German mother of 11 kids fights virus with discipline, love

  • Katja Heimann with her husband and their eleven children sit on a sofa Thursday in their home in Eisemroth, central Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

EISEMROTH, Germany — One year into the coronavirus pandemic, Katja Heimann, a mother of 11, is still trying to keep her spirits up — despite several lockdowns and months of homeschooling seven of her children. The secret of her success, she says: structured daily routines, patience and love.