BEING a mum-of-22 Sue Radford knows a thing or two about multi-tasking – but even she occasionally needs a break from the kids to get the chores done.
And now the supermum, from Morecambe, Lancs, has revealed how she keeps her kids quiet so she can get on with the housework in peace.
Taking to Instagram, she shared a short video of herself and her youngest using an app called Reading Eggs.
Captioning the promotional post, Sue wrote: “Some peace and quiet!
“We get lots of comments about the importance of parents getting a bit of time to yourself.
“Whether it’s doing the washing up, making tea or just getting some time to destress and chill, you need 15 minutes here and there to get on with things.
“Obviously getting any guilt free time can be tricky for us and we TRY to avoid just sticking the kids in front of the tv for too long if we can – but there are days when that is very tempting! So, I wanted to introduce you to a new app we’ve been using called @readingeggs
“We’ve been using it over the past couple of months and it’s been a revelation. The app is a learning tool for kids aged 2 – 13 and it makes learning fun using a variety of games and activities – the children love it.
“The best part about the app is that the kids genuinely enjoy using it so it doesn’t feel like a chore to get them to do something productive and something that is benefiting their learning.
“They’ll sit down, sometimes together and will happily use the app between 15 – 30 mins a day which means I can get on with other things, maybe even get 5 minutes peace to myself, without feeling guilty because I know they are doing something that’s helping them learn.”
Sue also revealed that her fans could bag a 30 day free trial – making it a no-brainer for parents who need a bit of a break, with none more deserving than Sue.
Sue, 46, and Noel, 50, are parents to Chris, 32, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 26, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 20, Millie, 20, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 16, Aimee, 15, Josh, 14, Max, 12, Tillie, 11, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, six, Phoebe, five, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and Heidie, one.
Full-time mum Sue also has her work cut out for her at home with all the kids- and spends hours every day tidying the house and doing multiple loads of washing.
She said: “If I could say the one thing that really does drive me insane in this house, it’s got to be the laundry.
“An average day, I can be doing four to five loads of washing. It’s never-ending.”
However, the couple did invest in an 18kg industrial-sized washing machine for their basement and Noel treated his wife to a robotic hoover in the first episode of their documentary series.