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Thursday's Connector of the Day – Nadya Suleman

December 15th, 2009
04:38 PM ET

Nadya Suleman created headlines around the world when she gave birth to eight healthy babies in January 2009 – the second set of octuplets to be born alive in the U.S..

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/12/15/suleman.art.jpg caption="Nadya Suleman aka 'Octomom' – Mother of the Year? Or too many children?."]

Already a mother to six children, Suleman’s brood now totals fourteen kids, all of whom were conceived via IVF after sperm donation by the same friend.

The 33-year-old single mother, nicknamed “octomom,” was unemployed at the time and living with her parents.

News of the octuplets caused an international media frenzy. The public reaction towards Suleman was suspicious and critical, and even included death threats. Many expressed concern that Suleman's decision to have so many children was a burden to US taxpayers via public support.

But Suleman argues that her family is self-sufficient. She raises funds to pay for her children's upbringing by selling their appearances in the media. Raising up to $250 per day per child for participation in reality television and magazine photo shoots – this money helps to pay the food bills, nanny rates, and for a 4-bedroom house worth over $800,000.

In August an Orange County court ruled that a guardian must monitor the money Suleman's children receive from various media projects. This ruling has since been overturned and the case continues.

To talk about what it’s like to get through 250 nappies in a week, how she feeds 14 mouths, and copes with intense media scrutiny, Nadya Suleman is our connector of the day on Thursday. Send your questions for her here, and we’ll put a selection to her on the show.

soundoff (117 Responses)
  1. Dan

    Would you say you have a "love eight" relationship?

    December 16, 2009 at 1:42 am | Reply
  2. Madcap

    Why are we still talking about this loss?

    December 16, 2009 at 3:03 am | Reply
  3. Tiffiny Turner

    How would you handle the media differently if you had to do it all over again?

    December 16, 2009 at 3:22 am | Reply
  4. Bao Shi Po

    What's the biggest problem the world is facing?


    December 16, 2009 at 3:45 am | Reply
  5. nahiku

    I would like to know what medication this irresponsible woman is on.

    December 16, 2009 at 5:43 am | Reply
  6. Corey Calabro

    I wonder if your guest could respond to the following question:
    Did you know that the birth of your children would create such a media frenzy? If there had been little or no public interest (therefore, no paid appearances) what was your plan to support all of these children?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:47 am | Reply
  7. Doreen

    Are all the Little Angels alive and healthy? Praise God if so and may the God who gave you that gift protect and provide for you and the little ones, we love you me and my family.

    December 16, 2009 at 6:57 am | Reply
  8. Jonny

    How does it feel to be a total leech, and how do you justify exploiting your children for your own personal gain?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:01 am | Reply
  9. Babajide

    What da hell is going on in that head of yours?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:13 am | Reply
  10. Jan

    What do we all have to do to make you forever GO AWAY from the media ??

    December 16, 2009 at 8:38 am | Reply
  11. Jason David

    Unlike many other cases where multiples involved positve news and world wide support, your case was rare. What are you going to do to set peoples mind that you really wanted to be a mother to as many children as possible and that it was not stunt so you could get world wide fame or financial gain.

    P.S : Any updated pictures of the kids?
    P.P.S: Merry Christmas and God Bless all the way from Malaysia!!!

    December 16, 2009 at 8:40 am | Reply
    • Marie

      You haven't seen Nadya's Christmas pictures with her in an "adult" lady Santa suit with the eight babies at her feet? It looks like she is trying out fir a mens magazine!

      December 16, 2009 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  12. etireri odiri

    wow,how do u cope?

    December 16, 2009 at 8:45 am | Reply
  13. Kajar

    I'm proud of you,..what a night !..
    God protect you and the children.Can you do it once more?Europe need yr kind of productive mothers.

    December 16, 2009 at 9:30 am | Reply
  14. Naomi

    Three questions:

    Given your experience, do you support limits on the number embryos that can be implanted during IVF, and if so what should that limit be?

    Are you worried about the limited amount of attention you can reasonably give to each child, and what impact that may have on them as they grow up?

    Are you planning on having any more children?

    December 16, 2009 at 10:25 am | Reply
  15. Daniel

    i think its very nice that you had eight children. you must have really done something to please the MAN UP THERE for him to give u this much. hope one of the babies get named after me.

    December 16, 2009 at 11:51 am | Reply
  16. Nat

    Do you ever think about getting married? Do you think your children need a male role model?

    December 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  17. Jodi

    You are lucky that you don't live in Iraq with your dad where you would have no media or support for your children. Welcome to America. The best country in the world for leeches!

    December 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Reply
  18. May Koto

    What your doing is absolutely child abuse. They are still innocent yet they work and earn money for themselves.
    You should plan everything before you decide to have them.
    Are you ready to face the consequence of your action?

    December 16, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Reply
  19. erich

    Do you plan on having any more children?

    December 16, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Reply
  20. Vijay Choudhary

    What was your first reaction or feeling when you were told that you have given birth to eight children?

    Vijay Choudhary

    December 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Reply
  21. Kate in Italy

    What do your other children think of these new babies? Do you have a hard time paying attention to every one of them individually? Do you help them with their homework or go to their sports events? Babies are important, but have your older children suffered from the extension of your family? I have 5 older brothers, and just being in 6 was hard for my parents to give each one of us the attention we needed. And you're just one person! Aren't you afraid your nannies will become like surrogate mothers and take away from your own personal parenting?

    December 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Reply
  22. laetitia

    I am convince that you did this for media attention and I am sorry that CNN is encouraging such irresponisble behaviour.

    December 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Reply
  23. Raul

    why did u choose IBF??

    December 16, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Reply
  24. Sean

    Please tell us what your 5, 10 and 15 year financial plans are for raising your children to become responsible, upstanding citizens.

    Please feel free to use these figures (www.babycenter.com):
    Costs for the bare essentials until age 18, for a single parent household, not including post-secondary education:

    (Note: This figure does not include the costs you may incur if any of your children decided to, say, remain at home after age 18,
    unemployed and have their own children.)
    Sean, Germany

    December 16, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  25. Jennifer

    Encouraging this type of dialogue only gives this woman more attention. There should be a limit to the number of embryos allowed per pregnancy, and background checks made to ensure that a) the home is stable and b) that they can support such a large disruption of pattern in their lives.

    December 16, 2009 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  26. Jimbo

    How do you find time to take care of 8 kids when you are always in the media's attention? It seems like 8 kids would be enough to take care of without doing any extra curricular activity.... can you say bad parenting?

    December 16, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Reply
  27. Prasad.B

    When you asked for 6+8 kids, how did you plan on supporting them? You are an irresponsible citizen and above all you are an irresponsible parent using your kids for your living.

    December 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  28. Richard

    How could you afford all the artificial inseminations and follow-ups treatments? Were you already planning to have your kids pay for it? Are they paying also for all your plastic surgeries?...

    December 16, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  29. Fishy

    I know many people do know agree with your choice to have 14 children, but I can understand your reasoning. My question for you is, before having multiple pregnancies did you consider adoption? If so, why did you choose the method you did? I want to learn, I don´t want to judge, so please help me learn from someone who has gone through something that I almost certainly never will.

    December 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  30. Ezra

    It's important to ground yourself everyday so that you greet each day with a positive attitude, no matter what you are facing. Lord knows taking care of two kids is tough, so 16 to me is daunting. How do you ground yourself to greet each day to take care of yourself and your children. What books, resources, etc., do you use?

    December 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Reply
  31. Chucky

    How do you see the future of your children? Where will they be in 20 years?

    December 16, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  32. Victor

    How many hard-working American's tax dollars are going to you to support your kids?

    December 16, 2009 at 4:43 pm | Reply
  33. Julie

    How do you even have time to answer these questions?

    December 16, 2009 at 4:44 pm | Reply
  34. snowflake

    given the fact tht you live California, and CA is so far in debt that the state may delay tax returns, how can you justiy taking welfare and free mdical help when hard working tax payers must wait for their refunds?

    You are taking money from them and their families. I found it odd that you hired a PR rep so soon after you gave birth, i do beleive you planned this out.

    You say you fire nurses from the nursin agency you have, why? Are they too nice or did they tell you what they think of you?

    Did you have your tubes tied?

    And why in the world would the UK give you a reality show? US audeinces dont want to see you why does the UK and europe?

    December 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  35. Christina

    You must have wanted to be a mother to many children but did you see your shortcomings like when you couldn't take care of the 6 kids you already have before the octuplets? It was reported that your own mother complained about you not taking care of the children (the six and then the eight). How do you feel that your own mother is not in favour of your action in having the octuplets? What is your daily routine nowadays with 14 children? How do you cope? How many helpers do you have to make a day's work for all these children at home?

    December 16, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Reply
  36. Leslie

    I am a former CPS worker and a strong advocate for children. I would like to know if Nadya would be willing to submit to an open adoption for at least some of the children. If she could be guaranteed participation in their lives, would she be willing to do the right thing by the children she claims to love and allow them to have a *normal* life away of the public spotlight, media glare and parental exploitation? Wouldn't she prefer they have normal lives without having to perform for the cameras or support her extravagant spending habits?

    December 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Reply
  37. curious

    Which of the babies are the twins? I understand there are two sets.
    When is the surgery planned to fix Jonah's lip? I thought the younger the better.

    December 16, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Reply
  38. terry

    why are you fighting the financial guardianship for the children so fiercely. why, while you were hospitalized with the octoplets (and before) were there NO arrangements made for their arrival? (cribs, diapers, child care, etc..)

    December 16, 2009 at 5:21 pm | Reply
  39. sherry

    Because you had no plans in place for these 8 (no house,job or income) how did you plan on supporting all 14 kids and what will you do financially once your out of the media(and the sooner the better)..up to now you have been very irresponsible in your decision making, in real life there are consequences to one actions and no child should be born with a job!!!! Karma will get you in the end!!!!!

    December 16, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Reply
  40. Jan

    The question that I want answered most is about the identical twins.
    IF she only had 6 implanted, 2 eggs HAD to have split resulting in TWO
    sets of IDENTICAL twins. There is a LOT of diversity in the octuplets.
    I do not see any twins. Which 4 does she say are the twins??????

    December 16, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Reply
  41. EBUKA

    if she intend using these beautiul babies given to her by God to make money, it is very bad.
    but if for their survival, its cool.but let her invest it

    December 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Reply
  42. Nicole

    How can you treat and talk about your parents like you do after all they have done for you and your children??? Did you have any remorse from the Eyeworks show, showing a very dysfunctional and chaotic environment that is your "home" it truly did not put you in a flattering parental light..and how could you tape your kids very personal private things while they are sleeping..I am sure you will have and excuse you always seem to blame everyone but YOURSELF when thing go wrong!!!

    December 16, 2009 at 5:52 pm | Reply
  43. Jan

    I forgot about little Jonah. When is the surgery scheduled to get his lip
    repaired.I think it was said that he had to weigh 15 lbs. Why the delay?
    The younger the child is, the less chance of leaving a scar.He has a
    sweet smile.

    December 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  44. Not a fan of Octomom

    In the so called Christmas card photo (of you and the 'tups) made on the lawn in front of your house, exclude the SIX other children you have? Are they not part of the family?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Reply
  45. Bama

    Why has the baby with the cleft lip not had surgery? And why has the growth on Calyssa's arm not been taken care of?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  46. Peanut Santiago

    ***Why do your stories keep changing constantly? Do you think the public has a bad memory?

    ***How much money (of what may pass one million dollars) have you paid back to medicaid (medi-cal) for the octuplet pregnancy, birth, and hospital stay?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:08 pm | Reply
  47. Peanut Santiago

    You received workers compensation for a bad back for years...yet you are seen on a trampoline, rough housing with your kids, and pregnant multiple times, once with octuplets. Why did you keep getting workers comp if your back can handle all those activities and is obviously NOT bad?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  48. Monica G.

    After you had all the excess skin removed, did you donate it for plastic surgery patients or burn victims?

    Since you have made so much money and state you have never taken money from the State of California, have you paid back (in full) Kaiser Permanente in Downey for the birth of the Octuplets? If not, you HAVE taken money from the State & tax payers.

    The UK footage shows your son throwing a screw driver at your face. Have you thought about putting him in counceling to correct his anger issues?

    You have 14 children. How come you are constantly photographed with just the 8? A 'Family' Christmas photo usually has the WHOLE family, not just the chosen ones. Lastly, a mother would think all her children are 'perfect'. Its never ok to hide the ones in the back of pictures you feel aren't up to par.

    December 16, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Reply
  49. retired social worker

    Nadya, you said you got an inheritance that paid for your IVF. How come the inheritance didn't disqualify you and your family from getting foodstamps and disability money for the children?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Reply
  50. Maggie

    Why have you lied about so many things in your past when the truth is documented? Why do you continue to be seen shopping and spending so much time out of the home when the children are being raised by babysitters?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:26 pm | Reply
  51. Cecilia

    Nadya, You were quoted in a recent New York Times article as saying you had 17/18 embryos left over after the IVF conception of your twins. If as you claim, you morally regarded these embryos as your children, WHY did you FERTILIZE SO MANY!!!. Did you implant ALL 18 to get the octuplets?!
    Also, you claim all 14 of your children are IVF. Your oldest 3 are very close in age. How did you find a Doctor willing to harvest, prep and implant you 2/3 months post partum?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  52. pamela

    In the documentary your dining area is taken up by the large nursery chair for the eight babies. Where in your home is the dining room table for the six older children? Sitting down together for family meals is important, how often do you cook for the older six children and sit together for a family meal?

    With six cribs in one room, four babies sharing, and three children in cribs in your bedroom how will you manage in a year when they are all older and need more space?

    You are often photographed shopping. In the doc your house is full to the brim with toys, a ball pit, a giant playhouse in the living room. Do you feel like buying toys is your way of showing love?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  53. Chucky

    How much time did you spend with Nariyah last week?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Reply
  54. Kat

    How much have you made off donations and are you still receiving donations?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Reply
  55. Sweet Sue

    Why should the public have to pay for your decisions? Your mess , take care of it. Consideration of how to feed, clothe, and take care of these 14 children should have been made in advance not in hindsight. This world can't afford you and them.

    December 16, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  56. Sammi

    You exhibit nearly everyone of the symptoms of having "Histrionic Personality Disorder" but seem in denial about having any mental health issues. However, you behavior suggests otherwise. Why not seek intensive treatment/therapy?
    In hopes, your 14 kids can have a healthy, structured and meaningful childhood?

    Currently, they live in a shell of a house cluttered with an obsessive amount of toys which add to the chaos in the home that has been shown on both Documentaries in the U.S. and U.K.

    December 16, 2009 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  57. Robert

    Nadya, Your Workmans Comp benefit ended in July 2008. That was your only income. In the same month your mother went into default on the home you lived in, putting housing for your family at risk. Why did you feel this was a good time "to have just one more"?
    This house was in fact foreclosed on last summer, and your elderly mother left homeless. If you did only have "just one more" as planned, does it concern you that you and your 7 young children would have been homeless as well? How has your capacity for good judgment and adult planning improved in this past year?

    December 16, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Reply
  58. Chucky

    We live by choice. You made a good or a bad decision but this is not important for you now. Media is paying a lot of bills for you but the same media will eat you alive. How do you plan to deal with this?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm | Reply
  59. Daniella

    According to public records, in February of 2000 you provided the following family history information in connection with your workers compensation claim:

    History: only child, father restaurant owner, real estate agent, manager. Mother teaches foreign languages, financial status comfortable. Good relationship with mother, close relationship with father. Childhood and adolescence ‘very good’.

    In your recent "Interview" with Anita Tedaldi at the Ovalina blog, you stated:

    a. Growing up we didn’t have a lot of money. My father had some issues with addiction. I didn’t have the best relationship with my parents, but they tried."

    Which one of these statements is true?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  60. Sammi

    Do you take responisbility for the behavioral and emotional problems some of your children exhibit?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  61. jack

    it is tax season. when are you going to release the childrens S.S.N.'s since the american public is paying for them they should be able to take a child tax credit for what we all are paying out.

    December 16, 2009 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  62. Samantha

    Why do the children have Solomon as their last name but they are called the 'Suleman Octuplets. Why don't any of your children have the same last name as yours? And why do you have multiple last names?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  63. Annos

    As shown on your two "Documentaries", you appear to lack some basic childcare skills. For example, your babies are never held in a nuturing fashion but rather yanked or scooped up by their arms and with heads dangling and always held facing away from you.
    You fired Angels in Waiting who where there to help ensure the safety and well-being of all the children, and hopefully prevent Attachment Reactive Disorder among the babies.
    Why on God's earth would you fire experts who were there for the children. You stated they made "you' feel spyed on and uncomfortable but what was the best for the children?
    Will you please take parenting classes?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  64. george

    Why do you keep denying you've had plastic surgery and lip implants when all the photos and experts show that you have?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:17 pm | Reply
  65. Chantal

    Why were you collecting disability from the government for back injuries, while going on to complete full term pregnancies, including a mega one carrying eight babies? In published photos you don't appear to have any problems jumping on trampolines, falling at the roller skating rink and going on Disneyland rides.

    Who paid for the prenatal, delivery and hospital care for six eldest children you had prior to the octuplets?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  66. Michael

    Will you now pluck the feather from a peacock to insert into your pimp hat?

    Have you tattooed barcodes on your new 8 products?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:27 pm | Reply
  67. bimbo

    You go girl, I'am going to lay on my back and spit out more children than you then I will be famous and you will be nothing but a has been. your parents should have taken you out back and beat you with a stick. You will pay dearly for pimping out those innocent children. They did not ask for what is happening to them now'. You are just as low down as person as I have ever heard of.

    December 16, 2009 at 7:28 pm | Reply
  68. Vanessa

    It might seem crasy and unresponsible to many people, to say the least, but only the future will tell... I find you extremely brave and courageous!!! You go girl!!! Don't ever lose hope and your children will all thank you one day!!!
    People's comments and opinion on your life are making me very angry but I am sure you are strong enough never to let those unfounded judjements put you down!!! I would love to see how THEY would cope in your situation!!!

    My question would be are you happy today with the decisions you have made and would you do it again?

    Lots of love, health and hapiness to you and your family.

    December 16, 2009 at 7:42 pm | Reply
  69. Annie

    According to you, you "only" had six embryos implanted. Two split creating two sets of identical twins. Uh, which babies are the identical twins? Sorry, but I don't see any twins, which leads to my next question.

    How many embryos did you REALLY have implanted?

    And, if you weren't counting on this HOM pregnancy to bring you fame and fortune, why had you not done ANYTHING to prepare for the arrival of the babies other than to hire a PR firm?

    In what year did you last file an income tax return?

    You keep insisting that you are no longer in need of any public assistance, so when do you plan on repaying the state of California for the million dollar+ birth of the octuplets?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:44 pm | Reply
  70. Jenny

    God wanted these children and he made sure they all arrived alive. He will ensure that these children are provided for, and it makes no sense condeming the mother. Doo you all think that you are earthly Gods? Just ask her to love and protect these children, as they are all a blessing. I am sure that they are lots of you out there who wished that you could have just one child of your own, and it is not happening...This was meant to be!

    December 16, 2009 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  71. Cecilia

    Nadya, have your children watched the UK documentary? Did they like it? How would you feel about it being shown in the US and having your childrens classmates, teachers and parents watch?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:52 pm | Reply
  72. Hannah

    You have been filmed clearly stating that YOU paid for the house you live in. How, then, do you justify the house being in your father's name as NOT evading your taxes and manipulating your net assets?

    December 16, 2009 at 7:54 pm | Reply
  73. Marie

    When are you going to pay any attention to your kids, instead of dumping them with babysitters 24/7 while you're photographed at Disneyland by yourself? Why would you apply for WIC and whine about formula being expensive while photographed eating at Joes Crab Shack and Melting Pot while the kids are home with babysitters (again)? And while constantly buying Starbucks and McDonalds? Why don't you get off your lazy butt and get a job or go back to the trailer park where you belong?

    December 16, 2009 at 8:07 pm | Reply
  74. Marina

    How do you expect your older children will cope among their peers and classmates, now and in the future, when you have exposed them all to such public notoriety? How do you expect them to achieve academic success by studying, completing their homework, and doing school projects in a house full of noise and people all the time?

    It appeared on the Fox special that some of the eldest exhibited aggressive anger issues and seemed out of control in the chaos of your household. Aren't you concerned about the physical safety of, and influence on, the youngest siblings?

    December 16, 2009 at 8:18 pm | Reply
  75. Svetlana

    Why did you pay tens of thousands of dollars for IVF while living in a house that you didn't make a payment on in 10 months? And while on food stamps and welfare?

    Oh, and why were you collecting disability for an injured back while photographed give 2 big kids horsey back rides on your "horribly injured back" and bouncing on a trampoline while holding 2 big kids? Interesting that you were too injured to say "you want fries with that" but have no problem go kart racing, bouncing on a trampoline, having back to back kids, riding amusement park rides... seems your back only acts up when it comes to work.. when you dump kids at a babysitter and go play, it's just peachy. Odd injury. Sounds more like a serious condition called "Lazy and Greedy"

    December 16, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  76. Jenna

    I really admire your ability to scam. Please explain how to get food stamps, worker's comp insurance, ssi, free child care from mommy,
    free home improvements from dr. phil, and your final scam – the photo optuplets?

    December 16, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  77. Michael

    How can you destroy so many children's lives just for your own selfish wants? Don't you feel any guilt? Is your mental illness so far gone
    that you don't understand how cruel you are?

    December 16, 2009 at 8:24 pm | Reply
  78. Andrew

    Who next are we going to ask for parenting advice?

    How to handle the terrible twos? Casey Anthony
    Bedtime made easy? Andrea Yates
    Rainy day projects? Richard Heene

    December 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  79. Melinda

    What are your special tips for mommies everywhere of how you
    you do such a wonderful job with your children?

    Oh yeah, you don't have any because your don't take care of any of your children.

    December 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Reply
  80. Ed

    How are the little widgets, I mean, babies doing?

    December 16, 2009 at 8:35 pm | Reply
  81. Anja

    Since your kids have earned enough money that you blow it on junk, manicures, fast food and bad surgeries, how much did you put in savings for them? How much is in their college fund? How much did you donate to charities? Don't you think you should be saving for their cars, medical expenses, etc instead of fast food and ugly clothes for yourself?

    Why did you tell a reporter you threw away every toy the kids had and did it because they were dirty, then went on a spending spree at Toys R Us for new ones? If you're too stuck up to wash toys, couldn't you have donated them to needy kids? You couldn't be bothered to do that? There's photos of the toys left in the house you trashed after not paying rent for 10 months, so obviously you didn't even bother to put them IN the trash.

    Why did you spend time and money getting maincures instead of being with the infants in ICU? Especially after you were publically warned they were dangerous for the preemies, but continued to get them?

    Why do you claim to be sooooo into health food and claim the baby food is home made, but are constantly seen eating and buying fast food for yourself and the kids, and buying shopping carts filled with jarred baby food?

    Why do you buy name brand diapers and expensive junk for yourself if you're as broke as you claim?

    December 16, 2009 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  82. Kathy

    Why does your 7 year old use a pacifier? And why did you videotape him sucking on it in his sleep and tell the world he would be horrified and humiliated when he found out you sold video of him sucking on a binky at 7 and allowed it to be aired internationally to millions? Why did you find that betrayal funny?

    And why do the 3 year olds suck pacifiers and wear diapers?

    Why do you use a handicap placard when you are seen running and jumping on trampolines? You said it was for an ADHD child, but you're photographed parking in handicap spaces when no kids are in the car.

    Are you at all sorry that you were caught running a stop light twice in one week? Considering you got caught twice in a week, is this a habit? Do you not care if someone elses kid gets hurt by you flying through a stop sign? And why did you refuse to pull over for police in July when he wrote you a ticket for driving while on a cell phone, with kids in the car?

    December 16, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Reply
  83. KayKay

    Why do you keep getting caught speeding, running stop signs, driving while using cell phone, parking in handicapped spaces, and parking illegally? Do you not think those laws apply to you or what?

    December 16, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Reply
  84. Enquirer

    I went to school with six sets of identical twins (pretty amazing coincidence) and they were very difficult to tell apart, yet the octuplets all seem to look different from each other. You say you only had six eggs implanted, so which of the octuplets are the two sets of identical twins? Perhaps I should ask how many eggs were really implanted instead.

    You have the name David Solomon (with a couple of different birth dates) listed on some of your children's birth certificates. You made it clear in several of your Radar online videos that is not the true name of their father. Are you aware that it's an offense to give false information when registering a birth?

    Do you really think people are stupid enough to believe that all your excess belly skin (the pictures are out there, so we know how bad it was) magically shrunk without having any of the excess surgically removed?

    Why do you insist that you never wear makeup when it's obvious that you have it on (and even video footage of you applying it in the car when bringing your first baby home)?

    Why do you say you make all your own baby food (I've seen that in print several times) when anyone watching the Eyeworks video can see you feeding them jarred food?

    I guess what I'd really like to know is this: why do you lie about nearly every aspect of your life? You spout so many blatant lies that it's impossible to believe anything you say - probably including the answers to any of the questions they do pose to you here.

    December 16, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Reply
  85. Debra

    When your "little opportunities" dry up and no one is any longer interested in your daily activites, how are you going to feed and clothe your children?

    December 16, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  86. Debra

    Please explain why there are many photos and videos of you playing horsie and jumping on trampolines when your back was so injuried that you collected over $160,000.000.?Are you comcerned Workers Comp will come after you and ask for that money back and possible jail time for frued?

    December 16, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Reply
  87. VERY Curious

    Nadya claims that she only had SIX embryos implanted and 2 sets of identical twins resulted. WHICH kids are the 2 sets of identical twins. She claims one set are the ONLY two girls, but I don't see it. So, according to her, the girls and WHO ELSE out of the six boys? We would like for her to say their names for a definitive answer to her outlandish claim that the octuplets are comprised of two sets of identical twins. EXPERTS say the odds are so low it is impossible to be true in her case. TELL US WHICH KIDS ARE THE IDENTICAL TWINS.

    December 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  88. bellestarr

    What are your plans to earn a living if you can't do it on the backs of the babies?

    What will you do if the pending court case finds against you regarding the children providing their own support.

    They will no longer be required to provide you and their siblings the income needed to survive.

    According to California law, a portion of their earnings must be set aside in a Coogan account and the balance of the money they earn cannot be used to house, feed, clothe and educate them. That is the responsibility of their parent(s).

    December 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  89. bellestarr

    You stated in an interview:

    "What’s off limits in your house?

    Foul language and disrespectful manners, from the older kids especially."

    How do you reconcile that with the recent Eyeworks documentary that shows your son hitting you in the face with a screwdriver and when you attempt to reprimand him, says "f##k you" as he slams a door in your face.

    Or, when you attempt to put your 2 year old in time out for kicking one of the 'tups and he calls you bi##h. You were never successful in putting him in time out, despite bribing him with cookies, a hug and a kiss. This is not the first time he has been recorded calling you by that name.

    Do you, in all sincereity, consider yourself a good mother and role model?

    December 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Reply
  90. erin

    How has becoming a celebrity affected your everyday life? Have you gotten use to the paparazzi following you everywhere?

    December 17, 2009 at 12:10 am | Reply
  91. Jennifer

    Your babies are beautiful and look healthy and big. How many of them are crawling now and are any walking yet?

    December 17, 2009 at 12:34 am | Reply
  92. Karen

    When will the show that aired in England be shown here in the US? I have been watching for a date and don't want to miss it.!

    December 17, 2009 at 12:49 am | Reply
  93. bellestarr

    You stated during the Ann Curry interview that you spent $100,000. on IVF.
    I would like to know why you didn't have the money to feed your children and applied for and received food stamps?

    With assets like that, there is no way you could qualify for any kind of welfare, if you told the truth about it.

    Also, have you repaid the state of California for the million plus $ for the delivery and care of the octuplets? Again with assets of $100,000. you should not have needed welfare.

    Oh, I forgot. You used your money to get pregnant with 14 children, but didn't concern yourself with how you would house, feed and clothe them. Let that be the taxpayer's problem.

    December 17, 2009 at 1:16 am | Reply
  94. bellestarr

    People, don't get your hopes up that Nadya Suleman will actually answer any of the really pertinent questions. After all, one is not required to incriminate ones self.

    December 17, 2009 at 1:18 am | Reply
  95. Robin

    Nadya, the public hasn't seen your mother in the public eye for quite a while now, but when we did, you alluded to your feeling that your mother never supported you even as a child. What was it like growing up with her? Did you have a home where your friends could come and play? Did you have cousins or other family close by that you grew up with? Did your parents have friends that you grew up around? In other words, how normal compared to your peers was your own childhood? Did your parents status as refugees affect how they interacted with you as a child?
    I am asking because you alluded to the way your mother parented you being affected by her experience in post-Holocaust Germany. Lastly, how has your choice to have 14 children out of wedlock affected your father and did you consider this when making the choices that you did? Could your choices have been not to fulfill something you claim was missing, but to rebel against your own childhood?

    December 17, 2009 at 4:36 am | Reply
  96. Amanda

    Nadya: Almost all of these comments/questions have originated from the forum named for you. Do not be too discouraged, their are only about 20 active members there and another 80 or 90 hangers on. They were discussing how they were going to get you with these comments and quoted themselves just as we see them here. The question is "Is there anything your attorney can do to prevent these individuals from continuing to vilify you in an attempt to make you and the world believe think everyone thinks that way?"

    December 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  97. JaneMarsee

    When you finally realize your claim to fame, octuplets, will not be bring you your desired life of fame and riches, will you finally adopt out those sweet babies? The public already knows this, but it's obvious that you haven't figured it out yet. No matter how liberated this nation is concerning morals, we still believe that babies need two parents! That was your biggest mistake!

    December 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  98. jin jen

    please share how you got your fabulous size 2 body back?
    you look so trim and toned, but not at all enhanced
    what are your beauty secrets?
    I need to know more

    December 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Reply
  99. Kendall Joseph

    I understand that one of your children is autistic? Are you able to give that child special care? Are you involved in any autism programs?

    December 17, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  100. VERY Curious

    @ Amanda:

    YOU are a TRUE friend! Nadya should be so honored to have people like YOU watching her back. As for her kids, people like YOU are THEIR worst enemies....second ONLY to Nadya herself. You're like the pimp's bodyguard fending off those who would see those kids in a HEALTHY and happy environment.

    Since when is it a CRIME to ask RELEVANT questions to DOCUMENTED FRAUD? Yeah, her lawyer had BETTER get on that case.... he HASN'T AND WON'T because it would require full disclosure in court and she'd be TOAST once and for all.

    Sickening to watch a little cronie revere a waste of humanity like Nadya. Her KIDS should have so much support from idiots like you.

    December 17, 2009 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  101. Monica G.

    You have been Doud, Suleman, Gutierrez (due to marriage) and started the process to change it again to Soloman, but did not follow through. Why all the different names what are you hiding?

    Why does your drivers license still say Gutierrez when you have been divorced for years?

    December 17, 2009 at 5:17 pm | Reply
  102. Amanda

    In response to "very curious" , it is indeed a crime to spend your days hating and criticizing a mother of 14 to the point you may be endangering her mental stability. Her children may/will become aware of these comments and that certainly won't make their lives better! I may not agree with Nadya's decisions but I do believe these children have a right to a life not destroyed by a bunch of internet junkies hating on their mother.

    December 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  103. Anna

    Oh PLEASE. She's a size 12! And she got it by popping out 8 kids, getting a tuck and popping "medication" (well, when prescribed to the person taking it, it's medication... in this case... hmmmm). This is all common knowledge. The public would be surprised to see all the little pills she pops.

    December 17, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  104. Daniella

    So Amanda, I guess CNN plans to kidnap Nadya Suleman and force her to do this interview? Or, do you think CNN just forgot to inform everyone that when they said "any questions" they really meant "any sooper nice and supportive questions."

    If Nadya Suleman wants to avoid criticism about the constant stream of untruths she has told and inconsistent statements she's given to the media, she should stop giving interviews. If she doesn't want to answer legitimate questions, she should not agree to participate in a Q&A forum. If she wants privacy for herself and her children, she should stop selling her childrens' images to the highest bidder and calling the media every time she leaves the house.

    December 17, 2009 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  105. VERY Curious

    Well, Amanda has already proven she doesn't know facts OR law, and I'm betting people are now laughing at her.

    No, it's NOT a crime to have a website discussing a public personality. It's done ALL the time, and we're flat out LIGHTWEIGHTS compared to say, D-Listed or even TMZ.

    Amanda is showing that she has no clue, IMO.

    December 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Reply
  106. Enquirer

    Never mind the internet junkies, Nadya is doing a fine job ff destroying her children's lives all by herself.

    "I do believe these children have a right to a life not destroyed by a bunch of internet junkies hating on their mother"

    December 17, 2009 at 9:03 pm | Reply
  107. Deana

    Do you have any plans to support those kids without pimping them out to the highest bidder?

    Do you have ANY shame?

    How come you didn't mention any of your fertility treatments to the workers comp doctors?

    December 17, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Reply
  108. Deana

    @ Amanda-
    Her mental stability was obviously an issue long before she had the 14 kids. Did you see the Fox special where she laughs about locking her own mother in the trunk and driving her around?!

    December 17, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Reply
  109. Cecilia

    Nadya AND Amanda,

    How would YOU like to be a Suleman child in the school yard the day after Octomom the Documentary is shown on your local television?

    How would YOU feel if all your classmates had seen you on TV having a meltdown and crying?

    How would YOU feel as an 8 y/o boy if you came home from school, and your Mom is posing for the cameras in a skimpy outfit IN YOUR FRONT YARD!

    How would you feel knowing that all your friends have seen your Mom's picture published for a laugh in the supermarket tabloids?

    How would you like the whole world wondering about "Who's your Daddy?

    How conflicted would you feel to love your Mom and then hear her made fun of on the streets and the playground?

    How would you like to be a 7 year old, coerced to be filmed in your most private "raw", to keep a roof over your head.

    Do you take it all in stride like your Mother because "Life isn't fair", or "Damned if you do and damned if you don't". Or do you just want to crawl in a hole and make it stop?

    It is the Mother that has struck this deal with the devil and signed her childrens privacy and dignity away.

    Does Nadya suffer through her photo ops?
    Who cares! Her choice. Her de$ire.
    I am very concerned about what those children experience in the school yard because of their mothers thoughtless and selfish choices. Sad.

    December 17, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Reply
  110. Daniella

    Ahhh, I see you allowed her attorney to select the questions. Way to go CNN.

    December 17, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  111. david

    To multiply is necessary! wat's your problem?the kids are being cared for,so let carry on!

    December 18, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  112. Geri

    Where is Aiden and how do you " be present" with him and all the other children when you always put yourself first? How do you look at yourself in the mirror every morning? Do you just tune out ,, while primping yourself for the cameras while the babies are crying and the older ones are asking for you? Is that when you need to run for starbucks or a manicure break? Why did you choose to have children when your parents were raising the first six? Do you feel bad for ANYTHING?

    December 20, 2009 at 8:59 pm | Reply
  113. rosaria

    the nadyasuleman.com forum site seems to have disappeared

    does anyone know where it went and why?

    Is it broken or is it gone?

    December 22, 2009 at 4:21 am | Reply
  114. annie

    The Nadya Suleman which has been guilty of slander/libel for months against it's namesake closed after being threatened with a suit for illegally going after someone that they felt was not in agreement with them. They are a bunch of internet bullies and have finally shut down – not before time!

    December 22, 2009 at 10:25 am | Reply
  115. annie

    My previous post was referring to the Nadya Suleman forum. I inadvertently left out the word forum.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:27 am | Reply
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