Mum-of-nine, 36, shares how she manages to juggle hectic home and work life


Amy Edwards and her husband Shane buy everything in bulk for their enormous family who finish three large bottles of milk and two loaves of bread a day

Amy Edwards balances being a parent and running the household with owning her own salon

A mum-of-nine has shared how she juggles her hectic home life while running her own salon.

Amy Edwards has a hugely busy household where she also home-educates her children, Stoke-on-Trent Live reports.

She does three loads of washing a day plus two shops for food.

Amy, 36, and her husband Shane, buy everything in bulk for their family who finish three large bottles of milk and two loaves of bread a day.

She is mum to, Vinny, aged 17; Noah, 16; Wendi-Rose, 14; Shay, 12; Reggie, 11; Belle, aged four; two-year-old Shane; Jeff, who is 18 weeks old; and nine-year-old step-son Logan.

But amazingly she also finds time to run Color Code, her own hair salon where she works on two days.







Amy juggles life as a mum-of-nine with her own business
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Amy said: “We have seven bedrooms, but it isn’t as massive as it sounds.

“My step-son shares with the younger boys at the weekends and the baby is still with me and my husband.

“We’re not sure where we’re going to end up putting him. We also have two bathrooms and there’s always a queue on the landing.







Amy with her husband Shane and their newborn son
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Amy and Shane with the new addition to their family
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“Our day starts at around 10am. I home-school the children Monday to Thursday. It means the children have a long weekend which is nice.

“Home-schooling allows us as a big family to take it in our stride, no rushing, no dragging people out of bed. We see each other so much and it makes us so close.

“We eat together every evening and my table has to fit 12 people as my son’s girlfriend is often around as well, but it works for us. If it wasn’t for space, I’d probably have another baby.







The family has a wide range of ages
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“I cook everything pretty much from scratch. I chuck it all in the slow cooker in the morning. I make huge lasagnes, chillies and potato pies.

“It’s like feeding time at the zoo. I have a bell that I ring when it’s dinner time and they all come running down the stairs and it saves my voice.

“I only make the same meal for all the children. I learned that the hard way years ago when I fell for making different meals. I haven’t got time for that.







The mum with her latest child Shane
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“We have to stick to a budget because it is expensive. We do a lot of shopping online so we can see what we’re spending.

“We do a couple of online food shops a week and we still find ourselves in the supermarkets.”

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