I'm pretty sure you've heard of
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,
ith so many children she didn't know what to do.

Well, I'd like to share "a day in the life" of the Tuck Family, and my role as a mother of 11 children . . .

including some of the antics that come along with it.

Sneak Peek Pages

I heard of a woman who lived in a shoe,

With dozens of children all crammed in there too.

She fed them some broth, without any bread,

And when she got mad, she sent them to bed. 


I think this old woman could use some advice

On how to plan meals, and treat children nice.

With 13 of us, my mom knows what to do.

See, we live in a house, and not some old shoe.  

Pages 1 & 2

After we’ve eaten, we get our chores done.

Mom says that teamwork is how a home runs. 

Mom kisses Daddy, he heads out the door,

To work for eight hours. That’s Daddy’s chore.

After he's gone, Mom pulls out her list.

That even has things from last week that we missed!

We grumble. Mom stands with a hand on her hip.

We know to get busy and give her no lip.

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Then Jeremy yells, “The wash overflowed!

Jared’s the one who started that load.”

I grab a bucket. Mom grabs a mop.

She opens the lid, so the washer will stop.


Then all of a sudden, Janelle rushes in.

“Rita’s playing in the toilet again!” 

Mom runs upstairs and finds a big mess. 

Wet toilet paper on Rita’s new dress.

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