Twelve children of Christmas: Mother with a dozen young mouths to feed on December 25 – and a 200 bill to pay for it all!

Twelve children of Christmas: Mother with a dozen young mouths to feed on December 25 – and a 200 bill to pay for it all!
Tania Sullivan, 38, and her husband Mike, 39, have just celebrated the birth of their 12th child, IsobelleThe Kent couple, who now have seven sons and five daughters, set a 2,000 budget for Christmas

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16:32 GMT, 22 December 2012

Christmas Day is always a stressful time for parents. So spare a thought for Tania Sullivan, who has just celebrated the birth of her 12th child.

This year, between the frenzied opening of stockings and presents and preparing a full English breakfast for 14 as well as lunch with all the trimmings, Mrs Sullivan, 38, will have to make time to feed five-week-old Isobelle.

Fortunately, she is an expert at using her time efficiently as she and her husband, Mike, 39, both work full time, rather than relying on the state to bankroll their huge family, and the children are home educated.

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And mum and dad make 14: Left to right are Joseph, two, Sid, six, Steph, 18, Michael with Libby, 14 months, Ben, 19, Caitlin, 13, with Anna, 14 months, Tania with baby Isobelle, Harry, nine, Eddie, seven, Paddy, five and Oliver, three

And mum and dad make 14: Left to right are Joseph, two, Sid, six, Steph, 18, Michael with Libby, 14 months, Ben, 19, Caitlin, 13, with Anna, 14 months, Tania with baby Isobelle, Harry, nine, Eddie, seven, Paddy, five and Oliver, three

Growing brood: Tania and Michael now have seven sons and five daughters, ranging in age from five weeks to 19-years-old

Growing brood: Tania and Michael now have seven sons and five daughters, ranging in age from five weeks to 19-years-old

‘Christmas Day is non-stop for us,’ said Mrs Sullivan. ‘It is a long day but we have a lovely time and the children are happy, which is so rewarding.

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What's for lunch Tania and Mike will prepare a full English for the family of 14 on Christmas Day, before serving up lunch with all the trimmings later on

Supplies: Mum Tania and baby Isobelle with the mountains of food for the Sullivan family Christmas

Supplies: Mum Tania and baby Isobelle with the mountains of food for the Sullivan family Christmas

With the last of the gifts opened and the wrapping paper tidied up by 5pm, a buffet is laid on for the family before they settle down to play games. /12/1418450360_2050763690001_vs-50d591e7e4b0701662d44e46-1206954749001.jpgpubId=1418450360″ class=”plcHlder” />

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