WOH with 14 kids?

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WOH with 14 kids?
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Fri, 02-06-2009 - 5:11pm

Octuplet mother of 14 kids under the age of 8 is planning on financially caring for her children without any welfare assistance.

What kinds of challenges do you all think she will face? Do you think it's possible to be semi-famous in this way and even land a job in the first place?

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Registered: 04-08-2003
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 5:53pm
Besides retaining her sanity? Keeping up with any job, with the demands of 14 kids, would be difficult. Unless she plans for a nanny to do all the errand-running too, I don't see how you'd have enough time in the day to work, take care of the kids, take care of the house and chores, etc.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 6:06pm

what she needs is an agent.

 

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Registered: 02-06-2009
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 7:59pm

There is no father in the picture and she is going to college. How can she afford these children WITHOUT any assistance when she is unemployed? Some of them are going to need extensive medical treatment and while that will cost money, the running around to doctors will take up alot of time, time that a single mother of 14 will not have.


Sorry, but I don't think it is fair to these children :(

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Registered: 04-22-2005
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 8:12pm
I think her main challenge is that she's completely delusional. To raise 14 children alone without public assistance requires a six-figure salary, and I don't know of any jobs that pay that much that would be given to someone of such gross incompetence.
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Registered: 08-31-2008
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 8:51pm

Jon and Kate +8 do ok. I would imagine that's what this woman is looking for now. Reality TV, ain't it grand? Hopefully, her 15 minutes of fame will save taxpayer dollars.

Disclaimer: I watched the first Survivor because I knew one of the participants (the tax evader who won). I don't think I've ever seen another episode of reality tv, but I am a pop culture observer.

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Registered: 02-06-2009
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 9:19pm
Jon & Kate are a couple, not a single mother with no father and not employed. Jon was employed but has cut down his hours to be home with the family more. They have been able to buy a larger home because of the show, of course but they also only had 2 children and were only trying for one more. Kate was a nurse and actually worked after having the 6 kids.
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Registered: 08-31-2008
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 9:30pm

Are you serious? The didn't cash in on sextuplets? Hey, more power to them, but they are no less cashing in on their family than this woman is trying to do with hers. They are just successful at it.

BTW - One of my friends has 14 children, we sail and play tennis when she has time (not very often, of course). She doesn't need reality tv to subsidize her lifestyle.

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Registered: 02-06-2009
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 9:46pm
I didn't say you did need a tv show to subsidize a large family. In these times it only takes some common sense though to realize that if you are unemployed, have no father in the picture, living with 6 kids and your parents in a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home that you should not have any more children at this time. Why should the tax payers have to pay for these children? Why should children come into the world because the mother felt like there was something missing in her childhood? I feel bad for these children, especially the ones who are going to need extra care that might not get it because the lack of funds or time of the mother.
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Registered: 05-09-2006
In reply to: frieda9
Sat, 02-07-2009 - 1:17am

Octuplet mother of 14 kids under the age of 8 is planning on financially caring for her children without any welfare assistance.

Yeah, when pigs fly and Santa and Easter Bunny are elected to Congress. I'm sorry but that's a total crock (that she actually plans to earn any kind of living that doesn't involve sitting on her butt being admired by millions of people and raking in their money. I think she's a scam artist. Clearly a good one, but a scammer, nonetheless.
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Registered: 04-22-2005
In reply to: frieda9
Sat, 02-07-2009 - 8:44am

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I've never seen John and Kate + 8, but I doubt that their ENTIRE plan for taking care of their children (before having them) was to become famous.
Also, a *couple* taking care of 8 children is going to require different financial resources than a single mother taking care of 14. For one thing, with a couple, they could both work opposite shifts, so that daycare isn't required and they are each drawing a salary. So they can go much further with less income. With a single mother who isn't on assistance, she has to work and pay for daycare for each of her children. Let's say she managed to find daycare for a super cheap $100 a week. That would be $1400 a week JUST in daycare costs.

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