Monday, July 16, 2012

Kate on local radio show Jackie and Scott


Listen to the full interview here. Kate dishes about the Chicago marathon and other upcoming running events, how eight kids are not allowed to each have their own schedule and have to stay shut away in their rooms in the morning with a video, how she's tapping out some books on her iPhone, and finally this guy .....




... her police escort to the station this morning! Currently on the Y102 roof with a sniper rifle.

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Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Why can't the kids just GET UP when they wake up like normal people? They're not infants anymore.

Also if they're waking up so darn early, maybe they are going to bed too early. Or maybe SHE is going to bed too late if she's not waking up when they do.

For a family that is so militant about sticking to the schedule, shouldn't they all but sleeping on the same schedule too?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Has she sunk so low that she now has to resort to help from Officer Jim taking a break from his donuts and coffee instead of Steve the official-ish presidential bodyguard?

Also Wayward I don't think any criminals are up at this hour. I think she's fine.

Layla said...

She needs a police escort and tight security to go to a local radio station? Anyone who wants to go after her just needs to go hang out at the Giant or Target and wait for her to show up. I guess per "protection" makes her feel like a star. Love how she insists that she belongs in the media. Too bad nobody in the media agrees with her.

Layla said...

Her face looks so strange now. It's like it's too narrow, and her features look huge--especially her mouth.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate's CC blog is now fixed. Here is the entire post:

Summertime is, without a doubt, a busy time but it is generally a sun-filled-relaxing-sleep-in-every-day-no-schedule time of year, which is exactly why my kids need some learning reinforcement.

Since my six youngest started school, I have faithfully required summer school work to keep their skills sharp for the next school year.

Early on, I thought I was among the very few mommies who required such daily “I hate it” work (as my kids say) but in recent years I’ve realized that not only are there many moms who share my feelings on summer education, there are also many programs available to achieve that goal.

I’m always looking for a fun, easy, inexpensive and painless (for all) program that packs the learning in a quick punch each day so that we can zip through our work and dive into the pool! Therefore, I don’t follow the same program each year.

In years past, I have Googled curriculums online and printed them out and photocopied each page SIX times (including one for myself). This year, I learned of a program our school recommended and, in an effort to save, I bought one math workbook and one language arts book and photocopied them six times. Using single subject three ring binders in six different colors, I made my own summer workbook for each child. In future years, I’ll re-use the binders to further cut costs.

I am also, for the first year, requiring my two older girls to do the recommended math workbook by summer’s end. “It’s only fair,” I tell them! : )

So, the schedule at our house is: sleep in, breakfast, summer work (one math lesson and one language arts lesson three to four mornings a week) then pool time!

After doing some research, I’ve discovered that there are many ways to approach summer learning. There are paper curriculums like I use, but there are also online programs and many times, local programs that kids can attend. If nothing else, requiring 20 minutes of reading a day will keep skills sharpened for your young readers.

If I doubted I was on the right track, last year when my kids returned to school in the fall, their reading and math levels actually increased instead of decreased, which was an unusual but very exciting result. That was just the confirmation I needed to continue our summer enrichment at home.

Check out some great offers below to keep your kids learning all summer. Happy summer (school work) all!

XO

-K8

TLC stinks said...

We know she said she likes cops, so watch out Mrs. Officer Jim. Kate likes 'em married. ;)

What's Next? said...

Bringing this post over from the last thread.

I'm finding it kind of amusing that this news story is on the website of the radio station where Kate had her interview today. Taken from a page of Kate's Grifting 101 book.

http://www.y102reading.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104668&article=10270642

Sad that people think others should help pay for what they can't afford and sad that this young woman thinks this is worthy of someone donating the money they work for to her cause. Admin, I could see an entire grifting thread being made from this.

Bearswife said...

Hasn't she know this cop for awhile? I believe she has exchanged tweets with him before - maybe he likes the strung out Barbie look?

Bosom Buddies said...

She just can't keep those "girls" covered up, can she? They are straining to be set free. I guess they just want to get away from her, like everyone else in her life.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

So he's obviously off duty. Does this mean she's even grifted security protection now? He looks like a sucker for a botoxed d lister.

Amy2 said...

Looking at Kate's face with her hair pulled back like that, my first impression was she looks old. If I didn't know her, I'd say she's in her late 40's.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Careful about advocating copyright violatoin there Kate.

The law is not as long as it's for educational use it's okay. I believe you are allowed to make worksheets out of a book IF it's for educational use, but are not permitted to reproduce the entire book.

Anonymous said...

I bought one math workbook and one language arts book and photocopied them six times. Using single subject three ring binders in six different colors, I made my own summer workbook for each child. In future years, I’ll re-use the binders to further cut costs.
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This is copyright infringement.

Not to mention it is probably cheaper just to buy six books then pay for photocopying and additional binders.

chefsummer said...

Here's a link to the radio's FB page if ya'll want to check it out.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rock-Hits-Y102/209552932785

Mel said...

I bought one math workbook and one language arts book and photocopied them six times. Using single subject three ring binders in six different colors, I made my own summer workbook for each child.

Uh huh. I just *bet* that she personally did all that. Your nose is growing, Kate.

Audible Click said...

I had to quit listening. Her "on air" skills have not improved at all it grates on my nerves and eardrums to listen to her. If she was serious about having a career she'd hire a voice coach to help her lose her regional accent, nasal intonations, and the overuse of the word "Honestly".

What's Next? said...

Re her CC post..."This year, I learned of a program our school recommended and, in an effort to save, I bought one math workbook and one language arts book and photocopied them six times."

Isn't it against copyright laws? Funny how no one can use her name (a la Em Tanner) without her being compensated, but she can pay for one workbook and make copies thus paying for one rather than six workbooks and that's not a problem. What would she think of someone making copies of her books and distributing them? Same difference.

Mel said...

So tell me....just exactly how do you layout a book on an iphone?

Or is this just a case of Kate writing down some random ideas, in short fragments, and the the real writer re-writing it into complete sentences and doing the photos, graphics, etc.

How do you do a layout on an iphone anyway? I don't see how you'd be moving photos around, or adding photos to existing text.

Lies, Kate. All lies.

Just stuff you *wish* you had a contract for, not anything you're actually doing.

TLC stinks said...

Link not working for me. No sound.

anger issues kate said...

Could this be the guy Berks said that Kate hinted, about future dating? If he is the same one Kate has been e-mailing?

As for learning during the summer Kate does read this blog. Just this past week, we were all talking about where kids can go for classes, camp etc, Kate mentioned this in that CC blog. All of us have been for months, and a few years, that Kate should be doing things local, now she wants to do things local. Kate, too little too late. The people in your area, can't stand you, don't expect them to embrace you, and treat you like the star you still think you are.

WHAT! no purseboy! Did he finely quit! Come to his senses? Or did Kate dump him for this cop? Maybe he charges less. Kate does see the opportunities having a BF being a cop, free escorts, fix tickets, hold her hand and get some whoopie, you know friend with benifits.

As most of us have said: Kate treats the kids as a set, 6 pk, 2 pk, unit, team, never as individuals. They either all do the same activity or they do nothing. Where I volunteer, at the park, we have some kids, who would rather, play in the sand box, than make paper, or look in a microscope, or touch a snake. Kids just being kids(individuals). Not being forced to stay in their room till everybody is awake. THAT IS A LAZY MOTHER! The kids can only come out of their rooms,in the morning, when Kate is ready to deal with them.

FL Mama said...

Didn't she say in one of her interviews where they asked her about dating that she wanted someone to act like a policeman or something like that? Someone to tell the kids "Do what your Mother said!" Is this Officer Jim the man of her dreams?

Once a Viewer said...

Once a Viewer said...

Brought over from last thread re: schedules and lies!

The kids used to have different schedules- on the show anyhow! I remember various times they said Hannah, Cara and Collin were late sleepers and they were allowed to remain asleep unless they were going somewhere. Hannah had migraines so was left alone. Cara just slept while the others played outside with Jon- no video required. Another time Kate 'twit-pic-ed' her paper plates of waffles I think and one was empty as Cara was sleeping in. And what about her sessions of fun with just the twins? And her two bus runs? Tups at friends? Cara at lax? Shopping with just M and C? Boys' chores? Music lessons?

I can see a schedule for meals that could be flexible- save and re-heat, and bedtime, school routine etc, but she is not really telling the truth. No way do they all go by the same schedule as they grow older.

She said they 'required' the new big house so the could 'disperse' and do what they wanted rather than cluster around her !
July 16, 2012 8:53 AM

Mel said...

I didn't realize that a ponytail qualified as hair "up".

What a diss to the radio station. She's basically saying that if they were a top notch national station she would have done her hair, but since they're low-life nobody's, just local scum, they're not worth doing her hair nice.

Maggie said...

I couldn't get the link to work. Any suggestions?

FL Mama said...

I can't seem to find how to listen to the above link Admin? Is it active yet?

Call Me Crazy said...

This year, I learned of a program our school recommended and, in an effort to save, I bought one math workbook and one language arts book and photocopied them six times.
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Pay no attention to that pesky copyright infringement issue, Kate. We know that couldn't possibly apply to you.

Betsy said...

Admin said: Careful about advocating copyright violation there Kate.

The law is not as long as it's for educational use it's okay. I believe you are allowed to make worksheets out of a book IF it's for educational use, but are not permitted to reproduce the entire book.

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Yes, you are correct and I was going to post the same thing myself. Workbooks, in particular, are not supposed to be copied, and they are called "consumables". Consumables are copyright protected and usually say on each individual sheet that photocopying is prohibited. Busted again, Kate.

I don't have any problem with her giving summer work. It is very helpful, but I am not a fan of worksheets in general. The kids would be much more amenable to the practice if she would make it an authentic experience. This is how kids learn best.

She could have the kids follow a simple recipe to sharpen their reading and math skills. Then, they could write their own recipes for functional writing experience. There are also many resources out there for hands-on science activities, which all students love.

I guarantee they would beg for "summer work" time if she did these things, but we're talking about Kate, here. The best teachers use these techniques, but they are a lot of extra work to plan, prep, and implement. So to quote Admin's hilarious booby guard parody, "That shit ain't gonna happen!"

Improbable Dreams said...

Admin said...12
Fair Use copyright laws are at once restrictive and vague. I like this homeschool mom's explanation, as it points to specific laws, but also includes an ethics question:

http://sunniemomsblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/homeschooling-copyright-law-and-fair-use/

“What will my kids learn about honor and integrity by seeing me take the time to respect copyright law and the intellectual property of others?” We live in a world where movies and music are pirated almost as a matter of course- files are traded, photos ripped, with nary a thought to the fact that, without permission, use of many of these materials is stealing. Our kids are learning from our example how to be honest and without reproach in their daily lives. While you are doing the numbers in your homeschool budget this year, ask yourself how much that is worth.

KAT said...

I have to say...I'm getting a little tired of keeping track of this womans life. I'ts like a never ending illness that won't go away..

Karen said...

How is summer workbooks a new concept? I've been doing it with my kids each and every summer! In fact, at this moment they are now doing their 30 minutes of reading that they do each day (weekends off!). Perhaps I should go for mother of the year too...?!

anger issues kate said...

Admin: I listen to parts of that interview. Kate would make a very poor radio jocky. For one Kate does not talk into the mic, the parts I listened to , some of it you could not understand, what she was saying, cause she moved away from the mic. And in radio, that is a big NO_NO! Cause if they can't hear you the audience, looses interest. KATE YOU SUCK ON THE RADIO!

Wowser said...

Oh my gosh..I am listening to the radio feed as I type this...I am nauseated! I am ready to rip my hair out at how many times she says "like" and how she never finishes a sentence. She also was talking about the race in Chicago and referred to it as "coupon cabin MY company" as being the Spenser...continued to pat herself on the back by saying she would be running in possibly 3 races and "wow..if I do that it would be impressive". She also said that some people
Hate running, some people love running and some people like it when you are at the end of a run". In other words hate running but like it when it ends and she said that describes her!! So?! How does she turn around and say she wants to have a show or job about running because "that's her passion" when she JUST said she hates to do it but loves it when it's done. What a moron! She just admitted that it's not the running she loves, it's the RESULTS of being skinny that she loves and passionate runners don't care about that...it's the RUNNING so what can she offer people who truly love the sport! NOTHING! She talks out of both sides of her mouth.." my kids ummm honestly will ask me "why are you sitting down" if I stop for one minute because I am so busy so the think something is wrong with me" and ten she says "honestly I am so bored and I can see myself in some sort if media or tv job because honestly I love it and its great to get paid for what you love to do while having fun". Ugggghhh. I really want to barf!

mim said...

Ruh-roh: Copyright violation ahead. Big time.

in an effort to save, I bought one math workbook and one language arts book and photocopied them six times

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 10
So he's obviously off duty. Does this mean she's even grifted security protection now? He looks like a sucker for a botoxed d lister.
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Can Do Kate could have clearly driven 15 miles without a problem. Her inflated ego needing a local off duty cop is ridiculous, as is she. She really is pathetic - can't go anywhere without someone holding her hand. Can Do Kate.

Hey Kate- No one cares anymore. Get a clue.

Over In Berks said...

"Since my six youngest started school, I have faithfully required summer school work to keep their skills sharp for the next school year."

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Possibly only because the SCHOOL and teachers require it. They are the ones who set the curriculum for summer learning. I can't imagine that this is all Kate's doing.

I see that she can't refrain from mentioning THE POOL -- twice!

amyf said...

OT and maybe TMI but DESPERATE -

Does anyone in the Boston area know anyone who might be able to foster the two best cats in the world for an indefinite period until I can take them back? (preferably a home without other animals, but...) All their expenses would be covered. PLEASE ask everyone you know. All the usual potential solutions are falling apart, and it's killing me not to be with them, never mind the fact that they're not someplace stable...

SoCal Local said...

"She needs a police escort and tight security to go to a local radio station?"

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Hahahahahahah! She wants security because she knows people in the local area can't stand her, and she does not want anyone to verbally confront her. I highly doubt any of her rabid fans live around there, so no worries about friendly mobs, for sure. Where' Steve?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Aw she's bored. Poor thing.

GET A JOB!!!

Audible Click said...

Does anyone else see a slight green tint to Kate's face in the picture taken during the interview? It might be my computer but she's looking more and more like Elphaba the Wicked Witch Oh The West.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

What the hell happened to her hairline?

SoCal Local said...

If you listen to the interview, she claims that in the past, she didn't do local events because she was too busy and always out of town. Then, she lamely says that now she is so busy shopping, tending to the kids, etc., and that's why she hasn't been seen at local events.

She just can't help lying, can she? She's been home (except for the occasional race and the Australia trip) for an entire year. She does not do anything during the day, and we all know it. The nanny takes care of the kids and the rest of the hired help maintains the house, in and out.

Guess she's scraping the bottom of the barrel now to stoop to local events. The security detail better be ready to protect her from the local community. They're a dangerous lot.

Over In Berks said...

... her police escort to the station this morning! Currently on the Y102 roof with a sniper rifle.

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Ready to pick off the deranged, love-sick ("I am sooooooo much in love with you, I miss you and if you tweet me I will die happy...I'm bawling because I love you and miss your show so much"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)sheeple who are planning to hang out with her by the pool?

Why would she say she's bored? How many times has she gushed that she just loves summertime, can't wait for the kids to be out of school, sleeping late, swimming?

She tweets constantly about her busy days, organizing, errands, running, and whatever, and how exhausted she is. If she's kept so busy, how can she be bored?

Kate is Krazy said...

I can't find a click button to listen?

Dwindle said...

Amy2 said... 11
Looking at Kate's face with her hair pulled back like that, my first impression was she looks old. If I didn't know her, I'd say she's in her late 40's
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I agree. Her hairline is receding badly for 37 years old, considering she spends thousands of dollars a year on it. Of course, some folks genetically just thin and recede earlier in life than others.

@Layla said... 4
(((((((((
I agree also. Either she is taking steriods and hormones that are altering the shape of her face, or she is doing fat injections plus botox plus I-dont-know-what. The structure of her face has changed. It is sharp and pointy and shrewish looking now.

readerlady said...

In that pic above, KK doesn't even look like herself. With her hair skinned back like that, it's obvious that her hairline is receding. Whether this is from overprocessing or some other cause, it certainly smacks of unhealthy hair. Wonder if KK is going to need her very own hair transplant in a couple ofyears.

KK's demanding/requiring a police escort to the radio station isn't a first. Wasn't there a story that she demanded police escorts when they were in Tenn. for the food bank episode, even tho there were no locals around to gawk/bother/admire/worship her? What an ego!

wayward said...

Layla said... 4
Her face looks so strange now. It's like it's too narrow, and her features look huge--especially her mouth.
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When I was looking up pictures of Kate's most classic and tasteful outfits, the changes in her face from picture to picture were quite obvious. She seems to defintely have had something done with her chin. Maybe not an implant, but maybe a little lipo underneath.

And as far as that saggy good bra, I think even she realized no one was buying into that one. She appears to have gone with a small D at first, then when no one believed her denials about the boob job, it looks like she had them reduced. By that time the skin had stretched to accomodate the Ds. I don't know how that works, if they remove saline or silicone or just put in new smaller implants... regardless, now she's left with more skin than boob. Leaving her with that oh-so-attractive skin runneth out look when she wears her prom gown to the rare red carpet she gets to walk on.

What's Next? said...

I don't see my post questioning copyright issues, but here is a cut/paste of what I am basing my questions on...

STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING FAIR USE

The Fair Use Provision of the Copyrights Act of 1976 is found in Section 107 United States Code 17, and is intended to balance the interests of copyright owners with the needs of others who need access to copyrighted material. There are four general factors to be considered when evaluating whether material can be considered to be "Fair Use", and four "other factors" which have been the subject of court cases:

FOUR MAIN FACTORS


PURPOSE AND CHARACTER OF THE USE
Is the use for nonprofit, educational, or commercial use? Be aware that several courts have held that absence of financial gain is insufficient for a finding of fair use.


NATURE OF THE COPYRIGHTED WORK
Is the work creative or informational? Special consideration is given to the distinction between the two. Duplication of materials originally developed for classroom use (creative) is less likely to be fair use than the duplication of materials prepared for public consumption.

If you copy a workbook page or a chapter from a textbook you are more directly depriving the copyright holder of profits more directly than if you are copying a page from the newspaper.


AMOUNT, SUBSTANTIALITY, OR PORTION TO BE USED IN RELATION TO THE COPYRIGHTED WORK AS A WHOLE
What is the amount and significance of the portion copied?


EFFECT OF USE ON THE POTENTIAL MARKET
Probably the most important of the standards. If the copying of the copyrighted material reduces the potential market and therefore the potential sales and profit, that use is unlikely to be found a fair use.

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Law aside, Kate seems to hold others to a different standard than she requires of herself.

As to the question of educational workbooks, I have been required to purchase workbooks for my children for use in the school classroom, so I would not think they would be exempt from copyright laws.

Once a Viewer said...

"I have Googled curriculums online and printed them out and photocopied each page SIX times (including one for myself)"

Can Kate not spell OR count? Six for the tups plus one for herself equal seven- curriculum is the correct spelling, dummy. Or curriculi plural if you want to be fancy ;)

mama mia said...

Kate sure has a face for radio!

For those asking about Gosselinbook, the issue has always been 'right of privacy' which means you can't publish a book about a person because that is making money off their image, and they own that right. So he would first have to get Kate's consent, and if this was meant to be a mud slinging dirt revealing tell all, good luck. But, usually what happens is the celebrity needs the cash, so they agree to let their ex lover or nanny publish and split the proceeds with them. My guess is this book wasn't salacious enough or well written enough to make money, hence it is not getting published.

And as for making money in publishing, it is very difficult. Author friends of mine can't afford mortgages or car payments or vacations. Even the highly successful ones like Ami Mackay aren't rich. And most common, the advance given barely covers the expenses, I know friends who came out of a book deal poorer for their efforts. Kate didn't have millions tucked away, she had tens of thousands adding up to under $300,000, and I believe her when she says there isn't enough put aside to cover tuition for 8 children.

capecodmama said...

I do like the dress but the cut of the top is definitely too low. If it was just showing a hint of cleavage instead of the whole boob it would be better. But we know Kate likes to attract attention with what she wears. And her hair is horrific. The color is all wrong and nobody looks good with their hair severely pulled back like that. She has layers so she should have kept some hair out framing her face. She certainly shows that she has no idea how to style her hair. You would have thought that Jason would have given her a lesson in styling. All I know is that my lowly ole hairdresser here on the Cape is worth the $70. she charges to color my hair. Also, is it me or is Kate's hairline receding?

Over In Berks said...

The bright lime green shoes (with her toes hanging out). Is this how you save money...by buying a pair of shoes to match just one outfit? Wouldn't it be smarter to buy a pair of neutral summer shoes that go with everything?

She wrote an entire blog about clothing but doesn't practice what she preaches.

Kelly H. said...

I love how she has to mention that she copies the worksheets SIX times. Really - you have six kids the same age? Must be exhausting having the employees at the store make those copies, punch them and bind them for you.

For your amusement...

http://www.evilbeetgossip.com/2012/07/16/kate-gosselin-makes-her-kids-watch-old-episodes-of-kate-plus-8/

Singing In The Rain said...

So the radio folks are proclaiming her "awesome" and a joy, and a fantastic person and such a delight. I guess they don't get out too much to be around "real" celebrities and this is as close as they are going to come to rubbing elbows (or good bras)!

White Organza said...

Bearswife said: "Hasn't she know this cop for awhile? I believe she has exchanged tweets with him before..."

I think you're right, Bearswife. It does ring a bell now that you mention it. If I remember it right, he (kindda..) pursued her for a date for a while, on Twitter. She finally gave in. (After they exchanged some lame "jokes" about him being lenient with her if he ever catched her speeding) And.. we never heard anything about him again.

Strangely, Skeeve Pinkerton ('Love that nickname!) hasn't been mentionned or seen for a while, she's been writing about feeling lonely, and crying a lot, and bingo: here comes officer Jim to the rescue.

KAT said...

I tried to listen..I really did. It was so boring I took it off less than a minute into it. Running was the subjuct I heard...millions of people run every day..they don't get to announce it on public radio. They said she talked about writing a book? Yeah right...if someone will publish that junk. She has to make it sound like she's doing SOMETHING. She's Bored????? Where do you begin with that statement? BTW...She looked terrible...maybe the lighting.

Katie Kuerig said...

And people with super horse shaped faces along with her blindingly white horse teeth should NEVER wear their hair slicked back.

Oh and the girls are back in full view. She has no decency about her. None.

Kate's Cart said...

She lied again - as expected. My kids never saw me sit down all day. BS - the world saw you sit for hours in your while plastic throne while you barked order to Jon, Kevin, Jodi, Ashley and anyone else that came to help with the kids.

TLC stinks said...

I don't get this security thing she insists on. It is just laughable that this skank thinks that she is such a celebrity that she needs security. BTW, I saw a photo of Katie Holmes and she has a huge bodybuilder type bodyguard unlike purseboy, water carrier Neilds.

TLC stinks said...

Examiner.com has this posted:
(just like I said, publicity for Kate)



Former reality TV star Kate Gosselin, who recently completed her first full marathon, will run a 5K race in Grings Mill, Pa., this fall to benefit the Special Olympics.

In a radio interview with Y102 (Reading, Pa.) hosts Scott St. John and Jackie Hoffman on July 16, 2012, Gosselin revealed she has a stacked schedule in the coming months.

"I do a lot of different runs, and what better run to do than a local one that benefits a great cause?" Kate said of the Y102 'Yes I Can' 5K, which takes place in Grings Mill, Pa., on Sept. 8.

Gosselin, who set a personal best time at the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon last month, says anyone can become a runner if they try.

The mom of eight, who had never worked out regularly until 2006, is in the best shape of her life now, thanks to daily runs and strength-training.

When she started, Kate, 37, couldn't run for more than five minutes at a time. She slowly built up her stamina and speed, working up to an hour daily on the treadmill, and then began running outdoors in June 2010.

"I believe in pushing yourself, pushing your goals, pushing what you think is possible," says Gosselin. "People need to give themselves a chance and really put forth the effort.

"Honestly, I never set out to encourage people directly (to run), but I just started tweeting and blogging about my experiences, and I think it's given people--especially moms and women--the encouragement they needed."

Kate never imagined she'd be able to cover the distances she now does, and underscored that anyone can become fit if they're committed.

"Nobody's born a runner," she says. "You walk, you run for two minutes...you build up slowly and then you realize, 'Oh my gosh, I did it!' "

These days, Gosselin sometimes runs with her kids, some of whom have become running enthusiasts because of her daily regimen.

"Any parent that's a runner, you wind up with a few [kids] that are interested in it," says Kate. "I'm very into nutrition and fitness, so the kids and I started running together. They are very encouraging to me. They used to ask me when they got off the school bus, 'How many miles did you run?' It really helps to have a group of people encouraging you."

While Gosselin wouldn't reveal exactly which races she'll participate in this fall (could the NYC Marathon be in the cards?), she has a full schedule ahead, including a full marathon, a 1/2 marathon and a 10k race, all within a four-week period.

"If you make the time to exercise or run, it is possible (to get in shape)," she says. "People shouldn't give up on themselves."

AMD said...

Kate said.."So, the schedule at our house is: sleep in, breakfast, summer work (one math lesson and one language arts lesson three to four mornings a week) then pool time!"
.....What a boring summer schedule for those kids! We spent two wonderful months at our cottage where every day was fun...even doing nothing except lying in the tall grass and daydreaming. Add to the mix blueberry-picking excursions with the other kids and our dads; boat trips down the lake; hikes in the woods; making forts; campfires and singalongs...the list goes on. Lots to feed our imaginations!Much of it unstructured. Spontaneity is the spice of life, Kate! Your kids will excel even more if you set them free to be kids!

pym said...

What is that woman next to her checking out? And was Kate reading a script?

griftwood manor said...

The other lady in the pic appears to be trying to figure out what's the big deal with Kate too.

PatK said...

So her big savings tip in the CC blog entry this week was to buy one workbook and make copies? That was it??

The rest of it seems to be nothing more than a written webisode about the kids...which CC is paying her for, rather than doing it on her on website. Work it, Kate.

And she looks like crap.

pink slime said...

Did anyone see the photo on the radio station's facebook page of her standing next to the pretty, healthy looking intern? My goodmess, she looked like a skinny d wpmsn with a strap-on cone bra! And with a huge head! I think she is starting to look anorexic.

pink slime said...

Meant to say, "skinny OLD WOMAN". Darn touch keypad!

OrangeCrush said...

Uh-oh, Katie, I would not be bragging about about copying an entire workbook (X6) to save money. As a former school librarian, I do believe, cupcake, you are preaching some serious copyright infractions.

So glad you had such fun today; but let's see a) when you get invited back and b) how far out of Reading this takes you. Long dry spell still ahead.

Get a job!

Kate is a twit said...

I saw this posted on ROL re the Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce.

"There are provisions and clauses about which parent Suri will spend Thanksgiving, Christmas and her birthdays with. One of the most important clauses of the settlement is that NEITHER parent can talk negatively about the other in front of Suri and this includes anything about each parent's respective religion.

"This was a crucial part of the custody agreement and something that both Tom and Katie wanted included. The custody settlement essentially puts both parents on notice that their personal feelings about each other can't influence or harm Suri in any way and puts her needs first."

It's nice to see that some parents actually think of their children before themselves.

DebbieDowner4 said...

I have to say...I'm getting a little tired of keeping track of this womans life. I'ts like a never ending illness that won't go away..

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Kinda like herpes.

Anonymous said...

Can someone help me out here O.K. she is running "to benifit the Special Olympics"; does this fine organization "benefit" because she is running (calling attention to the cause) or does she have people who support her run by pledging $$ for each km? Has she pledged a donation herself or does she consider her time spent promoting herself as a donation?

bm

All In Good Time said...

pink, 64 said, And with a huge head! I think she is starting to look anorexic.

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That's the first thing I noticed in one of the pictures. I thought maybe it was just taken at an odd angle or distorted somehow. Her head looked way too big for her body, and she does look anorexic, not at all healthy or fit.

Jumping In said...

What a load of mindless drivel. It was painful listening to her repeat herself as someone who belongs on television. She is not interesting, nor is she relevant, sincere, or mature. She is so done.

I believe she lied outright about her kids doing the 10 week pre-training prior to the run in Litchfield. Those children had no clue why they were there that weekend other than they were ordered to go (and run) by their fame-seeking mother.

Why ANYONE gives Kate an audience is beyond me, she is only there to promote herself no matter the cause.

The Bitter End said...

Kate is Krazy said... 26
I can't find a click button to listen?
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Consider yourself lucky.

capecodmama said...

Okay, all you runners out there. Is it wise to do a full marathon, a-half marathon and a 10K all in a four week period? How does your body recover in between races? Especially a body that does not get the proper nutrition.

Kate claims that she's all about fitness and nutrition with herself and her kids. Really. My husband and I have always lived a healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition, plenty of exercise, plenty of sleep and plenty of water. We do indulge in but in moderation. We raised our daughters like that as well so they have never had body issues or weight issues. We never ate anything that our girls were not allowed to have and they didn't eat anything that we didn't eat. We all ate the same meals from the time they started eating regular food. Kate doesn't eat the same dinners as her kids. If she is not going to eat it, why would she feed it to her kids. I fear she may have some kids that have body issues with themselves because they aren't living up to the unrealistic standard that their mother is setting.

Kate is a twit said...

Maybe it's just me, but her structured summer learning program bothers me. I have 2 grandkids who are of school age. During the summer(and all year round), they visit the library and take out books to read, but there is no structured lessons. Math problems come up in the course of a casual conversation. For example, my birthday is next month and they wanted to know how old I was going to be. I gave them clues as to the year I was born, etc. but let them figure it out. Making them sit down and do actual "homework" seems too harsh to me-when daily life and conversation can provide so many scenarios for learning math and other subjects.

To me, it justs seems like another way Kate avoids doing anything WITH her children. It's just easier for her to give them printed out lessons. You can almost make any conversation into a math or English learning lesson-yet Kate has to do it "by the book".

AuntieAnn said...

HAHAHAHA That didn't take long. Rock Hits should have known better than to put the narcissistic skank on their show for ANY cause. They're taking a beating already.

From their facebook comments:

Rock Hits Y102 - The reason Kate was on the show is that she is going to help with the Yes I can 5k walk & run for Special Olympics in September. I am not here to defend her or to change anyone's mind. I am just asking that everyone who has an opinion of this subject helps Jackie raise money for a great cause in September. Posted by Al Burke

Edward Katchur - Keep the eyes on the prize: Special Olympics. Well said Al!
28 minutes ago

Denise Gerber Yerger - OK I thought Jackie hated this woman! Enough of her already! SHe is not a celeb!
21 minutes ago

Denise Gerber Yerger Y102 You could have picked someone who really cares about the people and not about herself.

Rock Hits Y102 - I'm done.
11 minutes ago
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I don't think having her on their program did Special Olympics any favors. The locals haven't forgotten what she did seven years ago when she demanded they support her. Once bitten twice shy.

Over In Berks said...

Oh and the girls are back in full view. She has no decency about her. None.

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That's her classic look, don't you know...for public appearances, media shots, etc. The girls are sure heading south. I guess they want a BHI beach vacation, too.

JudyK said...

How in the world did I ever manage to sit through that...I am about ready to pull my hair out!

Haven't read any comments yet, but I have to start with this:

Kate had her own reality show for umpteen years, has been on ET a number of times, has been interviewed how many times, and yet she can't even modulate her own voice using a speaker on the radio...constantly fading in and out, almost to a whisper sometimes..it was exhausting.

Her contradictions continue: "I'm not much of a reader" to "I'm all about reading." (And I am paraphrasing the first one because I'm not going back through this tripe again.)

And then the blatant, arrogant grifting for a permanent spot on the radio show, which reminds me of the time she took the mic from the ET guy and said, "I'm going to own this mic one of these days."

If I were Jewish, I would simply say OY. She is INSUFFERABLE.

Over In Berks said...

The color is all wrong and nobody looks good with their hair severely pulled back like that.

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Grace Kelly was the only one I can think of who could pull that off and still look gorgeous.

Flight of the Kiwi said...

Why on earth should copyright laws apply to Kate Gosselin? Speeding, parking in fire lanes, hit-and-runs. Copyright? Pshaw.

Kate is a twit said...

I listened to the interview. To those that listened-did anyone catch how she eagerly said that she wanted to take over for one of the radio hosts? One of the hosts asked if she would come back to do more promotion for the race, and she said "Absolutely! I would love to come back and give you or Scott the day off-I could sit in your chair!"

Subtle is not a word in her dictionary.

Kate is a Witch said...

1. I bet she paid that off-duty police officer to take her there and home and I bet she lowballed him on the amount.

2. Steve is gone.

3. The plural of curriculum is curricula (it's my field). Most of those workbooks are utter crap, sorry to say. Kids can learn plenty in the summer through learning experiences, not workbooks. Hell, does she even realize how many concepts and skills a kid can learn in the grocery store alone? Math, price per unit, comparisons (greater than/less than), reading skills, money skills, you name it. Want to teach science? The great outdoors or the kitchen make wonderful labs. Read for pleasure, both fiction and nonfiction. Boom, done. She's so stupid.

4. Yes, she clearly and blatantly violated copyright laws then advocated it on CC's blog. Someone ought to shoot them an email or two.

5. I'll admit it: I love that it's July and she's doing nothing but local stuff. Right on schedule, Kate, right on schedule.

AuntieAnn said...

Geez Judy & Kate is a twit - You guys must have great listening skills. I cannot listen to that voice of hers. If someone cares enough to transcribe it I'll read it but I repeat I CANNOT LISTEN TO HER VOICE! And she wants a job at the radio station now?
Pfffft. They'd be be off the air in less than a week. The woman is a plague.

Kate is Krazy said...

If Steve is gone, I wonder if he will talk to the press at all?

JudyK said...

And PS--Kate DID NOT write her current CC blog...she has a ghostwriter and has had for awhile now.

Why CC allows her fraud on their site (and probably contribute to it by writing her blog for her) is beyond me.

CopyKat said...

Why on earth should copyright laws apply to Kate Gosselin? Speeding, parking in fire lanes, hit-and-runs. Copyright? Pshaw.

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Cookbooks, recipes...

Resident said...

I do a lot of different runs, and what better run to do than a local one that benefits a great cause?" Kate said of the Y102 'Yes I Can' 5K, which takes place in Grings Mill, Pa., on Sept. 8.
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I hope no one goes looking for her in Gring's Mill PA, Gring's Mill is the name of the park here in Berks Co.

P.S. Jackie Hoffman, how long did you have to Twitter beg Katie before she finally said OK????

fade2black said...

Oh, poor thing is bored? Tom Bergeron tweeted that the all star cast of dwts will be announced 7/27 so maybe she'll have something to pass the time after that. Ha ha ha, who am I kidding? If she had been invited, she would already be taking private lessons and wouldn't have time to read or mope.

Kate is a twit said...

fade2black said... 87

I just read where the cast of DWTS All Stars will be announced on July 27. Already, there are a slue of articles about it, but not one mentions Kate. Most of the speculation is whether Bristol Palin is going to be a cast member.

Once a Viewer said...

I agree about summer academics. They should be fun. Sometimes a child may need specific help in a subject but most schools only require summer reading as far as I know. However, there are many 'fun' ways to learn about various subjects, starting with programs offered by the schools, and the library, among many other options. Kate's kids 'excel across the board' so she should give them a break or a fun class or two to attend.

Judy K: Idk- the use of 'require' at least twice makes me think it's her very own, or a good impersonator ! Who knows. If using a ghost writer, why not a better one?

wayward said...

Kate is a Witch said... 81 "The plural of curriculum is curricula (it's my field). Most of those workbooks are utter crap, sorry to say. Kids can learn plenty in the summer through learning experiences, not workbooks. Hell, does she even realize how many concepts and skills a kid can learn in the grocery store alone? Math, price per unit, comparisons (greater than/less than), reading skills, money skills, you name it. Want to teach science? The great outdoors or the kitchen make wonderful labs. Read for pleasure, both fiction and nonfiction. Boom, done. She's so stupid."
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Amen, amen and amen.

Those kids spend nine VERY long months going to school. If she wants them to have extra enrichment over the summer, make it fun for God's sake. No wonder they hate the summer work. There is an entire classroom available right outside her door and within driving distance in her new Mercedes people mover, but she's too busy being lazy & bored to even bother.

Wow. What an awesome summer. Tiny breakfast, mandated worksheets and then pool time. That's it. That's Mother of the Year material right there, who's going to be the first to nominate her?

LaLaLandNoMore said...

There we go, telling us to wear and buy classic clothing while she wears a boob/back revealing sun dress. That is one of the big problems with Kate. She is about us doing what she says; not as she does. No credibility, ever. Running marathons is a far cry from being a star in show biz, isn't it? I can't tolerate the sound of her voice either.

Lurking Mediocre Teacher said...

Kate is a Witch said... 81
"The plural of curriculum is curricula (it's my field). Most of those workbooks are utter crap, sorry to say. Kids can learn plenty in the summer through learning experiences, not workbooks. Hell, does she even realize how many concepts and skills a kid can learn in the grocery store alone? Math, price per unit, comparisons (greater than/less than), reading skills, money skills, you name it. Want to teach science? The great outdoors or the kitchen make wonderful labs. Read for pleasure, both fiction and nonfiction. Boom, done. She's so stupid."

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I agree, and the other teachers who read here probably do, too. Hands on learning is the best, of course. But that would require Kate to interact with her kids, discuss and moderate the experiences, and actually plan the cooking and science activities.

I have a problem with Kate posting a blog giving educational advice (while bragging about copyright infringement) and representing herself as someone who is qualified to do so. The woman does not even hold an AA degree.

Rhymes with Witch said...

"Maybe the Special Olympics agreed to pay her for her "volunteer" work.
It is a lifelong dream of Kate's to get paid to just exist."

Admin,that is the single best description of Kate that I have ever read.

Dwindle said...

amyf said... 36
OT and maybe TMI but DESPERATE -

Does anyone in the Boston area know anyone who might be able to foster the two best cats in the world for an indefinite period until I can take them back? (preferably a home without other animals, but...) All their expenses would be covered. PLEASE ask everyone you know. All the usual potential solutions are falling apart, and it's killing me not to be with them, never mind the fact that they're not someplace stable...

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Awww, Amy. I am so sorry. I do not know anyone, but will put feelers out around the country to see if "anyone knows anyone"...

Rhymes with Witch said...

"She reported the KATIEGOSS8 tweeter for impersonation?"

Maybe because it should have been KATIEGO$$8?

Rhymes with Witch said...

Gosselin, who set a personal best time at the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon last month, says anyone can become a runner if they try. 59

THIS is a woman who is allegedly supporting Special Olympics?

Once a Viewer said...

amyf: I'm in the suburbs there but will ask around...afraid I'm allergic but know some cat owners here.

Lurking Mediocre Teacher said...

Oh, and before I move back to lurking, I have to repost this gem:

"Early on, I thought I was among the very few mommies who required such daily “I hate it” work (as my kids say) but in recent years I’ve realized that not only are there many moms who share my feelings on summer education, there are also many programs available to achieve that goal."

Classic narcissism. She really believed she was "among the very few" who considered summer work.

wayward said...

LaLaLandNoMore said... 91
There we go, telling us to wear and buy classic clothing while she wears a boob/back revealing sun dress. That is one of the big problems with Kate. She is about us doing what she says; not as she does. No credibility, ever. Running marathons is a far cry from being a star in show biz, isn't it? I can't tolerate the sound of her voice either
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I had a friend in middle school who came from a very large family and she was right in the middle. She didn't get alot of attention from her parents, the troublemakers took up most of their time. In the summer she used to lay out all day, then get herself dolled up in a tube top or half shirt and Daisy Dukes. Then she used to walk up and down the main road from her house all evening just to get catcalls from guys in passing cars. I don't see any difference between her behavior and Kate's- except Kate is a 37 yr. old woman and this girl was 14.

Dwindle said...

Lugged over from the previous thread:

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 40
Berks I don't get it. Did she explain WHY she needed to spend your tax dollars on a police escort for something 10 minutes away? Was she laughing about this, was this funny?
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I am wondering if she hired him off duty, since RatClaws wasnt available to make a splashy scene for her. She does like to make an entrance.

Where I live, off duty police officers get a great deal of work as private security for one time things.

So the radio station felt the need to announce that 'security was tight'? What am i missing here? Why? How many people did Kate hire to take Stevie's place today? Was it to create an aura for herself or is she really that hated? An Amish gang wielding farm implements at her? Hard working folks taking a morning off work just to throw their garden produce at her? 2 bored 13 year olds squealing for an autograph while a dad waited in the car? Other than 'creating a panic in the streets' what did she HOPE was going to happen?

Kate, get help. Good God

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Teacher I found that comment extremely offensive as well. As if the great Kate is the only good mother out there concerned about keeping up learning throughout the summer and everyone else mediocre is content to allow their children's brains to turn to mush over the summer. She's just so darn insulting.

wayward said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 101
Teacher I found that comment extremely offensive as well. As if the great Kate is the only good mother out there concerned about keeping up learning throughout the summer and everyone else mediocre is content to allow their children's brains to turn to mush over the summer. She's just so darn insulting
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Well Admin, as someone who also makes THE BEST lunches at school, wouldn't you just assume Kate was the ONLY mother concerned about summer enrichment for her kids? ;)

KAT said...

Wait....I just stopped laughing. I hope she's not waiting by the phone for that radio job.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Well Admin, as someone who also makes THE BEST lunches at school, wouldn't you just assume Kate was the ONLY mother concerned about summer enrichment for her kids? ;) 102

She really is revolting, isn't she.

AuntieAnn said...

In years past, I have Googled curriculums online and printed them out and photocopied each page SIX times (including one for myself).
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Unless one of the kids is dodging the basement summer school fun, wouldn't she be photocopying seven copies?

Sheeple Herder said...

For those folks who haven't been able to get the link to the radio interview to work, here is a different way to get there.

http://soundcloud.com/scott-st-john/sets/kate-gosselin-radio-interview/

Warning: You may experience some some nausea while listening to this; she is quite the tool!

chefsummer said...

So Kate's not going to mention the R&R full marathon in LV?

I thought you ran the full marathon Kate so why not drag unless.

A. Ur a liar and didn't run it.
b. Ur a liar and ran the half-marathon.
c. Steve helped you cheat.

Also how is it you can spend tons of money on hair but you can't but workbook?

Plz answer.

Tamara said...

Saying she is bored is a direct opposite of her constant twitter refrain about all the work she is constantly doing. Think any of her sheeple will ask about it? Gee Khate, how can you say you're bored when every time you tweet it's about you incredibly busy schedule and life. Moron.

chefsummer said...

Maybe Steve finally wised up and quite cause ya know every body leaves Kate.

Once a Viewer said...

Sheeple Herder said... 106
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Thanks! I listened to a bit, skipped around. (Thanks for the nausea warning!) After I heard her say "Yes you kin" a few times followed by her kids are not 'mis-chee-vee-ous' I stopped. Some gift of gab.

Kate is Krazy said...

Comments on the new CC are not favorable. I hope they do not renew her contract because she really is useless there.also seems they do not publish most of the anti-Kate's advice ones.

Sheeple Herder said...

Well, I suffered through the radio interview and have learned what Kate has been reading....."Fifty Shades of Gray". The bonus for my wasted time was that she actually used the term "learning experience" while talking about that book! SMH!

chefsummer said...

Kate's interview was insufferable and that's me putting it nicely.

I had to make my brain listen to it lol.

Winsomeone said...

How are you able to see the comments on CC. I used to be able to see them, and now I can't. Do yo have to sign in or something?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She was seriously reading 50 shades??? Haha no wonder she couldn't put it down. Well there goes what's left of the Christian fanbase. Bye bye!

Amy2 said...

Here's a wonderful summer learning experience that a lady in my office does w/her grandkids.

Each summer they decide on a place to visit. Last year it was Fort Clatsop. First the kids go to the library and read about the Fort. Then they prepare questions to ask the park ranger while they are there. When they get back home they have to write a 1-3 paragraph (depending on their ages) about the Fort. How hard is that? All it takes is parental involvement and a fun activity. The grand kids look forward to their summer fun with the grandparents.

I agree with the post above that summer learning doesn't have to be about workbooks. Learning is everywhere.

And in learning "one size does not fit all". Educators in blogland can attest to that statement. Not every kid needs to do the same activity.

To the average/mediocre parent we get it. To Kate, not so much. You see, this type of learning is FOR THE CHILDREN, not for Kate.

On second thought, maybe the children can learn their times tables by multiplying how many times Mommy gets her hair done times the cost. Or count the number of shoes Mommy has times the average cost (say $100/each). See learning is everywhere.

Why, again? said...

With all due respect to Kat post #29, then why do you keep track if Kate's life? It makes not a bit if sense to me.

Ex Nurse said...

If I doubted I was on the right track, last year when my kids returned to school in the fall, their reading and math levels actually increased instead of decreased, which was an unusual but very exciting resul
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I love when she accidentally tells the truth--the norm in that family is that the kids skills in school measurably decreased while she was filming the crap put of them.

meagler said...

Yes, her kids increased one reading level over the summer, and then 2 of them were promptly suspended....

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Kate is a twit said... 80

I listened to the interview. To those that listened-did anyone catch how she eagerly said that she wanted to take over for one of the radio hosts? One of the hosts asked if she would come back to do more promotion for the race, and she said "Absolutely! I would love to come back and give you or Scott the day off-I could sit in your chair!"

Subtle is not a word in her dictionary.

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The physical act of sitting in a chair, is about all she would be able to do.
Kate doesn't strike me as the type that knows many topics/current events.

It must be insulting to hear an upstart (like Kate) presume that she can carry a radio show without having any knowledge of the profession.

TLC stinks said...

If she were auditioning for a radio gig, she blew it with the moving away from the mike, honestly's and cackle laugh. Oh yeah, and talking about herself. And, making an offer to push one of the hosts aside for their job. I listened to the first part (thanks to poster for that link). Kate, your showbiz days are over.

chefsummer said...

Winsomeone said... 114
How are you able to see the comments on CC. I used to be able to see them, and now I can't. Do yo have to sign in or something?
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Nope.

I think that deleted all the comments that weren't in Kate's favor which I heard was a lot.

meagler said...

..oops, perhaps it was the year before they were suspended... I am getting confused..but I agree Ex Nurse, likely the increase in the comprehension levels is due to being in school more...

Amy2 said...

Article from National Enquirer dated July 16, 2012.

Octo-mum KATE GOSSELIN yearns for the good old days when she was relevant – the true steady course in her rocky romance, turbulent life and “Von Trapp Family” breed-a-long.

Kate Twweeted, "Wow. We all agreed: we miss our show&the adventures and huge opportunities to help and entertain :)others! Why am I watching and crying??!:)," Kate tweeted.

Kate and her kids actually actually watch old episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8, RadarOnline.com reported

"We are watching the St Jude's episode... I am crying... Happy and sad tears.. Old episodes of Jon&Kate+8 warms our hearts...," she wrote.

These days, the relaity diva’s popularity plummeted to nowheresville – so much so that a cruise featuring the opportunity to hang out Kate was canceled in May because of lack of interest.

Kate now blogs for the online site, Coupon Cabin.

There's no word yet if she's been invited to be part of the cast of returning celebs for the superstar D-list cavalcade of Dancing with the Stars.


Here's the link to the article http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/kate-gosselin-where-have-all-good-times-gone

AuntieAnn said...

I love when she accidentally tells the truth--the norm in that family is that the kids skills in school measurably decreased while she was filming the crap put of them.
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Yes, I can't see how they could stay focused on school work/activities when their heads were elsewhere. Not only did filming keep them pre-occupied, they have to contend with their nutjob of a mother - which would take up a lot of headspace.
Kate has probably been told they need to improve in certain areas and of course she'd make it sound like she's helping them qualify for Mensa.

Kate is Krazy said...

Winsomeone said... 114

How are you able to see the comments on CC. I used to be able to see them, and now I can't. Do yo have to sign in or something?

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They are listed right under the coupons. No sign in. Seems to me you usually press a Comments button, but not need to register.Someone was complaining CC didn't usually print her comments which I gather aren't positive!

Aunt Connie said...

If I didn't know her for what she is, or if I had never heard of her, I wonder if she would look so bad to me? Is it my attitude, or is she just plain disgusting to look at?

Summerwind said...

Unless one of the kids is dodging the basement summer school fun, wouldn't she be photocopying seven copies?

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Kate needs to join her kids for basement summer school and learn how to count (or write, since she means "plus" instead of "including").


"Early on, I thought I was among the very few mommies who required such daily “I hate it” work (as my kids say) but in recent years I’ve realized that not only are there many moms who share my feelings on summer education, there are also many programs available to achieve that goal."

Early on? How early on? The little ones just finished first grade. Last summer they finished Kindergarten. She makes it sound like all of them have been there for many years. Last year and in previous summers) she was dragging all of them around during the summer, so how much attention could she have paid to summer school work? This is actually the first summer when she would have followed school guidelines for school work.

Early on, my ***

Kate is Krazy said...

Example of them-


sarah1972

Where are the savings tips here? I really don't care about Kate Gosselin's daily routine. What's wrong with this picture CC?

3 hours ago
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Archergirl7

Coupn Cabin, you have wasted my time and energy one too many times. I have been a very responsible poster who is only trying to help and have gotten many positive remarks on my posts.
For you to not post my comments is disrespectful to me and to the others who have appreciated my comments. Know your customer, Coupon Cabin and show them the respect that they deserve. After all, they took the time to read this blog and the time to respond to it.

3 hours ago
5 Likes

Chad Lewis

I wish CC would give some kind of guidelines on which posts are accepted and which are not. I made a comment in Kate's last post about why CouponCabin keeps Kate as an author, etc. and it was never posted. I can only assume I hit too close to home, or they were afraid that the post might spark further controversy. However, seeing the comments they allow, makes me think they do not shy from controversy. Guidelines would be really helpful.

meagler said...

Kate's idea of an "up" do...is a pony tail. Why? Because Kate does not know how to do her own hair and Kate is not an early riser ( self admitted) so only had time to do a pony tail.

I have noticed since the show ended the girls rarely have special hair dos either. Likely done by staffers...

anger issues kate said...

Kate reminds me of those people who read the back cover of a book, clif notes, take class, go to the first couple(which teach the basics) and claim they know it all. Kate has only run a very small hand full of marathons, like what 2, and she is claiming to be an expert. If I were a runner I would be angry.

As for the kids, learning, the local libray has wonderful programs for the kids, so does the parks(day camp) the local community center, Jr Colleges. Where the kids are at least with other kids, and not have mom helicopping near by. I do hope the kids did have fun at VBS, and not have Kate interrupt and have a melt down and ruin it for the kids.

As for the Cara call, please, Kate called the girl cause she was lonely, and made that statement about the kid taking care of the younger ones, making jab at Jon, that he is not caring for the kids, cause the kids were having a great time. Everyone is right Kate should shut up.

Wowser said...

Kate has to do the workbooks because we all know what happens with the " hands on" learning....ie: cooking in the kitchen. "If you get one granule of sugar on the floor YOU ARE DONE"... This way all she has to do is throw a pencil at them and promise them 5 grapes and a swim in the pool when they are all done. The whole day does not require her to be "hands on" which will allow her to keep the pink phone in them in case that big call for the next tv gig comes in or a text from skeevo saying how much he misses carrying her purse or that he is jellus of Mr. Policeman escorting her to her local radio gig where she was "co-hosting" ( she was NOT a guest..snark)

Winsomeone said...

When I look for the comments, I don't get anything. I used to get them, but not any more. Maybe my computer is blocking them somehow? Maybe that section contains adware?

Ex Nurse said...

JudyK--
I am a born and Bat Mitzvahed Jew--you have my permission to say Oy veh,--so it has been said, so has it been written (credit Yule Brynner as Ramses the something, Ten Commandments). NO plagiarism here!

mama mia said...

Well people of Berks County, your Queen has come home to rule over her subjects, how fitting you give her Special Olympics for her big local debut.

TLC stinks said...

Decided to listen to part 2. She ends her statements with her voice going up, like the band camp girl in American Pie. Very juvenile way to speak. She also said she and the kids prepared for the Rod Dixon Kids Marathon at home in their driveway. That kind of defeats the purpose of kids starting out with strangers and bonding for the final mile run, IMO. No wonder some of the kids were unhappy that day. She said that some kids like running and others do not, so what did she jam it down their throats?

Her excuse for the rent-a-cop....she is "directionally challenged". Bullsh*t.

Could a local please tell us that the station is easy to find?

She is also not confirming other runs other than the CC run in Chicago. My guess is that she will be a no show if Stevie cannot make it.

chefsummer said...

Aunt Connie said... 127
If I didn't know her for what she is, or if I had never heard of her, I wonder if she would look so bad to me? Is it my attitude, or is she just plain disgusting to look at?
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First I have an aunt by your name -).

Secondly Kate use to be so naturally pretty to me she messed herself up.

With all the surgeries and injections she had done.

Kate is Krazy said...

Winsomeone said... 133
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that's strange. I don't think it's adware as I have tons of security,but for example I did have trouble listening to Kate- had to use the other link provided by Sheeple Herder.


That's so funny all her reading is 50 Shades. WHO would say that on public radio?

Ex Nurse said...

dwindle said...
Hard working folks taking a morning off work just to throw their garden produce at her?
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Better copyright that Dwindle...otherwise, Kate will use that on her next CC blog, entitled. "How to get free produce" ;D

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She needed a cop because she's not good with directions??? How the heck does she think the rest of us mediocre get to where we are going? Call 911? She has an iPhone, hit that little map icon and type in the address. She's such a helpless sap and an embarrassment to women.

Wowser said...

Hmmmm...maybe reading 50 shades of gray is what got her in the mood to start dating again.lol. She has been so against it and now she's read the book and is all gung"ho" for dating

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I really can't believe she's admitting to reading 50 shades given her Christian fanbase I really can't. Just like I would never expect Michelle Obama to disclose that even if she did read it privately.

AuntieAnn said...

She probably got pulled over for speeding and cried her crocodile tears so Mr. Officer Jim escorted her to the radio station. Hopefully he was waiting outside to escort her to the police station when she was finished.

How big is Reading that she'd get lost anyway?

Nit Picky said...

AuntieAnn said... 105
In years past, I have Googled curriculums online and printed them out and photocopied each page SIX times (including one for myself).
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Unless one of the kids is dodging the basement summer school fun, wouldn't she be photocopying seven copies?
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She prints out one copy then makes six photocopies for a total of seven copies. (At least that how I'm reading it). :)

Why doesn't she just print out seven copies? Oh well, who knows why Kates does what she does.

Love this tweet:

@Beach__lover
@Kateplusmy8 Can we send you photo copies of your book from the Library for you to sign?

Once a Viewer said...

Admin said:

She's such a helpless sap and an embarrassment to women.
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I always have thought that, from when she said it was normal for men to fill up their wives' gas tanks, or the leading the way in the airport. The hither, thither remark. OY VEH!

AuntieAnn:

She got lost going to Target she admitted in one book! She was very 'dependent' on Jon in a convenient way. Uses men with the helpless female thing which as above, is an embarrassment to all women.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think part of it could be an act. She's probably one of those women who thinks men like it when they play the poor lost helpless female who can't find her way out of the woods without her Jeremiah Johnson to help.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

I haven't read the comments yet, so forgive me if I'm stating what has already been addressed.

First of all, she needed a police escort to the radio station?!? Is she kidding? Where was Steve to escort this very famous personality?? What an idiot to waste tax payers dollars like this, on her own delusional opinion of herself.

Secondly, She gives her tips for keeping the kids' school skills sharp during the summer on her blog, CC? Since when is CC her blog? She has her own blog that she does absolutely NOTHING with (not that we would read anything on it anyway).

I refuse to go to CC. but from her tweet, it doesn't sound like there are money saving tips that belong on a coupon blog. CC has made a joke out of themselves by having this idiot do these ridiculous blogs that the majority have nothing to do with coupons or saving money.

fidosmommy said...

Did I misundestand? I thought a local resident told us that the teachers require these summer learning workbook lessons. Kate may not have a choice in what she has the kids doing.

AuntieAnn said...

AuntieAnn:
Once a Viewer said... 145
She got lost going to Target she admitted in one book! She was very 'dependent' on Jon in a convenient way. Uses men with the helpless female thing which as above, is an embarrassment to all women.
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Aw she was lying. The car would drive itself to Target for the amount of times she goes there for her photoshoots.

Admin - I remember reading an article where she was driving with the interviewer and she had to stop to ask directions somewhere near to her own place. I think she probably just does that to see if people recognize her. She couldn't go a half hour without her narcissistic supply.
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Nit Picky said... 144
Love this tweet:

@Beach__lover
@Kateplusmy8 Can we send you photo copies of
your book from the Library for you to sign?
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Good grief. To which she will probably reply "love to". Idiot.

Storm said...

She did not wear that, did she? Oh my. Very tacky. Those girls are busting out.

Stewmama said...

I understand the need for having the kids do a few worksheets during the week but unless she's grading them and then sitting down with each child to review what they did wrong it's pointless.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

fidosmommy, I hadn't heard that the school required workbooks to be done during the summer vacation, but I am not a local.

Where I live, the schools always recommended things for the kids and library programs parents could get them involved in, but it wasn't mandatory. Some of the things we enrolled our daughter in, and some we didn't.

Either way, we made sure she had summer time with activities she liked (softball and swimming), and time with friends, and spending a weekend with relatives she was really close to. She also had time to herself to just chill, relax, and read if she wanted to. We always tried to make summer well-rounded for her. Did that last sentence make sense?!

Ingrid said...

Just a few comments :)

Winsome... I used to see the comments on Firefox browser but can't now so I switch to IE if I want to read. Maybe that will help you?
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I don't trust anyone who says "honestly" or "trust me" too often.
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On Y102's facebook some of the comments were that the DJ's dissed Kate in the past so why have her on there and be nicey nice now. Hahaha..

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Great spelling by the writer(s) on National Enquirer site. I don't think they use spellcheck. relaity diva?? bigger hahahahaha...

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We know why she doesn't take the kids to things where they could learn. (museums etc) It might cause a panic of course and they are not paid to film it.... HONESTLY! Bwahahahahaa...

fidosmommy said...

Re-posted feom above...

Over In Berks said... 35
"Since my six youngest started school, I have faithfully required summer school work to keep their skills sharp for the next school year."

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Possibly only because the SCHOOL and teachers require it. They are the ones who set the curriculum for summer learning. I can't imagine that this is all Kate's doing.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I can't stand busywork for kids. There's just so much they could learn in their environment during the summer without being chained to a desk. They spend so much of the year at a desk why not incorporate learning into fun? A fraction lesson when you cook, a history lesson when you stop at a local civil war site, an English lesson as you read together on a picnic.

Pity Party said...

She could join School Express and print out all kinds of fun stuff for kids to do for free. Word searches and nice little stories to read including math pages. She would not have to pay out for that first notebook. They are just the right age too. They also (either they or another) have online games that they can play while they learn what with all those tablets and lap taps she was trying to get would be put to good use for them and fun too. I learned about all these places when I homeschooled in the third grade. Little science projects like going outside and identifying plants with defenses were fun and my child learned a lot. I also taught him to type (which is good to know these days even that young) with typing software that was like a game. He is a really fast typist now. Opened up a whole new world for him. Buying one notebook and making copies and binders is a lot of work for someone. Who gets the prized nice first notebook? I guess the teachers M&C. I always liked to see my child sitting at the computer, because I know how invaluable that experience is these days.

Dating? and no bodyguard for the event? Has PB gone MIA?

Gin said...

From Wernersville to the radio station in Reading the direction are simple taking US-422. It's 10.8 miles. And she needs a cop escort. She is really pathetic. Poor helpless little girl, she just has to have a man to show her the way.

Tamara said...

Stewmama said... 151
I understand the need for having the kids do a few worksheets during the week but unless she's grading them and then sitting down with each child to review what they did wrong it's pointless.
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Exactly! And she only does this for the 6? She needs to keep Mady and Cara's day open so they have time to raise their siblings and wait on her.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

I agree, Admin, there is so much you can teach kids in the summer without keeping them inside doing schoolwork.

With our daughter and our grandsons, they always help in the garden. Papa would teach them about planting the seeds, watering, what the plants needed to grow. They would get to pick them and then I took over and showed them how to clean them and explained why they had to be washed good. I would also give them different options as to how the veggies could be cooked. Sometimes, the kids just wanted certain fresh veggies raw with ranch salad dressing.

Other times it was taking them to the park for excercise, or on nature walks, or going to a museum and then buying them lunch afterwards. They were learning, but in more of a hands on way. I'm still amazed when they step into our garden and they remember what we taught them a few months before about growing the food.

Their little minds are like sponges and it it's hands on, those sponges tend to soak up more.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

This emphasis on chaining kids to homework all the time is going to burn our kids out and cause them to hate school. As Kate even admits, they hate it. I never did any traditional schoolwork during the summer nor did anyone else in my circle of friends and we all have careers and good jobs. Teachers, nurses, lawyers, engineers, etc.

Tamara said...

Re Summer school work, I never did anything overtly educational in the months between Summer and Michaelmas until about 12. Yet, somehow, I'm literate with a few degrees. Somehow millions of children have turned into productive, educated adults. When was it decided that kids 6-11 are 'leaking' what they've meant?

Tamara said...

Not meant, learnt, I think my blackberry needs a summer worksheet...

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Sorry, I don't mean to hog the blog tonight, but another thing regarding my daughter when she was younger and my grandkids.

My daughter loved making stuff so there was always plenty of craft items for her to put together. She also loved the find a word puzzles so I always had them on hand.

My older grandson loves to use his brain. He loves putting puzzles together so I have a number of the larger floor puzzles with 40-50 pieces for him to put together. He also likes the puzzle workbooks where there is a start and a finish and you have to find your way to the end. Sorry, I don't remembe what they are called.

As for my younger grandson, he's very active. He wants to play kickball, throw frisbee. dig for bugs, etc. He likes the puzzles, but he gets bored after awhile and wants to move.

That's what I never understood about Kate when she was in NY and went to FAO Schwartz shortly after her and Jon split up. She needed a personal shopper to help her pick out things for the kids. How could she not know what interests each of her kids had? What they likes?

I only see my grandsons for a few days every couple months, but we know what they like and what their interests are. How could she not know that about her own children?

Okay, I already know the answer to that. She is a very uninvolved parent.

Winsomeone said...

Ingrid..thanks for the tip. I used IE instead of my usual Firefox, and was able to see the comments. Thanks a bunch.

TLC stinks said...

I remember in school we used to get a reading list for the summer. not a problem for me because I still love to read. And the library was such a retreat with AC. I guess you can figure out my age. :)

I hope that whatever she is doing it is what the kids are learning in school. Math was not my thing and it has changed so much. Somehow I get the feeling that Cara and Mady are playing teachers ( perhaps I read that in one of her tweets). She is such a lazy cow.

Yep, poor old Kate can't use her iPhone to find directions apparently, nor negotiate an airport and grab a cab when she travels. If she doesn't want to eat dinner alone, there's always room service. PB must really be tired of all this dependency unless he is into that sort of thing. Not a good role model for her girls.

readerlady said...

Speaking as someone who is genuinely directionally challenged -- I have trouble with left and right, let alone North, East, South and West -- I've driven all over the Midwest, part of the East, and part of the South going to cat shows, and I have NEVER required a police escort. I've learned to get very clear written directions and to build in at least an extra half hour for "lost" into each journey. It's made for some interesting, and a few scary times, but I've always managed to get where I need to go. KK just doesn't WANT to be independent. As Once a Viewer pointed out, she was very dependent upon Jon for that sort of thing. I often wonder if one of the reasons she was so nasty to him was because she was dependent upon him and didn't want to be, so she took it out on him.

Amyf -- I sent you a private email re your fostering situation.

chefsummer said...

I'm not to sure that Steve is gone I want to see the upcoming pic from the Chicago marathon.

I just want to see if he's going to show up as road manger/bodyguard/backpack holder.

Summertime Blues said...

Tamara said,"

Re Summer school work, I never did anything overtly educational in the months between Summer and Michaelmas until about 12. Yet, somehow, I'm literate with a few degrees. Somehow millions of children have turned into productive, educated adults. When was it decided that kids 6-11 are 'leaking' what they've meant?"

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lol, Tamara! I was going to ask the same thing. We NEVER did homework, summer reading or anything that remotely suggested school work over the summer. Summer vacation was just that -- vacation from school! It's amazing that, when we went back to school in the fall, we didn't forget how to read, nor did we forget how to do math. Not being educated in the summer didn't stop me from graduating from a private college prep school, nor from earning two undergraduate degrees (double major), a master's degree, and one graduate degree from a very competitive university!

While this wasn't yesterday, it wasn't back in the stone age, either!

Pity Party said...

Love my Grandsons, I had some of those puzzles as well. The floor puzzles for the states and world were especially nice and my son learned the continents, oceans, and states in no time flat. I regret now that I didn't keep them and frame them out in his room. They were gorgeous and together would have filled a whole wall. I did make good use of them though and gave them to some other kids to enjoy, and hopefully, pass on.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Pity Party, I understand what you mean. As my daughter and grandsons outgrew toys, puzzles, books, I gave them away to people with younger children who could benefit from them. Or I gave them to our local resale shop (NOT on consignment) and they sold them for 50 cents or a dollar.

ncgirl said...

A reality talent agency in Canada @RealityTalentCA tweeted a video of Kate's show and called it their reality moment of the day. Kate retweeted it. Has she signed on with this agency?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the off-duty policeman accompanied her in her car, his car, or did he 'serve' as a motorcycle escort?

bm

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Summer I agree with you and Tamara and everyone concerned about summer homework. When WAS it decided that information will leak if you don't do homework during the summer? Are there actual studies on this besides Kate's anecdotal evidence that probably has more to do with not filming and feeling more stable about custody than anything else.

Did Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg or do summer homework? The other smartest guys in the room? Doubt it. I see nothing wrong with incorporating FUN learning into what you are doing already, I see nothing wrong with doing summer reading provided it's things the child wants to read. But worksheets and other busy works I don't find useful or productive, and in fact, I think they're a drag on kids.

This is not how an adult learns. An adult learns by reading, listening, watching, and doing. A garden is a perfect example loveMyGrandsons brought up. Start a garden together. Pick out a few vegetables together, check out a few books and read a few online articles about how to start a garden. Read about photosynthesis and the science behind it all. And work on this project together over the summer.

You know what, last month I took a two and a half week vacation and traveled abroad and I didn't work once nor was I expected to. I really needed that break and it was wonderful. Why shouldn't a kid be entitled to a break from their job too? Why do they have to go to school every day year round? I think our obsession with keeping up with the Joneses has extended to keeping up with the Jones's children. If little Davey Jones is reading at a fifth grade level, you better make sure to do worksheets all summer so that your mediocre kid can too. It's not right.

AuntieAnn said...

ncgirl said... 171

A reality talent agency in Canada @RealityTalentCA tweeted a video of Kate's show and called it their reality moment of the day. Kate retweeted it. Has she signed on with this agency?
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To echo capecodmama's comment;

Dear Kate,
Please don't come to Canada. We don't want you either. Thank you.

Yours truly,

All of Canada, every square inch.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I remember now for my AP classes we had summer homework. But I was 16 and 17 years old and it was reasonable and wouldn't take up your whole summer. They wanted us to read a few books and we could choose from a huge list so you could always find one you were interested in you would have read anyway. Then write a report which you could knock out on a rainy day easy. Then we were supposed to read and outline the first few chapters. Again nothing more than a few night's worth of homework. I saved it for car rides to 6 flags or grandma's and the last few days of August. Bing bang boom.

Barb In Nebraska said...

I'm listening to the Y102 show and the mic Kate is using is awful! There is hissing in the background. They gave her a terrible mic. To the locals, do they have guests regularly? I wonder if they gave her a bad mic on purpose.

Dwindle said...

I never did any school work in the summer either, except several years I got Highlights magazine and then (my fav!) Summer Weekly Reader. Now since you all have me thinking about it, I do recall books of crossword puzzles, word searches and that sort, all the time.

I always had fresh stashes of puzzle books etc for my 3 eldest, and then by the time my son was of age, it was computer games like Math Blaster also. Also lots of dime store crafts and kits to build things like bird houses, paint sun catchers, mold garden path stones etc. ALWAYS the library with my kids at least once a week, there were all kinds of childrens' groups and activities free free free all summer long.

You cant push this stuff too hard on kids or they will continue to hate classwork even more, but then katie has already said that some of her kids struggle to keep up scholastically. What was it she said - "the school has a very challenging academic..." something and THAT was the reason the whole group of the younger ones was held behind from kindergarten and the reason why 2 of them needed to be removed for home schooling. Those were HER words.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

ncgirl said... 171
A reality talent agency in Canada @RealityTalentCA tweeted a video of Kate's show and called it their reality moment of the day. Kate retweeted it. Has she signed on with this agency?
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If you check out their tweets, they often tweet a "Reality Moment of the Day" and include a link to a reality show, an episode from the past. It has nothing to do with Kate personally.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Dwindle, my husband set up math blaster on our computer for our daughter. Then he set is up on a laptop for our grandsons. They all loved it because to them it was a game and they were so proud of themselves every time they got the answers right. It's a wonderful teaching tool, except the kids don't really know they're learing, they think it's a game!

foxy said...

Ex-Nurse #139. I laughed so loud about Kate's new book, "How to get free produce" that my poor sleeping cat jumped a mile.

Amyf...I hope you find a good foster family so you and your cats will have peace of mind and you will be home soon.

Summertime Blues said...

Dwindle said,

"You cant push this stuff too hard on kids or they will continue to hate classwork even more..."

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Absolutely. I strongly voiced my opinion to the teachers and administrators at my kids' school when I noticed summer homework was extensive, requiring hours and hours of not only reading, but complicated written assignments as well. The answer given to me was that kids need not forget what they learned during the school year. It got to the point that I asked them why there was summer vacation at all -- why not just have year-round school.

Apparently the educators sat down and mulled that over, and decided that they were heavy on summer homework and toned it down a bit. These kids are pushed so hard academically during the school year that they need down time during the summer. As many have pointed out here, there are other ways of learning that don't utilize copied homework books.

As with so many things, Kate has not yet figured that out.

Dwindle said...

I remember the summer when my mother and grandmother challenged to me figure out which Iced Tea Mix was cheaper to use, Nestea or Lipton. Different size jars, vastly different amounts used to make the same 1/2 gallon. I was 10 years old, took my a few hours to get all the measurements the same then do the division for the cost effectiveness. I can still remember sitting on the back porch with them and hearing my grandmother say quietly to me "Now, this is why your math is so important." There are so many ways to parent a child to teach them things without 'faithfully requiring' them do strap in for worksheets for their mother to ignore anyway.

Tamara said...

Dwindle said... 177
I never did any school work in the summer either, except several years I got Highlights magazine
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Highlights rocked! Goofus and Gallant, finding the hidden toothbrush in the tree. Good times. I still look for it any time I'm in a paediatrician's surgery. I also loved the computer games number munchers, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.

anger issues kate said...

Wow, read some of the comments of the radio interview, and kate is not liked, I think there were only 2 positive, comments, the rest were negative.

Same with the comments over at CC. The blog Kate did at CC, does not belong on a coupon blog, but at her own website. Kate knows this and is using CC, when they tire of her or lose some more couponders, they may drop her.

Barb in Nebraska: Kate does not know how to use a mic. So for her to be a co-host, would not work.

Dwindle said...

LoveMyGrandsons said... 179
Dwindle, my husband set up math blaster on our computer for our daughter. Then he set is up on a laptop for our grandsons. They all loved it because to them it was a game and they were so proud of themselves every time they got the answers right. It's a wonderful teaching tool, except the kids don't really know they're learing, they think it's a game!

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Oh I am so glad to hear I am not the only one! My son LOVED it for years! You are so right, to him it was just a game, and since his confidence was low when it came to math, we started him at a very low level. He got many years out of that game. I bet if I sat him down at it right now at age 26 he would say "Hey! Math Blaster!" and go at it for bit.

(One game would do ya Katie, for all 8 kids and no copyright issues to bother with. Maybe you could grift it!!!!!!!!!)

Barb In Nebraska said...

Anger issues Kate, true, she doesn't know how to use a mic, but why is there a hissing sound when she talks?

Dwindle said...

Tamara said... 183
Dwindle said... 177
I never did any school work in the summer either, except several years I got Highlights magazine
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Highlights rocked! Goofus and Gallant, finding the hidden toothbrush in the tree. Good times. I still look for it any time I'm in a paediatrician's surgery. I also loved the computer games number munchers, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.

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I KNOW! Always in the Pediatricians office! LOL! There is a preschool version now, I forget what it is called, but I do a gift subscription to my little nieces and nephews every year for Christmas.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Here's some good takes about the summer homework debate from educators and experts. What I'm reading is the most striking loss of information learned happens for poorer kids, kids where English is a second language, and special ed kids.

I'm betting that kids not in those groups are getting lots of one on one though INFORMAL lessons from parents outside the classroom, such as during cooking and gardening. As for special ed kids it could be just the lack of a school routine that causes the loss. And for elementary kids the benefits were MARGINAL.

So my opinion is as long as you do some informal education, like when you cook or garden, don't worry about it.

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/the-crush-of-summer-homework/#cooper

anger issues kate said...

Barb in Nebraska: Kate is probably talking too close to the mic, when she does talk to it. Kate must move around alot when she is talking. There were parts you could not understand, cause she talked away from the mic. I think cause, she thinks she has headphones on, you still don't have to talk into the mic.

Yeah! Kate would make a good interviewer. SNARK!

Moose Mania said...

I bet if a company or store e-mailed her and told her that they have an entire fall wardrobe of designer clothing and shoes for her, plus tickets for an all-expense paid trip for two to London, she'd hop in her car so fast and find that place without a GPS or police escort!

Creepy said...

Kate's smile is creepy...it's just a tad too happy.

Moose Mania said...

Anger issues Kate, true, she doesn't know how to use a mic, but why is there a hissing sound when she talks?

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Could be the snake in her -- a humanoid reptilian?

chefsummer said...

AuntieAnn said... 174
ncgirl said... 171

A reality talent agency in Canada @RealityTalentCA tweeted a video of Kate's show and called it their reality moment of the day. Kate retweeted it. Has she signed on with this agency?
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To echo capecodmama's comment;

Dear Kate,
Please don't come to Canada. We don't want you either. Thank you.

Yours truly,

All of Canada, every square inch.
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Don't worry I bet she doesn't even know their is a Canada.-lol

Her obsessions are NZ Australia NY LA and sadly Chicago where I live.

Ex Nurse said...

I just listened to Kate's radio interview. In her introduction, the host said that she was there to promote the Yes I Can 5k event. Other than the date, I know nothing more about the Special Olympics than I knew before. Is there a website for the event, how do I register, what is the mission of the Special Olympics, can I make a donation, do I need to sign sponsors, is there an entry fee, etc?  She is the absolutely worst promoter I have ever seen. Even when the host tried to return to the topic, Kate kept returning to the only subject she cares about--herself! And, she wonders why no one will touch her with a 10 foot pole? 

As always, In Kate's up-is-down, black-is-white world, her kids' main role in life is to fixate on her, what she is (or isn't) doing and her impressive accomplishments: "Everyday, after they get off the bus, they ask how many miles did you run today?""Those little things--your kids encouraging you--is REALLY important". "I never stopped moving...I never sat down...It was a marvel to them if I was sitting." (Quotes are from memory...may not be 100% correct)

Wow--my dumb, mediocre kids alway wanted to tell me about THEIR day,  THEIR accomplishments, THEIR news. My kids are such losers.... ;-)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I agree, she is awful at promotion.

As a celeb you have to be able to rattle off a solid clear list of the who, what where when and why of whatever it is you are promoting. There can't be any confusion at the end of the day. Being a good promoter means you will be hired for the next gig and the next gig at the next. If you want to make money off your celebrity you have to know how to be a used cars salesman without looking like one.

Kate can't even get past the BASICS of such a thing. She will mention an event but skip everything else. That's just not good enough.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Yep, Ex Nurse, when my daughter was younger, I don't ever remember her coming home and asking me how my day was. She wanted to tell me about how she did on a test, who caused trouble in class, who she ate lunch with, the joke she shared with a friend, etc.

chefsummer said...

Why do I feel like Kate's going to have the with her working the 5k event.

I want to be wrong but I think she's going to have the 8 with her & maybe backpack boy.

Luke's Mom said...

I listened to Kate's PATHETIC radio interview.

-Um honestly I love being all about running (fade out).... um honestly um I just like running when I am finished(fade out) ....

- Um honestly I am not a reader (fade out) ... I am um all about reading (fade out)...

Kate was Bad - REALLY Bad. Just another addition to her portfolio that confirms that she is not marketable or suited for a job in Media.

Luke's Mom said...

Another comment about Kate's radio interview:

Well we all comment about how Kate lies. And especially the way she has created an alternative fake life on twitter.

Well I don't believe 90% of what Kate tweets. And Kate confirmed I am right not to believe her.

Towards the end of her interview, Kate said that the night before taking Cara and Mady to see the movie Hunger Games that she contacted her BABYSITTER to watch the sextuplets so she could take M&C to the evening 6:30 movie.

But on twitter she lied and said the 6 were at a "friend's house":

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
Bliss is..Sitting in a movie theatre w my 11 yr olds on either side of me,munching away on popcorn waiting 4 the HungerGames 2 begin....
14 Jun 12via Twitterrific

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
My six youngest are having a blast at a friends house! Fun night for all of us! Yay!
14 Jun 12via Twitterrific •

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
@xxxxxx no! Thrilled to play at their best friends house! It worked out so everyone is happy! Yay!
14 Jun 12via Twitterrific


She can NOT keep her lies straight!

Or the Gkids "best friend" is their "Babysitter".

How sad and PATHETIC for them either way.

Cruisin Just As Fast As She Can Now said...

-Um honestly I love being all about running (fade out).... um honestly um I just like running when I am finished(fade out) ....

***************

I couldn't listen. After the first "honestly" which was a few seconds into it, I turned it off. When you have to preface your sentences with "honestly" there's a question about how honest you really are.

Kate reads criticism about herself. She has to know that she's doing this, along with the ummms, and still she hasn't taken a course in public speaking, expecting to land a job in the media. It's not going to happen, not even in a Mickey Mouse hometown radio station.

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