johannes. 

Chatback:

Share your stories and questions with us via email at chatback @ parent24.com. Anonymous contributions are welcome.

Don't miss a story!

For a weekly wrap of our latest parenting news and advice, sign up to our Friday Parent24 newsletter.

Follow us, and chat, on Facebook and Twitter.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24