Parenting Examiner Resolutions for Kate

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58 comments:

ThreeFarmers said...

It is a relief that other media outlets are catching onto the points that have been repeated so often on this blog.

Maggie said...

Very interesting indeed!

Kari Kay said...

It seems like someone here wrote that or someone who stopped by here. Which is only good in my opinion.

The sentence structure left quite a bit to be desired though. It hurt my eyes to read some of that.

alana said...

It's easy to post on the Parenting Examiner site; no lengthy registration.I posted a "thank you" to the author in less than a minute.
When I discovered GWoP, a godsend of a blog, I didn't realize it was going to be SO difficult getting Jon&MatePlusHate off the air.
Seeing that little article makes a big difference to me because sometimes I felt like just giving up.
But give up on those kids?

Little, tiny baby steps...
If that magazine, read by thousands of parents, would be brave enough to print those resolutions
maybe "all the media outlets" are NOT so tightly connected and joined at the hip. I see now that my expectations for an instant fix for the Gosselin children by the Powers That Be was unreasonable. Could it be possible to eventually work our way up to CNN and PEOPLE magazine?
I feel hopeful for the first time in awhile that all my letter writing and e-mailing was not for naught. Thank you, GWoP!

heidiiiii said...

That was great! Finally there is an article in a mainstream newspaper that is telling it like we most of us have already felt.

What is that I see? Could it be some writing on the wall? Yes! I think it is.

aurora said...

Thank you so much for posting this article here. I it posted on IMDB several times yesterday evening but somebody kept having my thread deleted. I really don't know why somebody over there would have been threatened by it, but apparently they are. I am pleased to know that it will not be deleted here.

Bravo GWoP!!!!

cheryl said...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank YOu.
Very well written - let's hope it makes the news wires for everyone
to see, read and heed.

GingerRose said...

That list covered the majority of the issues that I see with the Gosselin parents. What an excellent list, I do hope the comments continue on the same tone, using valid reasons and intelligence to make the point.

Kristie said...

Goodness what is wrong with the people leaving the comments. They're attacking the poor author for no reason.

Virginia said...

Perfect. I agree with all those resolutions for Katie Irene. If only she could hear someone else besides her own voice echoing in her head. Maybe somehow, by some miracle, someone will force her to read this. --- And by someone, Jon, I mean you.

Petunia said...

Goodness what is wrong with the people leaving the comments. They're attacking the poor author for no reason. Because the insane fans, Jon's peeps and the PR people for the Gosselin's are ignorant people. They are incapable of making rational statements and instead go on the attack. So, if I wanted to appear like I had a lick of common decency and half a brain would I chose to associate myself with the Gosselin fans who act ugly and vile or the non-fans? I don't associate with vile people in RL so I'd distance myself from the Gosselin supporters online as well because, Hellloooooooo, who wants to be lumped in with that group of nasty trolls? So they just shoot themselves in the feet, cut of their noses to spite their faces and all those cliches when they pull these attacks. They will get this show pulled quicker then the non supporters. So good on them. Keep up the work, fans!

Moons in Leo said...

Good to see another outlet for disgust at the behavior of Jon and Kate. Too bad it was so poorly written.

Harriet said...

So, if I wanted to appear like I had a lick of common decency and half a brain would I chose to associate myself with the Gosselin fans who act ugly and vile or the non-fans?

Excellent, excellent point, Petunia.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

OMG that was an awesome post. I wouldn't be surprised in the least of KON's PR firm got it taken down. I am absolutely convinced that nothing will ever help them be real parents for their kids. They are so far from reality.

Miriam said...

That was an awesome post also, but as someone posted on the comments section after the post, it is a greta list for anyone with children to take into consideration and become a better parent.

I used to hate it when my daughter would get dirty now I don't care. I let her have sweets every now and then even though it may be close to dinner. She is only a year and a half but I was seeing myself becoming so much like Kate- the one who took away all the fun and controlled everything because she "didn't want to be on stain removal". Let the kids get messy was my favorite resolution and I will stick to that with my own little one.

fxfanatic said...

Right on!!

So, I guess we are not just one person who goes from site to site spreading our hate.

Fans see it! When will the sheeple???

Oh, wait, if the sheeple are Jon they will never see it!

Travis Noodle said...

Great article.
It's interesting how all the problems see to come from Kate.

lisak said...

Very good article. Wouldn't you love to see Kate's face when she reads articles like this. I quess she knows she can't control everything and everybody now.

Chris said...

So are we supposed to believe that that post (under the Parenting Examiner article from "Jodi K") is from the real Jodi? And that she would choose to come out and speak out in favor of Jon and Kate and against her sister Julie on a website like that? The sheeples know no limits to their stupidity.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

EXCELLENT article. It could have been written by God, trying to send a message to Kate.

Sydney said...

At 3:42 PM on Jan 3 there is a post there that says it is from Jodi. I believe it is truly her. Bless her sweet heart. I do feel so sorry for what has happened to that family.

ThreeFarmers said...

EXCELLENT article. It could have been written by God, trying to send a message to Kate.


If I recall correctly, God speaks to Kate through t-shirts.

Marie-France said...

Sydney said...
At 3:42 PM on Jan 3 there is a post there that says it is from Jodi. I believe it is truly her. Bless her sweet heart. I do feel so sorry for what has happened to that family.
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I read this. First of all, I have a feeling that it is not Jodi's style to post on blogs like this and to share things that were in that post. She says she and her sister Julie are no longer speaking and Julie shared confidential information on her blog. She also says that her kids and the Gosselin kids are playing together again. She signed the post "Jodi K" I believe this is clearly an imposter. KON's PR people/henchmen will stop at nothing to attempt damage control. This was NOT a post from Jodi, IMO.

Harriet said...

I don't believe that is Jodi at all. It's a shame that someone felt the need to hide behind Jodi's name to try to distract from the valid points of the article.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

No way is that Jodi posting. First of all, with all the articles written about Jon and Kate, why would Jodi respond to that one?

It looks like the people from the other blog, are living in a fantasy world.

Anyone can use ANY name that they pick. Who knows, maybe it's Kate herself using Jodi's name.

Four said...

Bravo to the PR folk. Yes, stellar way to shift the focus of the article (wow, a mother's of multiples group is 100 percent disapproving of JK8) to the comments by posting as the SIL. Kudos! Stir the pot, cast doubts, rally the sheeple. Deny, deny, deny.

Professional Writer said...

3rd Rock From The Sun said...
No way is that Jodi posting. First of all, with all the articles written about Jon and Kate, why would Jodi respond to that one?
It looks like the people from the other blog, are living in a fantasy world.
Anyone can use ANY name that they pick. Who knows, maybe it's Kate herself using Jodi's name.
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Precisely, 3rd Rock! However, I do NOT think it is Kate who wrote and posted it. Kate writes in incomplete sentences, has terrible grammar, and punctuates every sentence with at least one exclamation point. Overall, her writing is incoherent. No, she did not write this. But I'll bet her PR Nazis did.

RuthinVA said...

Professional Writer said...
3rd Rock From The Sun said...
No way is that Jodi posting. First of all, with all the articles written about Jon and Kate, why would Jodi respond to that one?
It looks like the people from the other blog, are living in a fantasy world.
Anyone can use ANY name that they pick. Who knows, maybe it's Kate herself using Jodi's name.
__________
Precisely, 3rd Rock! However, I do NOT think it is Kate who wrote and posted it. Kate writes in incomplete sentences, has terrible grammar, and punctuates every sentence with at least one exclamation point. Overall, her writing is incoherent. No, she did not write this. But I'll bet her PR Nazis did.

___________________

Could you believe that? I personally think a lot of those people are insane instigators.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

Perhaps Kate told her PR Nazis what to write.

I think all of the stress of recent articles might be taking a toll on Kate. I'm sure the "spent and out" did her in. Then this "parenting examiner resolutions for Kate" probably was another nail in her coffin.

If Kate can't take the heat, then she needs to get out of the kitchen.

C said...

Well now it's taken an interesting turn. Kate's mom and Mady have also added postings to the article too!

Harriet said...

Bored children playing games, IMO.

Tigerfan said...

Marie-France said...
Sydney said...
At 3:42 PM on Jan 3 there is a post there that says it is from Jodi. I believe it is truly her. Bless her sweet heart. I do feel so sorry for what has happened to that family.
____
I read this. First of all, I have a feeling that it is not Jodi's style to post on blogs like this and to share things that were in that post. She says she and her sister Julie are no longer speaking and Julie shared confidential information on her blog. She also says that her kids and the Gosselin kids are playing together again. She signed the post "Jodi K" I believe this is clearly an imposter. KON's PR people/henchmen will stop at nothing to attempt damage control. This was NOT a post from Jodi, IMO.

1/03/2009 5:12 PM

I hardly think Jodi felt so compelled by this article that makes zero reference to her or her relationship with Kate, Julie's personal blog site, or the moderators of GWOP blog site that she felt the necessity to defend herself with a response. Additionally, even if Jodi did read the article, it is a stretch to believe that she was so instigated by the comments left by the NOT so faithful J & K fans, that she ceased the opportunity to 'set the record straight'.

Sharla said...

I think it's obvious to us all that someone is playing games with the commenters on the article. We can discuss the article, but I think the commenters over there have gone too far astray and we need to avoid following that here, please.

FXfanatic said...

***If Kate can't take the heat, then she needs to get out of the kitchen.***

Kate is only in the kitchen when the cameras are there.
Otherwise, it's a chef or craft services.

Marie-France said...

Sharla, Amen to that. We do not need to stoop to their level nor play into their hands. Thanks for being the voice of reason.

Loretta Kay said...

Sharla

It seems to me that there are immature posters on both sides of the fence on that site. The thing is, is that they are probably not loyal posters to either blog being mentioned there. Thanks for keeping this post on task.

FXfanatic said...

I love the picture of the duck and the babies falling by the wayside.
So telling.

Joyce said...

love the picture of the duck and the babies falling by the wayside.
So telling.


What picture??? Where can you find it?

GrammyPie said...

While the article was interesting, a lot of the posts were silly and a waste of time to read.

Devil's Advocate said...

I think my name will speak for itself here... I have been traversing the web for a few days looking up info about Jon and Kate, and have been absolutely amazed at the number of people that hate Kate.... why? What does anyone really know about her and her life? People do understand that what they use for the show is either the best or the worst of the whole family?

And why does everyone think those kids are being exploited? How do people know they are either happy or unhappy with the show? How do people know whether or not they are being helped professionally (counselled) along the way?

Why do people begrudge her and Jon making money? Why do people think Jon does nothing wrong? Why do people say such mean things about the fans when they express the opinions they have every right to express about the show?

I think Jon and Kate have their faults, everyone does. I also admire Kate for the way she stands up for what she believes and is who she is no matter what people say. Some people call that selfish; I call it courageous and brave. It takes some pretty significant self-esteem for her to act the way she does, no matter who is watching. And I absolutely don't blame her for everything; marriage is 50 50 and guarunteed there is a reason she gets so aggrivated by Jon's behavior. I think that the show skews alot of things about their life, and hides alot of other things, to generate just this sort of controversy; and look how well it worked!

I the questions in my post because I really am curious about how people come up with the ideas and assumptions and judgements of people they have never met and really don't know at all. I apologize if it seems sarcastic or rude, totally not my intention!

Thanks for listening....

Mae

yeaisaidthat said...

Devil's Advocate said...
I think my name will speak for itself here... I have been traversing the web for a few days looking up info about Jon and Kate, and have been absolutely amazed at the number of people that hate Kate.... why? What does anyone really know about her and her life? People do understand that what they use for the show is either the best or the worst of the whole family?

And why does everyone think those kids are being exploited? How do people know they are either happy or unhappy with the show? How do people know whether or not they are being helped professionally (counselled) along the way?

Why do people begrudge her and Jon making money? Why do people think Jon does nothing wrong? Why do people say such mean things about the fans when they express the opinions they have every right to express about the show?

I think Jon and Kate have their faults, everyone does. I also admire Kate for the way she stands up for what she believes and is who she is no matter what people say. Some people call that selfish; I call it courageous and brave. It takes some pretty significant self-esteem for her to act the way she does, no matter who is watching. And I absolutely don't blame her for everything; marriage is 50 50 and guarunteed there is a reason she gets so aggrivated by Jon's behavior. I think that the show skews alot of things about their life, and hides alot of other things, to generate just this sort of controversy; and look how well it worked!

I the questions in my post because I really am curious about how people come up with the ideas and assumptions and judgements of people they have never met and really don't know at all. I apologize if it seems sarcastic or rude, totally not my intention!

Thanks for listening....

Mae

When one chooses to put their life in the media for public consumption, we as individuals, either eat them up and swallow, eat them up and swallow with a little bit of an 'aftertaste', or choose not to eat them at all. J & K have made the choice from the day the tups were born to ALLOW various media outlets to be the servers by which they appear on the plate for public consumption. Some have been satisfied with the plate that has been put before them , many refuse to eat it at all, others just eat it simply because that is what is on the 'menu' for the day.

thatskate said...

Devil's Advocate said...It takes some pretty significant self-esteem for her to act the way she does, no matter who is watching.

______________________

Boy, you hit the nail on the head there...........unduly high regard for oneself; conceit, vanity, egoism, narcissism, selfcenteredness, egotism. Yeah I call that Kate.

uneasy said...

to Mae

I think people don't necessarily begrudge the Gosselins from making money - it's just that they speak in churches and collect "love offerings" and sell pictures of their kids for $20 each as they retell the story of struggling and barely making ends meet, when in fact they are now doing very well financially (ie - sales of the book they did not write, payment for product placement, payment from TLC, etc.) They have shows where they claim to be giving back - having a yard sale where they sell items that were donated to them while being filmed (and consequently paid) and then donating a small amount of money as proceeds when the whole experience paid them probably 100 times they amount they "gave back". Or flying to Saint Jude's and staying at a deluxe hotel to give the children dying of cancer copies of their book - and toys donated by K-Mart.

There is a show where Kate yells at one of the twins who didn't want to wear a certain pair of shoes because they were too small for her. Kate called her stupid, but it seemed the only reason the child had to wear that particular shoe was because the manufacturer was one of the sponsors for the show.

timetogokon said...

I think my name will speak for itself here... I have been traversing the web for a few days looking up info about Jon and Kate, and have been absolutely amazed at the number of people that hate Kate.... why? What does anyone really know about her and her life? People do understand that what they use for the show is either the best or the worst of the whole family?

***Actually, I have never seen any footage that could be construed as "the best" of the family


And why does everyone think those kids are being exploited? How do people know they are either happy or unhappy with the show? How do people know whether or not they are being helped professionally (counselled) along the way?

***EXPLOIT:To employ to the greatest possible advantage; to make use of selfishly or unethically; to advertise; promote. Enough said with that question.
Of course, they are happy at the beach, in Maui, at a zoo - what kid isn't ? However,the children have exhibited enough behavior to show that the constant filming is negatively affecting them. Mady and Cara, especially as of late, are obviously so unhappy - it's really sad. And as for professional counseling : I'm quite certain that any professional counselor worth his/her weight in beans would "counsel" KON to stop the show in the best interest of the children and family unit.


Why do people begrudge her and Jon making money? Why do people think Jon does nothing wrong? Why do people say such mean things about the fans when they express the opinions they have every right to express about the show?

*** I don't begrudge anybody making money IF HE/SHE IS WORKING AND EARNING THE $ HIM/HERSELF. Jon and Kate put their children to work to support the family - big, big difference. I don't think Jon is blameless, but I do think he is the lesser evil of the two. I think Kate gets blasted more (and deservedly so) because she is usually the one who is flapping her gums and lying in the process. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, or in this case, gets greased. And lastly, regarding the sheeple-fans : they spew just as much venom and hate at the non-fans. I personally don't respond to sheeple comments unless those comments are an attack on something I've stated or another non-fan has stated, which is usually the case.


I think Jon and Kate have their faults, everyone does. I also admire Kate for the way she stands up for what she believes and is who she is no matter what people say. Some people call that selfish; I call it courageous and brave. It takes some pretty significant self-esteem for her to act the way she does, no matter who is watching. And I absolutely don't blame her for everything; marriage is 50 50 and guarunteed there is a reason she gets so aggrivated by Jon's behavior. I think that the show skews alot of things about their life, and hides alot of other things, to generate just this sort of controversy; and look how well it worked!

*** Kate does not "stand up for what she believes" she simply does whatever it takes to make the most $. Why is Kate "courageous and brave" - because she withstands and ignores the criticm that she brought on herself and continues to bring on herself? As far as the "significant self esteem", I think it is actually significant arrogance and narcissism. That you are validating and praising her behavior this way is alarming. And, no, Kate is not the only one to blame - Jon is to blame as well.


I the questions in my post because I really am curious about how people come up with the ideas and assumptions and judgements of people they have never met and really don't know at all. I apologize if it seems sarcastic or rude, totally not my intention!

*** I would like to ask you the same questions. How do you come up with YOUR ideas and assumptions and judgements of people that I am assuming you have not met as well ? One of my biggest peeves is that the fans accuse the non-fans of being judgemental, critical, etc when they are doing exactly the same thing to any non-fan's comments.

Sharla said...

Julie responded to the Parenting Examiner and a couple other things on Free Discussion 1/2-1/8.

wramblinwreck said...

"I really am curious about how people come up with the ideas and assumptions and judgements of people they have never met and really don't know at all."

Mae, you have detailed your own ideas and assumptions and judgments about the Gosselins, and you've never met them and don't really know them at all (at least, you didn't say so). You asked, what does anyone know about Kate or her life, and then go on to describe your own conclusions based on no more information than any other viewer. How do you know they're "courageous and brave?" How do you know that they have "significant self-esteem?" How do you know the "show skews their life" and "hides a lot?" Of course you don't "know" those things, but it's what you choose to believe.

It's just human nature for each of us to arrive at our own conclusions based on what we see and read, and those observations can be very different. While you say you don't mean to be rude, what you're really asking is for those who post on this blog to justify their opinions to you because they don't agree with your conclusions. I don't think anyone here should feel compelled to do that. I don't mean to be rude or sarcastic, but there are other blogs that share your viewpoint where it wouldn't be necessary for you to ask everyone to explain their opinions to you.

Sydney said...

Sydney said...
At 3:42 PM on Jan 3 there is a post there that says it is from Jodi. I believe it is truly her. Bless her sweet heart. I do feel so sorry for what has happened to that family.

1/03/2009 4:10 PM

I plead temporary insanity! You all are quicker than I was. I do realize now that Jodi would not have posted there. Just temporary insanity.

Somewhereinoh said...

" I think that the show skews alot of things about their life, and hides alot of other things, to generate just this sort of controversy; and look how well it worked!"

If the show SKEWS alot of things about their life, and HIDES alot of other things to generate controvery, then perhaps, Kate Gosselin IS NOT the brave and courageous full of self esteem individual that you BELIEVE she APPEARS to be?

StopThePR said...

Posted by Devils Advocate: "It takes some pretty significant self-esteem for her to act the way she does".

Um, I believe the word you are looking for is narcissism, not self-esteem.

BecauseTheyShowUs said...

to devils advocate:
The cameras do not show what hasn't been done. They show Kate being mean and nasty to her family and, unless she's an actress reading a script, there is no excuse for anybody to speak to loved ones in such a manner.

FXfanatic said...

Anonymous thatskate said...

Devil's Advocate said...It takes some pretty significant self-esteem for her to act the way she does, no matter who is watching.

______________________

Boy, you hit the nail on the head there...........unduly high regard for oneself; conceit, vanity, egoism, narcissism, selfcenteredness, egotism. Yeah I call that Kate.



ha ha ha ha! So true!

MAGGIE said...

I am so pleased that other people feel this way......and if you take a good look at the photo in the articlem all eight children have sad looks on their faces, and the only 2 peaople with smiles on are the two money grub parents...... think that the kids have had enough and would like to return to their childhood.

bradleymom said...

I thought there was some interesting ideas and suggestions in the article that covered the vast majority of concerns. I do not, in any way, want to get into what posters said - other than to say - I am fairly new at blogging and didn't know such vitriol was allowed.

Any one that reads here regularly knows who would, or wouldn't be capable of making such posts. I thank all of you for the level of intelligence and integrity that is exhibited by most posters. We certainly do not ever need to sink into the primordial ooze with those that are still trying to crawl out.

I hope that you, Sharla and Three Farmers, do not give any of this foolishness a moment of your time or thought. Now that would be a true waste of energy.

Sharla said...

I haven't been there since early yesterday and really do not want our blog consumed by such immature and ridiculous behavior so I haven't been allowing much discussion of it through. Yes, I recognize nonsense when I hear about it.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

It really is sad, that not one of the children in that photo, has a smile on his/her face. You can tell that the children have had enough. Why can't Jon and Kate see, that it is time to end the show?

Even Jon and Kate's smile, looks fake.

Basement Dweller said...

In any event, it's kind of weird that none of the living grandparents have anything to do with such a big family.

What are the chances of that?

Perhaps if the grandparents were more involved they could reign in the two parents?

I was thinking if maybe their pastor or a trusted doctor could only talk to them about the possible "negative" effects this show could have on their children?

Then I got to thinking more and my brain started to hurt....Its just way too complicated.

Get a clue said...

Do you think maybe the grandparents did try to rein in one or more parents and that's why they were ejected from the family's life?

I've wondered if a pastor or two tried to talk to them and if that's one reason they switched churches.

OSUcheerleader said...

So I stopped watching J&K+8 when they took their trip to Hawaii..it became ridiculous watching a supposively "struggling" family take trip after trip, even if it was paid for. I though it was odd they went on these trips to "promote" the companies and hotels and such but yet, other than the Disney episode, they never once mentioned the exact names of the hotels or anything really to that extent..which confuses me as to how they can promote something if they are making no mention of it whatsoever.

So last week while I was home from college on winter break, I was watching an episode of A Baby Story on TLC, I caught a commercial for the episode that aired on Monday, but didn't watch it. After watching the beach episode last season and seeing them stop off and look at houses and property on their way, I was curious to see where they ended up deciding to move and googled it and came across this site just by chance.

I have to be honest and say I was surprised, thinking I was the only one who thought this family was totally ridiculous. First off, I don't care how many kids you have, there is no reason to buy an almost 1.3 million dollar house..especially when you're still taking "love offerings" from people who could probably really use the money. Where I am from, three months before the Gosselin sextuplets were born, the Hanselman sextuplets were born. Jennifer and Keith, the parents already had a two year old son at the time of their birth. Churches and local businesses took up monetary collections for the family, as well as collections for baby supplies. Local construction companies also donated time and supplies into expanding their current home. They have one less family member than the Gosselins, and the mother is a stay-at-home mother, like Kate. However, she doesn't get all the help that Kate does, nor do they get all the donations and trips and endorsements and publicity they get, and they do just fine. The mom has even written a book, Party of Nine: The Triumphs and Traumas of Raising Sextuplets + One and one of the sextuplets has been diagnosed with Autism. Yet they are nothing even close to the Gosselins. They could capitalize off their situation if they wanted to, but they chose not to..they don't even ask for any favors!

I think this show has come to a point of total ridiculousness. Kate is nothing but a snobby witch who puts down Mady and Alexis, as well as Jon, who has quit his job to stay home and help her. And you could almost forget Joel and Calin even exist, as she hardly pays them any attention..not that she really gives any of the kids much attention. And does she not realize that Mady may be "acting out" for a reason? Instead of ignoring the situation and putting her down, saying 'I can't deal with her right now Jon, take her away!', she needs to be more nuturing and use some positive reinforcement to better the situation, not make it worse. I'm sure it's quite humiliating for Mady, especially considering she probably has children in her class, or parents of her classmates who watch the show and see what goes on.

And as far as their house goes...I am honestly surprised they paid that much for it. Maybe because there was so much land that came along with the house, the price was high, but where I am from, in Ohio (an area quite similar to theirs) a house of that size would go for about $300,000-$400,000 dollars. Some people on this sight have said it's no one's business how much the house was or who paid for it, but honestly, I think the public has a right to know, especially when people are throwing free vacations and clothes and money at them because they are still trying to throw themselves a pity party and give off the impression they are stuggling. It's morally not right, and for the such "devout" christians that they claim to be, they seem to have no problem keeping up the horribly obvious charade. Now that the children are older, there is no reason both parents can't go back to work. Especially Kate..I am a nursing student and as an ENTRY-LEVEL nurse, I will be making over $60,000 when I graduate. Kate could certainly pull in more with her experience and not even have to work every day..many place have 3-4 12 hour shift for full-time nurses. My grandmother had 9 children, allgirls, all no more than a year apart, and they made ends meet just fine, with just my grandfather's salary and my mom and her sisters even went to private school their entire academic lives. Its obvious they are milking the situation.

I read on here about what happened with Aunt Jodi, which I think is very sad. I also find it quite interesting that as much as Kate struggles to handle all the kids, Aunt Jodi was able to watch them ALL, no problem, plus her own kids...and half of them were sick! It seems to me that Kate was almost jealous of Aunt Jodi and how much the kids loved going to her house and how easy she seemed to handle them all...and then when TLC was about to offer her money, it pushed Kate over the edge. Absolutely TERRIBLE. Does Kate not realize that family, NOT MONEY, lasts forever? And what exactly happened to Beth? I haven't really found much about what happened with her, just that she's no longer on the show. Also, what happened to Carla & Nana Janet who used to help Kate back in the beginning? Was Jenny, the new "helper", hired by TLC? I read somewhere they have an asian nanny now, who was at Disney on Ice back a month or so with them as they sat in a nice box suite at the areana.

Well, I went on long enough, I guess. But all I have to say that karma is a bitch and it will come back to bite Kate. I just feel bad for those kids, they don't deserve to be exploited like they are jsut because their parents have caught the money bug. I mean who is Kate trying to impress? It's certainly not working..