There are several reasons for the success of the profile of Mariana Arasaki from São Paulo on Instagram, more precisely, there are ten reasons. Entitled “ Coração de Mami” and with 76,500 followers, the profile reports the challenges and wonders of motherhood through Mariana’s record, who is not only the mother of 8 children but is also pregnant with twins – yes, she will soon be a mother of 10 children. At 36 years old and married for a decade to Carlos Arasaki, it is not surprising to discover that her dream has always been to be a mother in a large family, and when, 9 years ago, her eldest daughter Maria Philomena came, she dropped out of law school to devote herself to what would become a truly full-time activity.
The arrival of 10 children in 10 years does not allow for greater gaps, and therefore, since Philomena, children have established an almost perfect age ladder with Martin, who is 8 years old. Maria Clara, 7, Maria Sophia, 6, Bernardo, 4 years old, Margarida Maria, 3 years old, Maria Madalena, 2, and Stella Maria, just 10 months old. The news of the current pregnancy came first as a sʜᴏᴄᴋ, when Mariana noticed heavy ʙʟᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ. The exam, however, revealed that two new children were on the way. The female majority will remain, but the arrival of the twins João Pio and Josemaria will leave the account at 6 girls and 4 boys in all – or, at least, for now, as she guarantees that, if that happens, the account will not necessarily close in a dozen.
The comments on the networks are of astonishment, but mainly of enchantment and affection. “I leave the ᴍᴀᴛᴇʀɴɪᴛʏ ward and the nurses are already saying: See you next year, Mari!” wrote a follower. “And to go to the restaurant?” asked another. According to Mariana, children have natural disputes, but they love being together, playing and interacting. “Each mother knows her mission and how much her child expands her heart and fills her life with joy, even with all the work that a child gives,” said the mother, who relies on her husband’s partnership as well as employees for creation and daily work.
While they work hard to offer proper attention to children of literally all ages – between, after all, a baby in arms and children in elementary school – preparations are being finalized for the arrival of the twins, which will take place in March. So far, all were born by normal delivery. “I can say that when each child arrives, love is multiplied and work is never ‘times 2,’ but divided. It’s impressive math, but real,” Mariana wrote in a post. “I believe that every family has a mission, that there is no ideal number of children. Each family has a calling, for some it will be 1, for others it will be 2 or even 3, and for others the call is adoption. All are unique and wonderful,” she concluded.