Does Kate See How Very Fortunate They Are?

Compare this family to the Gosselins.

Info from Emm's Mom.

63 comments:

Hmmm said...

Is there any way TO compare?? Night and day... God Bless the Van Houten's!

BostonBean said...

Kate doesn't have a clue.
Imagine this mother advising her child not to be heard breathing!

beachluvin said...

Knowing this family is suffering while Jon is off with his 15 year old buddies "riding" the snow really pisses me off! In a way I am happy to hear that this family has never seen the show.
Perhaps jess can interview this family in her article so some perks can start going their way instead going to the most unappreciative and greedy parents of sextuplets known as KON!!!
You don't see this family begging for money from church members.
This article just really affirms my disgust for Jon and Kate Gosselin!

turtle2 said...

The article said the Van Houten mother hadn't seen JK+8. The article also said she enjoyed her visit with Kate. I wonder how her feelings would change if she ever had the chance to watch the show...

Charli said...

I feel for them, I really do BUT Kate and Jon have both said numerous times that they are blessed that they have 8 healthy children.

FXfanatic said...

Yes. Jon and Kate have said that they are Ble$$ed with 6 healthy children.
Oh, I mean 8. They have 8 healthy children, except for Mady's MAJOR dental issues.

Kate wouldn't have a clue if it bit her in her ass.

Serena said...

I feel for them, I really do BUT Kate and Jon have both said numerous times that they are blessed that they have 8 healthy children.

That's nice, but talk is cheap. VERY cheap. And actions speak louder than words.

If they truly felt blessed by their 8 healthy children they would NOT be exploiting them.

Jen said...

This article prompts me to wonder if J&K would be so popular if they weren't such an anomaly -- meaning that they had sextuplets who were perfectly healthy without any disabilities.

TLC is supposed to be the LEARNING channel. If TLC were really committed to educational television, the Van Houtens are the family they would have chosen to feature. Because that is reality. Instead, they choose a family who serves no purpose other than to glorify and glamorize the use (and abuse) of fertility treatments.

Bless the Van Houtens, who seem like a loving, grateful family.

sterntaler said...

The Van Houtens are clearly a loving family devoted to their children and their needs. I shudder at the thought of what might have been had any of the Gosselin children not been born healthy. Jon and Kate are incapable of managing the smallest of life's inconveniences, I wonder whether a child facing serious physical challenges would have been integrated in Kate's world based on the pretense of outer perfection?

It also comes at no surprise that the Van Houton family and their struggles have been completely forgotten by Jon and Kate even in light of their new, PR driven, attempts at giving back. Then again those who are incapable of offering financial support to Kon no longer seem to blip on their radar.

MarketingMultiples said...

Most couples who end up in a multiple birth situation, as a result of choosing medical intervention to correct infertility and then decide to not reduce, face years of caring for children with serious medical issues.


TLC is marketing a myth about multiple births.

Here is an interesting article on the reality of the risk of high multiple births: http://www.mdguide.net/fertility-treatment-and-multiple-births/

This article supports the suggestion that Kate and Jon knew she had a risk of high multiple pregnancy when she chose to become impregnated. If this is true, Kate and Jon's lament that they are in essence "victims' of a sextuplet birth doesn't hold water. They took this risk (in spite of poor employment) and ended up with 6 kids at once. According to Jon and Kate is was God's Plan. So why does God's Plan for them mean 8 children who can bring in the big bucks?

Jon said in the Utah interview that his multiple birth family is "marketable." Jon's underlying message, and underlying isn't very deep with Jon, is that the Gosselins are marketable because unlike most high multiple birth children, none of the Gosselin children has obvious birth anomalies. I suppose with this way of thinking, the Gosselins are marketable because they don't have any physical or mental problems and therefore are "cute" and don't make the audience uncomfortable. None appear to be mentally disabled. None of the Gosselins has cerebral palsy which is present in some of the children in other high profile multiple birth families. You don't see one or two of the Gosselin children having to be carried by a parent because they can't walk like the other recent TLC family that has sextuplets. You don't see any of the Gosselin children using a walker. Not one of the Gosselin children has a seizure disorder. The Jon and Kate lovers can sit back and relax and watch the 8 Gosselin children like they would a litter of cute, healthy puppies. Thanks to God's Plan Jon and Kate were rewarded and are rewarded over and over again in spite of how exhausting it has all been. Whew - gotta get that "riding" the snowboard in on a regular basis. Gotta get that spa treatement in for Kate.


Awesome, Jon and Kate. Just Awesome.

mrspopo said...

Jen said:

TLC is supposed to be the LEARNING channel. If TLC were really committed to educational television, the Van Houtens are the family they would have chosen to feature. Because that is reality. Instead, they choose a family who serves no purpose other than to glorify and glamorize the use (and abuse) of fertility treatments.


I think they said in an early interview that they were chosen for the first specials because TLC was looking for a family with multiple multiples. The original title was "sextuplets and twins." I think that was why they were chosen originally.

H8Kate said...

Can you imagine how EXHAUSTED Kate would be if she had to live with a child with disabilities?

shawna said...

My thought on it all....

Tumble and fall, Tumble and fall, Tumble and fall......

ThreeFarmers said...

I think Kate fully realizes how fortunate they are, but I also think she thinks that she deserves every bit of it.

I'll rephrase that. I think Kate knows that she's fortunate to get everything that she thinks she deserves.

Maggie said...

I am glad that Kate made contact with the mother of these tups.

I guess I would like to see how this mom makes do. That to me would be a show worth seeing. I have seen enough vacations at this point.

Maria said...

Wouldn't it be nice if they a one hour special on this family instead? It would be more representative of a 'real' family and the family could make some much-needed money off of the one time episode.

Mikemom said...

wonder if Kate "gave back" to this family.

Maggie said...

Mikemom, you wondered if Kate gave back to this mom?

Wouldn't that be nice? I hope that Mrs. Van Houten will let us know!

Lurker said...

I didn't catch whether the Van Houten's had a medically-induced multiple birth (like Kate) or not.

If this is the case, I have a real problem with the "The Lord Will Provide" crowd who use medical interventions of this type, refuse to reduce, and end up with children who are sadly disabled.

I applaud the Van Houten's for apparently not begging for handouts like Kon, though.

KateisMOMMYNUTBALL said...

Kate (and Jon) is blinded by GREED so she does NOT see how very fortunate she already is.

annie_a said...

I read the article on the Van Houten family and it seems to me that despite their medical problems, these kids have richer, "healthier" lives than the Gosselin kids.

By comparison, it makes the Gosselin kids' emotional starvation stand out.

timetogokon said...

I don't think Jon and Kate can be compared to anyone decent or morally sound. Their actions and words are so unbelievable, they are sad excuses for human beings.

As another poster commented, I shouldn't be surprised by the latest antics of either Jon or Kate, but they manage to appal me more and more with each new episode and interview segment.

A more accurate comparison would be with Jim and Tammy Faye, although they weren't blessed with 8 kids.

Onomatopoeia said...

ThreeFarmers said...
I think Kate fully realizes how fortunate they are, but I also think she thinks that she deserves every bit of it.
I'll rephrase that. I think Kate knows that she's fortunate to get everything that she thinks she deserves.


3F - I second that emotion. Her picture is right next to definitions 5 & 9 of the DSM IV narcissist personality criteria.

(5) has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations.

(9) shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.

VillageMom said...

Thank you for sharing this article. It has really touched my heart.


How can Kate meet that family and not be humbled by knowing that her children can see out of both eyes, eat without tubes, walk on two strong legs and communicate with their voices?


She should have met them and said to herself, "I will never ask for another thing so long as I live.".

Mimi said...

"You don't see one or two of the Gosselin children having to be carried by a parent because they can't walk like the other recent TLC family that has sextuplets. You don't see any of the Gosselin children using a walker. Not one of the Gosselin children has a seizure disorder. The Jon and Kate lovers can sit back and relax and watch the 8 Gosselin children like they would a litter of cute, healthy puppies."

I couldn't agree more. I think this poster had made a very important point that has been overlooked. There is nothing about watching the show to make viewers uncomfortable in their living rooms but the parents.

Dreaming of a Snowless Winter said...

Sadly, TLC knows marketing a healthy family is more profitable than a family with a number if disabilities. and I HATE THAT! This world has to learn that there are families out there that are needing our help and that it isn't something we should just "push under the rug" and "not look at."

It just isn't fair.

TLC -- you need to change your ways. You need to start portraying a family who really needs help. KON don't need help anymore.

TLC should be ashamed. This day and age and the economy -- they should be portraying families that truly lead the average life - This family isn't begging, this family is surviving.

I'd watch a surviving family any day over a greedy, me-me-me-me family.

The worlds changing TLC - it's time you did too.

Ravello said...

"Most couples who end up in a multiple birth situation, as a result of choosing medical intervention to correct infertility and then decide to not reduce, face years of caring for children with serious medical issues.
TLC is marketing a myth about multiple births."

ITA, Word, sadly very true.
HOM (high order multiples) are a most dangerous situation for the mother and the infants born. High mortality rate and high % of kids with medical problems, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, MRDD, just a host of problems. Not to mention the drain on society, being truthfull a HOM birth can cost in the millions, not to mention the cost to care for them if they have health problems. These kids are generally on Medicaid.

I have heard Kate say they are grateful for 6 healthy tups. However, she is the brains behind the get rich off the kids madness. She has devised and executed a plan to get rich off her kids and she continually is looking for more.

I think Kate Jon and the kids hit the big time because they are physically atractive, kids are healthy, bright eyed, appealing little munchkins.
I saw Jon and Kate in person at a love offering, sat a couple rows back from Kate's side of the stage. They are a very striking couple, very attractive, well dressed, impeccably groomed.
Producers probably drooled over them.

God bless the other family with the sextuplets.

Questions said...

I don't think Kate should be "expected" to give back to this family, nor do I feel Mrs. Van Houten would ever tell anyone that information. I don't feel like we're all obligated to give back to people who may have similar situations as us. Granted, I can't stand Kate Gosselin, but I do think it was nice that she visited with this mom and that they had some conversations as far back as 2004. Maybe they're friends.

I am asking this because I honestly don't know -- are all multiple births the result of fertility treatments? In other words, can a woman have sextuplets without any type of intervention? What about triplets or quadruplets? I know plenty of people who have had twins without treatments, but I'm specifically wondering about multiple births more than 2.

CP Mom said...

Reading the article about the Van Houtens family really hit home for me. As a parent of a child with severe spastic cerebral palsy I totally understand what this family is going through. The only thing I can not fully relate to is the fact that they have so many other children to care for too. My child is the last one, so his siblings are grown up, went to college and moved on with their lives. So it is just my husband, myself and our boy. It is the hardest job I will ever have, but the most rewarding at the same time.
Seizures, tube-feedings, non-ambulatory,
repositioning 2-3 times a night, doctors appointments, surgeries, total care is what life with a disabled child. Kudos to the Van Houten family for what they do. I too have heard Kate say many times how blessed she is that all her babies are healthy. That is because God only blesses Kate and Jon with good things...he would never think of blessing them with a disabled child, since he only gives the best to Jon and Kate. Guess what...the parents who have disabled children have the BEST, and Jon and Kate will never experience the special love you get from a child who was born with disabilities. Or how every family member including extended family, come together for emotional support and strength.
Anyways if they did get a disabled child, Kate would worm her way into getting a nurse 24/7 to help her out. Out state doesn't provide any help...you do it on your own.

JackfromNY said...

It makes you wonder why TLC chose the Gosselins over this other family.

Perhaps this other family was asked, but turned it down, because they didn't want to make money off their kids or expose their kids to the overexposure that the Gosselin kids experience.

Hope said...

If I was at home caring for my disabled babies and some person who thinks she's a celeb showed up acting like we have something in common I would probably vomit.

Like "oh I'm just stopping by on my book tour, isn't it so great that we both have sextuplets, ok bye I'm going back to my $1.3 mil home, good luck with that working thing."

What a disgrace.

justmyopinion said...

I'm not sure how to cut and paste the comments from other posters but I wanted to respond to Ravello's comment about Jon and Kates appearance at a church ( or something)You said about how attractive they were and well groomed. That is because they have make up people and wardrobe people.Not because, on their own they improved themselves. If you have watched the first show Kate was average and Jon was average.They certainly didn't look striking before the stylists got a hold of them.I am not intending to insult your comment.Just point out that they look the way they do because there are people paid to make them look that way.

2cutekids said...

Wow! Despite their physical challenges, the Van Houten children all sound like "normal little kids" who thrive from getting lots of attention and love and not just things! Will Kate and Jon ever understand "Count your blessings and make every blessing count?"

bcd5 said...

The article on the VanHouten family literally brought tears to my eyes. I have a soft spot for any children with disabilities, but when there are multiple children in one family with different challenges, it breaks my heart. This is exactly the type of family that SHOULD be on TLC, not necessarily for a weekly show, but maybe a documentary or a once per year type thing. This is the kind of family that could actually use some assistance, which is the complete opposite of the Gosselin family. I thought that TLC stood for The Learning Channel, yes? Everyday families don't need to learn about carefree, healthy families that are the norm (such as the Gosselin's), rather the viewers need to learn about families that are different from them; the VanHouten's are a perfect example. They are all working together to overcome their difficulties, there are a number of different health challenges in their home, and they are not putting their children "out there" to make money to spend on luxuries. I would love nothing more than to see a show on this very family, if for no other reason, to open people's eyes to how REAL families with multiples who are not in perfect health manage and thrive in day to day life.

konspiracytheory said...

Does Kate see how very fortunate they are compared to the Van Houtens? Since everything is always about her, my guess would be more that she's jealous of them because they got to experience "having just one" (i.e., the Van Houten's two year old daughter).
I'm being facetious (kind of...).

BostonBean said...

Also, everyone knows that if a couple uses fertility treatments, it is almost inevitable that there will be multiples. Not guaranteed; but very expected.
I heard Kate state emphatically that they didn't expect multiples because there is such a low, low chance of that happening.
Is she just a plain ole liar? Or is she really that unaware?

BostonBean said...

I suggest we just leave those money-grubbing Gosselins flat!
I did!
I no longer watch them.

Libby said...

Kate is a moron. She doesn't know how blessed she is! That woman needs a reality check--big time! It is a shame that the Van Houten family is not getting more help. God Bless them.

Twin A said...

are all multiple births the result of fertility treatments? In other words, can a woman have sextuplets without any type of intervention? What about triplets or quadruplets? I know plenty of people who have had twins without treatments, but I'm specifically wondering about multiple births more than 2.

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The chances of having multiple births natually are.......
Twins 1 in 80 births
Triplets 1 in 6400 births
Quadruplets 1 in 512,000 births

Quintuplets and higher are even rarer with identical quads like the Dionne girls (the first exploted multiple birth) were a one in 57 million shot. It has been reported that they were actually six but mother Dionne had bleeding in here fifth or sixth month. But since that was back in the 1930's that can't be proven.

I am a twin so am into all this stuff. Just for further reference fraternal twins run in families but identical twins just happen. And don't believe the whole twins skip a generation, it can happen in sucessive generations.

Morgan said...

This article supports the suggestion that Kate and Jon knew she had a risk of high multiple pregnancy when she chose to become impregnated. If this is true, Kate and Jon's lament that they are in essence "victims' of a sextuplet birth doesn't hold water. They took this risk (in spite of poor employment) and ended up with 6 kids at once.
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Yes, multiples were a risk, but such a small risk that it wasn't worth anything but a passing consideration. Just like no one buys a single lottery ticket and quits their job and buys a multi-million dollar mansion before the numbers are even drawn, no one takes fertility treatments and assumes they're going to get higher order multiples. Just because something has a chance of happening doesn't mean it's likely to happen.

Yeah, you might win the lottery, but you're thousands of times more likely to lose. When you take fertility treatments, you might have higher order multiples, but you're thousands of times more likely to have a singleton or no kid at all.

I wholeheartedly agree that given thier financial difficulties it was foolish to try for another child, but no one on fertility treatments can "plan" to have sextuplets, or even quinuplets, or even quadruplets, or even triplets, or even twins. It's far more likely that they will have a singleton, if the pregnancy even sticks at all.

The reason higher order multiples seem so common is because they're newsworthy, so people assume that they're a foregone conclusion when infertility treatments are undergone. The fact is, no newspaper is going to announce that a woman had a single baby under fertility treatments, because that's not news. Even twins aren't considered newsworthy, unless celebrities have them. Triplets might get a passing mention, if it's a slow news day. But quadruplets and up are big news and thus get all the hype; thus, people come to believe that anyone undergoing fertility treatments is just begging for higher-order multiples. That's not the case.

I'm not defending Kate, because trying for another child while being in a position of barely being able to support the ones you have is stupid. However, even the idiocy of Kate Gosselin would not plan to have six babies that could very well have been born seriously disabled or ill.

Oh Please said...

Hope said...

If I was at home caring for my disabled babies and some person who thinks she's a celeb showed up acting like we have something in common I would probably vomit.

Like "oh I'm just stopping by on my book tour, isn't it so great that we both have sextuplets, ok bye I'm going back to my $1.3 mil home, good luck with that working thing."

What a disgrace.

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Another example of "damned if she does, damned if she doesn't." Now Kate Gosselin is not allowed to interact with other human beings because of her "celebrity" status without it being a "disgrace?" Personally, I find that attitude disgraceful.

Merrilee said...

Questions said:

"I am asking this because I honestly don't know -- are all multiple births the result of fertility treatments? In other words, can a woman have sextuplets without any type of intervention? What about triplets or quadruplets? I know plenty of people who have had twins without treatments, but I'm specifically wondering about multiple births more than 2."
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Twins, triplets, quads, even quints, and sextuplets are all born without treatments. More of them are born with treatment, but there have always been high order multiples concieved "naturally."

Morgan said...

Most couples who end up in a multiple birth situation, as a result of choosing medical intervention to correct infertility and then decide to not reduce, face years of caring for children with serious medical issues.
TLC is marketing a myth about multiple births.
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As much as TLC's exploitation of the Gosselin kids disgusts me, I don't think that's correct. It isn't a myth; it's a rarity. Obviously Jon and Kate did have six very healthy babies all at once. It's not common, it's not usual, but it's not impossible. The Gosselin sextuplets are living proof.

I also don't believe, as some have implied, that TLC should be obligated to footnote every episode with something like, "By the way, the Gosselin sextuplets are freaks of nature; most higher-order multiples are disabled and face crippling health problems."

Were the situations reversed, and the Van Houten's had a show on TLC, would TLC be attacked for showing such a sad and unpleasant reality of higher-order multiples as opposed to the possibility of healthy and happy higher-order multiples like the Gosselin sextuplets?

By all means hate TLC for contributing to the exploitation of the Gosselin kids, because IMHO, that is their crime. I don't think they should be attacked because they chose to exploit healthy kids over disabled ones, as if they'd be a great channel if only they put a family with disabled higher-order multiples on screen. Exploitation is exploitation, whether they're exploiting a family you despise or if they're exploiting a family you're placing on a pedestal.

If the Van Houten's had a show, wouldn't they be just as evil as Jon and Kate? Isn't every family shown on TLC reality shows just as disgusting for exploiting their children as any other, or is our revulsion and contempt only reserved for Jon and Kate?

Mary Ellen said...

Morgan said: I'm not defending Kate, because trying for another child while being in a position of barely being able to support the ones you have is stupid. However, even the idiocy of Kate Gosselin would not plan to have six babies that could very well have been born seriously disabled or ill.

Morgan, a woman would plan to have six babies if she is a greedy, conniving fame whore like Kate. Kate did not bother to think about the potential for the kids to be born with long-term medical problems or disabilities. That is irrelevant to her purpose. Fame and attention (and of course $$$$$$$$) are all that matters.

Mary Ellen said...

Anonymous said...
My friend saw them in the Charlotte mall this past weekend.
Hmmm North Carolina
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They must be down there looking at or purchasing a home in a "warm" place for Kate. Jon has his ski resort condo in Park City, Utah and of course, Kate needs her own place. Aren't the tups great to treat their parents to these perks with their hard earned money??

H8Kate said...

One of the things that stood out the most about the Van Houten kids was that they were all DRESSED DIFFERENTLY! Imagine that - kids allowed to be individuals despite the fact that they happened to be born at the same time.

no breathing allowed said...

Wow, just wow. When I think of Kate sitting there, looking at the eyeglasses catalog and whining that "she wishes all her normal little kids would just be normal"
I could just smack that hibernating animal off her head. What a conceited, ungrateful, selfish biotch she is.

We all know J&K can barely manage a day with 8 healthy children without severe "exhaustion" and many hours of sleep. What in the H would they do if any of the tups had disabilities? I shudder to think of it. God Bless the Van Houtens. I pray for some "love offerings" to come their way, they truly deserve it.

hayleigh said...

Is anyone or organization helping out this family? Is there a place where we can send a donation of money or clothing? As we are always complaining about KON why don't we start by helping this family out? Down the road there medical expenses, etc is going to overwhelm them. Any takers?

Sally said...

No Kate is too into herself and getting what the world "owes" her. Karma......

Sally said...

It would be the right thing to do if Kon would help this family since they have been "blessed" with so much. Right! Like that will ever happen. Way to be greedy Kate/Jon!!

phylly3 said...

I suspect that some of the Gosselin 6 may have minor learning or cognitive disabilities. Kate exhibits preference toward those who are without flaw, except Hannah, who "needs her the most". So yes, just imagine if one or more of those children had a serious medical condition. Would her incredible ego be able to take it?

But instead of health problems, it may be that some of the kiddos are just as slow as their father, who by all evidence is not the brightest bulb on the tree.

sue said...

Or worse still, this family:
http://www.startribune.com/local/11591371.html

They had sextuplets and five of them died.

Have sextuplets that all survive with NO deficits, is amazing. And that's why HOM are such a huge risk.

konspiracytheory said...

Morgan said...
I'm not defending Kate, because trying for another child while being in a position of barely being able to support the ones you have is stupid. However, even the idiocy of Kate Gosselin would not plan to have six babies that could very well have been born seriously disabled or ill.
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I think the reason why people write about Kate 'planning' the tups is b/c (from what I understand) she was hospitalized for overstimulated ovaries. Since no ethical doctor would go on to inseminate a woman with overstimualted ovaries, many have assumed that Kate (despite being a nurse and knowing full well the risks) decided to get the job done w/o medical help, if you catch my drift. I obviously do not know what really happened, but that sounds plausible to me. DId she think she was going to have six? Probably not - my guess is that she was looking for a smaller # of multiples (as she has stated often how much she loved having the twins), but again, only Kate, Jon, the doctor and God have the facts on this one.

alana said...

Morgan said:

If the Van Houten's had a show on TLC wouldn't they be exploiting their children as well?

You betcha. However,THEY DON'T HAVE A SHOW ON TLC. Furthermore, I'd bet dumplings to donuts (or whatever the cliche' is) the Van Houten's, like the two mothers of HOM who were also approached by TLC and lived to post about it on this blog, would have the PRIDE and DECENCY to turn such an offer down flat.

Morgan also said:

"...or is our revulsion and contempt only reserved for Jon and Kate?"

IMO, the backlash of "contempt and revulsion" towards Jon and Kate was borne solely of their own mounting LIES and DECEPTION. It's been decades, in the history of "live" television, since the viewing audience has been flimflammed to such an extent; J&K&8 is our generation's first experience with such debauchery. {"War of the Worlds" radio broadcast and the game show scandal of the 1950's are the two previous scams during which the public was initially fooled to the point of near riots and cancellations, respectively.}
Put the exploitation of eight little children in the middle of an angry and abusive marriage while exposing the mother's undeniable need for extensive psychological services and I guarantee there will be "contempt and revulsion" from the viewers, no matter who they are. Unfortunately for Jon and Kate Gosselin, it just so happens we are living in the era of the "information superhighway" and people aren't as gullible and quick to believe as they once were; anyone with a computer can do research when "reality" doesn't add up.
Finally, Morgan, if you think the Gosselins are being unfairly picked on, ponder this:

Of ALL the people who post "negative" comments on blogs like GWoP, HOW MANY of them do you think initially watched J&K&8 and loved it? How many of us do you think tuned in simply for entertainment and then, out of curiosity? The answer is probably close to 100%. Unfortunately for these children, though, this is one time where curiosity did indeed, kill the KON.

Katie said...

Merilee: Multiples more than 2 can be conceived naturally the Mathias Quadruplets were.

http://www.mathiasquads.org/

Michigander said...

The Van Houten's are a sweet sweet family and as far as I know are treated pretty normal here. Their tups were actually born over a 2 to 3 week period because one of the tups was in trouble so they had one and tried to wait for the rest.

erbear said...

love the gosselins!!!!

berkscounty said...

Hate...err, I mean Kate has always been obnoxious about her "healthy" children. I'm glad her kids are fine, as a parent of a child with a minor birth defect. I would never wish ill upon anyone's children. But this article harkens me back to the "Visiting th NICU" episode. There's Kate bragging about how healthy her kids are in front of parents with babies that very well could die. Our family uses Hershey Medical Center for my son's care. If I ever had to endure such a sight as Kate Gosselin bragging and gloating while my child is fighting for his health. I'm scared to think how I'd react.

PDD mom said...

berkscounty said...
Hate...err, I mean Kate has always been obnoxious about her "healthy" children. I'm glad her kids are fine, as a parent of a child with a minor birth defect. I would never wish ill upon anyone's children. But this article harkens me back to the "Visiting th NICU" episode. There's Kate bragging about how healthy her kids are in front of parents with babies that very well could die. Our family uses Hershey Medical Center for my son's care. If I ever had to endure such a sight as Kate Gosselin bragging and gloating while my child is fighting for his health. I'm scared to think how I'd react.


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I so agree, but I have to say that I am very very greatful that all of KON's kids are healthy and "normal". I am a mom of three boys who all have some level of PDD-NOS (pervasive devlopmental delay) and so I know first hand that parents of children with delays have to be their child's advicate. My boys are the biggest blessing me my life and I love every moment with them. I have learned so much from them and I am so greatfull for them, just the way they are! But everyday I am fighting for what is best for them, I am fighting the schools, the doctors and all of the other people involved in their care. I am fighting because I CARE! It makes me ill to see Kate make fun of her "normal" children, could you even imagine if she had a child with special needs. We have all seen Mady being torn apart on the internet and Kon not giving a hoot. Could you even imagine if she had a child who was not "normal". I could see both Jon and Kate ignoring and neglecting that child, well telling everyone how hard that child makes THEIR lives. I know that not all S/N children are born into loving homes, but to anyone who is a loving advicate for a S/N knows that it is about putting yourself last, your child first, enjoying every moment and milestone. It is about staying up all night thinking of ways that you can make your childs life beter, and to protect them from harm of any kind. It takes an amazing person to help a child with S/N something that KON is not even close to being.

I believe that Kon's kids were handed a hard enough hand with having these two as parents. Kon does not deserve the blessings and life lessons and love that comes from having a child that needs extra love and attention. My children have taught me more then I could ever imagine, and I know that I will be closer to them, a more caring person, and a stonger person because I have been blessed with them in my life. I pray everyday that I am doing the right things for them, and I can only hope that they look back on their childhood with love and fond memories.

jayley said...

The Gosselins may think that they have "non-disabled kids", but me thinks its because someone isn't paying very close attention... without mentioning specifics, many have seen signs that these children will have problems relating to emotional neglect, give it a few years ... try middle school...oh wait , try 3rd grade-thats when most learning disabilities are diagnosed. the Van Houtens have faced their difficulties head on and are prepared for the future. the other family has a huge jack in the box in their future.. SURPRISE!!

notakatefan said...

I'm not sure how to cut and paste the comments from other posters but I wanted to respond to Ravello's comment about Jon and Kates appearance at a church ( or something)You said about how attractive they were and well groomed. That is because they have make up people and wardrobe people.Not because, on their own they improved.....



Didnt you get the memo??? Jon works out and kate eats salads and does the tread mill lol sorry not taking a pot shot at you at all justmyopinion I love your comments and agree with you whole heartedly.. I just had to choke back a little vomit when Kate perked up on the VQA show when asked what have she and Jon done....blah blah blah. We say the tummy tuck episode you dumb dumb Kate, or have you forgoten that you had that done to as well as had 7 fertile eggs implanted. The sleaziness of these people is endless. I wonder, did Kate exclude her parents/siblings or do people who get to know her drop her like a bad habit? I read she never even had a baby shower for the tups..hmm

notakatefan said...

hayleigh said...
Is anyone or organization helping out this family? Is there a place where we can send a donation of money or clothing? As we are always complaining about KON why don't we start by helping this family out? Down the road there medical expenses, etc is going to overwhelm them. Any takers?

Hayleigh, I am in!! I live in ohio and I would even be willing to drive the donations to the newspaper office myself, michigan isnt that far and I'd love to do it. And maybe we can make that a trend.. to help people who dont ask for it. The Van Houtens as i understand by the article are losing a $600.00 a month clothing allowence that was given only until the tups were 5 years old, and who knows what else they are losing, because I would suppose everyone wants to donate right when the story is hot, then as it fizzles (unless you are yawn and take and capitalize on your "marketable" kids)you are left to find it on your own or do without. I don't want to contact the family, I believe thety deserve there privacy, however as I said I am in to donate or do whatever I can and even take it to there local newspaper office so they can distribute to the family.

Nadia said...

It is $600 a year, not a month. Clearly that is only a drop in the bucket on how much they would have to spend on clothing for the kids. It makes me so mad when KON sells free clothes because they have too many for the kids to ever wear. I dont know why she even does laundry, it doesn't seen like the kids wear anything more then once!

I am in for helping this family out too, I would love it if we had a address or someplace that we could send donations to.