So, the Octomom is giving out parenting advice . (And banal advice at that. You’d think after 14 kids you could come up with something more insightful than "good manners, good role models and a good education.") Doing something to excess doesn’t automatically translate into doing it well. What’s next? Dating advice from Tiger Woods?
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