Despite dire financial straits, octuplets mother Nadya Suleman said she is still capable of being a good mother and supporting her 14 children.
In an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, the Orange County, Calif., woman acknowledged that she is accepting food stamps as a temporary measure to make ends meet.
Suleman, who had vowed not to accept public assistance, said she has been accepting $2,000 a month in food stamps for the last two months. She said she has business ventures in the works to make money, including an online "Octomom TV" project and the release of a horror movie she starred in, "Millennium."
"I'm working as hard as I possibly can to support them," she said.
In response to a question about her financial condition deteriorating to the point that social services may be forced to break up her family, Suleman said, "That will never happen. I can guarantee you of that."
The octuplets, born Jan. 26, 2009, are the world's longest-surviving octuplets.