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The Bonell family: Another new member joins the largest family in Australia, Mum-of-16.

The mum of 16 from Australia’s largest family has officially welcomed yet another new member to the brood (pictured by Jeni Bonell)

The mother of 16 from Australia’s largest family has officially welcomed another new member to the brood after one of her daughters gave birth to a baby girl last weekend.

Jeni Bonell, 52, and her husband Ray, from Queensland, have a super-sized family of 16 children – nine sons and seven daughters aged between seven and 32.

Now one of Jeni’s daughters, Brooke, has given birth to a little girl named Odette Faith.

The name Odette is a feminine name of French and German origin, meaning ‘rich’.

One Of Jeni'S Daughters Welcomed A Baby Girl Into Her Family (Pictured) Last Weekend, Named Odette Faith

One of Jeni’s daughters welcomed a baby girl into her family (pictured) last weekend, named Odette Faith

“I Was So Honored To Be In The Delivery Room With My Daughter. She Was Great. What A Warrior!' Jeni Said (Pictured With Her Daughter)

“I was so honored to be in the delivery room with my daughter. She was great. What a warrior!’ Jeni said (pictured with her daughter)

“Last weekend we welcomed a new family member,” Jeni wrote Instagram.

“I was so honored to be in the delivery room with my daughter. She was great. What a warrior!

‘And oh, look at those tiny little feet. So soft and fresh for the world!’

She wrote in another post, “Welcome to the world Odette Faith. Congratulations to Brooke and Jamie, Aurora, Remington and Zariella.

“We are all very excited and so in love with this precious girl.”

It wasn’t long before congratulations started pouring in for Jeni and her super-sized family.

“Congratulations, I love her name,” one person commented.

‘I love her name! She is so precious,’ added another.

Jeni Bonell, 52, And Her Husband Ray, From Queensland, Have A Super-Sized Family Of 16 Children - Nine Sons And Seven Daughters Aged Between Seven And 32 (The Family Pictured)

Jeni Bonell, 52, and her husband Ray, from Queensland, have a super-sized family of 16 children – nine sons and seven daughters aged between seven and 32 (the family pictured)

Jeni has a huge following on social media where she shares the reality of taking care of and feeding her large family.

Earlier, Jeni shared a photo illustrating what it looks like for her to “go to the shops for bread and milk.”

She usually does a major grocery shopping at the beginning of the week to stock up on pantry staples, fresh meats, fruits, and veggies, spending an average of $450.

But the supply only lasts the family for half the week. Jeni returns to the shop mid-week to pick up essential items such as milk, bread and fresh produce.

Earlier, Jeni Shared A Photo Illustrating What It Looks Like For Her To

Earlier, Jeni shared a photo illustrating what it looks like for her to “go to the shops for bread and milk” (pictured)

Jeni Has Made A Name For Herself Sharing How She Takes Care Of Her Super-Sized Family And What She Cooks For Them (Meals Pictured)

Jeni Has Made A Name For Herself Sharing How She Takes Care Of Her Super-Sized Family And What She Cooks For Them (Meals Pictured)

Jeni has made a name for herself sharing how she takes care of her super-sized family and what she cooks for them (meals pictured)

In one of her weekday stores, she bought six three-gallon bottles of milk, three loaves of sliced ​​bread, and an array of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The haul included 2 kg of carrots, four bowls of strawberries, two bowls of blueberries, 1 kg of grapes, 400 g of cherries, 600 g of grape tomatoes, 4 kg of potatoes, two salad sets, a bowl of peaches and a bag of apricots.

“If all you need is milk, bread and some fruits and veggies,” Jeni wrote on Facebook, alongside a huge shopping list from her “quick shop.”

Her grocery bill was estimated to be $132.67.

Dozens of people marveled at her store, one quipped, “You don’t have to join a gym.” There is so much weight training, lifting the milk jugs.’

What is typically in the Bonell family’s weekly shopping trolley?

  • 4 kg of potatoes
  • 2 kg of carrots
  • 2kg royal gala apples
  • 500g white mushrooms
  • 2 x bags of grapes
  • Thai style salad set
  • Crispy coleslaw with noodles
  • 400 g green beans
  • 1.5 kg private label spaghetti
  • 700g house brand pasta sauce
  • 3 x 12 white dinner rolls
  • 3 x cheese and back rolls
  • 4 cans of corn kernels
  • 2 cans of apricot nectar
  • 500g house brand peanut butter
  • Ham under 1kg
  • 2 x 250g champagne ham
  • 2 x 80g roast beef
  • 10 liters of water
  • 4 slices of house brand bread of 700 g
  • 24 rolls of toilet paper
  • 18 hot dog buns
  • Vegetarian 280g

  • 6 x bottles of 3L milk
  • 125g Salmon and lobster spread
  • 245g house brand cream cheese
  • 250g house brand mustard
  • 120g house brand roast beef gravy
  • Nescafe instant cappuccino
  • Nescafe instant latte
  • 500 g lightly tasty grated cheese
  • 250 g Mil Lel Parmesan cheese
  • 2 kg house brand vanilla yoghurt
  • 600 ml thickened cream
  • 3 x 12-pack Yoplait yogurt
  • 12-pack Paul chocolate mousse
  • 6 x dozens of free-range eggs
  • 3 x Ritz dips
  • 1 kg short cut bacon
  • 4 x house brand breakfast cereals
  • 2 x Uncle Toby’s cereal
  • 3 x bottles of house brand lemonade
  • 24 pack Anzac biscuits
  • 750 ml house brand rapeseed oil
  • 400g private label canola oil spray
  • 4 x 1L Cottee’s liqueur

To Keep Costs Down Each Week, The Mother (Pictured) Said She Always Buys Private Label Items, Stocks Half-Price Produce, And Buys Fresh Meats And Produce In Bulk

To keep costs down each week, the mother (pictured) said she always buys private label items, stocks half-price produce, and buys fresh meats and produce in bulk

Earlier, to keep costs down each week, the mother said she always buys private label items, stocks half-price produce, and buys fresh meats and fresh produce in bulk.

“I tend to buy up everything we need to make meals for that week to add to our stash or if I have something I find that’s on special or half price or it’s a bargain, then I’ll buy that product and we’ll stock it up,” she said.

“We’ve bought certain ingredients for certain meals we’re going to make this week — and the rest is really just stocking the cupboards to whatever fits in the pantry.”

Normally the family would drink 50 liters of milk a week, but Ms Bonell said last year they are trying to cut back on dairy.

‘We’re trying to pull back the milk a bit, just for the sake of the budget [I bought] six three-litre bottles, and we try to get by on just twelve three-litre bottles a week,” she said.

This means that the family currently drinks 36 liters of milk per week.

To learn more about the Bonell family, follow them on Instagram here.

Budget tips to keep your grocery costs low

* Bulk up more expensive foods, such as seasoned rice with plain rice

* Buy the specials and stock up on things that are on sale

* Base your meals on what’s on offer

* Plan and make a budget that you can definitely stick to

* If you see something you know you want later and it’s on sale, even if it’s vegetables, buy it, chop it up and freeze it for later

* Involve your children in the groceries and the weekly budget

* Make sure there is no food waste

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