The mother of six who will give birth to a TWIN before she is 28, shares what life is like in her busy household
A mother of six who will give birth to twins later this year has given a glimpse into life in her busy household – revealing how she told her growing brood the news.
Chloe Dunstan, 27, from Perth, and her husband Rohan had three children by the time she turned 22 – Evan, 8, Otto, 7 and Felix, 6 – soon followed by triplets Rufus, Hank and Pearl, almost 5.
Two more babies join Chloe’s family in November. All her children are conceived naturally.
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A mother of six who will give birth to twins later this year has given a glimpse into what life is like in her busy household – revealing how she told her growing brood the news (Chloe pictured with her children)
Chloe and her husband Rohan had three children by the time she turned 22 – Evan, 8, Otto, 7 and Felix, 6 – soon followed by triplets Rufus, Hank and Pearl, nearly 5 (all children shown)
And while Chloe knows that with more babies coming more work, she said she and her family are “extremely excited” to make their family grow even more.
“After pregnancy complications with my triplet pregnancy, it’s daunting to experience multiple pregnancies again, but otherwise I’m very excited,” Chloe told FEMAIL.
“I think twins are a perfect addition to our family and luckily the kids were happy with the news too.
“They love being part of a big family and can’t wait to have more brothers and sisters.”
The new babies added to the Dunstan brood (Chloe and two of the kids in the photo) arrive in November
Chloe filmed herself YouTube tell her six children the big news.
Her kids’ reactions ranged from happy giggles to confusion that Chloe was having a ‘food baby’ and it was great that the baby would be here in time for Christmas.
“I want to put the baby on my lap,” one of Chloe’s youngest, Rufus, said in the clip.
“I want to call the baby Taco … I want him to be a sister,” Rufus continued.
She said that she approached the children one by one so that they could have their own time to process that they would become a big sibling.
Chloe filmed herself telling her six kids (photo) the big news, and her six kids’ reactions ranged from happy giggles to confusion that Chloe was having a ‘food baby’ and delighted that the baby will be here in time for Christmas
The mother of six (pictured and pictured with Rohan) said they have school at home and run an online toy store from home during the week
The mother of six also shared an insight into the busy family life of the Dunstans with FEMAIL.
“We are at home, so there are many, but we keep it very relaxed,” said Chloe.
“The kids do a little bit of schoolwork and then focus on doing things they enjoy, like drawing, art projects, science projects, playing and spending a lot of time outdoors.”
The 27-year-old added that she and the children usually spend a lot of time with friends on school activities and home excursions, but this hasn’t happened recently due to the pandemic limitations of the coronavirus across the country.
One typical day sees the busy mom get up, let her kids go to work and run her own successful online toy store with her husband.
“It’s all about teamwork in this household,” said Chloe.
“It can be a lot with a career, home schooling and homework, but we do well together and by doing all this we can maximize family time, which is very important to us.”
She said she prioritizes maximizing family time so that they can all spend time together doing the things they love (pictured at a picnic)
Chloe said she starts the nighttime routine around 4:30 p.m. so she can be organized with the kids, and she makes dinner while the kids play (pictured over dinner)
Chloe said she was using the nighttime routine around 4.30 pm, when she starts cooking and the children have some time to do their ‘own thing’.
On this evening she makes rice noodles with bok choy, tofu and Brussels sprouts.
They eat around 6:00 PM after doing their own activities, such as drawing and crafts.
After dinner, it’s a hectic bath and shower time for the Dunstan kids, before stepping into their pajamas, having a little playtime, and ending with a group story read by their mom, along with some milk.
All children are in bed around 8 pm.
After dinner, it’s a hectic bath time for the Dunstan kids, before they get into their pajamas, have some playtime, and end with a group story read by Mommy (Chloe and the kids in the photo)
The children enjoy a story read by one of their parents before going to bed (shown during story)
“The nighttime routine has certainly made things easier over the years, as they can all get dressed now,” Chloe said.
“With the triplets there for a while when they were young, it was a lot of work. But I think with large families you should do what works for you.
“The most important thing for us is to prioritize connections and happiness. Everything results from that. ‘