Monday, October 11, 2010

Kate goes tanning on her custodial time

Kate was spotted at Starbucks, Fedex and of course the tanning beds on Sunday. Silly us to assume Jon must have the kids this weekend. It's actually Kate's weekend, according to Jon's twitter today:

jongosselin1 Had a good weekend, enjoyed the nice weather, although I didn't have custody of my kids.

She can't go tanning while the children are in school?

http://celebrity-gossip.net/kate-gosselin/kate-gosselin-opens-about-school-preparation-423031

172 sediments (sic) from readers:

PJ's momma said...

Good for the kids that they're seeing their father on a regular basis. They need BOTH parents. I said it on an earlier thread, but she makes True Religion jeans look bad. The cut is wrong, the length is wrong and those stupid shoes with the toe hanging over the edge are always wrong - even more so paired with jeans. Doesn't she ever look at magazines? Who wears shoes like that or stilettos with jeans all the time? Nobody! I had to wear very high heels a couple times last week for corporate events, and boy howdy, I was glad to get them off. Heels are one thing, but sky-high just hurts, from your feet to your neck! I was actually hoping I was not clomping around like she does - but I probably was. It's just not natural!

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

I wish I could say that I give a damn Kate was spotted going on a tanning run...

but I don't.

Sorry.

Anonymous2 said...

Maybe I need new glasses or a bigger monitor but I don't see Kate's toes actually hanging "over" the edge of her shoes. Seems a tad picky to me. One of my feet is a bit larger than the other and when I wear sandals the toes on my slightly larger foot sort of go over the edge of the end of the shoe. Perhaps I shouldn't wear sandals any more if it's so offensive to the eye.

Get a life, Kate said...

ITA with you Pink Straight Jacket. I'm so done with Kate and her stupid trips to the cleaners, Target, whatever. Who gives a sh**?

Merette said...

Let's face facts. Take has huge Fred Flintstone feet that are, at best, unatractive. Typically, when one has an exceptionally bad feature, one tries to minimize it if they have any style/fashion sense at all. This is not about being nit-picky, it's about Take's complete LACK of sense of style AND lack of good taste, which explains why she looks like a tramp all 99.9% of the time. If she has covered up "the girls" and is wearing more approriate clothing every once in a while, it is no doubt that Julie Carson May has told her to tone down the tramp look as she could be ruled out for gigs that require her to be that "Christian mom" that all the sheeple still believe she is.

PJ's momma said...

Anonymous2, I only say that because her toes are always hanging over the edge. One of the pics on radar shows her toes actually clenched like they're hanging on for dear life or something. I too have a larger foot on my left side, so I buy my shoes to accommodate that. I wonder if she buys online and can't try on or something. I couldn't do that - my feet are too weird without trying stuff on.

SAHM said...

Did she park in the fire zone again???

h84kate said...

I don't pay attention to fashion or even notice anything about what she wears unless it's pointed out in the comments. I just don't care. But what is surprising is how negative everyone is. There used to be so much criticism for revealing and inappropriate clothing. And now that she's not hanging out in bikinis, she's still getting flack. I guess that's the price of fame. Is there a look that people would be happy with? I'm not a Kate fan by any stretch of the imagination, and think she's a downright awful mother. If no matter what she does she's criticized maybe she shouldn't bother trying to please people, then again maybe she shouldn't bother being a fame-whore if she can't take the scrutiny.

After posting many videos on youtube and reading all the comments I was struck by one particular poster. She was absolutely upset that Jon is involved with the kids. This was probably about a year ago and actually said that she wished Jon would just leave them alone and get out of their lives. She said Jon doesn't get it, and all of his antics were bad for the kids. I was flabergasted that someone would actually think this. Jon's done some awful things, but he should always be in the kids' lives. I'm happy to see him spending time with his family.

Hippie Chick said...

If Jon had the kids, that's great. At least they aren't with her, suffering under her regime.

If this is all they can get of Kate, then this is actually pretty good news. Her "star" is falling at a fast rate, or IMO, has gone splat. There is nothing of substance to talk about really.

Administrator said...

A lot of people have appreciated her more modest outfits lately and said so. Myself included.

Must Love Dogs said...

I'm just glad the kids were with their father instead of her, she is scarey.

Anonymous said...

Jon doesn't have the kids this weekend. It's Kate's weekend with the kids. Jon got the girl's on Thursday to celebrate their B-day. Kate is celebrating with them this weekend.

Anonymous2 said...

It wasn't "a lot" of people. It was some people. Besides that, when someone makes a positive comment, it's often followed with a "but" and some complaint; orangy tan, bags under the eyes, wrong color shoes, dark roots showing. So, although I don't like Kate one little bit, if she's going to be scrutinized down to her toes, literally, she might as well do what she wants and tell her "manager" to stfu.

If Kate wore a hoodie to hide her roots, a turtleneck sweater to hide her boobs and neck, tennis shoes to hide her toes, a long skirt to hide her hips and legs, dark glasses to hide the bags under her eyes...LOL. Honestly, it's becoming more than ridiculous.

JudyK said...

I have to admit I think Kate is pretty, and I like the way she dresses, with the exception of her tops often being way too low cut. Heels look great w/ jeans and leggings. My problem is that her interior does not match her exterior, and I think she's a lousy mother.

Anonymous2 said...

Merette said...This is not about being nit-picky,

To dwell on the position of Kate's toes in her shoes is all about being nit-picky. Without her face on the internet and in the gossip rags every day, and no weekly show, it must be time to scrape the bottom of the barrel. Never did I think I'd defend Kate, and I'm not sure that's what I'm doing, but this is beyond ludicrous. Maybe it's time to move along. The carnage of this train wreck has been cleared. Why scavenge around for bits and pieces?

Dani said...

The kids were not with Jon. They were home with the nannies.

Reality Bites said...

Kate is revolting and so are her big fat feet. Sorry, that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

Hippie Chick said...

Anonymous2...I have to agree with you here. I'm not trying to start anything by any means, but I think people need something to pick on Kate about. There are plenty of things Kate has done to slam her about. Yep, I agree that her skanky outfits were something else, especially with young daughters to answer to, & the fact that she supposedly has those "Christian" values she so famously preached, but aside from those horrendous white shoes last week,(which were just a bad fashion choice) she hasn't dressed slutty since summer, & let's move on. Do I think Kate needs a stylist? Oh my GOD yes. But, this outfit in this thread is fine & there's nothing to nit-pick about, IMO.

Administrator said...

I tend to agree people can be very picky with her. I don't disagree. I am not a big clothes/makeup/hair person anyway so for that reason alone I don't usually participate too much. I care to the extent that the children's money is being spent on her lifestyle. I think people are frustrated and fed up with her and that plays into it.

Lynn said...

Kate Gosselin cannot remember all the lies she spews. Didn't she say on Regis & Kelly that when the kids are with Jon she basically just sits by the phone and waits for a phone call from whomever wants to come home? guess they can't come home if she is out tanning, etc. Unless they go home to the nannies...LOL Baby Mama - let's hear what you have to say about this one?

Administrator said...

I have no objection to a mother having me time occasionally even if it's doing something that has proven to cause cancer. But photos show Kate in the area all the time screwing around at the nail salon, parking in fire zones to drop off packages, getting her hair done, going to Target four days a week, and so on. Clearly she has all the time in the world to go shopping every day. So I don't understand why she can't do her tanning when the children are with Jon or in school. This is her custodial time and she's in a tanning bed.

Moose Mania said...

"So I don't understand why she can't do her tanning when the children are with Jon or in school."

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She doesn't want to be with the kids. That's why she is paying nannies. Why would she tan when the kids are in school or with Jon? That would serve no purpose because it wouldn't get her away from them. She needs excuses to get out of the house WHEN THEY ARE THERE!

Anonymous said...

Dani @ 10:43 AM - I would think that if the children are not with Jon, Kate should be spending Sunday with them. She should be able to run all her errands another day when the children are in school.

Dani said...

Yes, Anonymous, one would think.

Karen` said...

Obviously, Kate does not enjoy spending time with her children unless they are being paid and filmed. I realize we are not around 24/7, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out that when your kids are in school all week and you do not have a full-time job it makes sense to run your errands during the week when all are in school. Oh, I almost forgot we are talking about Kate G. here. It's all about her. We sure haven't seen Jon going shopping, tanning, spending time on himself when the kids are with him. They appear to be his total and complete focus with no help except his girlfriend. Go figure?

Administrator said...

Can you imagine if Jon were to leave the kids at the apartment and go for a round of golf on his custodial time? There would be outrage. As near as I can tell Kate is out running errands on a daily basis. I think she's afraid to be alone in that house. And obviously they're not filming this weekend so why would she actually be home.

Administrator said...

Which does raise a question. It's a 3 day weekend. Plenty of time for filming. Plenty of time for tanning anyway. Why no filming TLC? Hmmm.

JurseyChic24 said...

Odd how there are more positive comments on Kate's blog now, when there hasn't been a show on in a few weeks, then when the show WAS on the air. The last blog was full of comments that were less then encouraging. Now suddenly she's got her fans back and they love her. Again, odd. Must've been a busy weekend for those interns.

kimmie said...

Administrator said...

Can you imagine if Jon were to leave the kids at the apartment and go for a round of golf on his custodial time? There would be outrage. As near as I can tell Kate is out running errands on a daily basis. I think she's afraid to be alone in that house. And obviously they're not filming this weekend so why would she actually be home.
October 11, 2010 12:51 PM

i don't think it's the same at all. jon only has a couple days a week with the kids. if he took that day and left them is one thing.

kate sees them mornings, afternoons, nights, and weekends jon doesn't have them.

making appts (like for tanning, nails etc) may mean that they fall on days she didn't knowshe would have the kids...ya know?

i hardly think it's something to nail her to the wall on.

lalaland said...

Wasn't the twins birthday last weekend? Did she celebrate in between tanning sessions?

Administrator said...

Kimmie I think the nannies see the kids all the time. Kate doesn't WORK anymore. She has all day long to do this stuff during the week. Explain why she needs to go to target three days a week and why she can't squeeze her tanning in then. This is the same woman who takes off for New York City just to do her hair.

Seeing Clearly said...

You don't make appointments for nails and tanning. You just go there and wait. Jon has the kids on Tuesday evenings, the last two weekends and then again he had the twins this past Thursday. The kids are gone for 8 hours a day and when they get home it's homework, dinner, bathes, bedtime. Weekend are the time to head out to the park, spend time together. There is absolutely NO REASON for Kate to be away from them to tan or get her nails done.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Moose Mania said...

She doesn't want to be with the kids. That's why she is paying nannies. Why would she tan when the kids are in school or with Jon? That would serve no purpose because it wouldn't get her away from them. She needs excuses to get out of the house WHEN THEY ARE THERE!

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It sure looks that way, Moose Mania.

I also don't understand why she goes tanning, etc...on the days she has custody of the kiddies.

It would be wiser if she did that stuff for when the kiddies are in school or on Jon's custody days.

But hey, I guess she has priorities...

Anonymous said...

What in God's name is this woman always Fedex/UPSing???

Anonymous said...

Seeing Clearly said...

You don't make appointments for nails and tanning. You just go there and wait.
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Uh, not true. Plenty of salons take appointments.

Merette said...

I think the reason people (myself included) "nit-pick" on Take's choices in clothes is that she (Take) truly believes that she has the perfect body and is truly a star. This is all only in her own mind and is part of her sickness, which has a profound impact on her ability to be a mother to those kids. She is NOT a mother to them. She is their owner/manager and runs them like a business. That is beyond annoying - it is outrageous! This simply infuriates people and if she is putting herself out there as a glamor puss, then we have every right to "nit-pick." She is and wants to be a public figure - then she has to deal with "nit-picking."

Merette said...

Anonymous said... What in God's name is this woman always Fedex/UPSing???

All her mail and packages are delivered to Mailboxes Etc. there in Shillington. She picks it up there at the P.O. box she has. I am assuming that she does it that way (since they moved there) so that no mail with their actual street address in Wernersville can get to her. That way, she can avoid "fan mail" and "hate mail." Only those who know the number of the P.O. box can actually get anything to her.

Seeing Clearly said...

Anonymous said...
Seeing Clearly said...

You don't make appointments for nails and tanning. You just go there and wait.
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Uh, not true. Plenty of salons take appointments.

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Unless you have investigated the exact salon she goes to then we don't know. Right? I suspect she goes to a regular tanning salon where you walk in and wait your turn. Even if her salon DOES take appointments I doubt they were so busy that she couldn't get in there Monday through Friday during school hours.

TLC ship is sinking said...

kimmie said...kate sees them mornings, afternoons, nights, and weekends jon doesn't have them.

making appts (like for tanning, nails etc) may mean that they fall on days she didn't know she would have the kids...ya know?

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Jon has stated in the past that Kate decides the custody schedule, telling him when he can see the kids.

If she creates the schedule, then she should have no trouble scheduling "me time" when she doesn't have custody. There have been pics of Kate going to the tanning/nail salon on various week-days, so she cannot make any excuses about doing it on her CUSTODY weekend.

As for the week-day, how much of those mornings, afternoons, and nights is actual "quality time" spent with her kids? Yes, Kate is there but that doesn't mean that she's spending those precious minutes talking/playing with her kids. There have been photographs of Kate jogging in the afternoon, when she should be home helping with homework, etc.

I agree with admin. Kate isn't a busy mom who only has precious hours to be with her kids AND make time for herself. This is where I cannot give her any slack. She has so many hours throughout the week-day to do these mundane errands. What does she do during those times? Sleep?

This is not the first time that Kate has chosen "ME" over spending time with her kids. It's more evidence that she chooses not to be with her kids.

When was the last time we've seen her with all the kids doing something fun for them WITHOUT THE TLC CREW? (...although she'd probably be crucified for further exploiting her kids for pap photos)

Must Love Dogs said...

Its obvious that whoever said you had to make an appointment for tanning doesn't tan in one. All you do is sign in and they give you a room, no appointment needed. As for the Fed/Ex or UPS, she can go there anytime while the kids are in school. The woman has no job and nothing else to do all day but call Chris and get her parking lot photo shoot. But hey, at least the kids get away from this controlling troll after all.

AuntieAnn said...

I think she's afraid to be alone in that house.
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I don't think she's afraid to be alone in the house I think she's afraid she'll be forgotten if she's not seen so she heads on down to Target for her almost daily photo shoot.

She's paying attention to the blog too... smiling and wearing her JackieO shades to hide the sacs under her eyes and she's actually dressed not too badly at all. Now if only she'd work on getting help for her NPD. ha. fat chance.

Merette said...

Administrator said... Which does raise a question. It's a 3 day weekend. Plenty of time for filming. Plenty of time for tanning anyway. Why no filming TLC? Hmmm.

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Admin,
Interesting observation. Do you think the filming is "on hold" until after the custody hearing/trial in November? If Jon gets custody or refuses to allow filming, that will really change everything. Also, when in October do the kids' work permits expire? Has the expiration date already come and gone?

Anonymous said...

Seeing Clearly said...

Unless you have investigated the exact salon she goes to then we don't know. Right? I suspect she goes to a regular tanning salon where you walk in and wait your turn. Even if her salon DOES take appointments I doubt they were so busy that she couldn't get in there Monday through Friday during school hours.

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You didn't refer specifically to the salon she uses. You made a blanket statement that is incorrect. No need for me to "investigate" anything.

PatE said...

Kate is a shopacholic....that's why. I can see her all day on ebay and amazon in-between reading the blogs. She is a BUSY old lady.

Jon mentioned her showing addiction on the show.

Anon725 said...

Even if her salon DOES take appointments I doubt they were so busy that she couldn't get in there Monday through Friday during school hours.

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The salon does take appointments, and appointments are available Monday through Friday during school hours, requiring little advance notice, especially since the summer season has passed.

Betsy said...

I hope the kids work permits have already expired and she has to go out and make an actual living by herself. She has made so many snide comments about Jon that its not funny. Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmell, The View, Today Show, R@K, Ellen Show, Larry King, Rachel Ray, Bonnie Hunt, ENews, Access Hollywood, People Mag. The list just goes on and the Sheeples say Jon is a Fame Whore. C'mon people, care to add to the list.

Robin said...

"i hardly think it's something to nail her to the wall on. "

Yes, it is. When you are a divorced parent you spend every moment you can with your children, because time is precious - whether you are the custodial or non-custodial parent. You don't schedule anything on the days/times your children are with you (I despise the term "get the children"), because you already spend enough time apart from them. Kate herself has commented on this in the past - that she has to "share" the time with Jon. And yes, I speak from personal experience.

She already has 8-9 hours a day while they are at school to take care of any personal business. She's already shipping them off on a school bus instead of taking the time to drive them to and from school and have that time to talk in the car. Even when she was "working", her time was her own and she decided when and how much she would work on any specific day - it wasn't like she was reporting to anyone or punching a time clock. And now that she's not "working", there is absolutely no excuse for her to be doing anything on the weekends that requires her to leave her children with a nanny. The fact that she's off running errands on a weekend instead of spending time with her children speaks volumes, and it is exactly the kind of thing she should be criticized for.

Dani said...

GREAT POST, Robin!

Administrator said...

Robin, well said. Kate herself said that she is so lucky to have the show because she gets to be home with the kids. The reality is she travels all over the place with Steve away from the kids, she leaves them with nannies instead of Jon, she is quick to have the nanny get them on the bus and then has eight hours to herself until the bus brings them home. She has been seen all over Reading shopping to her heart's content, going to the nail salon, tanning, and so on. And now here she is on a weekend out enjoying herself.

The real truth is that Kate feels she is so lucky because her life gets to be all about her because of the show. But it's not PC to say that. This reminds me of that book someone wrote years ago about the dirty little secret some women have that raising kids stinks and they don't like having a 3-year-old to talk to all day. She was raked over the coals for it. If you don't like kids don't have them, and I tend to agree. This was not a book about having moments of frustration with your children, it was outright admitting that parenthood stinks. I have a lot more respect for someone like Rachel Ray who has admitted her lifestyle and what she wants out of life (obviously fame and fortune) is no life for a child. I am not a fan of hers but at least she is not bringing a child into her narcissism.

Dani said...

How about when Kate claimed she told the nanny, "I wish I had your job."

Administrator said...

It would be one thing if Kate didn't want Jon to have more time because she wants to be with the kids. But she's been caught time and again out elsewhere while the kids are at home and repeatedly leaves them with nannies.

As we've asked so many times, why can't Jon be with the kids when she isn't? This is just punitive what she is doing to Jon. It's clearly "I don't want you to have them regardless whether I am with them or not. I'm trying to punish you." And it's sick.

JudyK said...

Merette said... This simply infuriates people and if she is putting herself out there as a glamor puss, then we have every right to "nit-pick." She is and wants to be a public figure - then she has to deal with "nit-picking."
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Absolutely! I find myself "re-thinking" my take on things when I read comments from all the intelligent posters on this blog.
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I have a lot more respect for someone like Rachel Ray who has admitted her lifestyle and what she wants out of life (obviously fame and fortune) is no life for a child. I am not a fan of hers but at least she is not bringing a child into her narcissism.
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Rachael Ray gets on my last nerve, but I totally agree w/ you Administrator and kudos to Robin for her excellent post, as well.

BeDoneNow said...

We are all missing the point.

Kate sprays on her orange, and gets her nails done, and her feet scrubbed, and her hair bleached, in order to be glamourous to make money "for the kids". She does it all "for the kids".

Therefor these little beauty routines must be done on the KIDS' time, not Kate's. Kate's time is "mine, all mine" and she would never work on her 'career' appearance on her own time. The kids OWE her that time to get herself beautified since she does it all for them.

Snark. But likely true. That's why she cant do any of this stuff when the children are in school - they OWE her the time since she must promote her "career" (herself) on THEIR time.

mama san said...

Kate and tanning - let's consider Kate's behavior pattern and ask yourself this? Would Kate sit and wait her turn? Remember she believes that she is a
star. The tanning salon would have to be emptied.

Betsy said...

What I don't understand is she has all 8 kids in school 5 days a week and we see pics of her in parking lots carrying one bag. Then on weekends she is out again with cell phone in one hand and hot coffee in the other doing the same mundane things. When does she actually do things with these 8 kids? I understand mothers need a little me time for themselves but this woman does nothing but me time. How can you leave all 8 at home and take off without at least bringing one or two kids with you?

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Uh-Oh!

I've been following this thread at "Gosselins Without Pity". Apparently Kate has burned her bridges nursing as well:

Lesleigh said...

Lok time lurker, first time poster!

I worked with Kate, and I can tell you it will be DIFFICULT for her to get a nursing job in Reading.

Interested? I can tell you more!


-and this one-

wedon'tneedyou said...

when Kate was a nurse she would leave religious materials for her patients...even if they didn't want it.

Boy she's come a long, long way since then.

From a totally obsessed Christian to posing almost nude on the cover of people magazine. What a role model she has become.


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Geeze, what the heck did she do that renders her unable to get a nursing job in Reading?

The possibilites scare me...

Cry Me a River said...

About Khate not being with the kids it would be no one's concern if she didn't tout herself as super mom who lives and breathes for her kids yet says during an episode when the kids came to her with question in front of the kids - "I need to get outa here - I am being mommied to death - a 1 BR apartment is looking really good to me right now." And then later during her one on one - "you know I didn't mean that." That doesn't make it okay. How many times have the kids heard this as she made an excuse to leave the house if they get too loud or get on her nerves. She is a horrible mom - it is all on tape - yet she wants my dime and my time to watch and support her because she is doing it all for the kids. I don't think so.

My experience has been that when you are a regular customer like Khate - what twice a week the salon gives you a standing appointment. The Sunday thing was probably a an excuse to get out of the house. We've seen and heard it - that was not the first time she said nor the last.

Still ugly, kate said...

I think Kate gets criticized for her looks and manner of dress because she is so disliked and because she is dressed with the intention of being photographed whenever Chris happens to 'catch' her. She is rarely caught without the hair, makeup and clothes done since she calls the lone paparazzo whenever she needs the attention. This isn't a woman being caught by a stalking photographer as she goes about her sad life. So yeah, people diss the hooker gear (rightfully so...absolutely shameful and embarrassing for her kids). But even the more modest get ups are subject to ridicule because she's trying in van to be hot, to be like a real celebrity, and she just doesn't have the goods. She's average looking, kinds ugly au naturel, and is unfortunately built. She is heavy from the waist down and wears the to try to look thinner. She is consumed with her looks when she should be busy spending time with her kids. Whenever she mentions them, it's all about how much work she does for them, which is a lie. She never talks about just hanging with them, enjoying them. I, for one, won't give her a break because her looks should be way down on her list of priorities. The G8 have been on tv so long that you forget how very young they all still are. And how very neglected they are. For her to spend her time trying to look good and parading her fat ass around just irks me. And yes, her big toes look stupid hanging off the edge of her shoes.

measuring the marigold said...

Kate's "mom" is posting again on a thread about the old Pennmommy fiasco. She must have been read GWOP very thoroughly at that time to be so up to date on the hoax. Here is the irony: she attacks Jodi and Kevin and spells Jodi's name "Jodie". Then she posted again saying that people won't believe that it is her because she spelled Jodi's name wrong, but that all of the other Jodi's she has ever known spell it with an "e". She is your daughter-in-law! If she spelled it "Joadeeh" you should know how to spell it! She also states that she is afraid of Jodi and that she misses the children (Kevin and Jodi's.) It is almost painful to read, and makes my head spin. I wonder if she misses Kate's kids?

measuring the marigold said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention that Kate's mom ended her post with "just sayin'", which I assume is a shout-out to our dear admin.

Administrator said...

It doesn't matter to me whether she is Kate's mom, I think it is downright disgusting to be discussing Jodi/Jodie's children and "grandma's" relationship with them on the internet with a bunch of strangers. Those kids have even less to do with this situation than the Gosselin kids, they aren't even being filmed anymore. How dare she. My grandmother, God rest her soul, would never dream of doing such a thing. Her grandchildren and her family were her business, not everybody else's. She was the best, I loved her so much.

Hippie Chick said...

Kate obviously has her own needs that she must tend to before her kids. She has plenty of time to run her "beautification" errands when the kids are in school, but chooses not to, because she just plain does NOT want to be with those kids. As I've said before, the kids are useless to her now that they aren't filming. Kate is a bad mom, period. Most moms who don't have a weekday job choose to run errands during the week, when the kids are in school. Make your damn appts to accommodate your children, but Kate is no mother.

And frankly, when the hell do we ever see Kate with any of her kids when the cameras aren't rolling? And if we do, IMO too little too late. She is just so over. She had her shot, she blew it. There is just nothing she can do to at this point to make herself a better person, a better mother, or a better human being. She never even donated to charity until this past weekend for Christ Sake. That speaks volumes about the kind of person Kate is. She will always be a taker, never giving anything for her children, not even time.

chesterctymom said...

No church on Sundays now that the 'love offerings' have dried up...

Dee said...

Does anyone think with her behavior and attitude she would be able to get a nursing job anywhere? Absolutely not. Unfortunately, this is a small world and she has burned her bridges for anything in the future. She should be saving all that money. She will need it. Once she hits bottom with no money she will come out saying that she is with God again and He has brought her back. (eye roll), just so she can get the donations again. This time there will be no giving, because she has not given in return and has not been humbled or even appreciative of what she was given and for what she has. (Sorry if that doesn't make sense, pain pills for a hurt back raking all the leaves.)

Anonymous said...

RE: Infertility

Watched the Giuliana & Bill season premiere and their fertility doctor stated that infertility is when a couple cannot conceive naturally after a year.

Jon and Kate were married in June 1999, then had Mady and Cara in Oct. 2000. (Conception occurred within their first year of marriage.)

So...
How was their doctor able to diagnose them as infertile?

measuring the marigold said...

I agree, Admin. It is disgusting and very sad. What a strange family they are if it is Kate's mom. She gushes about the parenting of her obviously mentally ill daughter and attacks her son (calls him hen-pecked.) Yes, the children (Gosselin and Kreider) WILL read that some day and no doubt their friends will, as well.

Either Kate herself is writing as her mom, or her mom has greatly influenced Kate's writing style. Multiple exclamation points after every other sentence!!!!

Administrator said...

Kate's alleged mom called Kevin hen-pecked? That's her SON. Absent abuse his marriage is none of her concern and she has no right to be discussing it with others without Kevin's permission. If there is abuse, that's what the police are for. Geez, I take it back Kate should have estranged her after all. She sounds toxic.

Betsy said...

Where are you reading this blog of this suppose Grandmother trashing her son and daughter-in-law? Why would she do that when she was never seen on tv or photos with her adult children anyways? I don't believe it would be her, she never seemed to care about any of her kids before, why come out of the closet now? The whole family seems so strange, something out of the Twilight Zone.

Administrator said...

This also speaks to Kate's poor money management skills. Childcare is probably one of her biggest expenses and she just makes it worse. Instead of being with the kids herself on the weekends and saving money on childcare, she has hired help there. Cha-ching, cha-ching, hour after hour while Kate throws down even more money at Starbucks and the tanning salon. Many other families of multiples have done it without nannies. This is the children's money she's pissing away. How ironic the children had to work to pay their own childcare bills.

measuring the marigold said...

This is the quote about Kevin being hen-pecked:

"Actually I am afraid of Jodi!! She would really “give it to me good” as they say and Kevin would back her up all the way. I am not good at confronting–in person, anyway!!
Kevin always has and does defend Jodi, no matter what! Sorry to say about my own son but he is hen-pecked!! Three guesses who “wears the pants” in that family–he is totally unlike his father in that way."

Betsy; this is the blog http://www.imperfectwomen.com/the-penn-mommy-story-a-retrospective/

Betsy said...

It does seem Ironic Admin that she would spend so much time alone doing little me errands when she could at least take the twins out. Seems like Jon and Ellen can take all 8 to Arcades, parks, restaurants without nannies and body guards but she just can't seem to handle it without an entourage.

Merette said...

measuring the marigold said... Kate's "mom" is posting again on a thread about the old Pennmommy fiasco. She must have been read GWOP very thoroughly at that time to be so up to date on the hoax. Here is the irony: she attacks Jodi and Kevin and spells Jodi's name "Jodie".
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The GWoP thread on the Pennmommy fiasco was taken down after it was found to be a hoax. Most other blogs that had a similiar thread removed their's, too. SO - where is Charlene posting? It could be Take posting. God knows she cannot spell or even construct a basic sentence!

SmileyGrl752 said...

How about when Kate claimed she told the nanny, "I wish I had your job."

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Why would Kate want the nanny's job?

Merette said...

Admin,
Recently, it was determined (I wish I could find the link) that Take is worth $5 million. This does not count all the cash she and Jon conned out of the churches. That cash probably amounts to mega bucks right there and I am sure she has stashed it away - FOR HER OWN PERSONAL USE. But - $5 million seems like a lot of money, but if you are going through it like water like she is to pay for multiple nannies round the clock, weekly tanning, hair salon appointments, pedicures, manicures, and outrageously expensive hooker shoes, she'll blow through it fast. Also, let's not forget the monthly mortgage, taxes, utilities, maintenance of all that land, general upkeep, and private school tuition for eight kids. She will never be able to maintain the same lifestyle as she is so close to being toast. Maybe if Twisted Take does premiere, she may make some money off that, but I am sure it won't last. People are sick of her and it's time for her to go away for good. I think she's already a drunk and if she can't be a legend anymore (in her own mind at least), then she will just be a raging alcoholic and become down-and-out. I hope Jon can get full custody of those kids in November.

Merette said...

measuring the marigold said... This is the quote about Kevin being hen-pecked:

This sounds just like Take talking/writing to me. Complete with exclamation points!

SchmeckyGirl said...

Sorry to say about my own son but he is hen-pecked!! Three guesses who “wears the pants” in that family–he is totally unlike his father in that way."
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Oh please. Kate was the biggest hen/pecker there is. So it's okay for Katie to do it but not for Kevin to be hen-pecked.

So Mom of KT is defending Kate yet throwing her son under the bus. Sounds like she could be Kate's mother after all.

I too call BS on Mom of KT. Some anonymous blog owners vouch for her and people believe them? No one even know who these blog owners are. Any pics of Kate's mom holding up a sign that reads Mom of KT? Any video footage of her confirming her identity? Jodi did it. Jon verified his twitter with a photo. Why not prove it?

Anonymous said...

Merette said...

Admin,
Recently, it was determined (I wish I could find the link) that Take is worth $5 million.

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There is no way for anyone to "determine" that. Speculate, yes. Determine, no.

Dani said...

Kate says she wanted the nannies job because she was supposedly missing her kids.

Anon 1 said...

Administrator said..
I think it is downright disgusting to be discussing Jodi/Jodie's children and "grandma's" relationship with them on the internet with a bunch of strangers
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Maybe a case of "like mother, like daughter"? I don't believe for one minute that's K's mom..if it is, SHE too should be looked into by CPS. I have a feeling someone is looking to bring attention to their blog, by deceit and lying.

OT - TLC had another new show on tonite, Texas Quints, also living in Austin. Are they going to have both 'quint' shows on, i.e., the Quints By Surprise and this one? Seriously, hasn't the "multiples fad" become passe?

browneyedgirl said...

If that's Kate's mom, it makes so many things clear. Kate is a dumb as her mother, as attention-seeking as her mother, and as willing to toss people under the bus as her mother. We see where she gets her sparkling personality!
So much for that fan site operating theory of never posting anything the kids shouldn't read.

kimmie said...

Betsy said...
Why would she do that when she was never seen on tv or photos with her adult children anyways?
October 11, 2010 6:31 PM

maybe she's like a lot of people who feel hidden on the internet. some people post things on the internet they would never ever say in real life.

or maybe she feels safe there. maybe she feels it is a place she can talk about things she can't to real people or other sites on the internet w/o argument and backlash.

or maybe she has finally had enough of all the trashing of her daughter and decided that she would rather support kate rather than not showing her support since her silence has just encouraged some to believe that she doesn't care for kate.

Linda said...

When my daughter was young, I worked full-time (well, I still do now, but she's grown) and so evenings and weekends were SACRED family time. I didn't even have all day while she was in school to run errands, so I ended up taking her with me on the weekends or evenings to run errands. I also was (and still am) married, so we'd trade off errand-running and spending time with our child.

You never regret the time you spend WITH your children. You do regret the time you spend without them. That's NOT to say you have to be some big martyr spending every moment with coloring books and Play-Doh. It's perfectly ok for mom and dad to take time for themselves. It's good for everyone. But time-wise, for the most part, she was our priority when she was growing up. And we have wonderful memories and a very close relationship.

Sometimes, in that sense, I feel sad for Kate Gosselin. I doubt she cares, but she's not going to have that with her EIGHT kids. The special memories will be of the fits she threw, the camera crew, getting on planes, getting off planes, book signings, rehearsals, interviews. How are those special memories with your kids?

And a close relationship? I don't think she's close to them NOW, forget when they're older. I hate to tell her this, but the relationship you forge with your kids when they are young greatly influences how things go when they are teenagers and adults. Right now, they MIGHT still think she knows everything. Right now, they MIGHT still want to spend time with her. (I say might because of how she is. For most kids with a normal loving parent, these things are all still true at six years old.)

That is going to change. Dramatically. It changes even when you have a close, loving relationship. But in her case, it's going to mean they want nothing to do with her and it's not going to get better.

Which is just sad. Why bother having kids?

IDModo said...

The report of Kate's $5 million net worth is on celebritynetworth.com.I don't know whether the editors over there are speculating, or whether they have accurate information.

Administrator said...

or maybe she has finally had enough of all the trashing of her daughter and decided that she would rather support kate
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What mother shows support for one child by throwing the other (Kevin) under the bus? That's just sick. She is either an imposter, or she is just like her daughter, who blantantly favors some children over the others. Apparently the crazy is genetic. Actually I'm starting to think that is Kate's mom, she sounds just like Kate to a chilling degree. And if that is Kate's mom, I fully understand and support estranging her as she sounds downright toxic. If she talks about Kevin and his kids she probably couldn't keep her mouth shut about the Gosselin kids and I can't imagine anyone who would want someone who blabs like that around them. Rock on and keep that woman away.

Why is it so important to Kate's mom to convince everyone on the internet of their relationship? Shouldn't it be enough for a mother to know that in their heart she and her daughter have a good relationship? It sounds like something is sorely missing in her that this is her focus. She might want to get some therapy with Kevin and his family and focus on that instead of crying about it on the internet. Cardinal rule for good mother-in-laws is to never, ever talk negatively about your son's spouse. Remember that is your grandchildren's mother. Remember, things like that tend to get back to the grandchildren.

PA Mom ALSO said...

"or maybe she has finally had enough of all the trashing of her daughter and decided that she would rather support kate rather than not showing her support since her silence has just encouraged some to believe that she doesn't care for kate."

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Yes, that makes total sense. You go on the internet to support one child, and then totally trash another one, thereby alienating the son you have just thrown under the bus. So she has second thoughts, and goes on the internet again to defend the son she just berated.


"maybe she's like a lot of people who feel hidden on the internet. some people post things on the internet they would never ever say in real life."

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People who post on the internet to say things they would never say in real life do it anonymously. That's why they do it. They can't disclose their identity, and feel safe hidden behind a computer. That's not the case here. This person, whoever she is, has claimed to be Kate's mom. If she were her mother, can you imagine her "reputation" in the community, and among church members, if they thought that a minister's wife was behaving badly on the internet? It's a small community. Word spreads fast. She would be ostracized.

She's not Kate's mother.

ladyblue said...

"or maybe she has finally had enough of all the trashing of her daughter and decided that she would rather support kate rather than not showing her support since her silence has just encouraged some to believe that she doesn't care for kate."

She's not just supporting Kate, she's trashing her own son and his family. That's wrong no matter how much you love Kate.

overthehill said...

last night in the uk we had the episode were the children were given that meal made with eggs.the way she slapped the egg stuff on the ORGANIC bread with a paddle it looked disgusting.who in their right mind would give their children that amount of eggs.the whole episode was boring.

alana said...

kimmie,

Maybe she isn't Take's mother. Maybe she's just another idiot who's a bottomless pit in the extreme need for attention dept.

Vanessa said...

If the Pennmommy fiasco ended up being a hoax, why not "kate's mom"? Who knows, maybe it's the same person who was behind Pennmommy????

OzNTM said...

"Kate's mother" is probably another Pennmommy. Perhaps even "Penmommy" herself? Playing the other side (sheeple) this time! Remember, Pennmommy was "verified" too by blog owners.

carolina peach said...

Kate is like a bad case of Attention Whore Herpes. She's realy bad when she's here, she goes away for a while (not really) but you know she will be back worse than ever!!!!
eeewwwwww

What's next? said...

So, Mom of KT, if you are "afraid" of Jodi "giving it to you good" then why are you posting this on the internet where Jodi will read it? Do you really think posting this will cause no problems in your relationship with Kevin and Jodi?

I call BS, too, not only on the identity, but also on the remarks.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

More from GWOP:

Lesleigh said...
I have been nursing for almost 30 years, and Kate Gosselin is/was the most difficult nurse I have EVER worked with.

As most of you comment here, she was always about ME, ME, ME...

We worked Labor & Delivery, and didn't care a bit about the women that she worked with. She talked about her own pregnancy with the twins, and acted as if she were the only person in the entire universe who had ever been pregnant. Of course, she had to relate every single complication that she had....although for most of us, it was just routine pregnancy stuff!

She had ZERO empathy for her laboring women, and sneered if they requested an epidural. "Real women can tough it out" was her mantra.

We gave her a baby shower when she was expecting the twins. A few of the gifts did not have the gift receipts in the package, and she was not happy. One of our nurses, who had also had twin girls, gave her a huge box of clothes that her girls never even wore, and she returned them to her, because her girls were "only going to wear new clothing".

If you had to work a shift with her, she whined and griped and passed off all of her tasks to other nurses. After a delivery, the room is pretty messy (as you can imagine), and she did nothing to clean the room back up. She always called Housekeeping. This is TYPICALLY the nurses job. Not Kate. She had to be the most selfish, obnoxious and unfeeling person we have worked with!!

She only worked every other weekend after the sextuplets were born. No one wanted to work with her. She had to tell her story to every patient, and many of them also requested another nurse. She was offended if her patient did not "know who she was".

If I was able to get pregnant, and was in labor: if Kate Gosselin walked in MY room, I would have to cross my legs, and say TRANSFER ME TO ANOTHER HOspital!!

She is one nasty and generally horrible people. She might have renewed her license to practice, but I doubt she will be hired anywhere in a 100 mile radius. She is too infamous and notorius!

Glad to meet all of you and I look forward to chatting more, as I try to remember the issues with her that I have tried to forget!

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My goodness! Heaven help all that come into contact with her.

I hate to say this about another woman, but she needs to be put in her place.

overthehill said...

i would like to tell you about a family of sextuplet girls here in the uk.
they were born 26 years ago to jan walton in Liverpool.
the parents allowed the girls to be filmed when they were born on their birthdays and when they started school aged 5.there have been a few occasions since then that photographs have been allowed.the mother has worked tirelessly at the liverpool womens hospital neonatal unit as the fundraiser for the newborn appeal.the father is a painter and decorator.
i believe the girls are all doing well.i met mrs walton a couple of years ago when i was at the hospital visiting my new grandchild.
mrs waltons face lit up when i asked her how the girls were getting along.you could feel the pure joy in her voice.
kate gosselin i wonder how you will feel when your sextuplets are 26 years old.will your face light up with sheer joy and pride?

browneyedgirl said...

If that's Kate's mom, then she's demonstrating incredibly bad judgment. She reveals more in her posts than she thinks she does. Supporting the rich and famous child over the others? Mentioning that Kevin is hen-pecked? Afraid of Jodi? I bet Christmas will be a lonely affair at a few houses this year.
Big mistakes and they only add to the impression of Kate being badly brought up.

Anonymous said...

Believe what you want BUT it is Kate's Mom, Charlene posting. You want verification, go to her Facebook page. She has the same picture up or used to anyway.

What is really sad about this whole fiasco is not only does she not get to see Kevin or Jodi's children but she isn't allowed to see Kate or Jon's children. Which leaves just a handful of other grandchildren.

I do not care how you dissect this whole mess, a real MOTHER should never choose one child over the next. From what I can decipher, Kevin and Jodi have done no wrong. How can you beat them up for advocating for better working conditions for children? Why would a Grandparent be upset about that? Why not join the cause? You do not have to pick sides or one of your children over the other. Do what is best for the children, not Kate or Kevin. Seems simple enough. However, I do believe that FAME is more important in this instance in Kate and Kate's Mom's mind. After all, she is PROVIDING for the children.

Another thing, a lot of people speculate whether or not she supports Kate. She does, 100%. Thinks she is the best mom ever and thinks Jon is the scum of the earth.

Doris said...

Very interesting article about the circus freak show we call "Reality" tv these days...comparing it to the freak shows of an earlier era.

"Are Reality Programs About 'Extreme Families' Modern-Day Sideshows?"

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/10/12/reality-programs-super-sized-families-modern-day-freak-shows/?test=faces

Skeptical said...

I noticed these two posts appeared on GWOP after Lesleigh, the nurse who worked with Kate posted:
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Just thinkin' said...

Wasn't Kate working at a dialysis center and not L&D at the hospital after the tups?

10/11/2010 11:54 PM
Sharla said...

This is a reminder that we do not and can not fact check all of the comments that come in. Each reader needs to assess the validity of the comments on his or her own.
10/12/2010 12:01 AM
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I take everything I read on the internet with a grain of salt. There's really no way to prove what's said one way or the other when someone shows up with posts like Lesleigh's. I just wonder why it took her so long to say anything.

Maybe she'll come back and clear up the question about Kate working in a dialysis center, or maybe the poster is mistaken.

As for the other site where someone is posting as Kate's mother, I wouldn't give them the satisfaction of getting any hits. If she's legit, I'll eat my hat.

BeDoneNow said...

Lynn said... Evidently I hit a nerve with Baby Mama as she has posted a reply on her site. She wants to know why I am jealous of Kate. LOL.
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It's really quite odd, from a Sociological point of view. These women are fairly obsessed with how unhappy they are with their homes, their finances, partners, mothering skills, TV shows, entry level jobs, whatever and they assume that we are all the same. They see Kate as one of their own ilk who made good, simply by using her uterus and a nasty attitude (sheeple are thinking "Hey, I have those 2 things, too!")

It is BEYOND their comprehension that any other woman could have different priorities, different desires, talents, dreams, and values. And when we say we dont like the way Kate presents herself to the public as a wonderful miraclulous mother, well we must be haters and jellus and secret wanna-be's. Because sheeple/creeple simply cannot comprehend anything else, therefor it doesnt exist and the rest of us are in denial.

Their circle is small, but through the Kate phenomonen they have found each other. They make a lot of noise using - you got it - their nasty attitudes. It has become their badge of honor and they believe that before their goddess came along, they HAD no badge of honor. She is now their public face and the more validation Kate gets, the more THEY get, vicariously through her.

Kate and Jon are not real to them, and neither are the 8 children. They are just full time actors in the sheeple/creeple dramas of play acting. They think we are jellus; we think they are pitiful. Would any of US trade our families for a closet of stripper stilettos and a vacation? Sheeple/creeple assume we secretly want to.
Just my opinion...

AuntieAnn said...

@Lynn - It's kind of creepy how Kate'sfans so vehemently defend her. Sometimes they can go a little over the top with their obsession as in the case of Yolanda Saldivar.

And on the topic of Kate's mother - If that isn't her, I'm curious if the real Mrs.Kreider is aware that there's someone impersonating her. Service providers usually have a clause in the usage agreement about users misrepresenting themselves as another person or entity, citing it as a violation. Someone could get themselves in some trouble.

Bah Bah Black Sheep said...

"She wants to know why I am jealous of Kate."

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This is standard sheeple lingo. They have used it ad nauseum. I would think by now they could come up with something different. Oh, wait, these are the sheeple. Their minds are stagnant.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Skeptical said...
Didn't Kate work in a dialysis unit after the sextuplets were born? This person sounds like PennMommy redux. Next she'll be saying that Kate yelled at her for stealing her yogurt from the staff refrigerator.

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Hi Skeptical :o)

I remember reading that she worked as a Labor & delivery nurse, and alsp at some other point, she worked at a dialysis center.

I found this at GWOP:

Denise said...
"Before finding fame on her hit TLC show, Gosselin completed nursing school at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania. It was there she worked as a labor and delivery room nurse before leaving to raise her twin girls and sextuplets."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/10/28/2009-10-28_paging_nurse_kate_kate_gosselin_renews_nursing_license_as_possible_fallback_.html#ixzz129FJLcBI


While I was at GWOP, I discovered Lesleigh left another post:


Lesleigh said...
I am not sure about her working in Dialysis. I suppose she could have, but I do know that she worked for us for a bit after the sextuplets were born, and of course, before the twins were born.

You are all correct that she aspired to have multiples, and the higher order the better. She seemed a bit upset when she found out she was only having two with the first pregnancy.

Then, there are those that suspect that she faked the PCOS.

gotyournumberKate said...

Admin said..She is either an imposter, or she is just like her daughter.

Bingo. The more I see what she writes the more I think it is Kates mother. This woman is just as much a b**** as her daughter. I am seeing more and more where Kate got it. She is so protected by the moderators it isn't funny. Even people who ask legitimate, respectful questions of her are slammed and their comments deleted. She's allowed to say whatever she pleases but no one is allowed to call her on it. I thought it was a public forum but it's not, it's Charlene Kreiders forum. It's sickening how they worship her like everything she says is gold and the truth. How any mother could publicly slam her son and daughter in law is beyond me. Pretty sad when grandparents can't even associate with their own grandchildren. I'd say the whole family is pretty darn dysfunctional and it all started at home with the parents.

mama mia said...

I too think this Mom of KT is a hoax. The first clue is what whenever anyone says she is a hoax someone from Imperfect Woman surfaces to discount this. Why go to such lengths? They keep saying on their blog they don't care if anyone believes it is her, but they chase after other blogs who allow discussion on how she is a hoax. Either way, the poster is not doing a good job of defending Kate's actions. If anything, they make her look worse.

Barbara said...

Lynn, you are so right. When the fans can't find anything else to accuse you of, you are automatically jealous of Kate. What a joke. There is nothing to be jealous of. She is a national joke. And BM is the most delusional of all.

Lolly said...

Jon Gosselin Rare interview about why grandparents aren't involved
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTbWTG-KVuk

Posted September 8, 2009

"Kate's parents are just not involved. They have 19 grandkids are NOT involved with ANY of them. They want to be "drop in Grandparents". Are they part of Kate's life? No, says Jon." What kind of Grandparents of these people?

This was at the end of last year. Kate said she only keeps in touch with her mother via email. also towards the end of last year. So suddenly, this 'mother" knows all the biz and throwing one child under the bus on the INTERNET? I am appalled that ANY so called mother would do this. Does this family have NO boundries at all? Kate has sold her children's privacy, her "mother" speaks on the internet to unknowns dissing her own child? Yet, not involved with the grandchildren nor Kate herself? My God, no wonder Kate is the way she is. This woman is clearly toxic. Shame on her, shame on this so called mother.

Dani said...

Lynn, we are all "jellus." We don't really care about kids but we just want a big house and hair extensions.

Anonymous said...

Where is Jodi these days?? Why does she stay hidden if she was such a out spoken person about child advocacy, I really expected her to take the cause and promote it out in the public. I do feel sorry for Jodi's children when they get older, as she put her childrens life in the spotlight when she went public, and with all the info on the net today, they will have the same things to look at when they get older that has been said about her and Julie and the gwop blog. Jodi was part of the whole G's troubles when her and Kevin sold out J/K and their children. Jon agreed with them for a short while, and then basically called Jodi a liar. Jodi was baiting for more info on Kate, and Jon fed her for a short time, which back fired on both of them. I don't know if Kates Mom is the real deal, but Jodi would be hard to trust as a family member, IMO.

my9cats said...

Skepitcal said
snipped "Didn't Kate work in a dialysis unit after the sextuplets were born? This person sounds like PennMommy redux. Next she'll be saying that Kate yelled at her for stealing her yogurt from the staff refrigerator."

IIRC Kate herself said she worked in the labor/delivery room. This was prior to the tups being born. After that she worked in dialysis.
If anyone else can add feel free.

Administrator said...

I am really curious how the sheeple explain why we are all "jellus" of Kate, but not of several other women and mothers who are rich and famous and live a wealthy lifestyle.

We have all said very nice things about Angelina Jolie here. Pam Anderson as well. Perhaps we are jealous of having multiples--but then that doesn't explain all the nice things said about Becki Dilley here. Shouldn't we logically be jealous of all of them if we are jealous of Kate?

Orange You Glad? said...

We don't really care about kids but we just want a big house and hair extensions.

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...and orange skin, and a purse-boy!!

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

oooh, oooh, oooh (raising hand)- I know!

We say nice things about Pam Anderson, Angelina Jolie, etc... etc... because they are not selling their children for fame and fortune.

Many famous mothers- more famous (and deserving of their fame)than Katie, that are not using their children:

Gwen Stefani
Sarah Jessica Parker
Jamie Lee Curtis
Heidi Klum
Halle Berry
"Posh" Beckem
Melissa Joan Hart
Jennie McCarthy
Sandra Bullock
Jennifer Garner
Nicole Richie
Cristina Aguilera
Celine Dion
Isla Fisher
Jessica Alba
Jennie Garth
Katie Holmes

Karen said...

I am totally confused about what is wrong with Kate's parents wanting to be "drop in Grandparents"? We are available to help when it's needed, but why should grandparents get involved in their adult child's business each and every day? I always heard that Kate's parents did keep the twins when Kate was on bed rest and afterward. Not enough help perhaps to suit Kate's needs? I understand that Jon's dad helped with time and money. Sadly, he died and the Gosselins lost their "fail-safe." IMO, Jon and Kate are users and low-life grifters who happened to get famous for planning to have an excessive amount of children and exploiting them for tons of money. Thankfully, the kids are healthy, but the parents appear to be ungrateful even for that fact. This is a horrible story. I don't believe for a minute that Kate's mother is blogging about her family. Thanks, Admin, for your hard work on this blog.

Lauren said...

Sure we nit pick Kate but that's simply because WE DON'T LIKE HER.

There is nothing redeemable about Kate. All that we have seen/heard/read about Kate is a bad attitude, selfish behavior, mistreating people and burning bridges.

She looks like she is on something in that picture at INF Daily. She looks medicated and calm - just not her usual LIFE IS HARD self.

Prove It said...

Admin,

I say with your knowledge contact Mrs. Kreider and ask her if she knows she is being impersonated on a blog.

Also, Jodi, who most surely still reads the blogs, could also verify if her relationship with Grandma is at odds.

I would not accept this as Kate's mother, and I think someone should out the IW mods for this stunt.

Hippie Chick said...

Admin said...Why is it so important to Kate's mom to convince everyone on the internet of their relationship?

Sounds like Kate, justifying EVERYTHING. Kate always feels the need to convince everyone she's a good mom, she has no money, she does this, she does that, all the damn time. I haven't read any of these "Kate's mom posts", but I tend to agree that it's not Kate's mom. What does she have to gain?

Kate's Mom said...

I posted Jon's interview about Kate's mom on that blog that they claim she posts on and asked her to respond to it and they wouldn't publish my comment. Why wouldn't they want her to respond to that? It's Jon that said it not an anonymous source. They don't want anyone questioning their "MOM OF KATE".

Denise said...

Kate Gosselin and Kate Plus 8 not canceled yet but on last leg according to sources

According to sources, Kate Gosselin and her show Kate Plus 8 have not been canceled but are on notice to raise ratings or they will get the boot.

The source said that Kate Gosselin and her show will air on November 14 at 9pm on TLC. Apparently the reason for the long break in between episodes, which led to the cancellation rumors, was due to the fact that her kids were back in school.

Kate Plus 8 has seen its rating slide every week since it started airing this year and showed no signs of recovery. Rumors have it that the real reason for the break in between episodes was due to some retooling of the show in order to try to raise ratings.


http://www.metrowny.com/blogs/archives/573-Kate_Gosselin_and_Kate_Plus_8_not_canceled_yet_but_on_last_leg_according_to_sources.html

Merette said...

Lolly said... Jon Gosselin Rare interview about why grandparents aren't involved
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTbWTG-KVuk
Posted September 8, 2009
"Kate's parents are just not involved. They have 19 grandkids are NOT involved with ANY of them. They want to be "drop in Grandparents". Are they part of Kate's life? No, says Jon." What kind of Grandparents of these people?

This was at the end of last year. Kate said she only keeps in touch with her mother via email. also towards the end of last year. So suddenly, this 'mother" knows all the biz and throwing one child under the bus on the INTERNET? I am appalled that ANY so called mother would do this. Does this family have NO boundries at all? Kate has sold her children's privacy, her "mother" speaks on the internet to unknowns dissing her own child? Yet, not involved with the grandchildren nor Kate herself? My God, no wonder Kate is the way she is. This woman is clearly toxic. Shame on her, shame on this so called mother.

October 12, 2010 12:15 PM
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The entire Kreider family is SICK/MENTALLY ILL in my opinion. Charlene and Clairissa have that Facebook page, "I'm Voting for Kate Gosselin in Life" and I just do not get it based on Charlene's posts. I think she and Clairissa are just BIZARRE. Charlene wished the twins Happy Birthday on Facebook and the people who comment all seem to be illiterate adolescents. Charlene and Clairissa have an agenda - just not sure what it is.

alana said...

The Sheeple mantra that the "haters are jellus:"

sounds like PROJECTION to me.

Robin said...

In Kate's first book, she (ok, Beth) talks quite a bit about her parents helping out with the twins when they were younger - even after the sextuplets were born. I can't recall specifics but I know that the girls were staying with their grandparents for a period of time while Kate was still in the hospital and maybe even after that.

Something happened at some point with the relationship after the younger children came along. I'm not saying that it's not true that they're not involved with any of their 19 grandchildren - why would Jon lie about that, especially after the divorce? - but it does seem kind of strange that they were part of Cara and Mady's lives when they were little and miraculously disappeared about the time that the freebies and television shows and greed came along. There must be some sort of corelation. Maybe they were also unhappy with Kevin appearing on the television show and severed ties with them as well. Who knows. But I don't believe that this woman who says she's Kate's mom is actually Kate's mom. I think she's simply an anonymous pot-stirrer.

Tickledsunflower said...

Those at IW have a rather selective, if not totally uninformed recollection, regarding Pennmommy. It is quite amusing how they are making themselves out as some super sleuths that broke this out to the blogging world. Their arrogance is blinding.

They are leaving out a number of details regarding it, and I do have to wonder why.

As for Kate's mom blogging there, OMG. Talk about gullible. At least those of us that were supporting Pennmommy during the alleged death of her alleged son (it was proved to be total bullshit) were working through empathy for another 1) human being and 2) the death of a woman's youngest child. They are buying this Kate mother person hook, line and sinker, why? Because she disses her only son and his wife on the internet? They hate said son so they are relishing her and her "information" about her hating on them too?

And, as always, in the same breath they continue to speak ill of the "haters". Yet what are they, "Kate's Mom" including doing?

I can't wait until it is broken all over creation that Kate's Mom certainly isn't Kate's Mom. I do hope it is the same woman that was masquerading as Pennmommy. THAT would be a hoot!

xyz said...

http://www.metrowny.com/blogs/archives/573-Kate_Gosselin_and_Kate_Plus_8_not_canceled_yet_but_on_last_leg_according_to_sources.html

According to sources, Kate Gosselin and her show Kate Plus 8 have not been canceled but are on notice to raise ratings or they will get the boot.

The source said that Kate Gosselin and her show will air on November 14 at 9pm on TLC. Apparently the reason for the long break in between episodes, which led to the cancellation rumors, was due to the fact that her kids were back in school.

Kate Plus 8 has seen its rating slide every week since it started airing this year and showed no signs of recovery. Rumors have it that the real reason for the break in between episodes was due to some retooling of the show in order to try to raise ratings.

Apparently, the show has the rest of this year to raise it rating to a respectable level or it will not be brought back next year.

maryjay said...

Kate Plus 8 will be return on Nov. 14 @ 9pm!

Adid said...

Because unlike those you mention, Kate was a big, fat, sweatpants-wearing SAHM who got off her ass, lost weight, started dressing better, got a career on TV and might be (heaven forbid) having an affair with a man. In other words, she put down the doritos and got on the treadmill and became a TRAITOR to you all because she is no longer disgusting and miserable like you.Understand now?

Anonymous said...

Anon said... in response to Merette...There is no way for anyone to "determine" that. Speculate, yes. Determine, no.


Kate's net worth was determined the same way other celebs is done: http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/actors/kate-gosselin-net-worth/

Anonymous said...

maryjay said...
Kate Plus 8 will be return on Nov. 14 @ 9pm!

LMAO - just as we predicted - the same day as the Palin's Alaska premire.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1 said...
TLC had another new show on tonite, Texas Quints, also living in Austin. Are they going to have both 'quint' shows on, i.e., the Quints By Surprise and this one? Seriously, hasn't the "multiples fad" become passe?


Texas Quints was a 2 episode special. There are no more scheduled to run -- thank goodness!

Anonymous said...

kimmie said...or maybe she has finally had enough of all the trashing of her daughter and decided that she would rather support kate rather than not showing her support since her silence has just encouraged some to believe that she doesn't care for kate.

And 'Kate's mom' thinks the way to support her daughter is to throw her daugher-in-law and son under the bus. nice mom -- NOT

Administrator said...

Adid, so we're jealous because we're big, fat, sweatpants wearing SAHMs? Personally I'm not big, though I am tall, I'm not fat, I work for a living I don't stay at home, and I don't own sweatpants. I do have some workout clothes. Many of us myself included had issues with Kate that go way back to season 1, way before Kate ever used her kids to make a new and improved self. Many of us were on TWOP posting about why we didn't like her way back in season 1. Kate didn't lose weight, get new hair and teeth and a new wardrobe until the show was well underway. Many, if not most celebs start out as "ugly ducklings" and clean up their image once they get famous. Oprah was once overweight now she's healthier, I don't see anyone going on and on about Oprah, and her lifestyle is just like Kate's. Personally, I thought Kate looked a lot prettier in season one when she was what you call big and fat. Not to me she wasn't.

Julianna said...

"Rumors have it that the real reason for the break in between episodes was due to some retooling of the show in order to try to raise ratings"

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Retooling? That's an interesting word. I always thought it meant to revise or rejuvenate (someone) in order to make him/her more useful.

Are they saying that Kate has lost her usefulness (if she ever had it)? She's no longer a commodity or marketable for TLC?

If the above "source" is correct, then November 14 is definitely the show NOT TO WATCH! It's all about ratings, or lack of them.

Administrator said...

My opinion is this November 14th show is OLD FOOTAGE they just dug up to try to make it seeem like the show is going on. It was footage filmed in Alaska way back in July. That's a long time between filming and airdate, even for a reality show. Lots of footage post Alaska trip has already been shown. They have not filmed since the end of August and I still don't buy the excuse that school is in the way. If Kate has so much time on her hands to tan and go to Starbucks, why is there no time for filming? They are holding out--either to work with Jon or perhaps as now suggested to retool it.

Anonymous said...

maryjay said...
Kate Plus 8 will be return on Nov. 14 @ 9pm!

ha, ha, ha -- she'll be on the same night as Palin's new show just like we said she would. No surprise there. The big question is whether TLC has enough footage leftover from the summer to make new episodes. Or, will they try to shoot new ones - putting the kids back to work on their days off, or will they re-work some old ones like they did already this summer and rerun them - or will she come back for a one time only deal.

I wonder how they'll be able to squeeze a full episode out of the 2 hours it was reported she stayed 'on set' when she was in Alaska. If TLC wants to really spice things up and draw viewers they could show the tantrums she reportedly threw. lol

Administrator said...

Prove It said... Admin,

I say with your knowledge contact Mrs. Kreider and ask her if she knows she is being impersonated on a blog.
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I really don't have the interest in doing that. It's a free country and people are free to assess the situation themselves and believe what they want, we are all adults. I am bending the rules slightly to allow people to discuss this issue, but I may change my mind so if you suddenly stop seeing comments about this issue it's because I decided it's time the blog move on.

PJ's momma said...

Adid, I hope you're being sarcastic. I am not overweight, I'm a very athletic runner and cyclist and we have always lived well below our means and are wealthy because of it. However, we give away way more than we spend because we don't have a dime of debt and don't care about expensive things. We still get to travel the world with my husband's job, which is a great joy of life. Life is about experiences, and relationships. She's managed to wring out a lot of experiences, but she seems to have very few relationships, and that is just plain sad. I am not nor have I ever been jealous of Kate. I can't stand her because she doesn't even try NOT to come off as a selfish, ungrateful, entitled, dismissive, narcissistic WITCH. Plus, she reminds me of my mother, who constantly had her fingers in our faces too, steered us by our heads or hair, and controlled us like little automatons (food to wardrobe to not being allowed to speak or have an opinion), which I still struggle against (in my mind/heart) as a 40-something woman. People didn't ever judge Kate's outside appearance until she changed it so much, without changing her inside. Heck, most people thought she was quite naturally pretty as a SAHM, myself included. I had trouble reconciling the abusive crap that came out of her mouth with her cute face and figure. You can't fix that kind of inner ugly with fake hair/tan/teeth/boobs. She needs therapy and so do her poor little kids. Believe me, I know, because I spent much of my life thinking I couldn't do anything right, nor was I worthy of love, because of the way I was raised. And that is sad too. I fear for those kids.

fidosmommy said...

Kate Plus 8 has seen its rating slide every week since it started airing this year and showed no signs of recovery. Rumors have it that the real reason for the break in between episodes was due to some retooling of the show in order to try to raise ratings.

Apparently, the show has the rest of this year to raise it rating to a respectable level or it will not be brought back next year.

*****

So what does THAT mean? Kate will appear naked?
Kate will admit to having a love interest? Kate
goes for yet another makeover, this time as a
redhead with curls flowing half way down her back?

I shudder to think what it means.

that was funny Adid said...

Adid, that was hysterical. True - I grow my own hair, my boobies are real, I haven't seen the surgeon to tuck in my tummy after 3, count them 3 pregnancies - all naturally delivered at over 9 lbs- my nails are long, manicured but real, I am not on tv being made fun of because I can't dance or parent properly, I am not a freak show, I am not ridiculed by people I don't know or adored by people who scare me so much that I would employ a bodyguard. I am not in debt, have a rewarding career, great kids, a wonderful husband who does laundry and cleans up dinner dishes after I cook and still tells me I'm his dream girl after 13 years. I have wonderful caring friends, involved and loving relatives. Don't care for doritos but I do like a good glass of wine. Don't view Kate as a traitor, view her as a person so desperately in need of a dose of reality and truth - which she gets on the treadmill to run from.

fidosmommy said...

You know, if word gets out that the show might be cancelled soon and the November show might be its last, viewership may go UP. You know, to see how it all ends.

The only episode of M*A*S*H I ever watched was the Goodbye and Farewell finale. Ditto "Friends" and "Cheers". I'm sure I'm not alone.

If that happens, the execs at TLC may decide that there is renewed interest in Kate + 8 and keep it around.

kimmie said...

Administrator said...

Prove It said... Admin,

I say with your knowledge contact Mrs. Kreider and ask her if she knows she is being impersonated on a blog.
&&&&&&&&&&&&
I really don't have the interest in doing that. It's a free country and people are free to assess the situation themselves and believe what they want, we are all adults. I am bending the rules slightly to allow people to discuss this issue, but I may change my mind so if you suddenly stop seeing comments about this issue it's because I decided it's time the blog move on.
October 12, 2010 5:56 PM

but why not? you *confirm* with ellen...to try to get the truth...why not this?

Administrator said...

Kimmie, Ellen has been verified via Jon's twitter. Jon held up a sign with his twitter account name on it (this is the way Twitter ASKS celebs to verify accounts) and he regularly tweets back and forth with Ellen on this same verified twitter account. It was through this very twitter Ellen communicated. That said, I said the exact same thing with Ellen, I am not interested in getting in a huge fight with people about whether you want to believe that is her or not. It's simply not important to me. People are free to believe it is her or not. I don't care if you don't want to believe it is her. I rarely talk about Ellen here and I think she posted maybe once, twice at most. Not sure what Ellen has to do with it.

Administrator said...

Jon also verified his official twitter by putting it on the old family web site. I got a screencap of it and posted about it last year. http://www.realitytvkids.com/2009/09/jon-puts-haileys-twitter-page-on-family.html

You can believe that or not, everyone is free to believe what they want.

AuntieAnn said...

Adid said...In other words, she put down the doritos and got on the treadmill and became a TRAITOR to you all because she is no longer disgusting and miserable like you.Understand now?
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When did Kate stop being disgusting and miserable? Did I miss something?

PatK said...

When sheeple have nothing else, they throw out the overweight, sweatpant-wearing flame.

*yawn*

Anon725 said...

"Because unlike those you mention, Kate was a big, fat, sweatpants-wearing SAHM who got off her ass, lost weight, started dressing better,"

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Kate never was big and fat. She looked healthy, natural, fresh, and was very attractive. Check out the photo of her with Jon and the kids -- the pictures that hung on the wall in the kitchen of her old house...black and white outfits...google it. She was so much prettier then...something very wholesome about her.

Started dressing better? Don't you mean started assembling her hooker wear?

Right now she is anything but "better looking." Her face is gaunt, her cheeks hollow, her hair is an absolute disaster, she has over-tanned and the effects are starting to show -- she has age spots and wrinkling of the skin. She has, in fact, aged at least 15 years in the past three. I'm most definitely not "jellus." I don't want to age that much in just a few years!

I have seen Kate (in person) many times in the past several years. You should see her up close and personal. I have no idea why she did what she did to herself. She was by far more attractive back then.

browneyedgirl said...

Not sure why the admin should have to prove anything about someone posting at another site. The burden of proof is on IW.

Dani said...

BeDoneNow said: Kate and Jon are not real to them, and neither are the 8 children. They are just full time actors

Bingo!

They are not REAL. Mady didn't "really" mean "I'll just die." Colin is playing hide and seek with the paps. The kids were "acting" when they were puking all over themselves and they were "pretending" to be miserable last summer as they were dragged all over the country.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Anonymous,
What makes you think her facebook page is real? There are plenty of fakes. Pics prove nothing. Anyone can save and repost pics off the internet.

You said... What is really sad about this whole fiasco is not only does she not get to see Kevin or Jodi's children but she isn't allowed to see Kate or Jon's children.

And then said... Another thing, a lot of people speculate whether or not she supports Kate. She does, 100%. Thinks she is the best mom ever
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So Kate doesn't allow her to see the kids but her mom still thinks she's a great mother? How would she even know if she's a great mother if she doesn't see her with her kids? Doesn't add up.

TLC ship is sinking said...

"Rumors have it that the real reason for the break in between episodes was due to some retooling of the show in order to try to raise ratings."
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This is a first. Are their sources confusing the rumors for Twist of Kate, not Kate Plus 8? It's not the first time blogs/media mixed-up Kate's two shows.

As for "retooling the show"...
How many times can TLC retool this show? Just a list of what they've done thus far:
* Season 5 "Can-Do" Kate - less yelling/lashing-out at the kids, more fake caring/kind behavior and attempts at "can-do"[-it-alone] single mom appears
* attempt to retool end of Season 5 from Jon&Kate Plus 8 to Kate Plus 8 - focus on Kate as single mother raising children (series ends)
* early 2010 "Clean-Slate" Kate
* Kate Plus 8 - trippin' around the USA

I think TLC/Figure 8 films initially tried to create a series profiling Kate as a "single working mom" i.e. hair transformation, DWTS, Barnes&Noble book appearance, etc. without the focus of her kids. However, either the footage was boring or it didn't appeal to test audiences.

So they went back to the Twist of Kate concept, until Kate Plus 8 got Jon's approval.


There isn't much going in Kate's life to help "retool" the show. How many episodes/specials can they focus on her mundane errands? Are they casting men to focus on Kate's love-life?

RE: Twist of Kate
From INF Daily, "Kate Gosselin's Busy Sunday":

"There’s still a bunch of conflicting information about whether or not Kate Plus Eight will be on TLC’s schedule or if it’s been canceled for good, but the network is starting to promote Twist of Kate, so either way you Gosselin fans won’t have to do without."

http://www.infdaily.com/2010/10/kate-gosselins-busy-sunday.html#more-25119

Administrator said...

What someone said about memories above made complete sense. They said, and I'm paraphrasing, that experiences are really no good without the relationships, too.

I think memories are like a needle and thread. If you just have the experience itself, the needle, you can't really do much with a needle. And if you just have the relationships without having any life experiences together, that's not a complete picture either. It's only when you thread the needle are you able to make something beautiful. You need the experiences and the relationships.

Moose Mania said...

browneyedgirl said...

Not sure why the admin should have to prove anything about someone posting at another site. The burden of proof is on IW.

Admin doesn't have to. I have a feeling that the bogus Mrs. Kreider will get outed soon enough. Admin., is there some kind of legal ramifications for impersonating someone on the internet -- if it can be shown that the person being impersonated suffered damages or character defamation because of it?

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Adid said...In other words, she put down the doritos and got on the treadmill and became a TRAITOR to you all because she is no longer disgusting and miserable like you.Understand now?

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Adid, how old are you? I mean, really- is that the best you can do?

Your sweet (cough) Katie is still going down in a blaze of glory no matter what you say. All by her own doing.

Deal with it.

PJ's momma said...

Administrator, I think that was my comment you are referring to, and you're right. All those experiences mean nothing if you can't share them. Heck, I've had a great day with a new friend I made in Tokyo as we fumbled around (and we stayed in touch), and I enjoy every minute on the trips I get to take with my husband, whose job is global (thank you, God!). To stand in front of something monumental and just nearly weep with each other at the beauty of it (or the beauty of a local hike for that matter) is priceless. (I often go sightseeing on my own and it is NOT the same. Sharing experiences makes them more meaningful.) To have a chip duel with a friend over the last chip in the basket at a Mexican restaurant is priceless. To have birthday card after birthday card (or facebook wishes) arrive in your box every year is humbling and moving. Same at the holidays. One of my greatest joys lately has been handing out all the Hungarian paprika I bought for all my friends in Budapest. They squeal with delight that they were thought of and know they are loved and that warms my heart more than anything else. Same with my elderly WWII-vet friend who I bring trinkets from all over. I brought him a poppy from another country on Veterans Day (similar to the ones they sell here too) and he nearly cried and wore it until it fell apart. I believe that a life well lived is based on how much you love and how much you are loved. When you think of others and live in gratitude, your life is more full and joyful. What you put forth will come back to you 10-fold.

Midnight Madness said...

Adid said...In other words, she put down the doritos

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Do you mean those triangle things? Were they the organic kind?

Must Love Dogs said...

Yeah we are all JELLUS of Kate Gosselin!!!!!!!! What a joke her fan base is.

Anonymous said...

RE: Twist of Kate said...
From INF Daily, "Kate Gosselin's Busy Sunday":
"There’s still a bunch of conflicting information about whether or not Kate Plus Eight will be on TLC’s schedule or if it’s been canceled for good, but the network is starting to promote Twist of Kate, so either way you Gosselin fans won’t have to do without."


INF says that TLC is starting to promote Twisted Kate, but no one has seen anything about Twist of Kate anywhere - not online, not on tv, not in trade publications. It's simply more of the same speculation and talk. When I see a date for the premiere of Twisted Kate on TLC's schedule I'll believe it's a real show - until then - nope.

Anonymous said...

SchmeckyGirl, Charlene and Clairissa are fraught to see the children, the Gosselin children I should say. Kate doesn't allow them visitation. She doesn't physically visit with her parents either, but she does e-mail them regularly. Most of Kate's family supports her 100%. There are a few siblings who do not support Kate (Kevin and another sister that never agreed with Kate and Jon's decision to put the family on reality tv).

In general, the family IS toxic. All of them basically believe their opinions are the ONLY correct opinion. Damn the rest.

Kate's line to the family has been and always will be is that Jon is a loser, never supporting his family. That is her claim and why she "chooses" to put herself out there even if she gets ridicule along the way. She claims she must do everything and anything she can to support her children because Jon won't. (my personal belief is that she likes the limelight and Jon isn't as bad as she says he is).

As a mother myself, I believe we should support our children; however, when the situation comes to a point where there is obvious negligent or narcissist behaviors going on, I believe my support would diminish.

SmileyGrl752 said...

Adid said...In other words, she put down the doritos and got on the treadmill and became a TRAITOR to you all because she is no longer disgusting and miserable like you.Understand now?

__________________________

How is she no longer disgusting and miserable? She still yells at her kids ("QUIET!"), she publicly trashes Jon (R&K), she doesn't put life jackets on her kids when they're on a boat at sea, and she does nothing at they throw up. I think that's mighty disgusting.

SmileyGrl752 said...

You are all correct that she aspired to have multiples, and the higher order the better. She seemed a bit upset when she found out she was only having two with the first pregnancy.

_________________

I remember hearing that after the twins, she wanted "just one more", Jon was happy w/ just 2, and she prayed for him to change his mind. Ultimately, he did, and they had thought about adoption (I think someone showed them a pic of a Chinese baby boy), and Kate just didn't want to adopt, and Jon wasn't sure why, since she wanted "just one more", she wouldn't just adopt one more. Now obviously it's b/c she wanted LOTS more.

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Midnight Madness said...

Adid said...In other words, she put down the doritos

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Do you mean those triangle things? Were they the organic kind?

Adid said...

Because unlike those you mention, Kate was a big, fat, sweatpants-wearing SAHM who got off her ass, lost weight, started dressing better, got a career on TV and might be (heaven forbid) having an affair with a man. In other words, she put down the doritos and got on the treadmill and became a TRAITOR to you all because she is no longer disgusting and miserable like you.Understand now?

Robin said...

In Kate's first book, she (ok, Beth) talks quite a bit about her parents helping out with the twins when they were younger - even after the sextuplets were born. I can't recall specifics but I know that the girls were staying with their grandparents for a period of time while Kate was still in the hospital and maybe even after that.

Something happened at some point with the relationship after the younger children came along. I'm not saying that it's not true that they're not involved with any of their 19 grandchildren - why would Jon lie about that, especially after the divorce? - but it does seem kind of strange that they were part of Cara and Mady's lives when they were little and miraculously disappeared about the time that the freebies and television shows and greed came along. There must be some sort of corelation. Maybe they were also unhappy with Kevin appearing on the television show and severed ties with them as well. Who knows. But I don't believe that this woman who says she's Kate's mom is actually Kate's mom. I think she's simply an anonymous pot-stirrer.

Dani said...

BeDoneNow said: Kate and Jon are not real to them, and neither are the 8 children. They are just full time actors

Bingo!

They are not REAL. Mady didn't "really" mean "I'll just die." Colin is playing hide and seek with the paps. The kids were "acting" when they were puking all over themselves and they were "pretending" to be miserable last summer as they were dragged all over the country.

TLC ship is sinking said...

"Rumors have it that the real reason for the break in between episodes was due to some retooling of the show in order to try to raise ratings."
----------
This is a first. Are their sources confusing the rumors for Twist of Kate, not Kate Plus 8? It's not the first time blogs/media mixed-up Kate's two shows.

As for "retooling the show"...
How many times can TLC retool this show? Just a list of what they've done thus far:
* Season 5 "Can-Do" Kate - less yelling/lashing-out at the kids, more fake caring/kind behavior and attempts at "can-do"[-it-alone] single mom appears
* attempt to retool end of Season 5 from Jon&Kate Plus 8 to Kate Plus 8 - focus on Kate as single mother raising children (series ends)
* early 2010 "Clean-Slate" Kate
* Kate Plus 8 - trippin' around the USA

I think TLC/Figure 8 films initially tried to create a series profiling Kate as a "single working mom" i.e. hair transformation, DWTS, Barnes&Noble book appearance, etc. without the focus of her kids. However, either the footage was boring or it didn't appeal to test audiences.

So they went back to the Twist of Kate concept, until Kate Plus 8 got Jon's approval.


There isn't much going in Kate's life to help "retool" the show. How many episodes/specials can they focus on her mundane errands? Are they casting men to focus on Kate's love-life?

RE: Twist of Kate
From INF Daily, "Kate Gosselin's Busy Sunday":

"There’s still a bunch of conflicting information about whether or not Kate Plus Eight will be on TLC’s schedule or if it’s been canceled for good, but the network is starting to promote Twist of Kate, so either way you Gosselin fans won’t have to do without."

http://www.infdaily.com/2010/10/kate-gosselins-busy-sunday.html#more-25119

Karen said...

I am totally confused about what is wrong with Kate's parents wanting to be "drop in Grandparents"? We are available to help when it's needed, but why should grandparents get involved in their adult child's business each and every day? I always heard that Kate's parents did keep the twins when Kate was on bed rest and afterward. Not enough help perhaps to suit Kate's needs? I understand that Jon's dad helped with time and money. Sadly, he died and the Gosselins lost their "fail-safe." IMO, Jon and Kate are users and low-life grifters who happened to get famous for planning to have an excessive amount of children and exploiting them for tons of money. Thankfully, the kids are healthy, but the parents appear to be ungrateful even for that fact. This is a horrible story. I don't believe for a minute that Kate's mother is blogging about her family. Thanks, Admin, for your hard work on this blog.

Administrator said...

Jon also verified his official twitter by putting it on the old family web site. I got a screencap of it and posted about it last year. http://www.realitytvkids.com/2009/09/jon-puts-haileys-twitter-page-on-family.html

You can believe that or not, everyone is free to believe what they want.

Orange You Glad? said...

We don't really care about kids but we just want a big house and hair extensions.

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...and orange skin, and a purse-boy!!

my9cats said...

Skepitcal said
snipped "Didn't Kate work in a dialysis unit after the sextuplets were born? This person sounds like PennMommy redux. Next she'll be saying that Kate yelled at her for stealing her yogurt from the staff refrigerator."

IIRC Kate herself said she worked in the labor/delivery room. This was prior to the tups being born. After that she worked in dialysis.
If anyone else can add feel free.

BeDoneNow said...

Lynn said... Evidently I hit a nerve with Baby Mama as she has posted a reply on her site. She wants to know why I am jealous of Kate. LOL.
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It's really quite odd, from a Sociological point of view. These women are fairly obsessed with how unhappy they are with their homes, their finances, partners, mothering skills, TV shows, entry level jobs, whatever and they assume that we are all the same. They see Kate as one of their own ilk who made good, simply by using her uterus and a nasty attitude (sheeple are thinking "Hey, I have those 2 things, too!")

It is BEYOND their comprehension that any other woman could have different priorities, different desires, talents, dreams, and values. And when we say we dont like the way Kate presents herself to the public as a wonderful miraclulous mother, well we must be haters and jellus and secret wanna-be's. Because sheeple/creeple simply cannot comprehend anything else, therefor it doesnt exist and the rest of us are in denial.

Their circle is small, but through the Kate phenomonen they have found each other. They make a lot of noise using - you got it - their nasty attitudes. It has become their badge of honor and they believe that before their goddess came along, they HAD no badge of honor. She is now their public face and the more validation Kate gets, the more THEY get, vicariously through her.

Kate and Jon are not real to them, and neither are the 8 children. They are just full time actors in the sheeple/creeple dramas of play acting. They think we are jellus; we think they are pitiful. Would any of US trade our families for a closet of stripper stilettos and a vacation? Sheeple/creeple assume we secretly want to.
Just my opinion...

Anonymous said...

Believe what you want BUT it is Kate's Mom, Charlene posting. You want verification, go to her Facebook page. She has the same picture up or used to anyway.

What is really sad about this whole fiasco is not only does she not get to see Kevin or Jodi's children but she isn't allowed to see Kate or Jon's children. Which leaves just a handful of other grandchildren.

I do not care how you dissect this whole mess, a real MOTHER should never choose one child over the next. From what I can decipher, Kevin and Jodi have done no wrong. How can you beat them up for advocating for better working conditions for children? Why would a Grandparent be upset about that? Why not join the cause? You do not have to pick sides or one of your children over the other. Do what is best for the children, not Kate or Kevin. Seems simple enough. However, I do believe that FAME is more important in this instance in Kate and Kate's Mom's mind. After all, she is PROVIDING for the children.

Another thing, a lot of people speculate whether or not she supports Kate. She does, 100%. Thinks she is the best mom ever and thinks Jon is the scum of the earth.

overthehill said...

i would like to tell you about a family of sextuplet girls here in the uk.
they were born 26 years ago to jan walton in Liverpool.
the parents allowed the girls to be filmed when they were born on their birthdays and when they started school aged 5.there have been a few occasions since then that photographs have been allowed.the mother has worked tirelessly at the liverpool womens hospital neonatal unit as the fundraiser for the newborn appeal.the father is a painter and decorator.
i believe the girls are all doing well.i met mrs walton a couple of years ago when i was at the hospital visiting my new grandchild.
mrs waltons face lit up when i asked her how the girls were getting along.you could feel the pure joy in her voice.
kate gosselin i wonder how you will feel when your sextuplets are 26 years old.will your face light up with sheer joy and pride?

carolina peach said...

Kate is like a bad case of Attention Whore Herpes. She's realy bad when she's here, she goes away for a while (not really) but you know she will be back worse than ever!!!!
eeewwwwww