I’m a stressed out mum-of-10, I spend $5k on one child’s birthday presents & fill FOUR trolleys with the weekly shop

A STRESSED out mum-of-10 has revealed how she fills FOUR trolleys with the weekly food shop and spends $5,000 on one child’s birthday presents.

At one point, Taina Licciardo-Toivola was mum to three kids under two and slept with three cots in her bedroom.

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Taina Licciardo-Toivola is a busy mum-of-10Credit: tainalicciardotoivola/Instagram
She had her 10th child three years ago

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She had her 10th child three years agoCredit: tainalicciardotoivola/Instagram
At one point, she had three kids under two, meaning she had three cots in the bedroom

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At one point, she had three kids under two, meaning she had three cots in the bedroomCredit: TainaLicciardoToivola/YouTube

Amazingly, Finnish-Austrlian mum home schools all of her kids, meaning she’s been teaching for 20 years.

She’s mum to Romeo, Jerusalem, Cleopatra, Shakespeare, Omega, D’Artagnan, Nefertiti, KingJames and Aphrodite.

In her first ever YouTube video, where Taina chronicles the birth of her 10th child, she shows the kids running around behind her and screaming, patiently waiting for a gap in the noise to say: “Mummy’s going to talk now”.

In another clip, she shows off her daughter’s fourth birthday and reveals how she’s bought her $5,000 (£2,650) worth of gifts.

Taina revealed how she’d spent five months buying the extravagant haul, in a clip which racked up 5,000 likes but 400 thumbs down.

Gushing about it on Instagram, she says: “We couldn’t decide what gifts to buy Aphrodite for her 4th birthday party so we just bought them all!

“She didn’t know what to do when she saw them. Hope you enjoyed the YouTube video. It was a bit long but so fun to watch!

“There are two kitchens ( one country style & one modern style ), and one shop. All three with ALL THE ACCESSORIES!”

Taina recently spent $5,000 on her daughter's fourth birthday present

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Taina recently spent $5,000 on her daughter’s fourth birthday presentCredit: tainalicciardotoivola/Instagram
With 10 kids, Taina's life is certainly busy

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With 10 kids, Taina’s life is certainly busyCredit: tainalicciardotoivola/Instagram
But the mum loves having 10 kids and says it's her 'dream' life

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But the mum loves having 10 kids and says it’s her ‘dream’ lifeCredit: tainalicciardotoivola/Instagram

In another video, she shows off her huge weekly food haul, which includes four heaving trolleys, with a focus on vegan, fresh, unprocessed food.

Sharing her tips with viewers, she said: “We don’t usually try new products out, we just leave things because otherwise you’re just going to start buying it and that’s not a good thing.

“One thing we’re going to get is some frozen vegetables just in case, like the beans, if you’re in a big rush.

“We’re going to buy two bags of frozen vegetables and they might be there for a few months.

“I don’t buy berries or mushrooms. We pick our own mushrooms all over Finland.

She fills FOUR trolleys with the weekly food shop

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She fills FOUR trolleys with the weekly food shopCredit: TainaLicciardoToivola/YouTube
The family are vegan and try not to eat processed food

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The family are vegan and try not to eat processed foodCredit: TainaLicciardoToivola/YouTube
Taina says the kids 'are not fussy' and eat whatever they're given

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Taina says the kids ‘are not fussy’ and eat whatever they’re givenCredit: TainaLicciardoToivola/YouTube

“I hope you enjoyed our shopping trip. Our children are not fussy, they eat whatever we give them.

“I hear parents say their really kids are fussy but if you just say ‘this is what you’re eating’, they will learn to eat that way. Give it a few weeks, they’re not going to die.

“Give them what you want them to eat, they will learn not to be fussy.”

Taina showed off her hectic nighttime routine on Instagram

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Taina showed off her hectic nighttime routine on InstagramCredit: tainalicciardotoivola/Instagram
The mum is incredibly hands-on

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The mum is incredibly hands-onCredit: tainalicciardotoivola/Instagram

In another clip, Taina’s asked to name her “fave thing about being a mom of 10”.

She says: “I can’t think of one thing. My favourite thing is my whole dream of what I wanted is complete.

“I have more than I had ever imagined, so every day is a bonus.”

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