6 Little McGhees: What It Takes to Feed Sextuplets

01/15/2013

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to feed a small army?

In the world of reality television, the theme of multiples – meaning families with more than two or three children, is a prized storyline.

Some people are blessed with two children, others three and maybe the bold have a litter of four. But imagine the day, sitting in your doctor’s office, that you’re told you’re having SIX children.

This is the story of Mia and Rozonno McGhee. The McGhees are a couple in love who were blessed with the birth of six beautiful and adorable children. Really though, if you don’t believe me, check out these videos and I promise you’ll be a convert for life.

What makes families of multiples so special?

Have you ever changed a diaper? Made dinner? Done some else’s laundry? Now multiply that times SIX!

You may be wondering how do the McGhees do it? Well, some of the small stuff in everyday life definitely gets a little bit tougher, and a lot pricier.

Photo Credit: Janet Rader
Feed me, please?!

Want to know what it costs a family of eight to go food shopping? Read on and be sure to tune in to Six Little McGhees on Discovery Fit & Health on Wednesdays at 10/9c!

When the McGhees go food shopping, here’s what the numbers look like:

The McGhees arrive with a budget of:

$800 – this is for groceries alone. That doesn’t even include the $350 for diapers and wipes and the roughly $200-300 for “unexpected items.” This results in a $1,450 budget per month. Wow, that’s a whole lotta diapers…

The breakdown of the food.

In one week the McGhees need:

  • 84 bananas 
  • 72 eggs 
  • 150 fish sticks
  • 5 bags of broccoli
  • 90 biscuits
  • 10 loaves of bread
  • 7 gallons of milk
  • 72 slices of cheese
  • 3 bags of chips for Ro
  • 1,088 diapers

I wonder what they plan to do for the Super Bowl…that’s a whole lot of chip dip!

By: Jennifer Wolfe

Tune in to Six Little McGhees Wednesdays at 10/9c!


The Discovery Fit and Health team brings you the latest (and most interesting) health news as well as exclusive interviews, video clips, and other juicy tidbits from your favorite shows.
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