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Octuplets story is a huge draw for website for moms by moms

Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets leaves her mother's home Friday Feb. 27 The Nayda Suleman saga already has become the stuff of water-cooler legend. But one group that can't get enough of the actions of the octuplets matriarch is mothers themselves.

Gillian Sheldon, managing editor of momlogic.com, a site for moms by moms, said the octuplets story has been a huge draw for the site for the same reasons it has had global appeal. Since the story broke, the site has set up a dedicated page to the story and gotten hundreds of thousands of hits and generated thousands of comments.

"It encompasses motherhood, fertility issues, multiple births, parental responsibility and the current economy," Sheldon said. "But it also has a woman who many think looks and tries to act like a celebrity -- namely Angelina Jolie -- who, along with her family, is publicly melting down. There has been an insatiable interest in this woman's story."

Other topics that have generated vigorous discussion and debate among the site's users include Jamie Lynn Spears' teen pregnancy, the racy photos of Miley Cyrus in Vanity Fair, the Caylie Anthony case and the death of actor John Travolta's 16-year-old son, Jett.

As for Suleman, Sheldon said people can't imagine having 14 children, including eight newborns, much less not having the financial support to care for them. And they can't get enough of it.

"Every single person has an opinion about this story and feels strongly one way or the other," Sheldon said. "You don't have that kind of reaction that quickly unless it involves a celebrity, politician or well-known public figure."

-- Andrew Blankstein

Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets leaves her mother's home Friday Feb. 27, 2009. AP Photo/Nick Ut

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My opinion is you people need to find a new strory already!!

Just let her go, she is not the first and the last to get help.. and the bible say's you reap what you sow.. She wanted all those kids.. The kids will get her back. You'll see, she is gonna have a hard time finding a man or someone in her life to love 14 kids, haha! hard but not impossible.... as long as she takes care of them so what, as for now she should get her tubes burnt cut and thrown away asap. As for help with food stamps so what if people in congress and multimillionaire can eat good, why cant these little angels. It's not taking money from ya, and P.S. leave her alone this is what she wants, and the silly people are the ones giving it to her.

Not once have I seen her cook a meal for her children or has she seen teaching then anything. She should have a look at "jon and Kate plus eight" These are fit parents doing a parenting job.These children will grow us with healthy minds and bodies. If you child is crying because he is hungry, you can kiss him to death, he will keep on crying.
I hope social services takes all of them away from her.


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