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Octomom Claims Investigation was Set Up & A Word to Nadya Suleman

Octomom Nadya Suleman has been in the news again this week after being investigated by children's services for neglect and abuse of her children.  A report was filed with her local child protective agency and pictures on TMZ showing some of her children outside on potties while a chair blocked a door from being opened inside the house.  Nadya is now refuting those claims, saying she was set up by her hairdresser who took clandestine photos inside her house and then misrepresented the situation in her report of abuse and neglect. 

Nadya has also been crirticized for spending hundreds of dollars on a haircut for herself when she has 14 children to care for.  Suleman's hairdresser claimed she paid $520 for a Brazilian Blowout and haircut. "I am making money, though. I have jobs and I can afford it," Suleman claimed on Good Morning America. She also explained that the bill included 14 other haircuts for her children.

Even if she can afford it, that's a lot of money for haircuts for one mom and 14 kids.  Please Nadya, bring the potties inside where there's no chance someone may see or take pictures of your children during their private moments.  Now those images of them are going to be on the Internet forever.  Maybe that haircut money would have been better spent getting that toilet fixed so that the kids could have a cleaner, more private bathroom environment.   Would you want pictures of yourself on the toilet blasted on the Internet?  Because if it's true the kids were outside using pottys because there was no working plumbing inside, where were you going?



Reader Comments (43)

Those toilets outside , the stylist said they were shivering outside there. This is something I learned too, that Dr. Drew paid for her to have a cleaning crew! They said they were just there and the house looked like that! Dr. Drew also paid for her to have some child care help. I dont have alot of knowledge about her but in the back of my mind I dont think she is all there. ( not meant snarky) I worried for those kids. I wonder what child services thought after they visit there ? If her home is being forclosed what comes next? What if those brothers and sisters got seperated? One thing I know for sure , no one has to have money to be clean. Im sure she has a crazy life all those kids but I guess Im in shock!

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B


what is it with parents multiples and outdoor potties!

Hey neighbors....hope all is springing forward for everyone....these parents and their need to be in the news......what a bunch of crap!

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIrene has had some interesting stories lately. Yesterday they were reporting that there is a woman in Mexico called NUEVEMOM = Mom of 9!!! However hours later Univsion is calling the story BS ... guess we all will have to wait to see if there is any future news about a woman giving birth and there are photos.

As for Octomom TMZ has been busy keeping us informed, and Nadya does not have a problem in picking up the phone and calling TMZ herself. Still IMO this story about this mother with 14 kids is just getting more and more depressing, and I'm just glad it is not me trying to raise 14 kids as a single person while living in a fishbowl with the world watching.

April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMickey McKean

If it's true about the Mexican mom, hope she doesn't think she's going to get rich and famous pimping her kids on TV.

"I'm just glad it is not me trying to raise 14 kids as a single person while living in a fishbowl with the world watching."

Amen sistah.

April 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

Difference between Nadya and my pets? My bunny is spayed.

April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamelaJaye

I find it depressing that the 8 kids sleep in a bedroom with 2 broken cribs. That was it. All the other donated cribs from Dr. Phil when the babies were born are now gone. Nadya told GMA she collects $4-5k a month in public assistance AND makes money from other jobs, why are those kids not even on toddler beds or mattresses? 8 three year olds can't possibly share two cribs, can they? Where is all that money going?

April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

Good question, Laurie. We'll probably never know the truth of it all until those poor kids grow up and tell their own stories. I think the older ones will tell first. Just think about all the havoc their mom having the younger kids has caused in their lives.

April 29, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

I think doctors should clearly clearly think before giving people the drugs that they give them to have all these children. Its them who suffer in the end. I know this dr has had his lisence taken away. These poor kids will never be able to get out of this hole she has gotten them into. It so sad really, it's not their faults. I've said it before: it doesnt cost anything to be clean, but the issue here is probably she is so overwhelmed she can't think straight.
I understand this, but to have had all of them and no partner, I cant wrap my brain around this. Whats the best choice for those kids? I dont have a good answer but I sure would like some thoughts on what you all think.

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

Thank goodness that doc's license was taken away, and hopefully others in the medical community have learned from his mistake and won't hand out fertility medicine like candy to parents who aren't capable to caring for their litters. I don't know what the best choice for the kids is but I'm sure Nadya's local children's services keeps close tabs on her. She probably has been offered, and hopefully accepted, various community agency services which help her cope with the overwhelming mess she created for herself.

Gorgeous day in Wernersville. Hope everyone has a great day! :D

April 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

According to today, Nadya has filed bankruptcy because she is flat broke.

I can't help but recall the Oprah episode where Suze Orman let the viewers know that at one time after the 8 children were born that Nadya did in fact have enough money [thanks to generous strangers] to raise all these kids, but here we are today where she has apparently pissed it all away.

She wanted all these children, got a doctor to help her get what she wanted ... it comes down to one should be careful what you wish for because it just might come true.

Anyway I truly feel sorry for the kids here but unless there is some physical abuse going on inside the home, the kids are not being clothed, fed or going to school, or heavin forbid if Nadya winds up with a drinking or drug problem , I don't see CPS pulling these kids away from their mother's care.

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMickey McKean

Well if she can "afford it", why did she just declare bankruptcy?

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAeduko

Mickey, sadly even if she's drinking or on drugs, CPS will allow the children to remain in her care. I have friends who work for the agency and they share with me that it can be next to impossible to remove a child from their home and parents. The parent is given many opportunities to become a better parent.

Unfortunately, I believe Nadya is mentally ill and needs help. I feel very sorry for her children.

May 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersilimom

I just read on that Kate has been threatened byThe messages began on April 26 with a countdown of when the antagonist will expose Kate’s supposed "immoral ways." “56 more days Kate!! It's not too late to change your ways. Follow us for updates!”

The latest creepy comment on May 1 pointed out that time is running out, “I know what you did @Kateplusmy8, and in 51 days so will the world,” and then tagged @radar_online to bring his or her intentions to our attention. a tweeter.
All Kate had left was her what? Do you think its about her and her "body guard? Thoughts anyone ???

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

Part 2: Clearly very familiar with the subject of their wrath, the Twitter stalker also mentions Kate’s publicist in one obscure message. “Hi Julie Carson May! Can't wait 4 u to read about ur greatest creation! You must be so proud of yourself!”

In the New Testament of the bible, verse John 8:32 reads: “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” supporting the fear that someone out there wants to expose Kate’s deepest, darkest secrets on the judgment day of June 21.

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

silimom, I agree with you , I dont have a good answer in this case as to what should happen to all those kids , but, I do agree I dont think she is a good mom and can handle what goes along with raising 14 children. I think it would take a very very strong person, and I dont think thats her .... its the kids who will suffer in the end... pity .

May 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

Sillimom wrote:

"Mickey, sadly even if she's drinking or on drugs, CPS will allow the children to remain in her care. I have friends who work for the agency and they share with me that it can be next to impossible to remove a child from their home and parents. The parent is given many opportunities to become a better parent."

Silimom, but it *can happen* and I know this for a fact because in July 2010 my BF got a call from CPS to advise him that when his daughter age 16 missed a blood work appointment (she has major health issues) the doctor called CPS and requested a welfare check. When CPS showed up at the home the house was a mess, there were many beer bottles all around the house and it was obvious that the mom was drunk. My BF had NO idea about the home situation; suffice it to say the two older kids did not tell him what was going on in their mother's house.

Because my BF is a long haul truck driver, we are not married, we do not live in the same county as his kids (150 miles away), CPS determined that he could not provide a suitable home especially since he is gone for weeks at a time. Also when you take into consideration that the child did not want to relocate to our area and the plan was to return her to her mother's care as soon as she cleaned up the house and got sober, my BF accepted that this was going to be a temporary situation and in the meantime he knew it was for the best since CPS would be sure that she make all of her doctor appointments and get her health issues back on track.

Here it is two years later and guess what: the right thing happened for the wrong reason.

Long story short the mother never got around to doing what CPS said she had to do, and it seems that the 16 year old because of her health issues was "ruling the roost" and knew no boundaries when it came to house rules (she has been to several foster homes due to her attitude) and this includes her missing a whole year of school because she would claim she was too sick to go. Now thanks to CPS, at least she knows that there are consequences to her actions and she is graduating next month.

Had my BF quit his job and secured different employment ... I really don't know if things would have worked out since he is a strict parent and would not have tolerated her pushing his buttons on a daily basis (oh ya, and she told him she didn't want to live with me and that didn't go over with him at all LOL). Would they have had a relationship in the future? I don't know. But this past weekend she was here and we all went fishing and she had quality time with her dad, and as an "outsider" I can see the difference in her maturity level after living in foster care.

In other words I don't think foster care is necessarily all that bad, and I can say without a doubt in this case it was a good thing, but please note that when this first happened I thought my BF should quit his job so she did not have to go in foster care. But since hindsight is 20/20, there is no doubt that he did the right thing for all concerned.

May 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMickey McKean

Julieb....I don't know but I smell bottom of the barrel PR.....Kate cannot stand to not be the Kenter of the Universe and maybe this book of Jon's has her narcissism in full swing..........

Just another day in Gosselinland.....the kids the poor kids...they didn't ask to live in a glass house.

May 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

Wow no more updates on Kate's "stalker". Irene you might be right about the pr stunt, I surely wouldnt put it past her. The only thing I can think of is that someone will expose her and her "body guard". WG do you have any ideas?

At the end of the week Im going home to visit family for a month but I hope to check in and see whats going on here from time to time. Have a good Monday everyone!

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

"The only thing I can think of is that someone will expose her and her "body guard."

It would certainly come as a shock to no one.
Have a wonderful time with your family! :D
Family's what it's all about...

May 7, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

Hi Polly! I haven't checked in for awhile, but I saw this blog post Kate has over on Coupon Cabin and had to share and comment. This is a perfect example of a narcissistic mother. It's all about me, me, me. Let me tell you what I want or what I would appreciate. It's also interesting - but not surprising - that someday in the future, she has the boys at home working (cooking) while the girls are out getting pampered. She should enjoy all these accolades and pampering now because once these kids are grown and gone, the majority will not have anything to do with her. I've said this numerous times and will say it until I'm blue in the face...yes, she's their mother and that fact should be acknowledged, but it doesn't mean you (or they) have to have a toxic, narcissistic mother in your life. Being a relative (mother, father, brother, sister, etc.) does not automatically exempt you from being accountable for your behavior and actions. If someone is abusive and only brings destruction to your life, do you continue to allow that person to do so just because they are your mother or father or sister or brother?!?! In my opinion, no. You don't get a 'family pass' to continue to be a relationship vampire and/or tornado in my life.

I'd like to know your thoughts, Polly.

Here's the post:
Many of you may remember the year we filmed and aired Mother’s Day on our show, “Jon and Kate Plus 8.” The kids were too little to actually make me breakfast in bed, as is our Gosselin tradition, but oh, how things have changed!

Fast forward to 2012… my two almost 12-year-olds and six almost 8-year-olds have all been plotting and thinking for weeks already about what to make me for breakfast. Mady has even asked me for a list of foods I will eat, knowing how routine and “boring” my food choices can be to them! So, I’ve given them my Mother’s Day breakfast choices with foods that are easy and safe to make and serve:

My favorite bran cereals including All Bran, Cascadian Farms Raisin Bran or Multigrain Squares or different Kashi varieties. I typically mix a few of those cereals together, add skim milk and sometimes slice a banana on top.
I also suggested an egg white omelet with feta cheese and veggies as an option.
And don’t forget the coffee! I’m set because Mady and Cara know how to make the perfect cup of coffee using my Keurig machine. On Mother’s Day morning, my feet won’t even have to hit the floor before having my first cup of coffee. That’s my kind of pampering!

The bottom line is, my kids are excited to join together and pull off our Mother’s Day tradition of breakfast in bed. And after church, I may even get to take a nap! Woo hoo! A relaxing day for Mommy… and no one had to spend a dime! Here are some other gift ideas that are cheap and easy for kids to make.

Beyond breakfast in bed, and a possible nap, the kids usually sneak in some extra surprises like homemade cards telling me how much they love and appreciate me ( my absolute favorite!) and sometimes even kid-created coupons for back massages, redeemable when I’m most stressed out. Um, is there one for, like, every day? ; )

Someday far down the road, when I have eight teenagers, I envision a spa day for all six girls or even a pedicure where we are all side by side in chairs, chatting and laughing and spending time together. Maybe we can even leave the boys home to make us dinner? Or not…lol! Pizza, anyone?

A loving mother is the most important part of a child’s life. Although we do like to think we are mostly appreciated, if most moms would be really honest, they would probably say that they feel taken for granted and stressed out sometimes.

The greatest gift you could give is to show your mom that she’s not forgotten, that she’s really important and that you’re really thankful for her. That costs nothing – but will mean A LOT to Mom!

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL you moms. Remember, being a mom is the most difficult of any job ever, but it is, by far, the most rewarding. You are not only caring for your own children, but you are also educating and forming the future citizens of our world -and you have just one shot to do it right! For all of your tireless efforts, take the day off on Mother’s Day…you deserve it!


May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Hey Heather...I wonder if Kate will acknowledge her own mother for Mother's day and honor the woman that gave birth to her and made it possible for her to make life all about ME, MYSELF AND Katie.... know what reading that makes me wanna do???? I wish I had a bucket of monkey munch to throw at the computer....nothing beats a bucket of Monkey Munch....

To all the Small Town Neighbor moms: thank you for loving your kids and loving kids that aren't even yours. Per Janet P from A Minor Consideration...May 21st is another turn in an updated child labor law in Pennsylvania....we need lots of prayers and good thoughts as the PA senate takes up this task and the bill moves forward.

Children are not is such a shame 8 childhoods were mortgaged but may the 8 know someday that not everyone thought it was okay for them to be sold to the industry like their childhoods were.

As for Kate I don't wonder anymore when she will wise up....I wonder when her kids will wise up. It isn't gonna be an "I told you so moment" for me anymore....It will be a relief!

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

I hope she makes a lot of money.

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoeyMo

Heather said, "If someone is abusive and only brings destruction to your life, do you continue to allow that person to do so just because they are your mother or father or sister or brother?!?! In my opinion, no. You don't get a 'family pass' to continue to be a relationship vampire and/or tornado in my life. "


"She should enjoy all these accolades and pampering now because once these kids are grown and gone, the majority will not have anything to do with her."

Yes, this is so predictable, agreed.

Irene said, "As for Kate I don't wonder anymore when she will wise up....I wonder when her kids will wise up. "

Oh yeah, the brown stuff's gonna fly! And way before the books start being written and the TV interviews are given there will be hell to pay in that home when the hormones gear up. Eight teenagers in hormonal upheavals. Wouldn't want to be a fly on that wall.

May 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

Oh my lord above , I hate hate hate the way she talks to people. From Heathers post how she talks to her readers, followers, whatever you call them makes me just sick. I always get this feeling she is talking down to women, as much as she thinks she is pulling the wool over most of our eyes, she isnt. That might work on the people who believe her , but I for one dont!! Spa day blah blah blah. She cant just take the breakfast in bed, no it has to go one step farther. Irene, you are right on the mark about her mom will she "honor" or "thank" her own Mom I think NOT . She backtracks in the post from something simple no money to what more can I get from them. Kate wouldnt know about honor if it hit her in the face. The older those kids get the more she sounds like Mommy Dearest. The twins know how to make a good cup of coffee I BET THEY DO
Irene, WG, she will never wise up, even when those kids start to write the tell-all books!

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

Heather said, "If someone is abusive and only brings destruction to your life, do you continue to allow that person to do so just because they are your mother or father or sister or brother?!?! In my opinion, no. You don't get a 'family pass' to continue to be a relationship vampire and/or tornado in my life. "

I am proof that a child does not have to continue in a relationship with a parent that is toxic.

When I was 13 years old my mother filed for divorce. One night when my parents were discussing what furniture my father wanted to remove from the house (if we had two matching chairs so he would take one knowing that it could not be replaced) but when I realized he wanted to take stupid little knickknacks, I asked him why and he told me "I'm taking 50 cents out of every dollar that went into this marriage".

I asked him, "We have two dogs ... which one do you think you are taking with you?"

He said, "I know how much you love your dogs, I wouldn't dream of taking either one of them."

I said, "I'm not that stupid. The apartment complex doesn't allow pets, right?"

But when I discovered that he took half of a savings account that I knew my mother had opened that was dedicated for my college education I called him and asked him about it. Not a surprise he denied it BUT I had looked for and found the divorce papers and I had them in my hand when I made the call. So I told him I was holding the court papers, I read him the specific paragraph and the bank passbook showing a withdrawal and I gave him one more chance to admit it.

But when he denied it again I said, "Obviously you cannot tell me the truth so when I want to see or talk to you again I will let you know."

The next time I had contact with him was 30 years later and it was only when I was found by a relative on his side of the family on the Internet. When we had this telephone call he just so happened to have the divorce papers in front of him so I once again brought up the saving account and this time he read me the paragraph where he was taking half of it..

So I said, "So one can say that you gave up having a daughter in your life for $700."

Folks, when it comes to the Gosselin children, Kate like my father has also put a price tag on her children and when the kids start reading everything on the Internet and adding things up ... when the hormones are raging and they feel that an injustice has been done to them AS WELL AS THEIR FATHER ... Kate does not stand a chance, and I'm speaking from experience.

Karma is going to be a bitch.

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMickey McKean

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