A 12-year-old mother who sparked outrage after feeding her children from a baby bath shares what it’s like to raise her brood of children.
Alicia Dougherty – who is 42 and from Pittsford, New York – has four biological children and eight others she has adopted, and regularly gives people a glimpse into her life via TikTok And Instagramwhere together she has around seven million followers.
In one time-lapse video, Alicia shows people a morning where she starts preparing breakfast and lunch for her children from 5am.
She makes a huge batch of waffles and bacon for their first meal before moving on to prepare their sandwiches.
Mom of 12 Alicia Dougherty – who is 42 and is from Pittsford, New York – has four biological children and eight others she has adopted. Above, she prepares meals for her children from 5 a.m
She previously caused outrage after feeding her children from a baby bath filled with nachos
The mother places bread slices in front of her on the kitchen bench before assembling a mix of sandwiches, including peanut butter and jelly and ham.
Then she cuts them into pieces and puts them in bags, ready for the children’s lunchboxes.
It usually takes her about 30 to 45 minutes, Alicia later revealed.
One person said, ’30 mins what I do in 4 hours. Astonishing.’
“So that’s 12 breakfasts and 12 lunches in under 45 minutes, you’re Wonder Woman,” another added.
‘Damn, that whole loaf of bread will be gone in one day,’ someone else added.
In another video, she gives an insight into how the family orders takeout for their family of 14 at Tom Wahl’s, which works out to over $176.
Alicia places the family’s large order online before picking up the three bags of food.
In another video, she gives an insight into how the family orders takeout for their family of 14 at Tom Wahl’s, which adds up to more than $176
The family ordered a total of $176.42 from Tom Wahl’s — which included nine cheeseburger meals, one grilled chicken sandwich meal, one grilled cheese meal, three hot dog meals, and chili cheese fries.
Their order included nine cheeseburger meals, one grilled chicken sandwich meal, one grilled cheese meal, three hot dog meals, and chili cheese fries.
The 42-year-old mother also shows what it’s like to do chores such as shopping and doing the laundry.
In one video, she goes to the Wegmans supermarket, where she grabs her weekly shopping list and fills four shopping carts.
“I stocked up on their favorite cereals, condiments and canned goods,” the mother said.
She also showed people what’s in her cart.
The cereals included Lucky Charms, Rice Krispies, Reese Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Froot Loops, Cap’N Crunch’s Crunch Berries, Marshmallow Fruit Pebbles, and Frosted Bite-Size Strawberry Shredded Wheat.
Alicia added, “I can’t forget the coffee and I filled cart one with the juice.”
The 42-year-old mother also reveals what it’s like to do chores, such as running errands for the weekly groceries. Above are two carts that are being filled with food
In one video, she goes to the Wegmans supermarket, where she grabs her weekly shopping list and fills four shopping carts
In another time-lapse video, Alicia shows how she navigates the organized chaos of folding laundry for her family
In cart two, she packs some birthday presents, an “impulse buy” mini waffle maker, bags of chips, bread, and toiletries.
Her third wagon was filled with breakfast donuts, cold cuts, “almost 20 pounds of cheese,” milk, creamers, yogurt, and eggs.
Meanwhile, the fourth cart was for produce before going to the checkout counter.
The groceries have cost over $900.
“This would last my family for at least a month. Lol,” one person commented in the comments.
“6 months… this is half a year of shopping for me,” someone else added.
In another time-lapse video, Alicia shows herself navigating the organized chaos of folding laundry for her family.
As she goes through her numerous baskets, she sorts them into different piles for each person in her household until she is surrounded by mountains of laundry.
“I get lazy with 1 laundry basket, I don’t know how you do this,” said one person.
“I would throw away all the socks lmfao,” another added, commenting on the huge pile of socks Alicia had to sift through.
The video that sparked outrage was her “nacho party,” where she mixed tortilla chips, ground beef, cheese sauce, lettuce, olives, tomatoes, and sour cream in the small pool
She has four children and eight adoptees of her own, and regularly posts about her behind-the-scenes life on her TikTok channel
Recently, Alicia sparked outrage after sharing footage of her children eating from a baby pool.
In a viral video, which has been viewed more than 2.9 million times, the mother – who is raising her blended brood with her husband, Josh, 44 – showed viewers preparing a “nacho party.”
She started by pouring tortilla chips into the bottom of the pool before adding ground meat, cheese sauce, lettuce, olives, tomatoes, and sour cream.
At the end of her video, the busy mom — whose kids range from four to 17 — showed the family digging into the pool and indulging in the Tex-Mex-inspired meal with no forks or napkins in sight.
And while the pool dish turned out to be a hassle-free nutrition strategy because it involved no dishes, many viewers weren’t fans.
“So unhygienic,” someone said.
Another added, “My mom would call this demolition.”
“What a monumental waste of food,” wrote a third social media user.
One user commented: ‘Vile.’
“My worst nightmare to be honest,” someone else added.
But others loved that Alicia provided the kids with a fun way to eat.
‘That’s how memories are made! Great job mom,’ said one person.
Another added, “You did the perfect amount of everything!”
“Great,” was another comment.