News has been made yet again in the Octomom story. Otherwise known as Nadya Suleman, Octomom is in great danger of losing her home (again) and sources close to her have admitted that she is no longer able to care for her 14 children financially, and is likely to accept welfare. She maintains that she has only days left before having no money for food but is still saying no to welfare. In her last interview several days ago she said she borrowed money and has a week's worth to support her family.
This is hardly surprising when you consider that she finances her family alone and is also responsible for the payment of several nannies who still work for her. How she could survive without nannies is beyond the comprehension of many of us with three, four and more children. Having no identifiable income, it was only a matter of time before the services of the state were required.
Suleman has turned down offers of porn which any woman would rightly deem as insulting and degrading. Is that the struggling mother’s only option? Having sex with strangers on camera? But she has also turned down offers of a reality show, saying that option would exploit her children and expose them to publicity they never asked for. Fair enough – she has a point. It’s all very well to pop out five, six, or eight kids at one time but to make a living off that scientific feat does seem manipulative because the children have no say in the matter, no matter how a person convinces themselves that the kids love this kind of exciting , public life and would really miss it if it left.
Suleman did do the inevitable bikini pose for a magazine and was paid a substantial sum. She has lived to regret the photo shoot but admits it paid some hefty bills at the time.
(By the way, is anyone else sick of the "body after baby" bikini layouts in all magazines recently? Instead of recovering and bonding with baby, it's like the main goal of a post-partum celebrity mother is to show off a flat belly about nine seconds after giving birth. I'm amazed the placenta has been removed and the mother cleaned up before they rush to the set!