Inside the super-sized life of TLC's Duggar family: By the numbers

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To feed their 19 children, the Arkansas family spends $3,000 a month on groceries, chowing through 48 boxes of cereal and more than 1,000 eggs

Raising even one or two children can be a daunting endeavor for parents, which perhaps explains the mystification of many Americans that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar manage to rear a brood of 19 kids. NBC's Today is pulling back the curtain a bit on the already exposed stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, and according to the Arkansas couple, their parenting feat is less a miracle than it is a product of good planning and teamwork. Here, a numerical look at the Duggars' "super-sized" household:

21
Members of the nuclear family, including 19 kids (age 2 to 24)

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18
Children who still live at home

9
Girls who share one bedroom

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9
Boys who share another bedroom

9
Bathrooms in the house

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1
Room used as a "post office" to sort the family mail

1
Super-sized family closet

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4
Years it took for the Duggars to build their own house

3 to 6
Hours of daily homeschooling for each kid

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8
Cars (2), SUVs (5), and vans (1) the family owns, all purchased used

45
Length, in feet, of the family bus

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35
Loads of laundry the family does each week

$3,000
The family's average monthly grocery bill

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48
Boxes of cereal the family eats each month

36
Eggs the Duggars go through in a typical day. (That's more than 1,000 per month.)

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5
Pounds of turkey bacon consumed in a typical day

3
Loaves of bread consumed in a typical day

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2
Watermelons consumed in a typical day

3
Pounds of green beans consumed in a typical day

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2
Pans of brownies consumed in a typical day

1
Gallon of vanilla ice cream consumed in a typical day

17
Michelle's age when she married Jim Bob

19
Jim Bob's age when he married Michelle

Sources: Babble, Examiner, Huffington Post, NBC Today

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