BW: How many kids do you have?
Joanne: I have 9 lovely children. My oldest is 13 and my youngest is 9 months.
BW: Do their dads help out much?
Joanne: Not really. They’re in and out of the picture.
BW: That must be difficult, raising 9 kids by yourself. I just can’t imagine…
Joanne: It is hard but life is hard. Anything worth doing is gonna be hard.
BW: Does it ever get overwhelming?
Joanne: It’s not the kids that get overwhelming. It’s the rest of the world. Their dads and their drama and I have a boss at work… just all that extra stuff.
BW: What was the best day of your life?
Joanne: The day my first child was born. Oh my gosh. I did not understand the love a parent could have for a child. It was like a seed that bloomed into a full blown flower in a moment.