GP Ginni Mansberg has six kids living under her roof.
Well, if you can call a 24-year-old a kid.
Can you imagine if you had to buy six iPads? Yikes.
The popular TV doctor gave birth to three of her clan and then welcomed another trio of cherubs into her nest after she married their father, Daniel Rubenstein.
So that’s three kids, three step-kids, plus a partner of one of her kids who also lives in the house. Oh, and two dogs.
In case you were wondering – no, she doesn’t sleep.
As the matriarch of a house of nine, you’ve got to set some guidelines. Lay down the gadgetless law. All while navigating the treacherous terrain of step-motherhood.
That’s why Dr Ginni instigated the ‘Mansberg philosophy.’
What is the Mansberg Philosophy? Dr Ginni explains on the I Don’t Know How She Does It podcast:
It’s all about setting out the things they are entitled to, and the things they’re not entitled to.
And as Dr Ginni warns, that’s a hard one for some parents to swallow.
So what can the kids claim as their god-given right in this world? Surely if not an iPad, then at least an iPhone, right?
“What they come into this world being entitled to is the best medical care you can afford, the best food you can afford, shelter and protection,” the 49-year-old said.
Straightforward. Essential. Priceless.
And what's struck off the essentials list as a big NO?
"X Boxes, dates with friends, iPads, extra funky clothing that's expensive, spray tans, nail do's," Dr Ginni listed.