Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Freshman Class

The Cooking Channel's new reality show is a glimpse of big dreams and the perseverance to grab hold of them.



Every once in awhile a reality show comes along that actually has something important to say. In 1995 it was The Farmer's Wife. In 2001 it was 1940s House. In 2002 it was To Be and to HaveAnd now on the unlikely little Food Network spinoff network the Cooking Channel, it's The Freshman Class.

This six-episode documentary follows a small group of students who have one thing in common: they want to be chefs. The students face various challenges. One woman is in her 40's, has raised children her whole adult life, and now dreams of having a real "career" before it's too late. Her goals, however, clash with what her husband wants. Another is a 22-year-old single mother who wants to stop pole dancing and do something her four-year-old daughter can be proud of. Another, Jared, is an Iraq veteran who was made nearly deaf in an explosion. And lost his best friend.

Jared's story is perhaps the most moving. After seeing so much death and destruction, he vowed he would just do something he loved when he got home, and that was cooking. Jared wants to open his own restaurant. The name of the place? Purple Hearts. (Watch this deleted scene where Jared talks about the explosion that took his hearing, and his best friend.) There are plenty of documentaries about war, but few that explore the aftermath of a soldier coming home. We're rooting for Jared. This is a must see.

The Freshman Class airs Mondays on the Cooking Channel. Watch the first episode here.


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Unknown said...

Now I'm dying to watch the show but it's "Not Available in Your Geographical Area". I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

fidosmommy said...

I plan to watch as much of it as I can. I've seen the promos for it and I'm intrigued.

fidosmommy said...

I plan to watch as much of it as I can. I've seen the promos for it and I'm intrigued.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh, Unknown, curses!!

You could try using a proxy server to hide that you are out of the country when you click the video. There are several simple proxy web sites with no download require. Google it. I've also been looking for it on youtube, it may show up there, but nothing yet.

Kate is a twit said...

Admin-I don't know if others are having a problem but the above video isn't loading for me. I tried it in both IE and Chrome, but it just keeps saying "loading".

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

It's loading for me but I provided the link in case it doesn't load. Click on "can be viewed on the Cooking Channel blog."

TLC stinks said...

Sounds like a great show. Too bad Kate's reputation is so bad because now that she claims to be such a good cook, here would have been something she could have combined in the best of both worlds: cooking and a reality show. I guess the Cooking Channel didn't want all the drama, LOL.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Kate's cooking, if you can even use that word, is not tv caliber. And then there is the other issue - flat, nervous, presentation to the camera. Enough said.

readerlady said...

Hunh? What video and what link? I don't see either one.

Chefsummer -- is this the show your cousin is on?

JoyinVirginia said...

Yea! New post! And new show to watch! This looks like a good one, thanks for featuring it admin.
Don't forget the new season of Big Brother starts.in the next few weeks too, my fave guilty pleasure show with adults behaving badly.

Shelly said...

I watched the premier of this new documentary and thought it was very interesting. They did a great job of introducing the cast and I felt I understood their backgrounds and motivations for choosing culinary school in the short time allotted. My only disappointment with the series is that it's 8 episodes are only 30 minutes long. I hope the rest are as well edited as the premiere and show the real challenges and successes of all the students. It sure looks promising!

Kate is a twit said...

OMG-Kate has a new bog post titled "Do Moms Deserve a Break?. First, she talks about her pregnancies, then how super tired she always is, and then how she's possibly preparing to get away for a break. What a bunch of blathering about ME, ME, ME! An excerpt:

"Do I deserve a break? So I can sleep and rest up -- with NO kids to take care of, for just a day or two? Yes, it's true. I am a single mom and occasionally some or most of my kids visit their dad a few times a month. So, technically, I do get a rest from the craziness of caring for eight ... BUT ... I rarely have complete “kid-free-me-time,” and, honestly, I live sleep-deprived"

She also said she asked the kids opinions about how they would feel if she went away without them to get her much needed rest.

"Mady and Cara said, almost in unison, that I was the best mommy in the whole world and of course I could take a few days off! “You deserve it!”

And here is the biggest lie in that whole bunch of crap:

"I have only ever left my kids for work travels and can't remember ever taking a “vacation” without them".

I guess going to Australia for Steve Irwin day was considered "work". What about when she went with Steve to LV to see Brad Garrett's show for her birthday. I guess her trips to NY to get her hair done were "work".

Kate--you have no idea what work is. Get a job and you'll find out.

Kate is a twit said...

By the way, the picture on Kate's bog post is a picture of her when she was 20 weeks pregnant with the tups. Kate just has to remind everyone that she had sextuplets.

She now bog about getting away from her kids--this is the same person who 2 bogs ago said:

I LOVE HAVING MY KIDS AT HOME!

Millicent said...

Thanks for the heads up Admin - I might check out this new cooking show. As long as I don't feel the contestant's stories are contrived, or that they are encouraged to be dramatic for the camera, it sounds definitely interesting.

As to Kate's latest blog about "do moms deserve a break?" I am worried for my teeth, because I'm grinding them!

She is a divorced mom, and Jon and she split custody 50/50. So she gets a break from them 50% of the time.

I am a single mom - and my son's dad sees him once a month (that's his choice, not mine). Well, that's fine. My son and I are used to it and we have our own established lives and schedules. I do get a little "me time." It's the three hours I have most week-days from the time I get off work to the time I pick up my son from his sports practices of various kinds. Now, it's not really free time, because I use it to run errands, do dinner prep, maybe some house cleaning, etc. But I actually find it restful.

I also take one or two week-end days per month and go play bingo with friends. That's my me time.

And Kate's children are very well trained in how to respond to their mother's questions, aren't they? "Of course mommy dearest, you deserve me time! You are the bestest mommy in the whole wide world! (Please don't hit us with a spoon or yank our hair.)"

Here's how a similar conversation might go in my house:

Me: Hey son, do you think I deserve some "me time"?
Son: Huh? What are you talking about?
Me: Well, you know, I was thinking I might go away for the week-end and you could stay with friends. I need a break so I can recharge my batteries.
Son: I didn't know you ran on batteries.
Me: Ha ha. I'm serious. Would you mind if I went away this week-end?
Son: Why don't I ever get to go away someplace fun for the week-end?
Me: You get to go plenty of places! I'm talking about me here. Focus.
Son: Name one time I got to go away someplace fun by myself!
Me: You went to New York City with your 7th grade class!
Son: That wasn't by myself.
Me: Of course not by yourself - you were only .... (pausing to figure out how old son was in 7th grade) ... uh like 12 years old
Son: So you can't name one time I got to do what I wanted.
Me: Oh for pete's sake! Go get cleaned up for dinner. Forget I asked!
Son: So, if you get to go away somewhere fun, can I go somewhere fun next week-end?
Me: I said, forget it!

(Then I make a note to myself that if I ever do decide to go away for a week-end, I've got to make it sound like I'm getting gum surgery or something.)

PatK said...

I'm now at a loss for words with this latest narcissistic article of hers. An absolute loss for words.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I have never heard anyone talk so much about their pregnancy. Even when pregnant. Can you imagine if she actually ever got really sick one day? We'd never hear the end of it. What trip does she have upcoming she's doing some damage control for? Hey Kate we can all wax on about whether moms deserve a few days off but many mom don't have either the time or money for such a thing so it's a moot point for them.

localyocul said...

Didn't Kate just take a non-work break from them to go to the Kentucky Derby? Doesn't she have 8 hours a day break from them five days a week 10 months a year?

Sounds like she's planning on a jaunt and is taking a preemptory strike at the criticism

localyocul said...

I find it odd that C and M sing her praises. That's not normal for almost 13 year olds is it? When mine was 13 she didn't want much to do with me. She didn't want me to embarass her by watching her soccer practice, she thought I was annoying and didn't know anything. Shouldn't they be pulling away at this stage as they begin to see the person behind the "mom"? It's a necessary part of development and I would think Kate's personality would make it even easier to separate from...

Kate is a twit said...

Oh, and how could I forget--How was going to the Kentucky Derby work? That was just a little over a month ago.

Tucker's Mom said...

Thank you for this reminder, Admin. I will set my dvr toot sweet!.
I adore cooking, food and farmers markets. As I've mentioned before, I had a food blog, too. I admire anyone who goes into the culinary field. I don't know that I could do it. It is hard, hard work. I don' know if I'd LOVE everything about it, or if it would suck the joy out of cooking, doing it professionally.
Should be a good show.

Dutch Tulip said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 16 What trip does she have upcoming she's doing some damage control for?

When I read her bog that was my first thing that popped in my mind.

Dutch Tulip said...

Oh and who is the trusted much loved family friend, Deanne or is it that teenage girl from twitter.

Kate is a twit said...

I can just hear Milo:

"Oh, so now we know why you haven't been around-you sneaky little devil you. Takin' a break and not tellin' us. But good for you--you so deserve it!!"

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

The Freshmen Class sounds promising.

I look forward to checking it out.

Thanks for posting it :o)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Sorry an older version of the post had all the correct links. Ill try to get it back.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Kate is a twit said... 12

OMG-Kate has a new bog post titled "Do Moms Deserve a Break?. First, she talks about her pregnancies, then how super tired she always is, and then how she's possibly preparing to get away for a break. What a bunch of blathering about ME, ME, ME! An excerpt:

"Do I deserve a break? So I can sleep and rest up -- with NO kids to take care of, for just a day or two? Yes, it's true. I am a single mom and occasionally some or most of my kids visit their dad a few times a month. So, technically, I do get a rest from the craziness of caring for eight ... BUT ... I rarely have complete “kid-free-me-time,” and, honestly, I live sleep-deprived"

She also said she asked the kids opinions about how they would feel if she went away without them to get her much needed rest.

"Mady and Cara said, almost in unison, that I was the best mommy in the whole world and of course I could take a few days off! “You deserve it!”

And here is the biggest lie in that whole bunch of crap:

"I have only ever left my kids for work travels and can't remember ever taking a “vacation” without them".

I guess going to Australia for Steve Irwin day was considered "work". What about when she went with Steve to LV to see Brad Garrett's show for her birthday. I guess her trips to NY to get her hair done were "work".

Kate--you have no idea what work is. Get a job and you'll find out.

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Kate's latest blog post is a huge, smelly load of doodie.

Whatever, Kate.

TLC stinks said...

Well, I got to say, she tops herself with every new blog post. She must be planning a little vacay and guess who the babysitter will be? Emily? Her newest, bestest, funest babysitter ever! I think we called it here first what was going on.

I guess she is missing ol' Steve.

How about this...."Mady and Cara said, almost in unison, that I was the best mommy in the whole world and of course I could take a few days off! “You deserve it!” Oh my! Oh, and my boys didn't say much -- their sisters tend to do the talking for them in these types of situations. But, when asked again, they said it would be fine and Collin assured me he'd make sure the chickens were well cared for! Ha! Cute! So ... my kids support it overall. Good to know."

Jon bashing..." I am a single mom and occasionally some or most of my kids visit their dad a few times a month."

And..."I rarely have complete “kid-free-me-time..."

And the biggest lie..." I have only ever left my kids for work travels and can't remember ever taking a “vacation” without them ... especially since I've been a single mom carrying such a large load!"

kids first said...

I have to wonder if the Stir is encouraging her to write controversial blogs just to get the hits. But then again, she seems to do fine being controversial on her own without encouragement. It just seems so outrageous that anyone would write such crap on their own. I hate to feel like we are being played. The best thing would be to boycott the blog and NOT post.

Tucker's Mom said...

She now bog about getting away from her kids--this is the same person who 2 bogs ago said:

I LOVE HAVING MY KIDS AT HOME!
*****
So, let me get this straight; Kate has blathered on and on and on, farting unicorns about how manically happy she is now that all her "chicks are in the nest", and NOW, NOW? she needs to get away?
Kate, just come clean about your latest plans to get away and pamper yourself. This shit just doesn't wash anymore. NO ONE is falling for it.
She makes me ill.

kids first said...

I guess all the time away from her kids in the past is no different than when she is away now - it's just that she has no "work" now to use as an excuse.

TLC stinks said...

Is it my imagination or is Kate getting more brazen with her lying blogs? Every trip she has taken without the kids can be DOCUMENTED.

She ended up the blog by saying she was taking a couple of the kids. No boys to be sure.

TLC stinks said...

Ha, Ha, Kate is a Twit. Are you Milo? LOL

Tucker's Mom said...

What, the kids have been on summer vacation for a week? My God, Kate.
And if you think anyone believes that your twins think it's great that you go away and have them ONCE AGAIN play school with the tups, you're crazy.
What's lined up for the kids? Who's going to camp? Who's going to do something unique and ALONE this summer?
Oh, what's that? You're traveling? No shit.
I really shouldn't get myself in a tizzy over Kate's blogs, but this one takes the cake. I feel so sorry for the kids. I pray Jon is able to provide love and balance and never, ever makes them feel that being their parent is in any way a burden.
O.M.G.

TLC stinks said...

She hasn't tweeted since June 10. Maybe she's already gone.

Tucker's Mom said...

Millicent said... 14
******
This is so, so Mommy Dearest. Mommy! You're the best Mommy! You deserve a vacation on a golden platter, Mommy!
Do you need a massage? Maybe rub your feet, Mommy?

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

I am a single mom and occasionally some or most of my kids visit their dad a few times a month.

I don't even know what that means. Talk about being evasive! Kate's the master.

Tucker's Mom said...

You know what really pisses me off? (can you tell I'm ticked off about this?!). Jon worked his ASS off when they were married. I have no doubt he is still a great dad to them. No doubt, no matter what Kate tries to insinuate.
He got up before her, went to bed after her and did it all. And I never, never saw him bitch, moan and complain about it. Yet, there's Kate, throwing Jon under the bus because... just because.
She is bitter and wicked, and it's written all over her face.
PS... Kate, you looked beautiful in that pregnancy pic. What have you done to yourself?

PA Dutch Mom said...

"Oh, so now we know why you haven't been around-you sneaky little devil you. Takin' a break and not tellin' us. But good for you--you so deserve it!!"

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LOL!! You are so right! Milo's slippin, though. I noticed this morning she didn't give her daily weather update for Kate. We had a horrible storm go through here this morning and we're expecting more this afternoon. Milo, shame on you for not reporting this to Kate. You've been so preoccupied at getting Kate for a "foursome" (golf!) that you didn't check your weather app.

I'm not even reading her bog. Too nauseating. Interesting, though, that even with all of the criticism about her "me, me, me" rants that she just doesn't get it. I've never seen anyone quite like this, who just won't stop. Carrie Ann really hit the proverbial nail when she said that Kate has no self-awareness. She has no idea that she is presenting herself as a full-blown egotistical narcissist. I wonder what went wrong in her brain wiring that she thinks she has to constantly remind everyone about her pregnancy.

How could she forget the trip to the Kentucky Derby? Was that "work?" Work it, baby, work it!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kids first I don't normally go for conspiracy theories but I have to say what you're saying is right on the money. She's already done several posts about how moms deserve it and she knows it gets people worked up since she has gotten more lavish treatment than most moms will get In a lifetime. I think she just lives for the drama and controversy. I think she loves saying F U I will do what I want spend what I want and say it's all for the kids and throw Jon under the bus too and you can't stop me. I think she's very ill and needs a lot of help.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Someone tweeted that there are fake Cara and Hannah twitter accounts. Milo responded:

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 30m
@Keomiberry @Kateplusmy8 @TheCaraGosselin @TheMadyGosselin @Support @OfficialHannahG Thanks...will make sure Kate sees this! :)

Right, Milo. You be sure that Kate sees this. After all, you're her main internet security person. She's been ignoring you for two weeks, but she'll definitely respond when you send her an alert about the accounts.

Kate is a twit said...

Remember the fake Cara and Mady twitter accounts, and how Kate assured everyone that she was taking care of it? Someone today replied to that tweet and informed her that there is also a fake Hannah twitter account. So guess who jumps in to that convo?

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 39m
@Keomiberry @Kateplusmy8 @TheCaraGosselin @TheMadyGosselin @Support @OfficialHannahG Thanks...will make sure Kate sees this! :)

Milo-the person already told Kate. How are you going to make sure Kate sees it? Apparently, Kate didn't do anything about the other 2 accounts, what makes you think she'll do anything about this one?


PA Dutch Mom said...

You know what really pisses me off? (can you tell I'm ticked off about this?!). Jon worked his ASS off when they were married. I have no doubt he is still a great dad to them. No doubt, no matter what Kate tries to insinuate.
He got up before her, went to bed after her and did it all. And I never, never saw him bitch, moan and complain about it. Yet, there's Kate, throwing Jon under the bus because... just because.

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And this is exactly why he can thank his lucky stars that he got out of that situation when he did. I'm surprised he stayed in that marriage for ten years. Those two are as different as night and day. They say opposites attract, but there is only so much that one person can take before they call it quits. He paid his dues and moved on with his life. She's still living in the past and won't be able to get out of there until she opens her eyes and sees things as they really are...her fame is over.

Nina said...

Millicent said... 14
Thanks for the heads up Admin - I might check out this new cooking show. As long as I don't feel the contestant's stories are contrived, or that they are encouraged to be dramatic for the camera, it sounds definitely interesting.

As to Kate's latest blog about "do moms deserve a break?" I am worried for my teeth, because I'm grinding them!

She is a divorced mom, and Jon and she split custody 50/50. So she gets a break from them 50% of the time.

I am a single mom - and my son's dad sees him once a month (that's his choice, not mine). Well, that's fine. My son and I are used to it and we have our own established lives and schedules. I do get a little "me time." It's the three hours I have most week-days from the time I get off work to the time I pick up my son from his sports practices of various kinds. Now, it's not really free time, because I use it to run errands, do dinner prep, maybe some house cleaning, etc. But I actually find it restful.

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I've never understood the need to distinguish between "single mother" and "divorced mother" as if being a single mother automatically is more difficult. There are plenty of divorced moms whose ex-husbands are minimally involved with their children or not involved at all, just as there are plenty of single fathers who are actively involved in their children's lives. It depends on the individuals involved, not on their marital status.

tate said...

In Kate's tiny little brain, anywhere she goes where she could possibly be photographed is considered "work". Hence, the Kentucky Derby trip was "work", because she was trying to catch the eye of some photog. She ended up posting her own picture, but I'm sure that still was considered part of "her job".

She's probably off on some girls' weekend with her much younger, lame friend Deanna. They'll don their bikinis and try to find some rich boyfriends.

Tucker's Mom said...

I think she's very ill and needs a lot of help.
*****
I think she's 'round the bend at this point. I can not believe this is what she writes about. I really can't.
Kate, go to NYC to get your lid did. Go to KY for the Derby. We know you lavish yourself, why hide it. Be authentic and own it already. No one, and I mean, no one believes you. Not even Milo. She's just "blowing smoke up your butt", to turn a phrase you used.

Pooshanella Goober said...

So how long have the kids been out for summer break?

I loved summertime with my kids -- I was able to spend time with them, we had no schedule to follow, and we had fun together. Summer was a time where I could spend time 'teaching' them how to cook or do laundry or sew, etc. They loved helping and learning new tasks and I saw it as a time to not only spend time with them and keep them busy, but also a time where I could prepare them to one day leave the nest.

One day Khate's 'me,me,me' wishes will come true. She will have plenty of alone time -- probably forever.

AMD said...

TLC stinks said... 34
She hasn't tweeted since June 10. Maybe she's already gone.
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I'd wager that you're right. She most likely wrote the blog before she left.

localyocul said...

TLC stinks said... 34
She hasn't tweeted since June 10. Maybe she's already gone.

(((((((((

That's the day she was at Giant with H too

Ingrid said...

Well, I guess she doesn't enjoy having the kids home for the summer as much as she said. She probably grifted a free trip from someone again. I do agree that she probably left on or after June 10.

As for her always working when away. How many times did she go on a trip for "work" and have day(s) before and after for fun after a grueling (haha) 1 day of work. Wasn't she gone a few days for the full marathon before and after? And last year's KY Derby she was there to hobnob at parties not just watch the race and come home.

If she did/does take kids with on this 'me' vacation will she reciprocate and take others on one? Seems to me she used to take a couple kids at a time to Redflet ranch in Wyo. for some reason. Is that another tradition down the tubes?

I think if she takes a couple kids with it will be M&C so she has someone for company since she has very few friends left. They are closer to her mentality so she would enjoy them more than the little girls/boys.

I also think she vomited all that talk about her pregnancy into that bog just because she couldn't think up enough crap to justify her 'me time'.

fidosmommy said...

I also think she loves rubbing people's faces in the fact that she can afford all this - time and financial wise - and you can't. Whoo Hoo!
I, Kate Gosselin, am better than you. Eat that, world.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 1m
Do Moms Deserve a Break? (PHOTO) http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/156855/do_moms_deserve_a_break … via @The_Stir @Kateplusmy8 Ha...I'm smiling abt this one! U certainly have my OK!

Well, there you have it! Gosh darn it, this is what Kate was waiting for. Bet she couldn't sleep last night, tossing and turning in anticipation of Milo's approval! Now Kate can take a much deserved vacation, knowing that it has been sanctioned by her best Twitter friend forever. Whew -- glad that settles that! Kate's off and running...

Tucker's Mom said...

Hey, Kate.. remember when you had Jodie and Kevin to care for your 8? Yeah, screwed the pooch big time on that one.
Bet the kids miss them.

Tucker's Mom said...

I have only ever left my kids for work travels and can't remember ever taking a “vacation” without them ...
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Did Brad need you there in LV? What would the KY Derby be without you there?

Marie said...

If she hasn't been tweeting for a few days, then she is already gone. We know she only tweets when she's around the kids. Also, I look at it this way. If she's gone, it's a break for the kids too. They probably need it more than she does. They're probably have tons of fun without her and probably pushed her out the door.

Marie

Kate is a twit said...

Milo, again, has to mention Kate's body:

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 25m
Do Moms Deserve a Break? (PHOTO) http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/156855/do_moms_deserve_a_break … via @The_Stir BTW...love the pic! New respect 4ur fit/toned body :)

"New" respect? Like she's never seen a picture of Kate pregnant before?

She also failed in the PR department, because she wasn't the first to post the link to the blog. Sandie beat her to it.

Tucker's Mom said...

And this is exactly why he can thank his lucky stars that he got out of that situation when he did. I'm surprised he stayed in that marriage for ten years
*****
He is, but I'm not surprised it took him so long. He probably had great hopes to save the marriage, but he's far better off now. I'm sure he realized it now.
I *was* that abused spouse that would do anything, hang on to any hope to save my marriage. My ex, like Kate, ended it.
Best. Gift. Ever.
Signed,
Eternally Grateful That You Packed Up Your Pick Up
Truck And Left Me.
addendum... thank you to my KICK ASS divorce attorney.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Milo-the person already told Kate. How are you going to make sure Kate sees it? Apparently, Kate didn't do anything about the other 2 accounts, what makes you think she'll do anything about this one?

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Milo's purpose in tweeting that is to show her self-importance. She needs to make sure that others on Twitter know that she has a way of communicating with Kate on a personal level. She's set herself up to show others that she's Kate most important, trusted fan who looks out for Kate and her children. She's feeding her own ego, and she probably believes that Kate will thank her profusely for looking out for the kids.

Formerly Duped said...

This bog is ridiculous and offensive. Wasn't she wailing about their necessary 'staycations?' Wasn't she counting down till she had all her kiddies home for 2.5 mos? If you live in a mansion with a POOL, and other amenities, helpers, have had jaunts of various kinds, such as CWS, the KD and NYC, you don't need a break. The kids do go to their dad's. Ask him to take all of them as I'm sure he'd be happy to for a weekend.

I'm not buying the kids think the
'best Mommy in the world' needs a trip- doubt tweens as she loves to refer to them call her that anyhow..she's justifying her next move.

How would she like to be a real single mom with kids to provide care for while she worked, live in a cramped hot apartment with no AC or no POOL, and scraping to make ends meet?

This bog is just 'dribble' sic

NJGal51 said...

It strikes me as odd that Kate hasn't announced that she's got a new blog up. One of the sheeple posted it and Kate still hasn't twitted since the 10th.

Children First said...

Don't Moms Deserve A Break?

Everyone sing..."You deserve a break today, so get up and get away...to McDonalds!"

For many working moms, that's the only break they're going to get! Kate has absolutely no idea what it's like in the real world with moms and dads who both work eight hours a day, five days a week, some with two jobs, and some on weekends, too.

Children First said...

It strikes me as odd that Kate hasn't announced that she's got a new blog up. One of the sheeple posted it and Kate still hasn't twitted since the 10th.

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She's probably holed up in a hotel room somewhere or out on a beach and can't get an internet connection!

You know darn well that the bog topic was no accident.

Children First said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 25m
Do Moms Deserve a Break? (PHOTO) http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/156855/do_moms_deserve_a_break … via @The_Stir BTW...love the pic! New respect 4ur fit/toned body :)

If a female stranger tweeted that to me, it would creep me out so much that I'd never respond to her. Keep going, Milo, with tweets like this you'll drive her away for good -- if you haven't already.

mamaK said...

Oh the lying. It's amazing how she thinks everyone will see her version of reality as the truth.

Kate, you and Jon left the kids (ALL eight of them) to go to Key West. Remember???? You surprised Jon with a Key Lime Pie at some resturant? And then told the CAMERA CREW DOCUMENTING THIS how nice it was to get away without kids?

Oh, and Kate, you left the kids (yes, ALL EIGHT of them) home while you and Jon went to CA so Jon could get new hair. Remember? Your super sick kids who probably wanted their mommy to hug and snuggle them because they were sick?

And there was that childless trip to Mexico with good ol Stevie. Maybe that was for "work" but it was probably for relaxation too, and it was definately without the kids.

She is nuts!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I would pose the opposite question to Kate. Do kids whose mom is ALWAYS on break deserve a mom who works once in awhile?

Children First said...

I find myself strangely curious as to why Milo is enamored with Kate's body. This isn't normal. Does she lust after it as one female would with another woman to whom she is physically attracted? Or is Milo so unhappy with her own body that in her fantasy world, she desperately wants to look like Kate?
Ah, sweet mysteries of the universe (and Milo's world)!

Dmasy said...

I was pregnant forty two years ago. Why, I remember each dramatic detail. Please allow me to share with you...


Why is everyone RUNNING away?


Kate is a clueless bore.

Susie Cincinnati said...

How can she be sleep-deprived? I remember when she was tweeting that she was so tired and going to bed at 9 or 10 p.m. She said she was looking forward to summer vacation because she could sleep in. Why can't she get eight hours of sleep, if the kids are in bed by 10 p.m., she goes to bed at 11 p.m and gets up at 7. If I got eight hours of sleep a night, I'd think I died and went to heaven.

How stupid does she think her readers are?

OrangeCrusher1 said...

The bog piece smells like 3 day old fish. Never left the kids except for work? Bwahaha. And if she has taken the twins on a vacay, thus the twitter silence, I imagine ol' Skeeve is on the payroll again. Why I bet the tups could even be with their dad, newly arisen from the dead, you know the guy they see maybe once a month.

Yep, can't think of anyone who deserves alone time more than Kate. Go recharge those batteries, you poor thing. Ah, she makes me sick.

Children First said...

I was pregnant forty two years ago. Why, I remember each dramatic detail. Please allow me to share with you...

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LOL!! Did you give birth out in a field, put the baby in a laundry basket by the fireplace, and within minutes after the birth, go outside to finish tilling the soil, hanging out the wash, and milking the cows?

Kate is a twit said...

Another line from Kate's bog:

"As an added bonus, I even have my childcare lined up ... a close family friend has offered to keep them for a few days if I wanted to go away."

KEEP them? Not watch them, babysit them or take care of them, but KEEP them? Is that another PA colloquialism or is it just Kate reiterating how she thinks of them as possessions?

Government Worker said...

Try being that single mom who works for the government and is about to get furloughed. Yes, she'll get one day off (maybe to herself if the kids are in day care) but WITHOUT PAY! She'll still have the same bills to pay, food to put on the table, childcare to pay, etc., etc., etc. and all this without 2 days pay per pay period. If she's living paycheck to paycheck those two days without pay every paycheck until September will really hit hard. Yeah Kate, real single moms can really relate to your blog.

fidosmommy said...

My opinion of why Milo talks about Kate's body so much: Remember Jr. High School? It's Milo's way to make Kate like her - tell her she's beautiful. What 8th grader doesn't want to hear that?

Whenever my niece wanted me to let her spend the day doing exactly what she wanted to do (cause trouble mostly) she would hug me and say "Auntie Fidosmommy, you are so pretty!" Yeah, right, kid. But to Kate it's music to her ears.

TLC stinks said...

In her blog is she trying to justfy her "me" time because of her pregnancy? Hell, what did she expect with 6 more kids? I am 100% in favor of the occasional "me" time, but I got that when my kids were in school full time. She has that too. And the topper is that she does not work outside the home full time and has HELPERS. Wow. That's the life, IMO.

BTW, I agree that she looked great in that pregnancy photo.

sweet home Alabama said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 57

Milo's purpose in tweeting that is to show her self-importance. She needs to make sure that others on Twitter know that she has a way of communicating with Kate on a personal level. She's set herself up to show others that she's Kate most important, trusted fan who looks out for Kate and her children. She's feeding her own ego, and she probably believes that Kate will thank her profusely for looking out for the kids.
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I strongly believe in the theory that Milo had something to do with the beach house where Kate stayed last year. While there is a small chance she owns it, I think there is a greater chance that Milo either rented it for her or solicited the rental agency on Kate's behalf to get it for free.

So, while this was something Milo was dangling in front of Kate last year, Kate courted her by mentioning her on Dr. Drew and exchanging tweets with her constantly. Perhaps Milo thought doing this would make Kate beholden to her forever & ever. If Milo's not spotting Kate a free beach house this summer, Kate no longer has any use for her and Milo is being punished and shunned. Hypothetically.

It's a sick dynamic. Milo's tweets are getting more creepy and graphic because she knows very well that Kate is a raging narcissist. She is trying to tap into Kate's vanity by gushing inappropriately over her body. Milo was complaining recently that she does so much for people and no one appreciates it. I didn't buy her story that "a neighbor" she was helping just took off, I think she was really complaining about Kate. If the beach house theory is true, this is one case where she would have been better off not doing it. Once you gift a narcissist, they expect the gift to keep on giving. They are not grateful for the 1 gift you gave them, they want to know where the other 50 are.

PatK said...

http://radaronline.com/2013/06/kate-gosselin-author-robert-hoffman-jon-gosselin-book/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Apparently Robert is now writing an unauthorized tell-all about Jon.

Love to Read said...

A couple of days ago, Preesi tweeted:

preesi‏@preesi9 Jun
RT @ReneeAudric Just curious..What happened to ur site? < I f**ed up something in admin console, so I took it private to fix but forgot it

preesi‏@preesi9 Jun
@ReneeAudric LOL, I was gonna fix it but just have been doing other things

Rhymes with Witch said...

"There are plenty of documentaries about war, but few that explore the aftermath of a soldier coming home."

While this is a movie, not a documentary, "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) is a very powerful story of returning veterans. The man
who is an amputee, is not an actor but a returning veteran who lost his hands in WW II. I highly recommend it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036868/

Susie Cincinnati said...

I'm looking forward to the show. I occasionally watch Chopped, but I find myself yelling at the television. The judges have absolutely no table manners. Guarnaschelli, Santos and Murphy are among the worst offenders, sitting at the table with their arms, elbows and other body parts on the table. I would think that would be an insult to the competitors. Alex recently shoved some food onto her fork, then nibbled only a part of it, then licked it like it was an ice cream cone and put it back on her plate .I don't think I've ever seen an episode where she didn't have her left arm completely on the table while she was eating.

I wonder if they have no self-awareness. Don't they see these shows and think, gosh, my table manners need some improvement? Or maybe when growing up they never heard, "Please get your elbows off the table!"

Susie Cincinnati said...

Once you gift a narcissist, they expect the gift to keep on giving. They are not grateful for the 1 gift you gave them, they want to know where the other 50 are.

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It all makes sense. However, if Milo knew that gifting her with a beach house would make Kate her best friend forever, then wouldn't she do it again this year? To deny her this vacation once again wouldn't sit well with Kate, and Milo would know this and want to keep Kate happy and beholding.

Susie Cincinnati said...


BTW, I agree that she looked great in that pregnancy photo.

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Is her hair short with red highlights in that photo, or is the color just a result of the light? Whatever, if it were red, it looked good, and the short chopped cut was very cute on her. I think she'd improve her appearance one hundred percent if she went back to that color and style.

PA Dutch Mom said...


KEEP them? Not watch them, babysit them or take care of them, but KEEP them? Is that another PA colloquialism or is it just Kate reiterating how she thinks of them as possessions?

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Yes, it's a PA thing! I've said it many times, but now that you mention it, it's really a strange thing to say! I'll delete that one from now on!

Usually, though, when you say "keep them" it means that the other person will babysit at their home, and not at your home. I doubt that Kate means that she is going to ship them off to a sitter's house.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Has this been mentioned?

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/06/kate-gosselin-author-robert-hoffman-jon-gosselin-book/

PA Dutch Mom said...

MeInAtlanta
@MiloandJack @SandieBellz @Kateplusmy8 -- Ummmm, I'll just bring extra balls! ;)

I would think that Milo has enough balls for everyone.

Sherry Baby said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 3m

@Keomiberry @Kateplusmy8 @TheCaraGosselin @TheMadyGosselin @Support @OfficialHannahG Its already done! Thank U again! She appreciates it!

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So Milo, Chief Executive Ewe, has reported the fake accounts to Kate and she appreciates it. I wonder in what way Kate was communicatin with Milo this time because it wasn't on Twitter.

Good lord, she really does think she's in charge of all things Kate.

Kate is a twit said...

Someone tweeted to Milo about always mentioning Kate's body.

gerri patterson ‏@gpatterson1 2h
@MiloandJack Why do you mention Kate's BODY so much? Got the hots for her?

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2h
@gpatterson1 What's ur problem gerri? this is 2nd lame ridiculous tweet I've gotten fr U N 2days? I'm married & I don't have hots 4women!

gerri patterson ‏@gpatterson1 13m
@MiloandJack Then STOP tweeting about her body all time the rest of us her FANS don't tweet about her body. Its CREEPY!

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 8m
@gpatterson1 I DO NOT tweet abt her body..saying she has toned her once so stretched stomach is no big deal....ur creepy! Get a life....

Milo, you once tweeted about Kate's "rockin' bikini body". Of course since you delete your tweets, I guess you can lie about, since no one can prove it to you.


seven said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 82
Has this been mentioned?

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/06/kate-gosselin-author-robert-hoffman-jon-gosselin-book/
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this book is going to be about Jon's life since the divorce and co-parenting with Kate. I hope he finally puts to rest the true custody arrangement and shuts her up for good. The true custody arrangement is none of our business. However, Kate makes it everyone's business when she constantly implies he's an absentee, deadbeat father. I don't think it's going to be a slam job, rather I think it will be Jon's words and Robert will write them. Just like Beth did!

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Funny how she whines about needing a break in one breath, and in the next she says she already has the childcare lined up, 'just in case'. Pretty certain that means she is taking that vacay as I type. Guess that takes care of the summer camp fund. As if.

Kate is a twit said...

Milo's defending Kate's bog post:

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 20m
@msgoody2shoes21 @The_Stir @Kateplusmy8 Especially this Mom....I'd like 2see some of these critics handle 8 kids day N day out 24/7!

Day in Day out, 24/7? I guess Milo forgets that the kids were in school until recently.

Then she brings Kendra into the mix:

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 21m
@msgoody2shoes21 @The_Stir @Kateplusmy8 I bet @KendraWilkinson would agree Kate needs a break...she lived it 1st hand 4 a week! :)

Which reminds me. Yesterday was Kendra's birthday. Why no HB tweet from Kate to her good "friend" Kendra? Why no HB tweets from Kate's tweeties?



Anonymous said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 82
Has this been mentioned?

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/06/kate-gosselin-author-robert-hoffman-jon-gosselin-book/

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Well, well, well. Is Robert Hoffman still going to be worshiped around these parts?!?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think a successful mommy blogger needs to be relatable at least on some level. It doesn't mean you have to be blue collar or have everything in common with your readers but you have to be able to identify with them on some level and they with you. It's just hard to find these blogs relatable. I dont see how any others moms but other narcissists would get much out of these bogs.

Susie Cincinnati said...

Totally OT for readerlady...

How do you remove cat hairball/vomit stain (pink) from a beige carpet? Vinegar was my last resort and that didn't work.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I was actually wondering if Robert was going to amass some sheeple fans. What's a sheep to do? This should be interesting. I can only speak for myself but I don't have much interest in this book. Jon's not even in the public eye anymore and I don't much care what he's up to.

Penny said...

The only person EVER being worshipped is Kate.

Robert and Jon are not worshipped. We don't take everything they take as gospel. We don't pat them on the back for admitting they hate being with their kids or beating the crap out of babies.

Now that Robert will write about Jon, will he no longer be considered a liar by Kate fanatics?

why? said...

Jon's not even in the public eye anymore and I don't much care what he's up to.


I don't think this 'book' will be about what Jon is up to NOW. It's about what happened during the divorce more likely.

I think it's time to let Kate disappear. This blog even admitted that it is 'helping' keep her relevant.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I think it's time to let Kate disappear. This blog even admitted that it is 'helping' keep her relevant.

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I think that's silly. This blog is not that important. What I said was that the "controversy" has helped Kate stay relevant, and that to accuse the haters of hurting, instead of perhaps if ANYTHING helping her "career" if you call it that, is absurd--of that I 100% agree.

As Robert's links show, this blog is but a blip on the radar of all the controversy that has amassed around Kate. So I guess we should own the .001% of the controversy out there about her.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't see the worship either. I think anyone who speaks out about child abuse should be commended. I think anyone who calls a couple out on stealing money from churches should be commended. It ends there.

I was highly critical of Robert when he was playing games about publishing the book. I didn't even believe his book existed for a time there. I happen to think whatever information he has he should just disclose it, or not, and move on already. But what he chooses to do is up to him, not us. If he's not your cup of tea you don't have to read what he writes.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

OMG... Baking Amy found a sense of humor. They just Rick Rolled us!

https://www.facebook.com/amysbakingco/posts/10151592517687900

Point to Amy. Well played! Rest of the world still has 1,599,879 points.

Improbable Dreams said...

Given that she didn't tweet something about it, I'm wondering if this is her last bog for STIR. Easy to imagine her waving a manicured hand as she types the last word--Toodles, all! and then heads out the door, suitcases in tow.

It's true that she could already be in some exotic locale, and therefore less inclined to communicate with her tweeties. But it's a fair bet that she's supposed to promote her weekly bog, if only by announcing that it's been posted. And c'mon, almost every vacation locale has internet connection, if not cell coverage.

My theory, for whatever it's worth. I'm not betting on it, though: That ostrich-feathered hat didn't go down easy. :)

P.S. I also tend to think that, if Radar Online's latest is true, Robert's "tell-all_ book about Jon is a clever ploy. A workaround, maybe, in which he manages to release the goods on Kate.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Every place you vacay at has internet but who needs the internet or even so much as to check in with your loyal fans when you are getting your narcissistic supply elsewhere? I wish the fans would wake up and realize she doesn't care about them and only uses them when she's bored.

I'm virtually certain that last summer vacay had to be comped. I just don't think someone from PA would think to go there otherwise, absent having family there or knowing someone, or of course a freebie. I've never seen that part of the country on any vacation lists. Humid summers are uncomfortable in the Northeast, the last thing we wanted to do is go somewhere where it's even hotter. Deep southern destinations are much more popular in the winter and spring. I am sure it's lovely, but I think even locals would admit not so much in the dead of summer. Maybe Milo drained her retirement fund the first time she sent Kate there? She can't afford to send her again. Kate tweeted or blogged about the rental company, can't remember which one, which was probably part of the deal.

PA Dutch Mom said...

MiloandJack
@msgoody2shoes21 @The_Stir @Kateplusmy8 Especially this Mom....I'd like 2see some of these critics handle 8 kids day N day out 24/7!

She's nuts. The kids have been home from school for what...a week and a half? 24/7? NO! They away five days a week, nine hours a day. They are home for how long during the school year -- from 4 until bedtime? That's maybe five hours a day that Kate "handles" them. I'm assuming that she doesn't have to care for them while they sleep, so what's with the 24/7?

I stopped by a roadside stand this afternoon for some produce. The Amish woman there, very pregnant, was wiping the nose (on her apron) of one of the youngest barefoot children who was gathered around her. There were four of them. I was talking to her in half PA Dutch, and half German. It was funny, but she understood me and I understood her. I asked her how many children she has (they were adorable!). She said, "sieben" (7), and she patted her belly and said, "Ein in Bauch."

I asked her if she ever gets a chance to go away (thinking of Kate) without the kids. She laughed and said she once went to the beach 15 years ago. I guess not all Moms get "me" time away from the children! And she appeared to "handle" her children just fine!

"Jon's not even in the public eye anymore and I don't much care what he's up to."

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I think Robert has something up his sleeve. I'm betting it's not about what Jon is up to, but may be a way to spill something on Kate without putting it into his revised book.

Roundabouts said...

Improbable Dreams said...
I also tend to think that, if Radar Online's latest is true, Robert's "tell-all_ book about Jon is a clever ploy. A workaround, maybe, in which he manages to release the goods on Kate.

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I had exactly the same thought. Call it a tell-all about Jon, but include the info he has about his real target - Kate, including their deals w/TLC, money making schemes, the true story about the divorce, etc. (I'm hoping so anyway!)

Anonymous said...


Penny said... 90
The only person EVER being worshipped is Kate.

Robert and Jon are not worshipped. We don't take everything they take as gospel. We don't pat them on the back for admitting they hate being with their kids or beating the crap out of babies.

Now that Robert will write about Jon, will he no longer be considered a liar by Kate fanatics?

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A quick Google search and a small sampling of posts supports my contention that he has, indeed, been worshipped around here.

Moi said... 156
Robert!!!

You ARE a true hero!

I know you have challenges ahead of you, but you are smart, tough and strong.

I thank you for all you've done and admire your strength in doing what is right.

September 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Catherine said... 41
Maybe God told Kate to sue Kevin & Jodi. You can't argue with God.

I also contributed to Robert Hoffman's Legal Fund. He is my personal hero & a Guardian Angel to poor little Collin & his siblings.

Katie Kuerig said... 32
...Looks like finally someone is willing to risk the wrath of Kate to tell the truth. Thanks again Robert, for being that person!

readerlady said... 5
... Robert, I can't begin to understand how difficult it must have been for you to live with this for 3 years, especially knowing Jon and the kids as you do. Thank you for having the guts to stick with it, and God Bless you.

Layla said... 169
I have been reading for most of the last 24 hours, and I have to say that Robert Hoffman is my hero. This can't have been easy for him, and he knew he would be attacked. He had the courage to do the right thing, and I commend him for that.
My heart just aches for poor Collin. He seems to get the brunt of the physical abuse from Kate. And it hurt to read her talking about Joel and the glazed look in his eyes when she talks to him.
I want to see this book come out on paper, so I can get Robert Hoffman's autograph inside the cover.

September 29, 2012 at 8:58 AM

PA Dutch Mom said...

I'm looking forward to the show. I occasionally watch Chopped, but I find myself yelling at the television. The judges have absolutely no table manners.

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I just flipped it on, and they are cooking lambs' testicles with blackberries, and yes, the judges have all arms and elbows on the table! You'd think they would know better.

"Humid summers are uncomfortable in the Northeast, the last thing we wanted to do is go somewhere where it's even hotter. Deep southern destinations are much more popular in the winter and spring. I am sure it's lovely, but I think even locals would admit not so much in the dead of summer."

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Absolutely! In the summer you want to head to the shore (someplace close), or north to the Poconos or New England. Unless you love the heat and humidity, the last place you want to go in the dead of summer is Florida. I won't even venture to Disney or Saint Augustine any later than March/early April.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Because Robert had reported CHILD ABUSE. Feeling someone is heroic for reporting that is hardly worship. It's not like people talked about him after that was over. People lighted virtual candles for the KIDS not for Robert.

For instance I think Jeffrey Wigand is a hero for what he did. But just for that. I don't WORSHIP any other aspect of his life or know anything about him.

PA Dutch Mom said...

irishfan47
@Kateplusmy8 *Knock Knock Knock*, Kate….*Knock Knock Knock*, Kate....*Knock Knock Knock*, Kate....

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Uh oh. Looks like another one is feeling ignored. Guess the jokes and flattery aren't getting him anywhere!

Penny said...

Paraphrasing Anonymous, "Did SO, Did SO. SEE, here are messages praising Robert so that means you worship him and everything he says, does, thinks and eats! TOLD YA SO, TOLD YA SO.'

Anonymous, pick a damn name or go continue defending a child abuser who hates spending time with her kids.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

PA exactly! Everyone goes to a lake, the beaches, or camping in the mountains where it was (slightly) cooler. You don't go FATHER south! UNLESS.....someone like Milo offered the trip for free? Myrtle Beach was a popular cheap destination when I was a kid--but during Spring break in MARCH. It was very rare to hear of anyone going way down there in the middle of summer. We have snowbirds where you hang out somewhere down south for the winter but then come back up around April or so.

I also buy the theory Milo comped it. She frequently pretends to be in the know, but this is the only time she has actually proved it by tweeting things that proved she actually did know.

Would it kill her to do the tweeties the courtesy of saying hey I'm going to be off a few days? That way the poor things won't hang out there all day long desperately trying to get a response out of her.

Penny said...

I think all people that are brave enough to report child abuse should get a "pat on the back."

The only thing I worship is God.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

As the acclaimed Ex nurse said, with anonymous it's all one big game of "gotch-ya!" Except the gotch-ya's are never QUITE gotch-ya's. Or even if they arguably are, who cares? People do change their minds from time to time. It happens to people who see life as an opportunity to learn, grow and sometimes change if need be. I cannot imagine sticking to every last opinion I had when I was 18. Then I'd still like the Backstreet Boys!

It's tiresome. Unless anyone really wants to keep seeing the gotch-ya's I will stop publishing them.

Penny said...

ooops, I mispoke, I kinda worship Anderson Cooper too.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Penny, I thought we settled this outside a couple months back??

Anderson is my boyfriend. But you can worship him that's okay.

readerlady said...

Susie Cincinnati -- Have you tried a baking soda and water paste? Brush it on, let it dry, then brush it out. Sometimes that works. If not, some of the pet stain removers at the pet store may work. Get one that's an enzymatic stain remover. A lot depends on the type of food and the fiber content of the carpet.

Layla said...

So, let me get this straight...after 10 months of having the kids out of the house for 9 hours a day, 5 days a week, plus packing them off to spend additional time with their dad, Kate needs "me time"? She claims to be sleep-deprived, but she also has admitted having helpers to cook, clean, do the laundry, help with the kids (when they're actually home), do the yard work, groom the dog, and take care of the pool? All she has to do is write a single blog once a week and give orders to the people who actually do the real work for her. Is it really so exhausting to get a mani/pedi? Does the tanning bed wear her out? How much energy does it take to have your hair fried?

That picture of Kate and Hannah the other day was such a set-up. Kate went without makeup (or a shower) so people would look at her and think how exhausted she looks. Poor Kate doesn't even have time to bathe! Oh, and Hannah was all dolled up to remind everyone how cute the kids are, just in case someone might want to give them a show.

Admin, wasn't the company that gave the them the beach rental last year called Relax on the Beach? Something like that.

Penny said...

~~sigh~~

Only 2 more months of Anderson Live! :(

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I could respect this if it weren't for the fact that if Kate says one word that differs from something she said five years ago, she is immediately labeled a liar.

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Blatantly lying about who you are or what you do day to day is completely different than changing your opinion or lessening your stance as time goes on. Kate's lies are rarely compared to five years ago. Usually they are compared to only a few months or days ago sometimes. Even this blog post in one breath she cannot wait to have the kids home, a week later she's already losing it and can't wait for her Mommy break. Which is it?

For instance Kate once talked all about the seeds they were planting for their garden they have. Then a couple months later she said oh we don't have a garden wish we did! A clear lie, one of them anyway.

But if Kate said I would love to have a garden! Then later said, well, maybe I don't want a garden, that's just a change in opinion. Initial adrenaline rush that someone finally exposed the abuse here, with a few over the top gushing over them man who did it, would certainly be tempered over time as the news settles. It's not a blatant lie, it's just time going by. Unless you can show repeated daily "worshiping" of Robert, showing some comments from when it first happened are pretty meaningless.

So with that said: Gotch-ya!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

What was the name of the Texas woman whose blog went viral about being tired about school and ready for it to be over? I think this was a poor man's blog attempt to recreate the charm of that funny blog post.

But as usual, she doesn't get why the Texas blog was successful, and her bog is not.

Kate is a twit said...

What was the name of the Texas woman whose blog went viral about being tired about school and ready for it to be over?
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That was Jen Hatmaker. She even got a Today show appearance out of it.

I don't anyone is going to be calling Kate to come on TV and discuss any of her bogs.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

On another note, it IS different than when a public figure who is selling their lifestyle to you is saying two different things. If I see a poster here who said something slightly different than what I may remember they said before, I let it go. This poster is not trying to sell their life, lifestyle or opinions to me. This poster is not asking me to buy anything from them ala Martha Stewart. This poster isn't marketing a cookbook to me. And this poster certainly isn't selling their kids to me either. They should be able to change their minds without attack.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Hatmaker, yes!

She ain't no Hatmaker.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


@msgoody2shoes21 @The_Stir @Kateplusmy8 Especially this Mom....I'd like 2see some of these critics handle 8 kids day N day out 24/7!


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How do teachers do it? Most of them have way more than eight kids. They have 30-40 these days sometimes. Many teachers spend more time with kids than the parents do.

Boarding schools, more popular abroad, do the same thing. They all handle large groups of kids on a daily basis, overnight too.

Summer camps do it all summer. They survive.

Why would eight kids this age be so out of control that they couldn't be handled quite easily? They are mostly self sufficient by now anyway. They could even make their own food, get ready all on their own, the only thing they can't do is drive.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

KEEP them? Not watch them, babysit them or take care of them, but KEEP them? Is that another PA colloquialism or is it just Kate reiterating how she thinks of them as possessions?

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PA Dutch Mom said... 81

Yes, it's a PA thing! I've said it many times, but now that you mention it, it's really a strange thing to say! I'll delete that one from now on!

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We say it here in Virginia, too, I think it comes from an older meaning of "keep," in this case meaning "to mind or look after," like "keeper of the castle" or "housekeeping."

Sherry, Milo as "Chief Executive Ewe"--too funny! CEE of K8 Corp.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

It's tiresome. Unless anyone really wants to keep seeing the gotch-ya's I will stop publishing them.

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I just wish the Anonymous people would pick a name or not have the posts published! ;)

"Would it kill her to do the tweeties the courtesy of saying hey I'm going to be off a few days? That way the poor things won't hang out there all day long desperately trying to get a response out of her."

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But my question is...if she did damage control on the bog by saying that she needed "me" time and the vacation was already in the works, or she is planning one, why does she feel it's necessary to do so? Does she need the permission and acceptance of the sheep to take a vacation? What celebrity tweets that they are going away? It's her business and the fans really aren't owed anything, are they? Yes, it would be a courtesy on her part to tweet that she will be away, but she's the one who brought it all on herself by getting too close to them so that now they feel that they are owed an explanation as to her whereabouts.

Improbable Dreams said...

So it occurs to me that if she's on vacation with "at least a few" of her kids, she may be circumventing an opportunity for them to spend time with Jon on Father's Day (this Sunday). If true...despicable.

silimom said...

Got a new topic to discuss: Hoffman's writing a Jon Gosselin tell all.

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/06/kate-gosselin-author-robert-hoffman-jon-gosselin-book/

fade2black said...

I forgot who has the pink kitty stain, but have you tried hydrogen peroxide? It works well on any organic stain, but you should test a little spot to make sure it doesn't take the color out of the fabric. Good luck!

PA Dutch Mom said...


We say it here in Virginia, too, I think it comes from an older meaning of "keep," in this case meaning "to mind or look after," like "keeper of the castle" or "housekeeping."

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But don't you say it more in the sense that the person doing the "keeping" is watching the kids at her house? If I say that my sister is keeping the kids while my husband and I go out to dinner, it means that she is caring for them at her place. I don't know -- I never really gave it much thought before!

PatK said...

Admin, PLEASE don't allow through any more of the snarky "gotcha" posts.

Let them wallow in their own misery elsewhere.

Remona Blue said...

seven said... 86
''.....I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this book is going to be about Jon's life since the divorce and co-parenting with Kate. I hope he finally puts to rest the true custody arrangement and shuts her up for good.''
''.... I don't think it's going to be a slam job, rather I think it will be Jon's words and Robert will write them. Just like Beth did!''
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I really REALLY hope this is what the book is going to be. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Kate is a twit said...

We say it here in Virginia, too, I think it comes from an older meaning of "keep," in this case meaning "to mind or look after," like "keeper of the castle" or "housekeeping."
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So maybe Kate should be called the "Kate the Keeper", since she acts more like a keeper than a mother.

Anonymous said...

anonymouse post 101 I think about Robert being "worshiped"...

They agreed with Robert and what he did.
That is not "worshiping"


That would be what Katie Irene Kreider's fans do, ya know, her"region's bod" and "awesome discipline"


Goody, is that you?

franky

Remona Blue said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 109
''......It's tiresome. Unless anyone really wants to keep seeing the gotch-ya's I will stop publishing them.''
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PLEASE stop publishing any more of the ''tiresome'' gotch-ya's. If they can't choose a name and stick with the same name, there is no reason at all for you to publish them. If they refuse to follow the few rules you have, they should never be published!

Sleepless In Seattle said...


Why would eight kids this age be so out of control that they couldn't be handled quite easily? They are mostly self sufficient by now anyway. They could even make their own food, get ready all on their own, the only thing they can't do is drive.

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Exactly. I could see Milo's point if Kate were alone with eight toddlers, day in and day out with no help from anyone, and some of them waking at all hours of the night. Anyone would go nuts in that case and feel the need to get away.

But these kids are not babies, and I would think that at this age they could at least be able to find a way to entertain themselves without the constant supervision of a parent. They certainly can make their own lunches, take showers without having a parent bathe them, watch television, read, get themselves ready for bed. Then again, maybe it's a control thing for Kate and she thinks that she needs to do everything for them.

Jumping In said...

Layla 113....

I tend to agree with your theory that the latest picture of Kate being staged as a set-up for the much-needed break from the children. Unless Chris (the photographer) just happened to be at the mall that day, someone had to tip him off. My best guess would be that Kate called him, then left the house make-up free with an agenda in mind.

What child wants to know their mother feels the need to be away from them? These kids just finished up their school year to learn their mother wants to leave them, to take a "me" break. Can you imagine sitting your children down and telling them this! "Mommy needs to get away from you, mommy is soooo tired".

There are no words.





jes in columbus said...

Sorry if someone mentioned this before. Anyone think Kate is blowing a gasket because internet is plastered with pictures of Honey BooBoo Family at beach compliments of TLC

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Truth Teller ‏@Truth_Teller201 11m
@msgoody2shoes21 @The_Stir @Kateplusmy8 Yes they do especially when ur a single mom shouldering all the financial responsibilities! #Stess

How in the you-know-what would this person know that Jon pays for nothing?

Laura said...

Remona, you repeatedly complain about the rules here. If you don't like them, you can scroll past the Anonymous posts. It's really easy!

chefsummer said...

readerlady said... 9

She on Food Network's net TV star.

Chef Lovely.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/lovely-jackson/index.html

Sleepless In Seattle said...

So if Robert writes at tell-all book about Jon with nothing held back, and Jon is not portrayed in a positive way but is, in fact, made out to be a deadbeat dishonest person, then what will be the sheep's reaction? They hate Robert with a passion, and have called him every name in the book. But if he writes a no holds barred book about Jon, then will the sheep applaud Robert for exposing Jon? Will Robert suddenly become a hero and be commended? They can't have it both ways.

Should be interesting!

Loves to Read said...

Kate's Stir blog says:

I have only ever left my kids for work travels and can't remember ever taking a “vacation” without them...

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What about all her marathons and runs? I'm probably forgetting some of them, and I won't count the Chicago and NYC runs last summer and fall because they were for Coupon Cabin, (with the t-shirt on and all), BUT, what about all the marathons and races??

- Las Vegas - December 2011
- San Diego - June 2012
- Las Vegas - November 2012

Sooo, Khate just admitted that she was not enjoying time away as a runner, having a few days away enjoying a personal hobby of hers. She just admitted the races were "work", so someone paid her to go to them! And, paid for Steve too, of course. His daily fee, plus airfare and hotel for both of them.

Remember both times she went to the Vegas marathon, she had her two running "friends" with her. Hmmm, so that wasn't a girls' weekend away? She wasn't there like all the other runners, engaging in a hobby she likes, and spending several days away with friends?

Thanks once again, Kate, for confirming our suspicions! Running was NO hobby of hers and she did it only because she was getting paid, getting freebie registrations, plus VIP treatment, and a bit of attention. I think her sudden interest to run marathons (the first Vegas one) and her other races over the next year or so, were ALL because of Coupon Cabin. She got involved in the marathons just as she was hired with them, and her last one was shortly after she was let go.

chefsummer said...

Kate is a twit said... 12
OMG-Kate has a new bog post titled "Do Moms Deserve a Break?. First, she talks about her pregnancies, then how super tired she always is, and then how she's possibly preparing to get away for a break. What a bunch of blathering about ME, ME, ME! An excerpt:

"Do I deserve a break? So I can sleep and rest up -- with NO kids to take care of, for just a day or two? Yes, it's true. I am a single mom and occasionally some or most of my kids visit their dad a few times a month. So, technically, I do get a rest from the craziness of caring for eight ... BUT ... I rarely have complete “kid-free-me-time,” and, honestly, I live sleep-deprived"

She also said she asked the kids opinions about how they would feel if she went away without them to get her much needed rest.

"Mady and Cara said, almost in unison, that I was the best mommy in the whole world and of course I could take a few days off! “You deserve it!”

And here is the biggest lie in that whole bunch of crap:

"I have only ever left my kids for work travels and can't remember ever taking a “vacation” without them".

I guess going to Australia for Steve Irwin day was considered "work". What about when she went with Steve to LV to see Brad Garrett's show for her birthday. I guess her trips to NY to get her hair done were "work".

Kate--you have no idea what work is. Get a job and you'll find out
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She's a real piece of work.

Didn't she go away for her birth day to LV with Steve to see a show?

Didn't she go away again to NY with Jamie for her birth day on K+8.

I'm sure that she wasn't "working" on thoes two birth days getaways.

capecodmama said...

If Kate didn't put the bog up about deserving a break, nobody would know she took a break. The paps aren't following her so there would be no photos. She puts it out there because she knows people will talk about it. She knows she has to talk about herself and what she's doing because the media isn't. It's really sad but she thrives on the controversy.

As far as going south during the summer, I've done it. Been to Jamaica in July and Disney World in August. Yes, the humidity was gross but we had to arrange it around my husband's and kids' schedules. But I have to say it can get pretty humid on the Cape as well. When the breeze is blowing wet air, it's nasty.

chefsummer said...

Kate is a twit said... 23
I can just hear Milo:

"Oh, so now we know why you haven't been around-you sneaky little devil you. Takin' a break and not tellin' us. But good for you--you so deserve it!!"
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You all most had it lol.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2h
@Kateplusmy8 Well...another day has slipped away! We R keepin the faith here 4U! Enjoy whatever it is that is keeping U busy! Gnite! :)

Paper Plates Forever! Yay! said...

Susie Cincinnati said... 80
If she went back to that style of hair she wouldn't stand a chance with a TV career. She has to compete with all the other botoxed, bleached, silicone boobed fakes. Except most of them are 20 years younger that Kate. #gettinglonginthetoothnow

Improbable Dreams said...

"Will Gluck wants Sandra to play the child-hating mega bitch Miss Hannigan. Let’s all say it together now: KATE GOSSELIN IS BEING ROBBED! If anybody can play a messy, drunk she-monster who uses children to make money, it’s Kate Gosselin. They wouldn’t even have to give Kate a script. They could just throw her in a room with a bunch of girls and let the cameras roll as she unlocks her jaw to swallow them whole."

More Here;
http://dlisted.com/2013/06/12/a-hard-knock-what/

Kate is a twit said...

For those of you that use twazzup to read tweets, I'm sure you know that it has been done for the last couple of days. Twazzup sent out the following tweet today:

Twazzup ‏@twazzup 4h
twazzup search is down due to the recent API changes from twitter. working on a solution: http://new.twazzup.com

Also, if you go to twazzup.com you get a message that says "coming back soon
sorry for the inconvenience".

Just thought I'd let you all know.

Kate is a slag said...

There is absolutely NO reason for her to be sleep deprived. Yeah, she has a lot of kids (whose fault is that??) but they are OLDER KIDS, they're in school full time, she has help, and she gets away plenty.

She's so full of crap I'm surprised it isn't coming out her ears.

JoyinVirginia said...

The drive by gotch-yas are almost as boring as Ms Kreider. So please, if you can avoid posting them, it would be appreciated.

Mel said...

Remona Blue....precisely!

Kate is a twit said...

Robert keeps adding new links to stuff about Kate on his site. I found this video which I had never seen before. It's a parody called "Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson". It really nails Kate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ZPegAK5C0

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

What's API?

Kate is a twit said...

What's API?
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I had the same question, so I googled it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface

Apparently, twitter's upgrade is causing some applications that are based on twitter, like twazzup, to have problems.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Loves to Read that's sort of the point I was trying to drive at. It's one thing for a regular person to abandon an interest, quite another when you were trying to sell that interest to the public and viewers. It's quite another for someone who is marketing themselves as some kind of health guru, organic eating, marathon mama, to suddenly abandon such things like none of it ever happened. And then ignore legitimate questions people ask such as whether the cookbook is organic and when the next marathon is.

It calls into question the sincerity of what you were selling in the first place. It calls into question whether you were really trying to share with fans what you are passionate about and teach others, or whether you just did it for money and couldn't care less. For instance is Jillian Michaels suddenly was caught eating at McDonalds every day and never exercising anymore, I think she does owe an explanation what that's about, as she has made millions off telling people to emulate what she does. But if a normal person abandons a health regiment, those same concerns aren't there and there is no reason to put them under scrutiny for it. They never tried to sell it to people.

The now acclaimed Ex Nurse said...

Remona Blue-
Believe it or not, Remona, we are on the same side--finally!

Tucker's Mom--tell us how you really feel! Time to pop open the Rumspringa!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Whoa, the predicted Milo tweet and the real one are the same! If you put the two of them side by side and asked me to pick the real one I couldn't do it.

Silimom said...

So no one cares that Robert is writing a tell all about Jon that he claims will be just as eye opening as Kate's bio?

Virginia Pen Mom said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 126

We say it here in Virginia, too, I think it comes from an older meaning of "keep," in this case meaning "to mind or look after," like "keeper of the castle" or "housekeeping."

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But don't you say it more in the sense that the person doing the "keeping" is watching the kids at her house? If I say that my sister is keeping the kids while my husband and I go out to dinner, it means that she is caring for them at her place. I don't know -- I never really gave it much thought before!

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Haha, I haven't either! The way we use it here, it can be at either house. "My aunt is keeping the kids." We actually use it more to be at their house. Odd the quirks of speech in various parts of the country and Canada. I find it so interesting.

OT, on little Tangier Island in the bay off the Virginia coast, the islanders still speak the way the settlers did in 1686! I went there and was fascinated. I could have listened to the girl take our crab sandwich order all day, lol. Here's a sample.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIZgw09CG9E

It's a neat little place to visit if you ever have the chance. You arrive by boat or small airplane. No cars are allowed, so the folks there get around by bike or golf cart!

fidosmommy said...

I think Kate's running had more to do with anexoria
than it did with anything else. Undereating, over exercising are hallmarks. After awhile you are too exhausted to keep up the exercise. You wear out.
Kate cannot risk flaking out at a public run. So she keeps her exercise out of camera range. IMO.

the mad hobbit said...

Well, some of you might avoid the south in summer, but, somewhere, there are folks who disagree. We used to live near Myrtle Beach and now live just outside Charleston and both are PACKED with tourists during the summer.The heat doesn't seem to phase them at all. It's so crowded that we locals tend to stay home and just let them have until school starts again.

localyocul said...

the mad hobbit said... 157
Well, some of you might avoid the south in summer, but, somewhere, there are folks who disagree. We used to live near Myrtle Beach and now live just outside Charleston and both are PACKED with tourists during the summer.The heat doesn't seem to phase them at all. It's so crowded that we locals tend to stay home and just let them have until school starts again

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I love the heat! We go to OBX in July it is often in the 90s all week. I remember a local in a store saying they were going on vaca to Vermont. It was the first time I considered that people from warm climates would like a break to a cooler one for vacation.

Tucker's Mom said...

I could respect this if it weren't for the fact that if Kate says one word that differs from something she said five years ago, she is immediately labeled a liar.
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You have a point, I will concede. Yes, we can be hyper-critical and hold Kate word for word. It's her huge lies that get me. The "I wait by the phone for the kids to call so that I can pick them up from Jon's" crap that I can not abide by. The lies are sometimes small, yeah, but she throws out pathological whoppers. Being able to look someone in the eye and say you've not had your breasts worked on is actually scary.
I can not relate.
What bothers me is that the kids live in this world of lies. I'm a big girl, go ahead and lie to me. I know enough to not be confused you your lies. But the kids don't and growing up in such a confusing place... well... it'll take years of growing and lots of therapy and I think Jon to help repair the damage that Kate is doing.

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

Silimom said... 155
So no one cares that Robert is writing a tell all about Jon that he claims will be just as eye opening as Kate's bio?
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I don't know what to make of Robert anymore.

Tucker's Mom said...

Silimom said... 154
So no one cares that Robert is writing a tell all about Jon that he claims will be just as eye opening as Kate's bio?
*****
I must admit to being quite surprised by this, but, I'm not drawing any conclusions. I have a feeling that this is a different book, same agenda.
What I'd love is for Robert to talk about Jon and the kids from a first hand perspective and let the world know he's a good dad. The kids love him and see him and that Jon is a present parent.
I think Jon is.

Tucker's Mom said...

fidosmommy said... 156
I think Kate's running had more to do with anexoria
than it did with anything else. Undereating, over exercising are hallmarks. After awhile you are too exhausted to keep up the exercise. You wear out. *****
Spot on. Your body will just not be able to handle the stress. Kate doesn't eat enough protein or calories for that matter. Her slim physique is muscle atrophy. Look at her arms and flat ass.
Her exhaustion is not something a 38-year old woman should be experiencing. She really needs blood work done stat.
Can you imagine if she actually had to work a real job? Getting up at dawn every day and coming home at 6-7pm?
There's no way she could do it, at least from her constant bitching...

Tucker's Mom said...

What child wants to know their mother feels the need to be away from them? These kids just finished up their school year to learn their mother wants to leave them, to take a "me" break. Can you imagine sitting your children down and telling them this! "Mommy needs to get away from you, mommy is soooo tired".

There are no words.
*******
I can not begin to fathom the rejection. I can not imagine my mother saying that she wanted to be away from me. I was excited to get away to summer camps. My parents worked hard to squirrel away the money to give me an adventure.
The G kids will never know Camp Kukabunga? Ever?
They have worked all their lives so Kate could lavish vacations on herself and they get nothing in return.

TLC stinks said...

Interesting....Deanna, like Kate, has not tweeted since June 10.

Winsomeone said...

ROL has the best and worst reality dads, and of course poor Jon is on the worst list. Because he cheated on Kate, while she stayed faithful it said, or something like that. Why are they so in love with this woman. On the post about Robert writing a tell all book about Jon, whose picture does it show? Why Kate's of course.

Nina said...

Sleepless In Seattle said... 138
So if Robert writes at tell-all book about Jon with nothing held back, and Jon is not portrayed in a positive way but is, in fact, made out to be a deadbeat dishonest person, then what will be the sheep's reaction? They hate Robert with a passion, and have called him every name in the book. But if he writes a no holds barred book about Jon, then will the sheep applaud Robert for exposing Jon? Will Robert suddenly become a hero and be commended? They can't have it both ways.

Should be interesting!

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I think it will be equally interesting to see what happens in reverse. If Robert writes a tell-all that shows Jon to be a terrible father, will the non-fans who constantly defend Jon and applauded Robert's Kate book continue to support Robert?

JoyinVirginia said...

Rhymes with witch, you have great taste in movies. The Best Years of Our Lives is one of the best movies ever, its portrait of men returning to civilian life after World War II is outstanding. Worth a look sometime,
Re vacation travel: when you live in an area with just about 100% humidity in July and August, traveling south to the ocean where there are breezes is a nice change of scene. Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Florida, the Keys, anywhere near the water is going to have winds that help the humidity and make things more tolerable.
re childhood memories: we would get season passes to amusement park and go in the evening after work during summer when kids were small. I would also coordinate with other friends of my kids, whose families also had passes, and one mom who took off work would take our own kids plus their friends. I used to know every inch of Kings Dominion in Doswell VA and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Fun times, esp for a roller coaster loving mom!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Because he cheated on Kate, while she stayed faithful it said, or something like that.

%%%

I guess they forgot about the emails they published from Kate to Hailey which confirm that in fact, Jon did not cheat, and Kate knows it, and Kate was willing to set the record straight if Hailey did what she wanted.

I find it disgusting and unfathomable that a mother would hold this information and let everyone else think cheating happened. That a mother would not want to clear her children's father's name just because it's the RIGHT THING TO DO. Instead, she holds the information in case she needs it as a bargaining chip and lets everyone think as they will as she sits back and cackles. As I said yesterday, she is very ill and needs massive help.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Tucker I think the little lies and inconsistencies wouldn't matter much if they didn't happen so constantly. It's one thing to change your mind from time to time. It's one thing to tell a little lie from time to time. It's quite another to do it constantly. It's hard to argue this woman is not a pathological liar. She is caught in lies constantly. Constantly.

Winsomeone said...

Didn't get it quite right..it did say he cheated, but that Kate remained a faithful mom, while Jon was more interested in chasing tail. Isn't that a nice article for the kids to read right before Father's Day?

chefsummer said...

Tucker's Mom said... 160
I could respect this if it weren't for the fact that if Kate says one word that differs from something she said five years ago, she is immediately labeled a liar.
**********
You have a point, I will concede. Yes, we can be hyper-critical and hold Kate word for word. It's her huge lies that get me. The "I wait by the phone for the kids to call so that I can pick them up from Jon's" crap that I can not abide by. The lies are sometimes small, yeah, but she throws out pathological whoppers. Being able to look someone in the eye and say you've not had your breasts worked on is actually scary.
I can not relate.
What bothers me is that the kids live in this world of lies. I'm a big girl, go ahead and lie to me. I know enough to not be confused you your lies. But the kids don't and growing up in such a confusing place... well... it'll take years of growing and lots of therapy and I think Jon to help repair the damage that Kate is doing.
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Exactly I mean who cares if she had her boobs done tons of woman in Hollywood do.

But why lie just say I rather not comment on it or say it to personal for me to talk about.

Kate lies about little things.
Kate lies about big things.

So when she does tell the truth it's kind of hard to believe.

Like the boy who cried wolf.

And I don't see how you could pick you kids up from Mexico if they wanted to come home lol.

Tucker's Mom said...

As I said yesterday, she is very ill and needs massive help.
********
I've always maintained that Kate should have replaced Steve when their pictures were splashed on the cover of magazine, suggesting they were having an affair.
Look, it doesn't matter if they did/do the horizontal mombo, but she's got 8 kids who are going to see it, and a husband who might be hurting.
She just didn't care.
To think, it was just the tip of the iceberg.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Tucker I have always felt exactly the same. It's not like Jon was asking her to get rid of every man who happened to come her way. He was uncomfortable with Steve. Rumors were flying all over the tabloids. The fact that Kate refused to let him go and end it shows just how little she respected Jon and that relationship. And her children, who will one day have to read all those rumors.

If Steve was just a bodyguard, then there would have been no problem choosing the comfort of your own husband and replacing him. It happens all the time. If someone is not the right fit for your family, you let them go. You don't keep someone on who is not jiving well with everyone, even if you like them. It's called respecting your FAMILY.

chefsummer said...

Paper Plates Forever! Yay! said... 143
Susie Cincinnati said... 80
If she went back to that style of hair she wouldn't stand a chance with a TV career. She has to compete with all the other botoxed, bleached, silicone boobed fakes. Except most of them are 20 years younger that Kate. #gettinglonginthetoothnow
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http://www.bravotv.com/media/u55355/dish-030711-Peggy-Tanous.jpg

She reminds me of Kate lol.

-(Sorry Peggy)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Are you sure all the summer southern beach goers aren't more just locals coming to shore? Like within 100, 200 miles to where it's actually a bit cooler? I can only speak from experience and everyone moans and groans about the humidity in the northeast and wants to go to the cool lake or mountains, not the deep south! However, I imagine maybe it's cheaper in the summer, which might play a role.

Formerly Duped said...

Maybe the book Jon was writing did not interest any publisher but by 'collaborating' with Robert they can include more personal stuff- even about the kids- and it would sell better? Idk, just a thought since we have heard no more about Jon's own book.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Formely then why did Robert say it's unauthorized? I thought that means the subject matter doesn't approve.

Wouldn't it sell better to just say it's Jon's book?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Formely then why did Robert say it's unauthorized? I thought that means the subject matter doesn't approve.

Wouldn't it sell better to just say it's Jon's book?

chefsummer said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 174

And all most four years later Steve is still hanging around.

Tucker's Mom said...

I also think Steve used the Gosselins, manipulated matters, made Kate dependent on him and advised her on her career and personal life.
Road manager. Are you serious. Who the frick has a road manager? What, now she's Mick Jagger?!

Dmasy said...

Tucker's Mom and Chefsummer, I don't have to say a word. You spoke for me. Thanks.

Blowing In The Wind said...

I've always maintained that Kate should have replaced Steve when their pictures were splashed on the cover of magazine, suggesting they were having an affair.

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I agree that she should have replaced him, but then again, since they were splashed all over magazines, if she had canned him (even if they weren't having an affair) wouldn't it have made her look guilty as heck -- that she ended it because the media found out about it? Keeping him was just giving the media the finger, telling them that she would do whatever she wants to do.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Dmasy I'm stil waiting for your harrowing pregnancy story of 42 years ago.....

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think when you can him, you issue a statement saying that you deny you are anything more than friends and am appalled and horrified that anyone would accuse you otherwise, however for the sake of yours and his family's comfort and happiness you have both decided to end the employment relationship and that you are asking for privacy on this matter.

Sure there would have been some speculation she is guilty, for a few days, but then it would have stopped.

Keeping him on has kept the media speculating for years, and that's worse.

Blowing In The Wind said...

I think it will be equally interesting to see what happens in reverse. If Robert writes a tell-all that shows Jon to be a terrible father, will the non-fans who constantly defend Jon and applauded Robert's Kate book continue to support Robert?

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Wasn't this already done in Al's book, and the non-fans continued to support Jon?

Dmasy said...

Ah Admin, thanks. You didn't run in the opposite direction?

Someone here did tell a harrowing pregnancy story a few weeks ago. (Millicent? silimom?)

It was heartfelt and dramatic. Not about backing into a shower stall -- but real prayerful life and death.

I repeat and add a word. Kate is a lying, clueless bore.

Tucker's Mom said...

Keeping him was just giving the media the finger, telling them that she would do whatever she wants to do.
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Yes, Kate can blather on about no never meaning no and how strong she is, but Steve had her hobbled with dependency. It takes a lot more strength to do the right thing even tho it might not feel good for you.
She should have loved Jon more than she loved the media attention. There's nothing she loves more. Not even her kids.
The right thing to do when their marriage collapsed was to send the cameras away but she couldn't do it.
How can one argue that the kids needed trips to Disney more than they needed their privacy to heal.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't think anyone put much weight in what Al said about anyone.

Robert has already implicated Jon in stealing money from churches and exploiting his kids, and I don't know anyone who has said they support what he did. If R has more to say about that, then he should say it if he wants to. However unless he can show this is continuing or that Jon hasn't learned what Jon says he has, I'm not sure how earth shattering it's going to be. I'm not sure that is the intent of the book. Really I don't know what the intent or point is now, since only one parent is continuing to exploit these kids and they have already been exposed.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Sillimom I think it's fair to say I don't care, until I see it that is. I am not a big fan of teasing and hinting. Last year I said virtually nothing about Robert's book about Kate until he actually released it. I said over and over the game playing and teasing was wearing thin and if he had something on her he should just release it and stop hinting. He also would poke and prod her and goad her, and I didn't like that either and said so.

If he has something to say about Kate OR Jon and would like to say it, then say it already. The hemming and hawing about something big coming on the horizon isn't very different than when Kate does it. It's obnoxious from either one of them, with all due respect to Robert. I understand it's a marketing technique and it may be a good one, but it doesn't work for me. Don't mistake indifference at an obnoxious marketing technique for blind indifference if something is said that is worth changing your mind about a person. We'll just have to wait and see.

chefsummer said...

I'm getting really tired of her fans.

Saying.
1. She has 8 kids
-Yes we Know

2. She has 8 kids and does it all alone.
-Um no the kids do have a loving dad just watch the show.

3. Jon doesn't help with money or he doesn't see the kids.
- Jon paid CS and no longer does cause he has 50/50.

4.All Kate does is be a mom to 8 kids so she needs me time.
-Um she gets tons of me time.

5. Kate's a hardworking mom.
-Sure but she's rich and does a blog and has 8hrs of free time w/house hold help and a bodyguard.

The sheep say the somethings over and over.

Blowing In The Wind said...

I can not begin to fathom the rejection. I can not imagine my mother saying that she wanted to be away from me. I was excited to get away to summer camps. My parents worked hard to squirrel away the money to give me an adventure.

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I was thinking about this. I can remember only one time, in all of the years I was growing up, that my parents went away without me, and that was to a business convention in Florida. I did go to summer camp for two weeks, but that wasn't until I was older, so I guess that was my mother's only "me" time the entire year.

TLC stinks said...

I have no idea what Robert's angle is, if indeed, he is writing a book on Jon, but I don't believe much that Radar publishes anyway. Perhaps he has had to turn over the cd's to Kate's attorneys but can circumvent the legalities by releasing an "unauthorized" book on Jon.

I read that we often see these "unauthorized" biographies (or tell-all) because when the subject is “famous,” the rules are different, and those rules actually favor the writer, as long as he or she is passing on honest and truthful information that cannot be considered libelous (damaging), even if it might be “embarrassing” for the subject.

So, I am just guessing here that Robert got spanked on copyright infringement regarding Kate's journals and cannot quote from them, so he will tell the story about Jon which has to include Kate. I also suspect he has interviewed many people because he would have to make sure to verify what he claims in the book. At least I hope some people are finally coming forward. Fingers crossed.

Blowing In The Wind said...

sharlene devoutt ‏@missyzn 46m
@Kateplusmy8 my 3yr old an I love watchin ur show. Wud u believe his fav is Cara an Mari as he calls her. Wants to phone them for a playdate

Speaking of playdates, is Austin still tweeting for his visitation date, or has that whole thing been forgotten?

TLC stinks said...

Steve is a MINDER. It is common for celebs and even CEO's to hire a minder under the guise of assistant or bodyguard. These minders are escorts, tend to the needs of celebs, and even help to hide issues as drug or alcohol dependency. I think initially Steve was hired by TLC as a bodyguard when the family was filming, but it morphed into something else. Kate withdrew from Jon and become dependent on Steve, maybe even fancied herself in love. No doubt Jon got vibes from the relationship. Despite Kate wanting her sheep to believe she is an independent woman, she proved time and time again that she is demanding and needs someone to do her bidding. Steve sticks around for the $$$ and maybe because he knows how much influence he has over her. That's why he is still around. He'll leave when the money is gone.

chefsummer said...


I can not begin to fathom the rejection. I can not imagine my mother saying that she wanted to be away from me
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No joke I me and my older brother have to beg our mom to go have fun.

We brought her a cruise ticket one year and we had to bribe her to go and relax guilty free.

And we had to send her with our in-laws or she wouldn't go.

I was like mom it's only seven days we are grown we'll be okay just go all ready lol.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate is not independent. Steve is by her side whenever she travels. She has to have people lead her around by the nose in every airport.
In her journal, she bitched about missing a flight because someone didn't alert her the plane was boarding. See, there's these screens all over the airport that tell you departure and arrivals... oh, never mind...

the mad hobbit said...

Admin,
You're kidding, right? You just have to go down the highway here and watch for out of state license plates. The tourists flock here in summer. I am an outgoing person and I talk to them . They are not locals! Tourism is SC's Number One industry and Conde Nast's Traveler magazine has named Charleston the number one tourist destination in the US two years in a row and number one in the world for 2012.
We have fun, pristine beaches, shopping said to rival Rodeo Drive,not to mention history.
Btw, many are from Pa. There's a joke here that Pa empties into Sc every summer.

Formerly Duped said...

Admin, I have no idea.I just know that Jon's book is not out and maybe he is secretly authorizing Robert's, idk. They are friends, aren't they? A tell-all would be more interesting than Jon's life philosophy I guess. Just a thought>the kids and Kate could be included this way.

Silimom said...

Well said Admin. Thanks for the perspective.

I think Kate's statements that she would clear Hailey of any wrong doing in the collapse of her marriage wouldn't necessarily have exonerated Jon. The infidelity rumors started in March 2009. Deanna Hummel was April/May 2009. Jon moved in with the Glassman's the beginning of May. The first pap sighting with Hailey was May 24. Kate filed for divorce in June 2009. Now, we all know her marriage was "over" by the time they filmed the Hawaii episode. Kate I believe admitted that in an interview. But that's not how she would have spun it. It would have been "Jon and I had already separated and our marriage was irretrievably broken by the time he began seeing Hailey. She was not the reason our marriage ended," etc. etc.

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