Kailyn Lowry Reveals How Much Help She Has with Her Family of 9 and One Thing She'd Do Differently If She Could

The mom of seven has been open about leaning on others as her family has grown

<p>Kailyn Lowry/Instagram</p> Kailyn Lowry with twins Verse and Valley

Kailyn Lowry/Instagram

Kailyn Lowry with twins Verse and Valley

Kailyn Lowry is an open book.

During an Instagram Q&A on Thursday, the podcast host, 31, was asked a few questions about her big family. The Teen Mom alum welcomed twins Verse and Valley, last fall with boyfriend Elijah Scott, with whom she also shares son Rio, 15 months. Lowry is also mom to Creed, 3½, and Lux, 6½, with ex Chris Lopez, 10-year-old son Lincoln with ex Javi Marroquin and 14-year-old son Isaac with ex Jo Rivera.

One of the questions Lowry fielded was how much professional help she has managing her large brood. When asked if she has a "full-time nanny," she replied by asking what constitutes full-time.

"7 days of live [in], no? I have 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the babies Monday-Fri🫶," she wrote.

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<p>Kailyn Lowry/Instagram</p> Kailyn Lowry talks about having a nanny

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Kailyn Lowry talks about having a nanny

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Lowry was also asked if she got an overnight doula for her twins and while she didn't, she wishes she had.

"I didn't. But if you are having twins and can afford it, get one," she advised. "I wish I had gotten one 😂."

During an episode of Lowry's podcast, Barely Famous, released earlier this month, the mom of seven praised her boyfriend for how he's adjusted to their blended family through its most recent growth.

"You have never made me feel like you resent me if I have obligations with my other children," Lowry told Scott, going on to point out that such flexibility isn't always the case in every partnership, noting, "[There are] couples who are not prepared for the work and the exhaustion and the responsibility of having kids."

<p>Kailyn Lowry Instagram </p> Lux Russell Lowry, Lincoln Marshall Marroquin, Creed Romello Lowry-Lopez, and Isaac Elliot Rivera.

Kailyn Lowry Instagram

Lux Russell Lowry, Lincoln Marshall Marroquin, Creed Romello Lowry-Lopez, and Isaac Elliot Rivera.

Lowry said Scott has also always been okay with the fact that "something that I'm not willing to do is cut back on my older kids' schedules."

"I don't think the older kids' lives should be flipped upside down because of the new babies," she leveled, noting that some people decide differently and that she's privileged to have a support system that makes this possible.

"I can't picture a world where I'm like, 'Lincoln, you can't sign up for travel basketball because I had three babies in less than two years.' I can't picture a world where I would do that. But I know I would imagine that has to be annoying or frustrating at times."

The Teen Mom alum said she's also adjusted her professional schedule "to make sure I am still able to do what needs to be done" and shared her appreciation for Scott's willingness to "pick up the slack" when needed.

"Now that you and I are together, there's a whole new dynamic that we kind of plan out you having time to yourself and me having time to myself and us having time together, and then making time for the kids all together and also individually," she shared, adding, "Because that's something really important to me."

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