Octuplet Granny: Nadya's a Good Mom After All

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2009 12:15 PM CST

(Newser) – The grandmother of the California octuplets has backtracked on a well-publicized, and rather dim opinion of her daughter, Us reports. Nadya Suleman “is trying so hard to take care of these children, and she's a good mother,” her mother, Angela, said. “She's a very good mother,” the elder Suleman said, “but then, she had a good example!”

Angela said the anger came because her daughter knew “I didn't want her to do it.” The grandmother will have to help financially with the new kids, and the six others that Nadya Suleman has. The “retirement check goes every month. It's just gone.” But it’s all for a good cause. “These are my grandchildren,” Suleman said. “I'll have to be there for them, you know, like I was for the others.”