Moms around the country are rushing to get everything they need to send their children back to school.
And Natalie ‘Octomom’ Suleman is no exception, except she has to do it for her 14 kids including her eight nine-year-olds.
On Sunday she shared a shot of octuplets Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Jonah, Makai, Josiah and Jeremiah all neatly turned out with backpacks standing by the family minibus.
Getting them back to school: Natalie ‘Octomom’ Suleman shared this shot of her eight nine-year-olds ready to return to school posing beside the family minibus on Sunday
The 43-year-old added a caption, saying: ‘Any other parents exceptionally stressed and overwhelmed by the first week back to school.
‘I must admit six (yes I said six!) drop offs and pick ups monopolize most of my day, as I am an official bus driver (but wouldn’t have it any other way lol).’
Natalie already had six children when her octuplets arrived, the oldest being 17-year-old Elijah.
Busy mom: The 43-year-old, who lives with her family in Lancaster, Ca, captioned a shot, ‘Any other parents exceptionally stressed and overwhelmed by first week back to school?’
She said of them: ‘Per usual, none of the older kids want anything to do with taking a picture, as much as I begged! #BackToSchool #BackToStressAndNoSleepingIn.’
All her children were born by in vitro fertilisation and the octuplets broke records for being the longest-surviving set in the U.S.
The identity of the father or fathers has yet to be confirmed although men have come forward. The family lives in Lancaster, California.
Growing family: In June, Natalie shared this shot of her oldest daughter Selina, 25, with her new baby, Brent
All pitching in: Natalie with some of her brood at an event in 2010 when she bowed her brand of milkshakes
Natalie made headlines in 2009 when she revealed that she had had IVF treatment and became pregnant with eight children even though she was an unemployed mother of six other kids.
In 2012, she filed for personal bankruptcy and, months later, filmed an adult movie called Octomom Home Alone. It won multiple AVN nominations in 2013, taking home the prize for Best Celebrity Sex Tape.
She then began making appearances as a stripper.
Since pleading no contest to welfare fraud in 2014, Natalie has tried to escape the Octomom moniker, which she said ‘nearly destroyed me and my family.’
In December, Natalie told DailyMail.com that she was finally ‘at peace’ following her financial difficulties and the strain of having to care for her 14 children, which she said left her on the verge of suicide at one point.
She said that she now has a part time job as a counselor, working with men and women who suffer drug and alcohol issues and lives paycheck to paycheck, with the assistance of food stamps and residuals from the 2012 adult video.
Controlled chaos: In December, Natalie told DailyMail.com that she was finally ‘at peace’ following her financial difficulties and the strain of having to care for her 14 children