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Lake Charles native, mother of sextuplets making headlines again

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PEARLAND, TEXAS (KPLC) -

Lauren Perkins, a Lake Charles native and the mother of sextuplets, is making headlines again.

In May 2012, KPLC featured Perkins in a Healthcast segment available HERE, not long after Andrew, Ben, Levi, Allison, Caroline and Leah were born. The six are now 2 years old.

Lauren is a finalist for the Unstoppable Moms Contest. Children's Motrin is hosting the event, which boasts a grand prize of $100,000.

"It's definitely been a whirlwind of a week, but it's exciting, and we're having a good time," said Perkins in a phone interview on KPLC's Sunrise show on Tuesday.

"When my cousin first told me when nominated me, I thought it was very nice of her -- I was definitely honored that she'd even consider nominating me, and I really didn't think anything would come of it," Perkins said. "We've been really surprised and excited that it's gone this far, and we can't wait to see what happens next."

"When you have a lot of babies at once, you're definitely a team," said Perkins of her and her husband. "It's hard work, but it's a lot of fun too."

Perkins now lives in Pearland, Texas, with her husband David and their children.

She is a finalist in the contest. Voting will be held Thursday. To vote in the contest or for more information on it, click HERE.

Perkins said that if she wins, she and her husband will use the prize money to further their children's education.

You can also catch the latest from the Perkins family on their blog, available HERE.

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