I’m a mum-of-10 after adopting 6 kids

A MUM OF 10 shared how she was trotted for her children’s SMILES. This just weeks after she disclosed that online bullies had criticised her spending on their food.

Alicia Dougherty is the matriarch for the Dougherty Dozen and shared the sad news on Instagram.

She posted this picture of her children when she said people were being mean about their smiles


This picture was taken by her children after she complained that people were making fun of their smiles.Credit: Instagram/@doughertydozen
Alicia is the mum of the Dougherty Dozen


Alicia is the mother of the Dougherty Dough dozenCredit: @doughertydozen

She stated that “people keep trolling my videos that they don’t like our smiles.” I guess I’m biased but I think they’re all 100 percent.

“Happiness is knowing that we are worthy to be our authentic, true selves.

“We see the bad. We ignore it.

“Because we know it comes from OTHER people’s insecurities and triggers. It’s not on us. It’s on them.

“I appreciate those of you who have checked in on us over the past few weeks as we’ve been massively trolled by unhappy, insecure people.

“I promise you, we are good.”

The Dougherty family, also known as the 'Dougherty Dozen' includes ten children


The Dougherty family is also known as “Dougherty Dozen”, and includes ten childrenCredit: @doughertydozen
The shop included 191 packets of crisps and stacks of cereal boxes


There were 191 packets crisps and stacks cereal boxes in the shop.Credit: TikTok/@doughertydozen

Alicia, a USA-based adoptive mother, regularly updates her Instagram accounts with updates about her six children.

She was also shocked when she displayed her food haul.

Trolls mocked a weekly grocery shop, which included 25 bananas, 5.5kg of chicken, and 191 packets crispys.

The total cost of the mountainous food shop was £876, adding up to around a hefty £45k food bill.

In the brief clip, she stated: “The following will provide enough food for us for nearly a week. Plus I needed to buy supplies for the boy’s football party later today.

“I did not get apples we’re going to go apple picking for those later. I did get produce including 25 bananas.”

She kept moving her camera through the enormous stacks of food, explaining what she’d bought.

She stated that she had a few snacks, including 191 packets of chips. A few boxes cereal, bread for the week.

“Dairy for the week including 14lbs of cheese, lunchables, coffee, some canned goods, meat including 12.5lb chicken. 6lb of pasta and a few random things and that’s all for today!”

A 2018 interview with PeopleAlicia and Josh revealed that all six of their adopted children suffer from behavioural problems and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, which can make family life more difficult.

While they didn’t know this, Alex’s parents adopted him at age four. They then went on to help other children. “difficult behaviours.”

“We became known as the parents who could handle the difficult behaviours,”Alicia shared the following: The power couple share insights into their busy family life in TikTok Instagram.

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We also shared how a mum feeds her family of four for £1.50 each a day and shares her monthly meal plan so you can too.

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