Calling herself a "working mom," she defends her choices, saying, "I have to work. I have to provide for them."excerpt:
My hope is that you see through these letters how much I love you as a group and, more important, as individuals. You each have unique qualities, characteristics and personalities that together complete our family. Never forget that inside my hard, strict outer shell is a heart bursting with love for each of you. As I always say, I didn't set out to have eight children but I ended up with the best eight kids on the planet, and I thank God daily for each one of you.