AS expected, a family of twelve with plenty of teenagers is bound to spend a LOT of money on food – and this foster mom spends more than $600 a week just to feed her tribe.
Alicia and Josh Dougherty from Pittsford, New York had previously revealed that six of her kids were adopted from foster care which means they "already missed out on a childhood due to their traumatic past."
In a series of impressive TikToks, the devoted mom shared what two of her trips to the grocery store and wholesale warehouse looked like when she's feeding 12 people.
In her most recent video, she spent more than $300 as she got the bare necessities for her family, which consisted of massive bags of onions and potatoes, and multiple family-sized packs of chicken and ribs into one cart.
Alicia also packed bananas, peppers, deli meats, several boxes of mac and cheese, more than five bags of bread and bags of produce.
In another cart, she packed on boxes of yogurt and snacks into a second cart, while covering the top with several trays of pre-made sushi, which the mom claimed was "a necessity."
At the end of her video, she shared that she had spent over $347 in just one trip to the New York grocery store, Wegman's.
However, her grocery run was not over as she then dived into the wholesale club, BJ's.
In a second video, the mom of 12 filled one cart with boxes of baby wipes, diapers, feminine products, shaving creams, allergy medicine, and sunscreen for her kiddos.
She also filled her cart with three packs of water bottles.
Additionally, she also added to her tab Capri Sun boxes, a multitude of snacks, produce, toilet paper, and cup noodles.
This second trip to the grocery store also racked up a bill of more than $300.
Earlier this month, sitting on the living room floor and surrounded by a mountain of clothes, the super mom shared a clip on TikTok and explained why she and her husband bear the brunt of the chores alone.
Alicia said: "They didn't ask to be a part of a large family so they shouldn't have to do extra chores just because they are."
Instead, she wants them to just "have fun and be kids" – and besides, "acts of service is my life language," she explained, so doing things for others is what she likes to do.
In a 2018 interview with People, Alicia and Josh explained that all six of their adopted kids have behavioral issues and suffer from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – making family life a little more challenging.
Although they weren't aware of this when adopting their first son Alex – who was four at the time, the parents threw themselves into helping him – and went on to help other kids with "difficult behaviors."
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