only on WDBJ7.JoAnna Heaps of Salem recently gave birth to a set of quadruplets, and has been keeping usupdated with her blog on wdbj7-dot-com. Today A BedfordCounty family is offering some adviceto the Heaps. The Poff family knows how to make a full house work -with a large family that includes a set of 12 year old quadruplets, Making lunches is a major operation forMike Poff. He and his wife, Pam have one BIG,happy family.Their 12- year- old quadruplets alsohave two older sisters, AND ayounger sister. The Poff also foster two little girls.It all makes for a very busy household.mike poff/father: best analolgy ican give you isit's like running a largetrain. you'vegot several stops. you got a lot ofpassengers. you got placesyou got to go and a certaintime you got to hit. she's sort of like theengineer. i'm sort of like the conductor.The "engineer" P runs her own casemanagement business, while Mike is a stay at homedad. Pam says she was pretty surprised to find out shewas having quadruplets,considering she didn't take any fertility drugs. pam poff/mother:everybody..we just had a lot of people praying,because we wanted to expand ourfamily. Expand their family,they did. Meet Jonathan, wholoves sports.Matthew, who's into karate and band. Franchesca's thedancer in the family. And Nathaniel is the jokester, who likes to make people laugh.The way they're sitting here is alsotheir birthorder. As you can see,they're NOT identical in looks or personality.franchescapoff/ quadruplet:sometimes, we have kids thatare new to the school andthey'll ask us,'are you guys quads? how areyou guys quads? whenwere you born?nathaniel poff/ quadruplet:some people ask me if i was adopted.Along with their kids, the Poffs also have a farm with eight horses, six dogs, four cats and afew indoor critters, too.It takes organization, and a tight schedule to make the family thrive. pampoff/mother: a lot of it's graceofgod, making sure theschedule-- youshould see mycalendar. you can't even see the white,because everybody's gotto do this.gotta to remember tosend donuts toschool or skittles to school. Despite theiruniqueness, thePoffs haven't been in the spotlight verymuch. The couple does want to offer supportand advice toJonathan and JoAnna Heaps, nowthat they're on a similar adventure.Pam says a good family has to work as a good team. pampoff/mother: they all work together and we're a family andwe've talked about this.we're a team. we each have arole to play.so, if the arm is gone, we canget it done, butnot as well. all of us workingtogether, we can get it done. Pam says whileolder siblings are helpful in largefamilies, it'simportant that they don't feel like theyhave to be parents, too. She's also mindful totreat each quadruplet like the individual person he or she is. Every so often, Pamtakes each child out for a special day for some one- on- one time.Along with keeping the parent- child bonds strong, Pam and Mike also suggest the Heaps keep their maritalconnection strong, by taking time for themselves.mike poff/father: my advice tothem, you gotpeople you know and trust, you set yourschedule. don'tlet them set your schedule.they want to come and helpand give you time together and especially get away as a couple.The Poffs say that private time togetherhelps keep them sane, and they're now takingballroom dancing. As for the Heaps,Mike and Pam say they can call them for help anytime. They'll even babysit. And yes, we got that on the record. JoAnna Heaps has been blogging herjourney for WDBJ7 since March. All four babies aredoing well, and are finally home. If you'd like to keep up with their story,just head over to our website WDBJ7-dot com.We'll also check in with the Heaps nextweek, right here on WDBJ7 Mornin'.