Friday, June 11, 2010

Is Kate getting ready to homeschool the kids?

First on Kate Plus 8, Kate was seen giving the kids a shape lesson (simple shapes like squares, incidentally), now she's trooped them out in full view of the paparazzi at their tables and appears to be passing out worksheets and pens. Thursday.



http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/kate-gosselin/kate-gosselins-quality-time-kids-374514

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Administrator said...

Why oh why is she doing this out front where everyone will see unless she has a motive???

pa mom too said...

omg, she's disgusting. If she decides to have the kids homeschooled, it will only be because they can film more. She is not going to sacrifice her money making time on something as ridiculous as school. The 6 little money bags can't make her any money while they are sitting in a classroom. Unless she just wants everyone to see what a wonderful mommy she is since she's having her kiddos practice for upcoming kindergarten. Either way, she's still disgusting ! Also, the kids never rode their bikes with helmets, but they are going to do their worksheets with helmets on...is there no end to this freakshow ? And why the hell is she always pointing at something ?

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine that this means she would homeschool. I do this with my kids and I don't plan on homeschooling. It's just an activity to do outside. As for the placement, maybe this is the lesser of two evils. This may be easier for her and the kids. We don't know. But always speculating to the worst, when we don't know the whole story - or even a quarter of it- only makes us look bad.

Markiesnana said...

Boy! I wouldn't like to go to HER homeschool!
Helmets are needed for her lessons.

NT said...

If they go to a private school,it may be out for summer already!!! Anyone know for sure?

Anonymous said...

I don't see how wondering if Kate might homeschool them makes us "look bad." We're just wondering given she's suddenly shown giving them lessons when she never did that before.

Anonymous said...

They don't need helmets for their bikes, but they do for their own mother!

Katesucks said...

Must be filming this for the next episode of Kate's Spin Cycle on 7/11.

Manny said...

She sure wants that "baby Doll" look. Must still be trolling for men.

Judy said...

Lets see:
1. Hair washed and styled.
2. Fresh make up on.
2. French nails recently done.
3. New black dress (from "Teens In Heat" Store)
4. ooops, I forgot my new push-up. Oh well, I don't wear those anymore.
5. pencils and paper
6. Helmets
7. Picnic Tables

Ok, I'm all ready TLC . Get the cameras rolling. These kids are driving me nuts !
The babysitter is waiting to take over the motherly duties. I'm going to Target !

mommyinca said...

I noticed she was holding an "Explode the Code" book in one of the pictures last week. It's a phonics type book. We homeschool and I love it, it works for our family. I'm a big advocate of homeschooling because there are huge benefits to doing so. I realize that people have the notion that homeschooling equals no socialization but that's such a myth. My kids are probably MORE socialized because of homeschooling.
HOWEVER, I truly hope Kate doesn't homeschool those children. I think it will give the rest of the homeschool community a bad name if she does. I also personally believe that if she does homeschool the kiddos, it will be to keep them more sheltered for HER benefit not theirs. AT least when they go to school, they can escape their job...if they are at home (work) all the time, there's no escape or outlet.

AuntieAnn said...

That's probably the script for the July installment of Kate+8 she's handing out there.

*Sugar&Spice* said...

I go with judy the camera man is out there video taping this one for the new episode.

First off Kate is somewhat dress up and hair is done.

2nd off she is pretending to do a lesson plan with all the kids. Even poor Mady and Cara are in the middle of this.

(Mady is probably in this because she is the new Jon of the show. Mady tells Kate how it is and tells her when to get the stick out of her butt.) So maybe Mady is there for conflict.

3rd Kate or Kate's spies have been telling her what all the blogs say about this lady. So now Kate is trying to be SUPER MOM that cares. Still not buying it. Not for a million dollars. Kate is the same fake greedy pain in the ass since day one.

Lauren said...

Judy said "3. New black dress (from "Teens In Heat" Store)" That was funny!

Does anyone remember the large stack of paper that Kate picked up on her Target run the other day?

Well, I don't think that large stack was a bunch of scripts (as reported by the tabloids) but scratch paper for her kids to color on.

A script would come in an envelope and it would have some type of binding on it to keep it together.

I betcha she picked up a bunch of junky scratch paper from the Kinkos store that is nearby her nail salon.

Don't believe the fake hype that Radar is paid to stir up - Kate Gosselin is not all that and a bag of chips like the tabloids would lead us to believe.

TGIF!!!

fidosmommy said...

Maybe she's got them making Father's Day cards for Jon. No markers allowed.

The helmets are in case the kids write something like "I love you, Daddy" or "I wish you were here!" or some other unacceptable
wording. They will be corrected with severeness.

fidosmommy said...

Girl on the left: "Waiting, waiting, waiting for Mommy to give us the papers!"
Boy on right: "She's never going to give us those papers. Another disappointment!"
Girl on right: "SHUT UP AND PUT THE PAPERS DOWN, WOMAN!"

msb said...

Oh dear god, and in the rest of those pictures, as she bends over, the large fake girls are falling out of her teeny dress - what an image.

I'm a educator, and I can tell you that this woman is no teacher, homeschool, or any school - it would be almost criminal if she decides to homeschool them herself, because it would only be to thwart any sort of educational rules for children filming (ur, working) on school days. Plus, she will never be home long enough to be in charge of any educational program. Wonder if their private school has had enough of them?

The level of exploitation that she sinks to is astounding, having her children sit outside at toddler tables in full view of cameras - unbelievable. Eating in high chairs, wearing bibs, going to kindergarten until they are 7 years old . . .

JudyK said...

I have a question: Why does one need a college degree in order to teach, but anyone can homeschool? Kate doesn't have any college. She became a registered nurse after completing a diploma program at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. Even with a college degree, I am not qualified to teach because I didn't take the required education courses for a teaching degree.

nanb said...

The kids are out of school. I checked the schools website. The little ones don't have to write anything for their summer reading assignment though.

I looked at the other pictures from this post and was taken back by the shelves of toys. It reminded me of the toy aisle at BJ's or Costco. It bothers me though that the bikes are stored on shelves so they can't ride them unless someone takes them down. (I'm a little obsessive about children getting exercise.)

I feel they must be filming the episode, see "Super Mom keeps up their studies during the summer".

Judy said...

Some people ask me..... Why do I hate Kate Gosselin so much?
If you look at these pictures, and all the others, supplied and supported, by none other than TLC, you should know the answer.
Kate Gosselin is a very sick, pathetic, self centered, fake, silicone filled, heartless piece of Sh*t,that I have ever seen in my life.
Does that answer the question?
She doesn't deserve the title of MOTHER.That is for women who love their children and live their lives protecting them from any harm.

hlc said...

I have the same dress and I'm not a teen. It's from Ann Taylor Loft.

Linda In PA said...

Maybe the kids aren't at a level to enter first grade yet and have to be taught a few things that are normally learned by now. A,B,C's, shapes, colors, how to use a scissors, etc.

Lynn said...

What kind of a mother teaches her children anything wearing a hooker dress? This is beyond the pale. Kate G. is a wannabe something but I can't figure out what. Mother? I don't think so. She may have birthed them but she sure doesn't "mother" them. Why not do "school" work by the pool in the backyard? Oh, that's right - the paps can't get a picture there! LOL

Kelly said...

Noticed the kids wearing helmets for a drawing lesson. WOW!! Wonder what they wear while running through the house beating on each other, Gladiator outfits?????

Kate's dress shows off her refund gap. She is getting worse as the days go on.

Anonymous said...

You mean the younger children failed kindergarden and have to take summer classes to catch up. I don't think so - more likely this is being filmed for their next special but I don't understand why, when they have such a large property, this activity is being conducted at the front of the house

AuntieAnn said...

If and that's IF she's going to try to home school them it will just end up being another failed attempt to do something she thinks is a piece of cake until she actually does it.

If all she really wants is just to be seen on tv, she should get a job at the Weather Channel. She could stand in front of the camera and tell lies all day long, legitimately.

mommyinca said...

JudyK,

http://besthomeschooling.org/articles/richard_prystowsky.html

(there are many others there as well if you poke around. For the record, I have several friends who have Masters degrees and were public school teachers who are now homeschooling their children. They all agree that their degree makes them no more qualified to teach their children at home. I had all of your same concerns/questions when I started out homeschooling. However, there are lots of great articles and research that support homeschooling. Parents are a child's first teacher ;) (Also for the record, I have special needs children and the special ed dept at our school district could/would not offer them the services they needed. I have friends too who are special ed teachers who homeschool their children for those same reasons). It's just not a black and white subject :(

AuntieAnn said...

I don't understand why, when they have such a large property, this activity is being conducted at the front of the house

Front of house = photo opportunity. This is Kate Gosselin we're talking about here.

Manny said...

We all know KatieK does not like "boys", but what kind of example is she giving her beautiful asian looking girls?

That you have to be a bleached blond, silicone filled, hooker heels totting, sandblasted tan in order to live up to some sort of Hollywood inspired "beauty".

Her asian girls can NEVER live up to Barbie Kate, not with all the plastic surgery in the world. THIS IS A CRIME.

BAD MOTHER KATE.

If your idea of beauty was Blond Bimbos, maybe you should have married a Swed. Oh ya, maybe you might not have found a men named "Gosslin", or someone to fix your teeth.

AuntieAnn said...

mommyinca, JudyK,
The Underground History of American Education (John Taylor Gatto) is the best book ever written on the subject (IMO).

AMD said...

From Kate's latest blog regarding being late...."Punctuality issues, in my opinion, are a sign of being an overachiever"
Now that's a spin if ever there was one!

PJ's momma said...

It's all for the cameras, folks.
This is a bit off topic, but (although she's not exactly doing it in this picture), I HATE when I see Kate pointing her finger in the kids' faces, speaking at them through gritted teeth. I grew up with a mother like that and I just want to punch people out when I see them doing that. My husband and I have been married almost 25 years and recently we had one of the worst arguments of our marriage. He had his finger in my face and I screamed that he better remove it or risk losing it. I was also raised being slapped in the face (among other things) and to me, having that finger in the face with their face at close range is like a verbal slap in the face. And she does it a lot on camera! My mom was full of contradictions just like Kate - who probably tells her kids it's impolite to point, and yet is clearly 'directing traffic' here with her finger. Sigh........

Denise said...

She is probably teaching them INCORRECT information so they will be held back in pre-KG another year!!

jibberjabbers said...

Kate is forcing the kids to renew their contract with TLC.

AuntieAnn said...

jibberjabbers - ROFLMAO!!!!

Judy said...

JJ.....LMAO. That was the best I've read all week !

Judy said...

Foe some reason, everytime I make a comment about about those too small, low cut dresses that Kate wears , I get..." but its from Ann Taylor "
Is that suppose to impress me ? I have a few items hanging in my closet from AT. I don't buy the dresses that are entirely too small for me , or normaly picked out by a much younger woman than KG or myself. Like I've said before and I'll say it again.
Kate dresses like a teenager in heat!
No offense to anyone on here. I'm sure all of you have taste. One thing that Kate will never have.

Come n git yer melons said...

That dress would look nice on a smaller-breasted woman IMO. She should have quit while she was ahead.

Kelly said...

Actually, the kids were writing Kates blog for her.

mama san said...

10-year old twins may have to cope with remarks about Kate's boobs from 10-year old classmates. Is this woman always in her own world? She leaned over for the detested "papps" to get a money shot. How utterly vulgar and common. Where is Steve?

Save The Children said...

I don't really care what she wears. Whatever.

I just think it's a bit rediculous to wear a babydoll dress while hanging out with your kids in the driveway. Who does that? No mom I know.

It has to be for filming. How many people are going to like watching her "girls" hanging out on the next show? I think that's a really dumb move.

Anonymous said...

Escape here.

Oh my gosh some of the above posts cracked me up! Of course this is a photo op. They are in view of the paps, her hair is blown out and flat ironed, on and on.

This is strictly, "look at me I am continuing my kids education through the summer".

They are moving to LA and probably won't be home schooled there. I just know in my gut that will be the next K8 show. Barf.

Kelly said...

Mama San,
Steve was inside the house strapped to the closet door. He'll be out later, if he behaves.

JudyK said...

Mommyinca, thanks for the link, and I will read it a bit later. I'm kinda under the weather today. I do understand the need for homeschooling with special needs' children, and I'm sure there are many dedicated people who are capable of homeschooling, but Kate is too self-absorbed to be one of them, and she'd better not try to homeschool in English, because she continually says "I" when it should be "me"--one of my pet peeves. My point is, I guess, that no one person can be an expert at every subject in order to homeschool, and that's why we have different teachers for different subjects. Kate would never be willing to put forth the effort or have the patience needed to homeschool and she would never allow herself to be tied to the kids all day everyday. Kate Gosselin is the personification of LIVING A LIE.

IDModo said...

I agree with Auntie Ann. That's not school material. The kids are wearing their helmets because they are about to be filmed "having fun in their new cars". Kate is holding a script on top of other papers, and is directing them as to what they need to do next for the cameras.
She would never homeschool her children; it's too much work, too much time spent with the kids, and beyond her intellectual capabilities.I think TLC is well aware of her limitations and would never allow that to be seen on a regular basis!
What looks like worksheets and pens are probably left over from her abortive effort to teach the 6 year olds (!?) to draw a square around an answer.But I bet they have nothing to do with the picture.

Irene S said...

For Kate to homeschool though wouldn't she have to be home. Or does she plan on doing it by text message and/or online???

Irene S said...

Yes, Kelly, I wonder if the what the blog entries would look like for each child?

Pa Mom ALSO said...

@Anon...

They didn't fail anything. They were in Pre-K because they weren't on track for the Kindergarten program at the school. They will be in Kindergarten in the fall. The school suggests that parents continue the learning process throughout the summer months. This may involve a continuation of verbal and visual skills in order not to "forget" what has been learning during the previous school year. Lower, Middle and Upper School students are given assignments, not only in reading, but in other curriculum as well. Many of these required activities are fairly extensive.

Anonymous said...

I think she is doing PRODUCT PLACEMENT (THE girls)

fidosmommy said...

It has to be for filming. How many people are going to like watching her "girls" hanging out on the next show? I think that's a really dumb move.
*****

It's designed to get an entirely new audience.
Males ages 12-100.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God - I just looked at the pictures on Radar - that is some dress she is almost wearing. Makes you wonder if she is hoping the folks at Hustler make her an offer. Now I know why she is posing in front of the house.

K8STFU said...

Last year we got hot-pink-pantied-crotch shots.

This year we get her HUGE boobs falling out of her dress as she bends over.

GAWD, this woman is nothing but TRASH.

susan said...

Kate teach her own children? Oh please...is having a tutor on set a part of the new legislation? She might hide a tutor and pretend to teach, but to actually do it? Ha ha ha ha ha

CJ said...

Kate's reasons for home schooling:

1. She won't have to worry about the kids spilling the beans to outsiders.
2. She (when she's in town) won't have to waste 'her time' driving to the school bus everyday.
3. It will save thousands of dollars on tuition, which can then be spent of her.
4. It will continue her 'Super Mother' image.
5. The extras, ah errrr, kids will be available on call 24/7.
6. She will probably have Mady and Cara teach the tups, b/c we all know they are smarter than their mother.
7. The tups can continue to talk baby-talk and stay her babies. More appealing for the show.

Feel free to add to the list ...

Lauren said...

@Judy - I get what you are saying.

Just because the dress is made by Ann Taylor doesn't excuse Kate's "teenager in heat" behavior.

Kate is an attention whore who loves to show off her goodies and then she cries victim. What's new, it's the same old Kate. At least it wasn't a crotch shot like the ones that were photographed last summer. sheesh.

Kelly said...

Those boobs are huge. Looks like someone cut and pasted someone else backside to her chest.

Kelly said...

I don't know what's bigger, Kate's Bra or her Jock Strap.

Anonymous said...

Ummmm....my kid knew all of his shapes (including pentagon, hexagon, and octagon) before he was two years old. And it isn't like I spent a lot of time teaching him, we just pointed out shapes and read some books. She's just NOW talkig to her children about shapes?

Moon And Mango said...

Kate's reason for NOT Home-schooling:

It would mean that she would have to be there to do the teaching. If she's not there to do the teaching she'd have to pay a teacher/tutors. They don't come cheap. It would also mean that they would not graduate from a prestigious school, therefore, the changes of getting into an Ivy League school are slim to none.

IDModo said...

Oops, I posted before I saw the rest of the pics.Maybe she IS giving them extra schoolwork.
Looks like an anatomy lesson; or an exercise in drawing pear shapes with a live model."Still Life With Melons".
How can she possibly go on embarrassing Mady and Cara like that?

AuntieAnn said...

She making them write lines:

"My mommy is the best-dressed mommy in the world"
"My mommy is the best-dressed mommy in the world"
"My mommy is the best-dressed mommy in the world"
"My mommy is the best-dressed mommy in the world"
"My mommy is the best-dressed mommy in the world"

X 100
...and they are NEVER to make fun of her clothes again! EVER!!

AuntieAnn said...

She's. Not she making them write lines. Good grief, send me to the back of the class.

Save Cara and Mady said...

I didn't see any mention of a film crew so this was nothing more than a photo op of "see mommy play teacher". Most ladies would wear a tank top with a sundress that is that revealing. She obviously planned on getting spotted by the paps since she is all dolled up in her driveway.

And ha ha to me. Just when I thought she didn't grocery shop anymore, ol' Radar has a pic of her in a super short dress IN HEELS grocery shopping at Giant. Boy, her handlers must read these blogs minute by minute.

susan said...

Sorry, I don't remember who said they have this same dress...I don't think anyone is questioning your taste, it's actually a very nice dress. I'm sure you wear it at appropriate times to appropriate places and look lovely in it.

Really, who wears a little black dress to pretend to teach their children on their driveway? Well, aside from the whole pretending to teach on the driveway thing...

Linda in PA said...

@Judy - regarding the little black dress...

Kate definitely shows that money does not buy class.

Just saying said...

Super short dress? I thought she looked nice. I see many ladies shopping in dresses and heels and alot of the dresses are way shorter than Kate's!

FYI said...

For goodness sake...it's a sundress! It's summer! She should be wearing a burka? Maybe polyester pants and a cotton long sleeve shirt? She is only in her mid 30's not her 60's! Why are we criticizing what she is wearing? How does that help the kids?

my9cats said...

Check out Preesi's site. The boobette in all her glory.
http://preesi.lefora.com/2010/05/10/post-pics-and-articles-here-4/page17/#post330

Scroll to the bottom.

Anonymous said...

Per the link - it says she pulls together two plastic picnic tables - well they aren't the only 2 plastic things she pulled together. That is more than anyone needs to see - gag!

She sure doesn't dress like the average woman for around the house or shopping - even major stars like Angelina Jolie are often seen wearing t-shirts and jeans or shorts.

Do you think she will hire a private tutor rather than homeschooling? I can totally see that happening - just like the nannies and then she will say she is homeschooling.

Come n git yer melons said...

Just saying said...
Super short dress? I thought she looked nice. I see many ladies shopping in dresses and heels and alot of the dresses are way shorter than Kate's!

****

It's not all that short, just short on coverage of the "girls." It's inappropriate attire for a mother in daytime looking after her kids. If she were on her way to a cocktail party, then I'd give her a pass.

Come n git yer melons said...

Hi FYI, did you see ALL the pics? A sundress is fine but she should find one that fits. With a bunch of little kids she should have known she'd need to bend over at least once. That should have been taken into consideration when she was choosing her outfit for the day.

Lauren said...

FYI said...
For goodness sake...it's a sundress! It's summer! She should be wearing a burka? Maybe polyester pants and a cotton long sleeve shirt? She is only in her mid 30's not her 60's! Why are we criticizing what she is wearing? How does that help the kids?

_________________________________________________________________

Oh please.
There is such a thing as modesty - especially around her CHILDREN - that Kate seems to have forgotten about.

What kind of message does it send to her little girls? Did you ever think about that? By Kate doing what she is doing - dressing to show off her assets - she is telling her little girls that this is how to dress.

Pa Mom ALSO said...

"Do you think she will hire a private tutor rather than homeschooling? I can totally see that happening - just like the nannies and then she will say she is homeschooling."

Kids can be homeschooled without one of the parents doing the actual teaching. If that were the case, she should say that the kids are being homeschooled, not that SHE is homeschooling.
But I think it's a moot point. I would be extremely surprised if that ever were to happen.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

We're just finishing our 13th year of homeschooling, with some 4 years to go. I've also been a homeschool support leader and speaker and have 4 kids close in age.

Homeschooling requires dedication to the cause. I don't see her having what it takes. 90% of the time, I think it's a great solution

IF the mom enjoys being with her children, getting up to speed on curriculum options and plans, and IF the kids are respectful and enjoy spending time with their mom.

In this case, I hope for the kids' sake it doesn't happen. Kate will hate doing any of the teaching and will use homeschooling's inherent flexibility (normally a healthy thing for the kids) to her OWN $$ advantage and to the kids' disadvantage.

Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Pa Mom ALSO said...
Kids can be homeschooled without one of the parents doing the actual teaching. If that were the case, she should say that the kids are being homeschooled, not that SHE is homeschooling.
But I think it's a moot point. I would be extremely surprised if that ever were to happen.
_________________________________________________

But Kate/TLC likes to portray that she is doing it all herself even if she is not. We'll just have to see how it plays out.

The helmets are to protect the children's heads in case one of her "girls" breaks loose when she is bending over.

Anonymous said...

OMG. It's boobs. Do none of you complaining about it ever just let it all hang out at home? It's not like she is being sexual. She's wearing a comfortable dress. At home. No one is going to take us seriously if this is our biggest complaint. There are real issues here. Petty ranting about a mother showing her boobs is not going to get the kids off TV. These kids need to get their childhood back. If we are truly out to help them - and not just snark - then this is not the way to do it.

Heide said...

Kelly - you crack me up!!

Come n git yer melons said...

Anonymous, the boobs do play a part in all of this. Her flashing is indicative of her selfish fame-grabbing, inconsiderate, low-brow personality. I've got big ones too and I do not let them hang out at home, at least not on purpose. I've got a nightgown or 2 I should probably throw away come to think of that... but I would not wear a dress like that in front of my kids unless it was on the beach. Even THEN my 2 daughters would be mortified! But at least the paps wouldn't be snapping my pic and my daughters would not be teased about mom showing off her boobs.

Sad but true said...

Anonymous said... These kids need to get their childhood back. If we are truly out to help them - and not just snark - then this is not the way to do it. \===
Anonymous, gossiping and snarking about Kate is an addiction, probably as strong as the addiction Kate has to the camera. As long as Kate is around, there will be this snarking, and as long as snarking about Kate is around, there will be Kate. Sad, but ture.

IDModo said...

Anyone else notice that Kate almost never, EVER, crouches down to the level of her kids to talk to them? Jon almost always does.I guess it`s much harder to flaunt your rack if you`re crouched over..and it also maintains the power position.

Sad but true said...

Anonymous said... These kids need to get their childhood back. If we are truly out to help them - and not just snark - then this is not the way to do it. ===
Anonymous, snarking about Kate is an addiction, probably as strong as Kate's addition to the camera. As long as Kate is around there will be snarking, and as long as there's snarking about Kate, she'll stay around. Sad but true.

Carolina Gal said...

Haven't read the comments yet, I'm sure many mentioned the 'girls' hanging out for the benefit of the paps...and all the pics that would be taken and distributed.

I feel SURE Kate won't be home schooling those kids, she can't stand to be with them. IF she home schooled them, they wouldn't have HER for a teacher. (thank heavens).

fidosmommy said...

They may be "just boobs", but what mother displays them to her sons? I can just see it now.....the boys are having trouble getting close to their beloved, and tell their therapists "All I can think of is that's like my mother's body! I can't deal with that!"

And the daughters think, "oh, they're just breasts, they're OK to display."

I have to hope the school administrators and
governing board have not seen any of these pictures. While they could not do anything about it, it certainly would be a cause for concern when it's out there for public consumption. I'd love to be a fly on the wall
in one of the school board meetings after these pictures hit the internet.

jibberjabbers said...

The only thing I find wrong with the pictures is that it makes her a hypocrite. She cries on TV about how much she hates the Paps, yet she continues to pose and smile for them.

It's obvious she's doing it for the attention although I dont' think anyone really wants to look at them. She isn't good looking at all.

It also exposes her lies about her having surgery. Remember before she had implants? She always covered up and was flat as a board.

a portland granny said...

In my thirty years of teaching, we never had a lesson that was so wild, the children had to wear helmets!! : )

Wonder what her message is to us????

Hmmmmmmmm

TessaKittysMom said...

Don't kids learn shapes when they're like 3 or 4? Nice photo op Kate. Guess the table won't fit in the backyard, oh yeah that's right, cameras can't get a good shot if you're not in front.

PatK said...

It's so easy to tell when it's "photo op" time, because these kids could just as easily be sitting at their play tables on the nice covered patio that's outside the basement family room.

I also don't really care to see her damn boobs all the time. Gah!

just wondering said...

Will she sink or will she float?

pjsmomma said...

Lauren, I am sorry but what "message" is Kate sending out by wearing a summer sun dress in her garage? I wear similar outfits all summer long. I buy the same in different colors and live in them and flip flop type shoes, at home and outside the home. Why do you think she is sending a message to her girls? About what? I ran this by Schmecky but she is at her kid's graduation today. She doesn't get it either and will comment later. In fact, she wore the same outfits in Disney World last year.

my9cats said...

JJ, ITA.
This from a mother of 8, count 'em 8 kids who insisted on being dressed modestly on DWTS because she was the mother of....wait for it....
8, count 'em 8 kids.

Come n git yer melons said...

If Schmecky can produce a pic of herself, bent over next to her daughters, with her breasts hanging down to there, then I will change my stance on this whole thing. I'll admit defeat and turn nudist.

JudyK said...

My daughter could recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the age of 18 months and knew all her shapes, even remarking about them when we drove around to look at Christmas lights. And if Kate's kids had ever had real one-on-one time from her on a consistent basis, they would know how to draw a square around a tree at the age of 6. Kate's lies come out in so many different ways--they will eventually destroy any remaining credibility she may have.

CJ said...

Funny, but that's not how pj's momma signs in. Little troll came out from under the bridge.

Lauren said...

pjsmomma said...
Lauren, I am sorry but what "message" is Kate sending out by wearing a summer sun dress in her garage? I wear similar outfits all summer long. I buy the same in different colors and live in them and flip flop type shoes, at home and outside the home. Why do you think she is sending a message to her girls? About what? I ran this by Schmecky but she is at her kid's graduation today. She doesn't get it either and will comment later. In fact, she wore the same outfits in Disney World last year.

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It's not the dress. It's the way Kate wears the dress.

The point I was trying to make is that Kate should use a little discretion when wearing those low cut sun dresses AND bending over showing cleavage (and more) around her children.

The message I think she is sending is that her children see that it's okay to wear revealing dresses because mommy does it.

I don't wear low cut tops around my nephew.
My mother never wore revealing clothing around me or my brother.

JMO.

Laura D. said...

pjsmomma, the dress does not fit Kate. Sorry, but she's still buying the size she wore b4 the boob job. Lauren's right, it's the way she wears it. Had the kids been playing in the back yard she would have no need to dress for "success." She has no respect for those kids yet TLC would have us believe she is Supermom. That's the crux of it.

AuntieAnn said...

If she wanted privacy, she could have fast-growing trees planted in front of and around the driveway. Ten of them would cost about the same as ten trips to the spa.

That's not gonna happen though cuz those kids HAVE to be out there on display. That's how they make their living for crying out loud.

PT Barnum would be so proud of Kate right now.

Carolina Gal said...

I would guess when she had the boob job, the kids weren't clueless. I'm thinking maybe even they noticed the 'girls' were bigger. I think the message she sends to her kids (besides she's a skank) is that this is the way girls/women, attract attention. This is how you look pretty, attractive and how you 'catch' boys interest. I guarantee you, she got that boob job thinking it would help her career, in Hollywood. teeehe.

As for the dress, I would never buy a dress like that from Ann Taylor. You can get the same thing at Target, for a lot less. When I worked, I only purchased dress/work clothes at AT, not things like shorts. jeans, casual tops (unless they were on a really good sale) to hang out in during the weekends. Plus, I preferred Talbot's over AT; one reason being they have incredible sales.

And, no offense to SG, but when did she become the 'standard' by which we measure what is appropriate for young moms to wear?

This whole photo shoot was just another chance for Kate to get in some camera time, her fav thing to do!

Pa Mom ALSO said...

"My mother never wore revealing clothing around me or my brother."

My mother never wore revealing clothing PERIOD. I know times have changed, but discretion still remains a virtue. As Shakespeare wrote in King Henry IV, Part I, "Discretion is the better part of valour." It appears that Kate has neither discretion (an individual's choice or judgment) or valour (ethics). It's not just this one photo. We've seen a myriad of pictures with her proudly flaunting the new "girls." I seem to remember a video of her in an ice cream shop with the children(can't remember where) in which I was just waiting for her new breasts to show themselves in all their glory. I don't know what she used to keep them in place. It's just not appropriate, and I'm not a prude, by any means.

AuntieAnn said...

They're hired photographers aren't they? Otherwise old Rat Claws would be out there manhandling them and demanding they delete their pics. They'd keep him busy all day earning his paycheck.

heather said...

If she home schools them, does that mean she will be the "teacher" "child advocate" on the set? Then TLC/Kate could get around any pending/approved NEW legislation that would require some sort of advocate on the home, I mean SET.

Sounds more likely that TLC is YET AGAIN trying to keep the kids in front of the camera. And Kzatie Kreider more than willingly goes along, continuing to prostitute her children for cash. Doe you think she meets with Eileen O'Neill behind the TLC building at 11:00 pm at night and she gets her dirty wad of cash?

Carolina Gal said...

Does anyone remember the show where she was on the couch, last yr., it may have been the big announcement show, if not it was around that time, and she was by herself on the sofa. (Was it the one that we got to look at her nasty, dirty feet the whole time) I laughed my head off at her, she was 'heaving and sighing' those gals to the point where I thought they'd pop out. All I could think of was those cheap paperback romance novels, where the girl's "heaving breasts" ignited a "longing and a burning in Pierre's loins". She's very proud of her (not so) new boobies.

Moon And Mango said...

@Carolina Gal...

I guess she believes that there is no point in spending the money to purchase them if you can't heave them.

TessG said...

AuntieAnn said...
mommyinca, JudyK,
The Underground History of American Education (John Taylor Gatto) is the best book ever written on the subject (IMO).
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Absolutely the best. He has a new book out now, too. To keep this about the G's - there really is nothing more to say - horrid - horrid excuse for a mother. Those poor babies did not deserve any of this.

prairiemary said...

Moon And Mango-HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!-funniest ever!

prairiemary said...

Once again,kids+kate=no smile.

LisaNH said...

I'm sorry but after looking at the pics, all I could think of was that scene in Carrie when Sissy Spacek's (sp?) mother says to her "You can see your dirty pillows!" (paraphrasing)and Sissy replies "Their called breasts, mother and every woman has them." LOL.

So Kate, here's a tip, every woman has them, but not everyone needs to see them, escpecially around your children. Show some common sense for crying out loud!!

Kelly said...

From a guys standpoint, there is nothing nicer than a women who is put together, dresses sexy and looks good at it. There is nothing sexy about Kate. NOTHING!! The boobs look like an overpacked luggage rack on the roof of a Nissan Sentra. The legs in the short skirts look like hanging slabs of beef in a meat locker. The hair looks like a Yorkie gone mad. I think that Kate in all her "Glory" should be the poster child for recovering addicts in sex therapy.

my9cats said...

Kelly tell us how you really feel ROFLMAO

LisaNH said...

Kate never really has chosen the right clothing to wear. I always questioned why something never looked right when she first started to dress up more. Remember the old days when she used to wear yoga pants and t shirts? Even her "wedding dress" for the ever so real Hawaii vow renewal didn't look quite right on her.

Now she's just being an exhibitionist for the paps. Dresses too short, tops are too low cut etc... That whole farce in the garage has nothing to with home schooling, it has to do with getting more attention for herself.

Kelly said...

I have a question for all the ladies on here. Who among you gets dressed like she does to go to the supermarket? Heels, short skirt, low cut top, makeup painted on, hair to perfection.

I live in a pretty nice area and go to the food store each week. I've never seen a mom dressed like that, pushing a shopping cart through the aisles. There is nothing wrong with looking nice but dayum, that's just way out there.

LisaNH said...

Kelly, my husband and I go to the store every Sat. morning early to beat the crowds. I drag myself out of bed at 6am (on a SATURDAY I might ad LOL) and drag on some sweat pants and sneakers, drag a brush through my hair and away we go.

If I'm feeling a little adventurous, I might put on some mascara and blush before we leave the house. LOL.

Kelly said...

LisaNH,
About two weeks ago, I got up very early in the morning, put on a pair of Adidas shorts, took the dogs out for their constitutional and after taking them back inside, I realized I had no coffee. I got in my car, drove to the supermarket, picked out a can of Maxwell House and as I went up to the cashier, I was reaching for my wallet. Not only did I forget to bring my wallet, my shorts were inside out. The pockets were hanging out like elephant ears and I couldn't get out of there quick enough. The cashier was laughing so hard she was crying. That's how I'll always be remembered at the supermarket.

Carol said...

mommyinca:

I'm concerned with what you said. It's against federal law for a public school to deny services to a child.

As for Kate's dress, I really couldn't possibly care less about it. Kate is guilty of so much worse than a babydoll dress with her paid for boobs hanging out. Like exploiting her kids for money since they were babies. Selling their private lives for public consumption and her own personal wealth.

LisaNH said...

Kelly, ROFLMAO!!!

I just snarfed water out of my nose from laughing so hard LOL.

Lauren said...

I would feel pretty silly going to the grocery store all dressed up like that. It says look at me, look at me.

I do hair and makeup when I go to church, work, socializing and special shopping at the Galleria mall.

I love makeup but I realize that if it's worn in excess it just ruins your skin. There is a time and place for everything.

Pa Mom ALSO said...

"The hair looks like a Yorkie gone mad."

Even on her worst hair day, my Yorkie looks better than Kate!

K8STFU said...

Perhaps commenting on K8's much-too-small dress is snarky, but it does validate the opinion that K8 is nothing but an attention-seeking famewhore.

BTW : K8 isn't the only one who deserves the snark. I think it's tacky for ANY woman to be busting out of her clothing ...........JMO.

Kelly above, hilarious!

Kelly said...

I seem to remember a show from J&K plus 8 where Jon had to take Kate out to shop for clothes because Kate said she has no fashion sense. NO DUH!!!! Anyway, Jon picked out all the clothes and Kate went dutifully to the dressing room to try them on. I'm not sure if they were shopping at Sunny's Surplus or Ho's R Us but it didn't seem to help her in her choice of clothing today.

Where she finds these outfits is beyond me.
When I see these pictures of her, day in and day out in some outlandish outfit I actually say, out loud......NO WAY. It's beyond explanation.

Kelly said...

PA Mom,
Sorry for the snark on Yorkies in the same statement as Kate. I have two Yorkies (not my choice) and they are really pissed at me for the degrading comment. I apologize to Yorkies worldwide for invoking their name.

SFGirl said...

The only time I see women dressed like that to shop is after work when they stop in to get something for dinner. I never see them do major shopping dressed like that. I live in the SF and our local Safeway never sees the likes of kate.

Judy said...

Kelly said...

I think that Kate in all her "Glory" should be the poster child for recovering addicts in sex therapy

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This is the VERY BEST comment I have read this month on ANY blog ! It deserves a place of honor on this blog.

LisaNH said...

What I can never understand (but it makes sense since she's an exhibitionist) is that even in the winter, she wears clothes that are inappropriate for the season. She'll wear tight, low cut clothes with no coat when it's 30 degrees out. Remember after she had the infamous hair extensions, she went out with the stylist in NYC for dinner? (The photos had great shots of her chomping on her gum LOL). She was wearing a short skirt, sandles, no nylons, no coat etc..

The sad thing is, she usually doesn't dress the kids appropriately either. How many photos have we seen of the kids without coats when it's cold? And remember the 4th of July parade? The kids were freezing but it was more important that they matchy match in summer clothes rather than dress them so they would be comfortable.

Mona said...

Who goes shopping looking like that?

We have a High School teacher here who is exceptionally good at her job. She keeps getting nominated as teacher of the year and her students go to Scholarship bowls every year.
She is active in her church and with after school programs for youth.

However, despite her credentials, she insists on wearing clothes that are very form fitting and her skirts are very short. To add even more length to her legs, she wears very high heels and sbe wears her bleach blonde hair very
full (think 1980's style).

What do the kids talk about? Her clothes and her "look". It detracts from her achievements, which are numerous.

Kelly said...

Mona,
I think I need to go back to High School. Could you please tell me which school she teaches at and if I can pass for a 17 year old student.
Thanks
Love Kelly

LisaNH said...

Kelly, here in NH there seems to be a rash of teachers here who take inappropriate liberties with their students. It started with Pam Smart and has pretty much gone down hill from there. But you'll have to try and pass for a 13-15 year old student.

It must be something in the water here? Or maybe it's all the granite?

Kelly said...

LisaNH,
All kidding aside, The Pam Smart case was identical to the lengths someone will go to for fame. She too, wanted to be on television at any cost, at any length and the ends justifed the means. Kate Gosselin has that same personality and I've often times thought of that while watching her interviews.

Anonymous said...

New to ths site but glad I came here, your all hilarious but have this ladys number. I was a fan of their show back in the days when she would get up and hold a cup of coffee in front of her face and give out a big yawn after she poured some dry cereal in bowls for her kids and stared at them eating with their fingers. She wasn't the best dresser but hey she was a stay at home mom. TLC has changed this woman to what they want her to be and she went for the ride without a thought in her head. As for her dressing like she does going to the grocery store, well her Sheeple will say its perfectly A OK but I have never seen a stay at home mom go out of her way to dress this uncomfortable to hit the grocery store to shop unless she just got out of work and needed to stop in to pick up a few things. I think she knows the TLC pap will be taking her picture and dresses for the occasion, simple as that

LisaNH said...

Kelly, that is so true. I don't know if you remember the footage of the Smart trial but remember how she always dressed to the nines for court? But despite all the pretty dresses and well coiffed hair, she was a tough, hard woman. It came through in the interviews. Just like Kate. She comes through as an ignoramous in interviews.

What is the old expression, you can take the person out of the gutter but you can't always take the gutter out of the person.

Kelly said...

LisaNH, Not only do I remember the trial but the interrogation was used for in service training. She was a cold, calculating, driven person who couldn't stand the staid, uneventful life she was living with a laid back insurance salesman.

Kate is the same way. She was married to a lackluster, unmotivated man who was happy with just being in his element yet his wife wanted and needed much more than anything he could provide.

Boils down to a personality disorder on Pam Smart's behalf and also on Kates.

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LisaNH said...

Kelly, are you a criminal profiler? You are good!!

There are so many similarities between these two women. One could write volumns on it. Not sure if Kate would go as far as Pam, but I suppose the possibility exists.

Another similarity I remember from the Smart case was how Pam, after she was interviewed by our local station, she made a point to discuss how much she would love to be a news caster on Channel 9. She was supposed to be grieving over her husband but she was networking to get a job with a local news station.

I can picture Kate playing up some type of crises or tragedy for more air time.

PA Mom ALSO said...

So, Kelly, are you saying that "trashy" wouldn't be an exaggeration? :-)

"It's against federal law for a public school to deny services to a child."

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It's a private school, and there is no way on God's green earth that these children would be denied an education there based on their mother's attire-- even if she looked like Julia Roberts dressed as hooker Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman.

SchmeckyGirl said...

OMG. I missed so much.

I don't go anywhere without looking hott. Lol. Actually I never go anywhere looking like I just rolled out of bed. I've gone shopping in stilettos and little dresses but ONLY if I was on my way home from somewhere (or on my way to somewhere) dressed up. I don't wear stilettos shopping in general, that's ridiculous. But I will wear a little black sundress and wedge heels or nice sandals or flipflops.

I walked around New Hope today in a little black sundress and wedge heels. Totally comfortable. Not so comfortable when we stopped at a playground and I had wood chips in my shoes. I don't care if my boobs hang out in front of my daughters in my driveway. Neither do they. But not if I know paps are there taking pics! She was dressed up for something other than playing school. IMO.

I personally like a little cleavage... A nice amount. I don't let it all hang out. And I wouldn't let the paps get pics of me like that if I can help it.

I think Kate had a pretty "Christian" following. I think many Christian women may now be offended by her change in dress. Others aren't.

As for naming Ann Taylor in comments I mention it because it's a "classy" style store. If it doesn't look classy then it's probably an I'll fit on the person wearing it. I personally love Ann Taylor and LOFT from their ranks to their dresses.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Oops! Sorry for the messy comment! My blackberry changes everything I type and it's hard to edit.

SchmeckyGirl said...

I just saw the pic on my laptop. LOL! I have that dress! Love it!

Kelly said...

LisaNH,
Kate wouldn't go this far because she has nothing or anyone in her way to stop her. Had she still been married to Jon, the personality traits she exhibits, less the television air time would certainly lend credence to the possibility.


Both Kate and Pamela Smart were from small towns, functional families and driven to the point of extreme, thus we're all witnessing with Kate's behavior. She, like Pamela Smart aren't satisfied with anything but everything and everything still isn't enough.

There's a parallel with the two of them that is so unbelievable it's almost scary.

LisaNH said...

PA Mom ALSO said...
"even if she looked like Julia Roberts dressed as hooker Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman. "
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Ah yes, she may dress like Vivian, but she doesn't have a heart of gold like Vivian :-) Kate would never peddle her wares in order to get rent money so her friend wouldn't be tossed on the street. Kate would stand on the street and laugh at the friend and then cast that person out of her life.

(Great movie and great soundtrack by the way)
:-)

Kelly said...

Schmeckygirl,
I don't know who's ears perked up higher after reading your response......Mine or my Yorkies. You have a free pass to dress like that and shop in any supermarket in the State of Maryland, TAX FREE and I'm pretty damned certain that every male in the store will walk you out to your car, push the shopping cart, load the bags and pay homage to you. We'll change the air in your tires, fill the car with gas, hand pick the bugs from your radiator and even cook the damned food for you. Now THAT'S what we do for HOT women in babydoll dresses. Haven't seen one in my supermarket but then again, after they saw me with my shorts inside out, I probably don't have a chance.

LisaNH said...

Kelly, I agree, Kate and Pam were both driven by fame. I think the only difference between these two women is that Pam is slightly more intelligent than Kate. Pam was able to manipulate people with mind games. Kate seems more like the type to manipulate people with bad behavior ie temper tantrums, tears etc... Kate intimidates people because she acts out. Pam, I think, knew how to push buttons by preying on peoples weaknesses.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate still thinks she's got the body of a twenty-something woman. She should do what she told her ex to do - grow up. I have seen her in some nice clothes but she walks like a moose and ruins everything.

Re: Pam Smart. In the film To Die For, Nicole Kidman's character wants to appear on television at all costs, even if this involves murdering her husband. A psychiatric assessment of her character noted that she "was seen as a prototypical narcissistic person by the raters: on average, she satisfied 8 of 9 criteria for narcissistic personality disorder... had she been evaluated for personality disorders, she would receive a diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder." [wikipedia]
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IDmodo - yes, I've noticed that she doesn't get down to eye level with her kids when she speaks to them. You would think she'd know that - being a supermom and all.

TessG - thank you for that info -I'll look for the book. JTG is brilliant.

cherier1 said...

mommyinca:

I'm concerned with what you said. It's against federal law for a public school to deny services to a child.

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It's not denial of services per se. Services are offered *somewhere*. They may be contracted out to another school system, for example, and the child would have to be transported by bus - perhaps a long ride. That way, the school system earns the special education funds for said child without spending money on the teachers and classrooms needed to service the child; the children are covered service-wise and the parents can complain but to no avail. The bases are covered for the school system, but not for the parent and child.

LisaNH said...

AuntieAnn said...
Kate still thinks she's got the body of a twenty-something woman. She should do what she told her ex to do - grow up. I have seen her in some nice clothes but she walks like a moose and ruins everything.

Re: Pam Smart. In the film To Die For, Nicole Kidman's character wants to appear on television at all costs, even if this involves murdering her husband. A psychiatric assessment of her character noted that she "was seen as a prototypical narcissistic person by the raters: on average, she satisfied 8 of 9 criteria for narcissistic personality disorder... had she been evaluated for personality disorders, she would receive a diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder." [wikipedia
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Another great movie. Nicole Kidman did a stellar job playing a "Pam Smart-esque" character.

Kelly said...

LisaNH,
Neither Pam nor Kate have the intelligence they think they do. After all, Pam got caught. We all know Kate's IQ level. Pam used teenagers to carry out her deed and she had too many accomplices to get away with it. Never works. Too many people to silence and too many minds with a conscience to hide it. Most homicides where a spouse is found dead are solved within 72 hours and it's always the other spouse involved. Interrogation techniques today are much more sophisticated than they were years ago and breaking a suspect, an accomplice or a witness is far too easy.

We used to trump charges when interviewing suspects or suspected witnesses to a crime. After Mirandizing someone, we list on a piece of paper all the crimes they could potentially be charged with along with the prison time associated with it.

1. Mopery with intent to creep.....20 years.
2. Failure to do right......15 years.
3. Disorderly Thinking.... 5 years.

After the Mopery with intent to creep charge, they would sing like birds.

Anyway, Pam Smart wasn't so smart but she sure does have the same characteristics as Kate Gosselin.

LisaNH said...

Great chats, everyone. I've got to sign off. 6am comes really early on a non-work day and it's almost 11:30pm. Hubby will be up around 5am and spend an hour trying to get me up to go grocery shopping LOL. Maybe I'll give him a treat and dress up for a change. But then he'll view me oddly LOL.

Have a great night, everyone.

PA Mom ALSO said...

"Ah yes, she may dress like Vivian, but she doesn't have a heart of gold like Vivian :-) Kate would never peddle her wares in order to get rent money so her friend wouldn't be tossed on the street. Kate would stand on the street and laugh at the friend and then cast that person out of her life.

(Great movie and great soundtrack by the way)"

It's on TBS right now, which is what reminded me of the hooker outfits! Kate would be happy if she could drive a Lotus that cornered like it was on rails, and have Mary Pat, Mary Kate and Mary Francis wait on her hand and foot!
:-)

AuntieAnn said...

LisaNH,
Just go to bed in your nightie and go shopping in it in the morning. Isn't that what Kate's wearing?
Really, it looks like she forgot to put on her housecoat before she went outside.

LisaNH said...

Kelly, thanks for the info. That is so true about the percentage of homicides being committed by spouses. I remember an AG/Instructor telling us that in one of my CJ classes.

You're right about Pam's intelligence, or lack there of, since she got caught. She seemed to come across more calculating. Kate is too dull to calculate anything. LOL. If she ever tried to do what Pam did, maybe she'd be caught a lot quicker than Pam because she would be a bit more obvious.

LisaNH said...

AuntieAnn said...
LisaNH,
Just go to bed in your nightie and go shopping in it in the morning. Isn't that what Kate's wearing?
Really, it looks like she forgot to put on her housecoat before she went outside.
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LOL. Too funny.

Okay, this time, I swear, I'm leaving. Talk to everyone soon.

Carolina Gal said...

Kelly, do you remember a murder case that took place in the early 1980's I believe. (I'm sure you're too young to have been a cop at that time) A mother shot her children (3, I think) on a country road as they were taking a "leisurely drive" late at nite. She ended up killing one, a daughter. One I think was too young to remember, her son I think, was paralyzed as a result. I want to say it was in Oregon. She claimed she had stopped for a man standing by the side of the road waving her down. She then proceeded to 'speed' into the hospital's ER entrance, claiming she had 'pushed' the man out of the way and took off in the car. People came forward saying she was driving slow, while approaching the hospital, and only started speeding as she got closer to the ER. She was under suspicion almost immediately, as she was so intent on being in front of the TV cameras, doing interviews, etc., she couldn't stop talking about it. She was quite indifferent to one of her children having died. I am going crazy trying to think of the case/name. She was sentenced to life in prison.

The only point I was getting at, was that she ended up being categorized/diagnosed as narcissistic. I remember vaguely reading it in the papers at the time. She just loved those cameras on her. Probably was what tipped the cops off. She was involved w/a boyfriend who she was afraid was going to leave her because of the kids. The NPD part is what made me think of Kate G. Long story for that point. It's just now it's driving me crazy. I've tried googling it and can't find the story. I was just reading up on it not that long ago, as a result of something else I'd seen written about it.

pa mom too said...

This has to be being filmed for one of the shows because look how the flags are in perfect order according to where the tables are. One at each end, and one dead center between the 2 tables. Coincidence ?

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/kate-gosselin/photo/kate-gosselin-980

As far as the way Kate is "dressed" with the boobs falling out of her dress into the kid's faces, it's going to be one heck of a summer in Wernersville. The paps are probably already polishing their camera lenses so they are ready for her. Besides Kate being a narcissist, it appears that she is also quite the exhibitionist. She's much worse with everything this year compared to last year, so who knows what the paps will get pictures of in the coming months.
Her children should be proud.

Hawks Fan said...

Carolina Gal, The womans name was Diane Downs.
It's also a book out about it by Ann Rule called "Small Sacrifices."

emily said...

Kate may like the baby doll dresses as they hide her unfortunate midsection and backside while showing off the blobby melons. This black dress would be fine if she wore a tank or something sImilar underneath or kept her back to the paps (or did this activity indoors like the rest of the world would). Instead, she repeatedly bends over for the cameras and shows off those long fake boobs IN FRONT OF HER YOUNG KIDS hoping to get published in the tabloids. How desperate could one be? Is this boobfest in keeping with TLC's family values? What is she teaching those kids, especially the girls, when dressed so provocatively? Sad thing is she just looks hard up for attention. She doesn't understand that she is NOT hot; it's just not in the cards for that man-woman

Anonymous said...

Well, reading these comments I might need to wear Depends next time. lol. Kate's come a long way, remember this time last year on the lawn with the blow up bouncy house? She flashed the paps and the TLC crew the 'girls' and all her worldly 'goods'.
ROL has Jon and her GF in Manhattan, before it was some lame thing of him going to a carnival. Hmm, I think TLC is using ROL to use Jon Gosselin to troll for viewers. You know 3.4 million viewers is lower than they expected. Narcissism/exploitation is a Kate/TLC/Steve Neild thing.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the stack of papers she was carrying last week was anything more than photocopies of lessons someone gave her for the kids to practice during the summer. It's been blogged since last week's episode that the tups were behind in school (phonics, shape identification, etc) and she's doing damage control, imo. How horrible of her to stage something as phony as this is despicable! but I'll bet anything that either TLC was filming this or that it was TLC/PR directed.

jibberjabbers said...

Please do not compare Kate to Pam. Kate has nothing on Pam. Pam actually has talent. She can act and she seems a lot nicer than Kate.

Look wise, Kate also has nothing on Pam.

And most importantly, Pam doesn't need to use her kids to gain sympathy or use them for her own agenda.

Kate is more of a desperate nobody trying to be Hollywood. She can't act, has no real talent and is milking the Mother of 8 thing long enough.

OC Girl said...

Anonymous,

I totally agree with you. That stack of "scripts", I mean papers, reminded me of a teacher's pile of graded work. I assumed they were school work of some sort.

Nice PR spin, TLC & Radar, but who randomly sends scripts in the mail as loose leaf paper. Kate mentioned that she would love to do voice work, but I listened to an audio sample of her new book and I'd rather listen to Stephen Hawking's automated voice instead of her monotone. Just when you thought reading the book would be bad enough...hearing HER read her own book was ten times worse!

DWTS was her big Hollywood moment. The only other celebrity show is Celebrity Apprentice -- what would be her charity, the Kate Gosselin Fund?

There's no way Kate would ever homeschool or even tutor her own kids. How many times have we heard her complain about the kids' homework?! Even in the most recent episode, you can see she has no patience in helping her kids with their homework.

mommyinca said...

Auntie Ann, I've read some great articles by John Taylor Gatto (excerpts from his book, really.) I need to buy the book now.

Carol~ Without getting into the specifics: The district would not agree to give my son the recommended services from several of his Dr's and other therapists. They had to see him "fail" before they would give him an aide. There are so many budget cuts going on in our state that it's been hard to get all the services that we feel our son needs. He was offered some basics but it wasn't going to be enough for him to succeed (academically or emotionally).

Here's my Kate comment: She can wear a bikini made out of shaving cream and I wouldn't give a rat's patootie as long as she STOPS using her kids to further her fame. She KNEW the paps were snapping pics. Even in the grocery store parking lot pics, she knows exactly what she's doing. She's putting on a show for the cameras. "Look how pretty I am with my breasts pouring out of my dress".

amyf said...

At least Pam Smart didn't have any small children to destroy. It was high school kids that she led astray.

what a moron said...

Maybe Kate is still teaching the kids shapes. She bends over and the kids yell "circles"! "rectangles"! "melons"! "blobs"!

Vanessa said...

"Ok, kids, you're all going to make your "father" (eye roll) a Father's Day Card. You will write down exactly what I tell you. You will use CRAYONS only and ONLY the colors I choose. I will take each of you seperately (because I can't take all of you when I'm down a helper) to the post office to mail your cards to your "father" (eye roll.) He's still your "father" and I can't let our differences affect you, BUT seeing as I told the world I'd never miss a "holiday" with all of you, I can't "allow" you a visit with him on that day. We can set the webcam up and you can have a little chat with him. Then we'll have a picnic out on the driveway to celebrate Father's Day."

Save Cara and Mady said...

Has anyone any info that this was filmed? Good comment about the flags. What's the point of that unless it's something perhaps pertaining to July 4th. Also, they were filming around Memorial Day with flags, so I bet my bottom dollar that the July 11 show will have that in it----gotta show how patriotic she is.

I have a black dress like that, maybe even the same one from The Loft. But I wear a tank top with it. I like it because it hides my tummy and big butt. And I would never wear it just around the house. She wore it definitely to pose for the cameras.

And that short dress and heels she wore to Giant. You've got to be kidding me! There's something so wrong with that.

Lucy said...

I'd bet those sheets she is holding are lessons for the tups explaining what "A" cup, "B" cup, "C" cup etc mean ... and I ain't talkin' about tea.

Markiesnana said...

Emily --
I agree with your post.
What I see when I look at something like this, is a person who feels not much value in being just who she is. She is (with the help of TLC) having surgery, changing her looks to try desperately to look like "somebody".
In her defense, anyone should change their hair color, etc...as they please. However, she is certainly trying to package herself like she is a Hollywood movie star. At the same time, she is promoting herself as a mom first and foremost.
What I think she is desperately seeking is someone, anyone (everyone) to say over and over to her: "What? Why HOW could you possibly have 8 kids? You'd never know it! You look so fabulous."
She doesn't even know that she doesn't need the rest of the world's approval.
In the meantime, she is definitely messing up the kids' lives. That's obvious.

nanb said...

Is anyone old enough to remember "Granimals"? It was a mfg of kids clothes, that was setup so the kids could pick out the outfit themselves and have it match. I believe that what Kate needs.

case in point
http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/kate-gosselin/photo/kate-gosselin-976

All the elements are fine, but who wears dangling earrings, stilettos, clutch purse etc. with short shorts? The shorts are too casual for the rest of the outfit. The outfit wouldn't attract my attention with walking/city shorts or a pencil skirt.

case in point

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/kate-gosselin/photo/kate-gosselin-991

The dress is too dressy for a tote style bag. Also, the dress and the tote are busy, they just don't go together.

Every outfit just is a little off. Also her outfits just scream "Nouveau riche". I think that no matter how much money she gets, she won't have class.

Moon And Mango said...

"Is anyone old enough to remember "Granimals"?"

WalMart still sells Garanimals! They outlived her defunct Health Tex line!

Moon And Mango said...

"There's no way Kate would ever homeschool or even tutor her own kids. How many times have we heard her complain about the kids' homework?! Even in the most recent episode, you can see she has no patience in helping her kids with their homework."


It's not only about patience. You've got to have the credentials to teach...to KNOW your subject matter and to know how to teach. Can you imagine her teaching a grammar/linguistics lesson?

fidosmommy said...

Nanb,
Oh, I think she is still hoping for a gig on TLC's What not to Wear. You know, hoping that some of those paparazzi are actually WNTW production cameras, and they will stop her on the street, then go snatch her up at her nail salon or at Target. Think of it. She gets more face time on TV, she gets a $5,000 wardrobe from New York City (maybe she'll be the lucky dolt who gets the $10,000 special
episode wardrobe!), a new hairstyle (very much needed IMO) and TLC will throw her a party so her 8 kids, Steve and Gina and Jamie and all her countless friends can ohh and ahh over her new look.

Yep, that's the whole reason for the poor choices in wardrobe. (snark)

Moon And Mango said...

"At the same time, she is promoting herself as a mom first and foremost.
What I think she is desperately seeking is someone, anyone (everyone) to say over and over to her: "What? Why HOW could you possibly have 8 kids? You'd never know it! You look so fabulous."

Exactly...and that's what is so tragic. She has no identity. She doesn't know who she is. She wants to be the super Mom with all the kids, but at the same time, she cries out for attention from the Hollywood gang, trying to look ultra-sexy and hob-nob with the rich and famous. She's caught up in a world in which she's torn between two places and she can't find the happy medium.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate wouldn't be able to handle Clinton and Stacey ripping her apart thread by thread in front of the mirror. But I would like to hear Stacey tell Kate to SHUTUP... and mean it.

fidosmommy said...

AuntieAnn said...
Kate wouldn't be able to handle Clinton and Stacey ripping her apart thread by thread in front of the mirror.

*****

Maybe not. But I see it as yet another opportunity to tell the world that she is so busy being a Mom of eight children that she has no time to think about how outfits go together.
It's her chance to reiterate how little she knows about fashion and how getting the 8 kids dressed is all she can be expected to do on an average day. Stacy and Clinton, as TLC employees, will be all sympathetic to her plight.

Besides, having Stacy and Clinton pick at her clothing style will be another reason to cry about how hard she has it with people expecting her to be perfect.

AuntieAnn said...

fidosmommy,
Oh I agree completely. Any opportunity to be seen on the screen and complain about how difficult her life is, is worthwhile to her. Even toned-down insults would feed her need for attention.

On a related note, I watched a few minutes of the Diane Downs story on YouTube after it was mentioned on here. Ann Rules said something interesting that reminded me of Kate. She said Diane didn't have kids so she could love them, she had them so they could love her. That had Kate written all over it. She's always quick to point out how thrilled she is when one of them tells her they love her or miss her or they thank her for anything. It's normal to want to be loved and appreciated, but she goes on a high like it's a narcotic fix, when you listen to her talk about it.

Anonymous said...

From what I know about photography and looking the photos strictly from a photographic point of view I believe the photographer was fairly close. For example the one with Cara and Mady in the garage - if that photo was taken with a telephoto lense they would not have been as visible due to the darkness in the garage. In fact, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I believe the photographer used a flash and the range of a flash would indicate that the photographer had to be within the fence line - not that far from them. Also looking at the sharpeness of the details and field of view indicate to me that these were not taken from behind the fence. So the link saying a "nearby" photographer is to be taken as accurate.

Judy said...

Anonymous said...
Jealous is not the right word to describe you people. Petty is a better description
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Whats up Kate ? No picnics today ?

pa mom too said...

Anonymous said...
Jealous is not the right word to describe you people. Petty is a better description.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
boo hoo


I also think Kate would love to be on What Not To Wear, and you can believe she would be getting the $10,000 in clothes, shoes and purses, not the $5,000. More freebies....oh joy ! She could also be on tv for one hour, with it being all about her, and she can cry and sniff her way through the whole show. What could be more perfect ?? ;)

pa mom too said...

Judy said...
Anonymous said...
Jealous is not the right word to describe you people. Petty is a better description
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Whats up Kate ? No picnics today ?

_______________________________
LOL ! Katie better tell the nannies to hurry up and get those grapes, crackers and paper plates ready for the driveway picnic because we are going to have storms rolling through later.

Sad but true said...

Anonymous said...

Jealous is not the right word to describe you people. Petty is a better description.

You're pretty much correct. The constant need to comment eventually leads to nothing but pettiness when it's all been said and done a thousand times. The posters can't see that it is further evidence of their addiction. They think they're comments are clever and insightful. They're addicts that aren't ready to admit it yet.

PJ's momma said...
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PJ's momma said...

OMG, y'all! I have had my ID stolen too! So unless there is a pic of an evil, yawning dachsund next to my posts, and it's PJ's momma, not pjsmomma, I didn't send them! Specifically, Lauren, I didn't send that message. Nor would it make any sense if I did. I am in the Pacific NW and if I wore a dress like that, not only would it not look like that, but I would be freezing my bazoombas off, if I had any, which I don't. I shop at Ann Taylor and Loft, and have seen those dresses, but not only do they look terrible on my stick figure, they are not practical for very long around here, unless they are covered with a sweater. I don't think Kate has a bad body, but I do think she could dress it better. The clothes she chooses and her way of carrying herself and her posture do her no favors at all.
Seriously, what kind of weirdo goes around posting under someone else's name?

IDModo said...

If it's petty to think that a woman in her 30's should dress appropriately in front of her children and not freely show her enhanced breasts for the world to see, call me Petty!If it's petty to be concerned about the ideas those children get about what women should be like from this behaviour, call me Petty!
If it's petty to believe that this fame-seeking narcissist is ruining her children's lives with her insistence on continuing to film private moments of their lives, I'm Petty!
As for it all having been said and done a thousand times, water has been known to wear away stone;maybe if we comment enough times something will be done about this travesty.

Moon And Mango said...

It's petty, boorish and redundant to care about the welfare of these children and the lives that are being deprived of a normal childhood at the hands of a fame-seeking narcissist? If so, thank the Good Lord that there is a multitude of petty, boorish and redundant people out there who feel the same way. Heaven help us all if and when these good people cease to care about the well-being of young ones who most of them do not even know. When we stop caring, turn and look away and please only ourselves, then we know that our society has stooped to the same level, and it becomes an apathetic group of egocentric robotic creatures who are self-centered with no system of values.

Why are these people hiding under the anonymous moniker?

fidosmommy said...

Sad but true said...
Anonymous said...

Jealous is not the right word to describe you people. Petty is a better description.

You're pretty much correct. The constant need to comment eventually leads to nothing but pettiness when it's all been said and done a thousand times. The posters can't see that it is further evidence of their addiction. They think they're comments are clever and insightful. They're addicts that aren't ready to admit it yet.

*****

Wnen I finish laughing, I'll respond.

Pa Mom ALSO said...

"Jealous is not the right word to describe you people."

Don't you mean JELLUS? Join the flock of other sheeple and learn to spell it, for Pete's sakes!

Moon And Mango said...

"They think they're comments are clever and insightful."

They're comments? As in 'they are' comments? Don't you mean THEIR?

Anonymous said...

"Why are these people hiding under the anonymous moniker?"

OMG! Your parents really named you Moon and Mango??

Anonymous said...

"It's petty, boorish and redundant to care about the welfare of these children and the lives that are being deprived of a normal childhood at the hands of a fame-seeking narcissist?"

So making up scenarios based on a pic on a gossip site is in some way showing you care about these children?? How so? How is snarking on their parents helping them in any way?

Moon And Mango said...

OMG! Your parents really named you Moon and Mango??

Yeah...weird, huh? They were lunar creatures who favored the tropics! At least when its plural it becomes Moons and Mangoes, not anonyMOUSES! LOL!!

Moon And Mango said...

"How is Moon and Mango any different than Anonymous?"

LOL!! If one has to ask that, then that person is more clueless than we think!

Moon And Mango said...

"How is Moon and Mango any different than Anonymous?"

By the way, which "anonymous" asked that? Numbers 1-12 or 15-24?

Anonymous said...

Unless you have multiple personalities who share the name, who cares what your name is in plural?

Sad but true said...

Moon And Mango said... Heaven help us all if and when these good people cease to care about the well-being of young ones who most of them do not even know.

“omg, she's disgusting….
Boy! I wouldn't like to go to HER homeschool!…
They don't need helmets for their bikes, but they do for their own mother!…
She sure wants that "baby Doll" look. Must still be trolling for men….
I betcha she picked up a bunch of junky scratch paper from the Kinkos store that is nearby her nail salon….
The helmets are in case the kids write something like "I love you, Daddy" or "I wish you were here!"…
What kind of a mother teaches her children anything wearing a hooker dress?…”

All the petty, boorish redundancies made me overlook how caring these statements are. Silly me.

PA Mom ALSO said...

"All the petty, boorish redundancies made me overlook how caring these statements are. Silly me."

Then why are you here?

Admin., isn't it time to move on? This is getting old very fast...

Sybil! said...

"Unless you have multiple personalities who share the name, who cares what your name is in plural?"

Probably Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!

Carolina Gal said...

Hawks Fan, thank you, it was driving me crazy. I had seen the made for TV movie (w/Farrah Fawcett) years ago, and read the book subsequent to that, but for the life of me, I couldn't remember her name. I have CRS disease. :)

AuntieAnn said...

The mother and father of these kids are the ones who deprived their kids of their childhood, no one else.

PatE said...

AuntieAnn said:

>>>>Ann Rules said something interesting that reminded me of Kate. She said Diane didn't have kids so she could love them, she had them so they could love her. <<<<<

Exactly. I just watched season 4 and she says she had to eat a double serving of bacon because she was "Growing them", not because the babies were growing and needed food. Her choice of words was "COLD". Growing them as in growing tomatoes. ALWAYS....she sucks the air out of every room.

Moon And Mango said...

"I just watched season 4 and she says she had to eat a double serving of bacon because she was "Growing them"

I'll give her a pass on this one. In our neck of the woods (where she grew up), folks of the older generation often ask expectant mothers, "What are you growing in there?" Maybe it has something to do with living in farm country. It's common talk among the PA Dutch.

Anonymous said...

Girlygirl thinks...
People keep commenting about "Home Schooling". Do you think she would seriously Home School them herself? That picture is nothing but a Photo-Op, and my guess is that they are taping for a 4th of July episode (Note the flags in the picture).
Regarding the fact that she was going over shapes just proves how out of touch she is with her children. They have most likely had "shapes" in Preschool already. If it isn't a photo-op or for the next special, then she is probably trying to "prep" them for time with their Set-Educator/ Teacher which is required with the new PA laws.
Seriously, I have to laugh that anyone would think she would Home School... that takes a very dedicated parent. One who is doing something for the well being of their child. We all know, that ain't Khate!

nanb said...

Exploitation time again. Kate filming "Kate exploits 8, plus Amish builders and chickens!

http://www.gossipcenter.com/kate-gosselin/kate-gosselin-chicken-coop-family-fun-375357

How long do you think the chickens will be at the Mcmansion?

Now, I can officially say I'm jealous of Kate. I've wanted chickens for sometime. As I keep telling my husband, if I'm ultimately responsible for our pets, I want pets that give back to me. Chickens=eggs and fertilizer.

Hope she gets a rooster!

Carolina Gal said...

nanb - Once the filming of the chickens is over, they'll be having them for dinner that nite!

Carolina Gal said...

...And, were the coops placed on the property, so as to allow the paps to get a good shot?

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