TLC's Stay-at-home Mom (Kate) is in actuality never home.

In a statement last October, TLC attempted to justify the constant filming and exploitation of eight minor chidren's lives on Jon and Kate Plus 8 by saying ""Because of the show, the kids and the family have economic security and the luxury of a mom who can stay at home and raise them." GWOP's response to their statement on 10-19-08, pointed out that Kate and Jon in actuality leave the children all the time. It stated: "We believe that because of the show, Kate is spending even less time with the children than she would have if she worked a day job. Episode after episode, in addition to their speaking schedule, has confirmed that Kate, as well as Jon, leave these children on a regular basis for days at a time." Moreover in the episode All You Want to Know which aired 1-19-09, Kate tellingly described how much time she spends away from her kids working on the show, which include "the background scheduling ... interviews, the e-mails, the conference calls, the phone calls, the phone meetings, the in person meetings, the magazine article shoots ... phone interviews" which in her words add up to "horrendously more than 40 hours a week" and disturbingly, does not even include time spent "writing books, traveling and speaking." TLC insists that this show is okay because Kate gets to stay home. Regardless whether Kate stays home or not, I don't believe this show is healthy for the children. But the reality is that Kate is gone from her home and her children on a weekly, sometimes even daily basis. And even if she is home, she is obviously too busy with interviews and phone calls to pay attention to her kids. Below is a compilation of Kate's publicity schedule of just the past several months I've put together that demonstrates just how often this stay-at-home mom ISN'T home.TLC, would you like to explain how doing the show has allowed Kate to be more involved in her children's lives? Because from what I can discern here, not only are the children subjected to having their private lives put on display for millions of strangers to view, but they are also without a mother at home much of the time now.

October 6 Shilling for Kmart Layaway Program NYC (K)
October 8-11 Southern Orlando Women's Show Orlando, FL (J&K)
October 16 GMA & Fox & Friends Appearance NYC (J&K+8)
November 14-15 PA/DE Women of Purpose Conference Hershey, PA (K)
November 28 P&G Coupon Store Opening NYC (K)
December 10 Rivertown Mall, Grandville, MI (K)
December 12 Shuler Books Lansing, MI (K)
December 18 Hackman's Bible Store, Allentown, PA (K)
January 10-11 First Assembly of God Church Marcy, NY (K)
January 12? Utah Trip (J&Cara)
January 13 Coffee with Kate at Seacoast Church Mt. Pleasant, SC (K)
January 15 Northwoods Mall N. Charleston, SC (K)
January 22 Ladies' Night Out Houston, TX (K)
January 31 Sovereign Performing Arts Center Reading, PA (Jon)
January 31-Feb. 1 Willow Creek Plum Grove, IL (K)
February 4 Indianapolis Home Show (K)

submitted by Dew

133 comments:

Sue said...

Can't somebody do something about this?

konspiracytheory said...

Way to go Dew! Thanks for collecting all that info and putting it into one easy-to-use-as-ammo post.

ThreeFarmers said...

Nicely presented. Good work.

detroitbasketball said...

well November and December don't look toooooo terrible, although maybe they slowed her down for the Holidays. but January looks horrible! how is that remotely considered "staying at home?" and hasn't jon been in utah (or was that earlier this winter?) absolutely nothing they do anymore makes sense, honestly.

jon and kate are cons said...

The kids are probably much happier with Kate gone all the time. I'm sure that Jon is much happier too.

It must be very exhausting for Kate to have to tell the same "story" over and over again. But, then again, scammers never get tired of scamming.

Mary Clare said...

Jan. 31 - Feb. 1
I live in the metro Chicago area and the event you have listed for January 31/February 1 is at the Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, IL - not Plum Grove (there is no town by the name of Plum Grove). Anyway, I went onto Willow Creek's site, and cut and pasted the following here:

Families at their Best
Teaching Pastor Darren Whitehead welcomes special guest Kate Gosselin from the hit TV show Jon and Kate Plus 8. Kate will share insights from their family’s life with 8-year-old twins and four-year-old sextuplets. Join us at 5:30 p.m. Saturday or 9 or 11:15 a.m. Sunday.

Willow Creek is a mega church. I know a number of other things about it, but I am nervous about posting it here as someone on this blog may be a member. It's a questionable place, let's just say that for now. I have met people who attend and based on them and what we know here in the area, Willow Creek is "different" to those of us who have been raised as Catholics, Jews, or mainstream Protestants. Also, for a bit of trivia, Clairissa, Kate's sister, and her husband attended a leadership workshop there (last summer, I think) and Clairissa posted about it on her blog. It is very zealous in its approach to "converting people to Jesus." Scary. If you want to write Bill Hybels,the senior pastor or Darren Whitehead, the teaching pastor to express your dismay at their inviting Kate, I can post the exact address. This church is located in Barrington and they have tons of money. Now I can see why KON can command the 25k speaking fee!

Morgan said...

Can't somebody do something about this?
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Like what? Spending time away from one's kids isn't a crime. She should be spending more time with her family. But so should parents who are on-call doctors, truckers, public speakers, pilots, or have any other career that involves long hours and/or frequent travel... but they aren't being attacked every time they turn around.

Furthermore, considering that when Kate is at speaking engagements/promotions, she's actually earning money without thrusting her children in front of the camera, she should be (comparatively) commended for doing something that resembles real work and does not involve the camera being jabbed in her children's faces.

There has only been one (maybe two?) episodes in which Jon was raising the kids alone while Kate was away at engagements, so the kids are better off with Kate gone at engagements (and not just because Jon is the better parent); every day Kate is away is likely one less day they have their privacy stolen from them.

Mary Clare said...

Thanks, Dew for pulling this together. This proves in an unmistakable way that they are liars. Who is watching those kids? She is never home. I see Jon will be speaking on January 31 there in Reading while Kate is at Willow creek. Who's looking out for those kids? The off-camera helper/nanny? These two need to stop lying and pimping. My blood is boiling. They truly believe they are above the "law."

Nadia said...

OMG She even has something booked on the twins birthday!! She cant even set aside one day for the twins.

Great post! Good job Dew!

Mary Clare said...

Morgan: We are disturbed by this because Kate is lying about it! Yes, many parents have professions where they have to travel a lot to earn a living and support their families. However, let us remember that if it were not for the twins and tups and KON's blatant exploitation of them, there would be no speaking engagements and no tv show and NO INCOME. Further, the entire premise that KON and TLC put out there is that the show enables Kate to remain at home and be a "stay at home mom." I see NO evidence of this, do you? Kate is a LIAR, SCAMMER, and GRIFTER. Why is that so difficult to see?

challah said...

She's in Indianapolis on 1/30 at the Indianapolis Home Show.

TPoV said...

Way to go!!! The list proves the point! Is Kate's working schedule posted somewhere or did you compile the information yourself?

Purple said...

I have read on a fan site that the justification that her media work is great route is because if she were in a regular full time job, such as nursing, she would be away from the kids more.

YouKnowMe said...

Don't forget about the extra day or two for travel time for some of these dates. Also, for some of these dates there is probably an extra day or two scheduled for other publicity. Oh, and let's not forget the frequent trips to NY she makes.

I could really care less about how much they travel. Many families have a parent or two that are away just as much, if not more. BUT... with that said, I am so sick of hearing about them being "stay-at-home" parents. They can't have it both ways!

Jill said...

I'm from the Reading Area and that's the first I heard of Jon coming. I checked the venue's site and it's actually listed as "Real Life Worship and Choir". The site has no mention of Jon, not that I would have gone if it did. Can't stand the show or what they are doing to their kids.

God is watching said...

And let's not forget, the trips to FL, MI, IL, TX, SC, probably require a day or 2 of traveling, adding more time away from home.

Connie Smith said...

My take is that Kate was so upset about adding 6 babies to her family that she found a way to escape it and benefit from it financially. I just think that actually staying at home with those 8 children would be torture for Kate and she proves that when she is with them by her attitude towards them. I'm sure she can't wait to go on her "business" trips. It is inconceivable that as a mother, she can truly think she is doing what is right for her children. It's sad and almost too painful to watch anymore.

Christine said...

We always knew she was a liar.

The only bright spot here is spending that much time away, it's really a good thing for the kids. Every minute less of that wacko's influence on them is no doubt a minute less on the psychiatrist's couch in the future.

jon and kate are cons said...

Jenn,

Yes, things have changed. Like Kate scamming more and more people everyday. But she can't fool ALL the people ALL of the time.

Scammers are scammers, until the scamming ends. Nothing lasts forever, as in spent and out.

Sue said...

Maybe Kate is doing all these personal appearances because she senses that the show's days are numbered, and so is her marketability.

timetogokon said...

Like what? Spending time away from one's kids isn't a crime. She should be spending more time with her family. But so should parents who are on-call doctors, truckers, public speakers, pilots, or have any other career that involves long hours and/or frequent travel... but they aren't being attacked every time they turn around.
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Do not compare honest and decent professions with anything KON does for "work". My husband is a urologist and works about 80 hours a week and some weekends. Of course he would love more time with his family, but he is also a very dedicated professional who truly cares about his patients, and if that entails going in at 3:00 am on Christmas Eve, then he does it because that is his job.

Many professions require travel - KON's "job" doesn't require them to do anything but make the rounds selling organic BS (wait, was that horrendously redundant?).

jon and kate are cons said...

Sue,

You are right. The show's days are numbered, and so is Kate's marketability. Kate is well aware, of all the things being written, and said about her. Kate knows that her days of being a spokesperson, are over. It's just a matter of time, before she won't be able to do speaking engagements anymore. Little by little, Kate will lose it all. Just wait and see.

NEliseH said...

My husband hates business trips(I'm a SAHM) and a 2 night trip for him means we as parents make sure the day before he goes and the day after he goes is all about the kids. Then the weekend means time to relax for me while he helps out. It seems for KON more trips means further and further from knowing the kids. All I have to say about this family is YUCK!

fallingstar said...

As much as the list proves the horribleness of their travels. John was in Utah before January 12. I have seen pictures of him in Utah posted on January 1 so it was probably late December.

seashell said...

Kate loves to say she's a mother of 8. She does not, however, actually like BEING the mother of 8 children.

She loves having a reason to be away from those little meal tickets. It's probably best for them anyway. At least those poor kids get a break from her idiocy.

Karen said...

Who do the kids stay with when both Jon and Kate are away?

Travis Noodle said...

Great Job Dew!

It's interesting that the more Jon and Kate say, the deeper the hole they dig.

Why can't they be honest? Why do TLC and the Gosselins feel the need to try to justify their actions with a lie. Then another lie to cover the last lie. It won't stop.

Maybe the bloggers are getting to them.

Carey said...

I don't see when she was In LA for her taping of the Bonnie Hunt Show- wasn't that in November?

Mary said...

Concerning the thing with Jon on January 31st in Reading: On the church's website it was listed as "A concert featuring Real Life Worship with special guest Jon Goselin. The proceeds will go towards bulding a well in Namibia Africa"

It doesn't sound like the usual speaking engagement. I guess Jon will just talk about Gods will and how they have been blessed. Maybe the church figured if he was there they would bring in more money. Jon can also use the occasion to show how he is giving back by helping people in Africa.

If this is their church don't know if he would be paid for this.

Bailey said...

I think we should not that some of those things are events in and around the central pa area. They are daytrips at the longest!

Shell76 said...

Sue said...

Maybe Kate is doing all these personal appearances because she senses that the show's days are numbered, and so is her marketability.


I totally agree. But I think she is trying her hardest to become a celebrity on her own, so once the show is over, she can continue projects without the kids. Problem is, she is only well-known BECAUSE of the kids, so I can't see her being a media figure once the show is over.

In addition to K's appearance on 11/28 for P&G, I think she spent much more time in NY. The P&G event ran for two weeks. Kate was definitely in NY on 12/3 or 12/4, when the Opie & Anthony show nabbed that hilarious interview with her.

Travis Noodle said...

I was wondering what J&K are like at their speaking engagements?

Does anyone have any info on this?

Thanks...

Mandy said...

Well, as you can see. There are very few times on that list where Jon and Kate are both at an official speaking engagement at the same time. I know so many parents who travel for work. They just switch off and one parent is usually home. For the hours or day when they're not - that's what a babysitter or nanny, or family friends are for.

K.Barrett said...

I see enough of those losers on TV, I couldn't imagine wasting my time attending one of their appearances. They have nothing to say that I want to hear. I have my own family, why should I care about theirs? There's nothing special about them except they have a big family. So do millions of other people. I don't understand the attraction.

Diane said...

Like what? Spending time away from one's kids isn't a crime. She should be spending more time with her family. But so should parents who are on-call doctors, truckers, public speakers, pilots, or have any other career that involves long hours and/or frequent travel... but they aren't being attacked every time they turn around.

Yes, but those people are not claiming to be "blessed" to be stay at home parents as justification for exploiting their children. That's the real problem most people have with it. They are flat out lying and it was painfully obvious when they couldn't even answer whether their children are right or left handed. Not sure when this Q&A was taped but if they had gotten a progress report/report card from the tups in Pre-K yet it most likely could have been stated on there. I know when I taught Pre-K for 5 years one of things I had to indicate was if the child showed a preference to Left or Right.

Ravello said...

Great post!
Kate has not been a hands on parent in forever, other than the constant cuddling of Hannah. Jon was the loving parent, the caregiver. The kids were always crying for Daddy, waiting for Daddy to get home.
Now it seems Jon Boy has flown the coop or wants to fly the coop for greener pastures in Utah.
Kate couldn't even answer which kids are left handed, I doubt she has much interaction with the kids anymore. I would bet she has little to no interaction with the icky boys. Lots of hired nannies running the house and caregiving.

Kate is a liar and hypocrite, she wants us to believe the kids are not really working but then she turns around on the Q and A show and talks about how this is the hardest job she ever had.

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challah said...
She's in Indianapolis on 1/30 at the Indianapolis Home Show.

1/20/2009 7:48 PM

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That is incorrect. Maybe the show starts on 1/30, but Kate's appearance is on 2/4.
http://indianapolis.momslikeme.com/members/JournalActions.aspx?g=246835&m=3511024&grpcat=Entertainment

WENDY said...

Fantastic post Dew. Reads like a great petition to me. I'd like to add my name and particulars to it and send it to TLC, their sponsors and the local Hershey newspapers. With enough names I think it would get some attention.

cheryl said...

Excellent post. Let's see -
seventeen appearances @ $25,000
is $425,000 plus pictures. Add to their approximate $3 millions a yr.
Not shabby. Hopefully, j is playing games, reading books and otherwise having fun with the kids.
They certainly have a long driveway to skate or bike on, areas
to sled. Perhaps k returns to her NC retreat. Happy Days!!!

VA Mom said...

While I agree that TLC's statement of her being able to stay at home will raise a few eyebrows, I honestly think that it doesn't make anyone less of a mother because they travel for work. I know a single mother that would travel every day to New York from her home in Virginia in order to give her children better lives. It wasn't an ideal situation, but she did what she thought was best.

What bugged me about this article, was that to me it went at first about the TLC comment (which I agree on). They shouldn't state that unless she really does stay at home the majority of the time. However, it also went to say that because she is gone so much that she isn't doing her motherly duties. So are working Moms that work 40 plus hours a week and do have to go on travel less of a Mom then the stay at home Moms?

Perhaps the writer didn't try to push it that direction, but thats what I was feeling from it. Kate isn't perfect...we all know that. But lets not trump all over her that because she is away it makes her less of a Mom, because there are other Moms in the world that have to be away as well. She is doing what she feels is what is best (I don't agree having her children exploited though I am talking about her working outside the home without the kids) and Moms around the globe are doing what they feel is best.

Sorry it just rubbed me the wrong way.

WS said...

Not to defend Kate, but did she take the twins w/her to the Orlando Woman's Show - on their birthday?

Having said that, I'm assuming that she would have had to take the girls out of school for that, which is a HUGE mistake - as it seems to be a pattern in the Gosselin home.

A lot of people have theorized that Kate likes the IDEA of being a mother, but she doesn't want to do the actual work of caring for her children. Sadly, there does seem to be some truth in that statement.

zoey said...

i am sure these two specifically do church engagements because on a site where Jon used to post, he was bad mouthing extreme home makeover because as he stated "unless a gift is from a Church you get a 1099 for it"

Elise said...

I can't remember when it was but a few months ago J&K were both here in Birmingham, AL at a car convention or something. It just said on the commercial it was them, not any of the kids.

SAHM My ARS said...

The kids are merely a convenience to her and Jon. They love them when it is convenient for them. They leave them when it is convenient for them. They use them when it is convenient for them and to earn the almighty dollar. Jon and Kate have no morals or values. It definitely is all about Kate, who is nothing more than Mother Goose dressing up like the Wicked Witch.

Serena said...

So are working Moms that work 40 plus hours a week and do have to go on travel less of a Mom then the stay at home Moms?

Kate is a working Mom, not a SAHM. What working Moms do and how they compare to SAHMs wasn't the point of this piece; the point was that Kate pats herself on the back for being a SAHM and uses that claim to justify the exploitation of her children when in fact, she is NOT a SAHM.

BostonBean said...

That is just pathetic that a mother would be absent that often.

GET REAL KATE said...

Boston Bean That is just pathetic that a mother would be absent that often

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No it isn't pathetic that a mother is absent that much. Kate DOESN'T have to be gone that much. She CHOOSES to be gone that much. A lot of mothers have no choice in the matter and have to work for a living. Kate doesn't know the meaning of work. She plays the "I'm so exhausted I go to New York to WORK while most Americans go there to PLAY." Really Kate? Because I don't recall a single incident where I went to New York to play. Not one. You CHOSE this life for yourself. You wanted the lime light. You wanted to be a Mother, just not a hands on one like most of us Mothers.

In fact, don't call yourself a Mother, Mom, Mommy until you start behaving like a REAL one. Not just one that is "played" on tv.

Tigerfan said...

"Hopefully, j is playing games, reading books and otherwise having fun with the kids."

I am not convinced that Jon is the SAHM that he claims to be either. The schedule posted are Kate's scheduled appearances, I have no doubts that Jon is equally traveling and promoting his own agenda via appearances, interviews, etc. Neither are the SAHM parent they claim to be or so desperately want viewers to believe them to be. Their 'tag team' approach to parenting ie, your with the kids this week and I will be with them when my schedule permits speaks for itself. What I have a problem with is J & K's and TLC's continued use of the term SAHM to justify the premise of the J & K + 8 reality tv show and discredit claims that the children are being exploited.

Moons in Leo said...

Thanks for compiling this list. I can see it took an enormous amount of time.

Has it been sent to TLC? I certainly hope so.

Although I must admit that if I were one of her children I'd want her to be gone, but I'm not and I hope that the kids don't have abandonment issues. Who in the world is taking care of them when they're both on the road? Certainly no family members.

I guess all of these appearances are just proof to Kate that she really is an A list celebrity.

Lordy be!

lifeoriley said...

On 12/23/08 Kate was at a Barnes & Noble in Center Valley, PA for a book signing.
Also, didn't Kate do an interview for the 700 club a few months ago?--I'm not sure where the interview was taped.
I really don't care whether kate works or stays home-- that's her decision-- but don't set her up as a paragon of stay-at-home moms. Also, don't justify the exploitation of your children by saying it the show and all it entails) gives you more time with them than if you worked a few shifts a week as an RN. although it more probably is more glamorous and makes you more money + trips.) If marketing your family's lives is you career--then say so.

Jayme89 said...

SAHM mom, seriously??? I am a school teacher and single parent who would like very much to be at home. But I have no choice. That is because it takes 40 hours a week to make $50,000 a year with only $200 a month in child support (not even half the cost of monthly daycare).
With the money ALREADY in the KON bank accounts, she is CHOOSING to be away this much because she is now addicted to the money. I truly believe, like any dependency, she can't stop and will go until the well runs dry. To anyone who thinks she is a SAHM, shame on you.

SAHDAD said...

So am I to understand that Kate is gone alot and Jon is home with the kids?

Tuff job for Jon. Chef prepares meals...Nanny takes care of kids and could someone please tell me again what Jon does besides standing in the backyard kicking balls at his kids?

Merrilee said...

timetogokon said...
Like what? Spending time away from one's kids isn't a crime. She should be spending more time with her family. But so should parents who are on-call doctors, truckers, public speakers, pilots, or have any other career that involves long hours and/or frequent travel... but they aren't being attacked every time they turn around.
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NOTHING J&K do can compare to any professional you listed. Doctors particularly. I am offended by that remark.

Sidney said...

jon and kate are cons said...
Sue,

You are right. The show's days are numbered, and so is Kate's marketability. Kate is well aware, of all the things being written, and said about her. Kate knows that her days of being a spokesperson, are over. It's just a matter of time, before she won't be able to do speaking engagements anymore. Little by little, Kate will lose it all. Just wait and see.

1/20/2009 8:31 PM
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I truly hope you are right. I don't see it that way. I am afraid her star is rising and we are going to see more and more of her. Even if the show does end, I don't think she will. I hope you are right and I am wrong.

Its A Good Thing said...

I don't think Kate likes to be at home, and I think its better for Jon and the kids if Kate's not at home. She is mean and controlling and I think everybody has a better time when she's not there........ well except maybe for Hannah.

Its A Good Thing said...

What is a SAHM? Honestly I have no idea what it is...

Mikemom said...

A SAHM is a stay at home mom. Kate doesnt know the meaning. She got her "fame" from the kids, and now she is off and running away from them.

Its A Good Thing said...

Thanks Mikemom! Its true Kate has no idea and I don't think she ever did. Even before the show she had a constant stream of helpers, and Im willing to bet that even before the tups she had helpers with Mady and Cara.

Shannon said...

Thanks for this excellent recap. I have to agree on the point that it is not so much that Kate is away from the kids, but it's what she & Jon say about things. Such as Jon, in the Utah interview, "We decided we would never put our kids in daycare..." So I guess having one parent travel and one parent "at home" while having nannies and helpers and chefs is better. Well certainly its better for J&K (less work taking them outside the home), but don't dish on daycare. Not necessarily a pro-daycare person, but there are pros and cons to everything.

The gist here, is that J&K are so self-righteous and condescending about their choices vs. others, with a litany of half-truths, lies, mixed up stories ... they amaze me. I totally agree that their days are numbered. Shall we start a pool on guessing when they'll be done?! lol

Sidney said...

Its A Good Thing said...
What is a SAHM? Honestly I have no idea what it is...

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SAHM is stay at home mom.

wramblinwreck said...

"What is a SAHM?"

SAHM = Stay At Home Mom.

When my kids were growing up, I had a part-time (20 hr./week) job. I chose those hours to provide me with the flexibility I needed to be there when my kids got home from school, or if I needed to pick them up from school. I feel very fortunate that I could make that choice. Kate is choosing to leave the home as much as the schedule indicates, her situation is not like so many mothers who don't have a choice and must work full time and travel. It's disgusting that TLC is complicit with the Gosselins in perpetrating the lie that the show allows her the luxury of staying at home with the kids, when it's obvious that she's choosing to be away as much as she can.

Hiker37 said...

challah said...
She's in Indianapolis on 1/30 at the Indianapolis Home Show.

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That is incorrect. Maybe the show starts on 1/30, but Kate's appearance is on 2/4.
http://indianapolis.momslikeme.com/members/JournalActions.aspx?g=246835&m=3511024&grpcat=Entertainment

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Well I now know which day to avoid going to the Home Show. Thank You for posting so that I didn't have to run out screaming in terror when I saw her ;)
I'm sorry but she doesn't come close to being a working mom or a SAHM. I do not respect people that feel that they are entitled to things just because of who they think they "are". She does nothing to make a difference in my life and will never have my respect. I just feel sorry for the people who feel like she is a "celebrity" and more important than they. Just my thoughts on this.

Mikemom said...

Looking back on the episode where Kate is hiring a nanny, I wondered, if that were me I would have hired a housekeeper so I could spend more time with the kids. They even had an arguement in the garage once where Jon is yelling at Kate for not spending time actually playing with the kids, she wanted to organize the garage. I think Kate has some delusional thoughts of everyone loves me. She goes on these lectures, because lordy bee everyone wants to her what she has to say, then when she comes home the kids are probably clamoring for her attention. She probably spends what little time at home she has cooking for when she is gone. Gee, suddenly Im reminded of the song "Cats in the Cradle".

karen0101 said...

Jayme89, I am a single mom who works 60 hours a week to make $40,000 a year with zero child support. Please don't fret and make sure to count your blessings. You are one of the lucky ones.

liask said...

The only way Kate is a SAHM, is if you turn the letters around and it means SHAM. She is a SHAM.

C said...

I actually know of another date that isn't listed in your post. She'll be at my local bookstore in February for a signing. I just didn't want to post the date because of the free publicity she'd be getting from sheeples in my area who read this blog and who otherwise wouldn't know about it/attend.

FXfanatic said...

Karen,
I'm in the same situation as you.
Maybe we can get a TV show and "love offerings"

timetogokon said...

Merrilee-

I did not post that comment, I was only responding to it.

Chrissy said...

J&K have looked so bored and uninterested in the couch interviews for a few months now. It's like they're thinking why do we have to do this when we can make so much money with our books and speaking engagements? If they do start treating the tv show like they treat their endorsement spots (unenthusiastic, monotone performances) I bet TLC won't waste any time finding a more animated family to pimp out.

Moons in Leo said...

Tuff job for Jon. Chef prepares meals...Nanny takes care of kids and could someone please tell me again what Jon does besides standing in the backyard kicking balls at his kids?

He sits on the couch and lets his wife kick him in the balls. Figuratively, of course.

Sugarpop said...

She also made several appearances in Michigan during that time frame for book signings, IIRC.

Vicki said...

If I still lived in INDIANA I would be sure to take a day off work and get myself to Indy to
ask that Stay at Home Mom why she
isn't at home. Might get hauled
out in handcuffs, but I'd be asking
loudly enough she would hear me.
(Go Hooisers)

Morgan said...

NOTHING J&K do can compare to any professional you listed. Doctors particularly. I am offended by that remark.
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I listed "public speaker" as a profession. What Jon and Kate do is public speaking. Until you lambast every public speaker in the world with children for traveling when they have young children at home, it just seems petty to talk about Kate like she's breaking the law, or has committed some cardinal sin.

Nor do I think it makes any sense to call this a con job in light of TLC's statement that the show allows Kate to be a stay at home mother. Kate is public speaking. Kate is touring. Kate is promoting. It's not a secret. The essence of each of those things she's doing is that they are done publicly and for an audience. They're not hiding the fact that Kate is doing this. In fact, they want as many people as possible to know that Kate is doing this, because that's the point.

There is no conspiracy here. There are plenty of mothers who have jobs that allow them to be home most of the time but also require them to travel. If I was a public speaker who spent 70 days of the year travelling to and from speaking engagements and doing speaking engagements and promotion but spent the remaining 295 days of the year at home with my kids (or travelling with my kids, whatever), I'd probably call myself a stay at home mother, too. Even with all the travelling and public speaking, Kate spends more time at home with her kids than, say, my sister-in-law, with a 60 hour a week job and only two weeks of vacation a year, spends at home with her 4 kids.

Vicki said...

Morgan, TLC claims, on behalf of
J&K, the show allows Kate to stay at home. That's the point as I see it.

TaketheBlindersOff said...

Morgan ~ You do make a great point and we thank you for that. However, the ONLY reason anyone would want to hear Kate speak is because of her kids, again, living off her children. THAT is what people have a problem with. Blindness is no better than greed.

Mary said...

I live in Goose Creek, SC (a few miles away from the mall in North Charleston) and I did not know Kate was here. The day that she was at the mall my husband wanted to go (to get one of those Chinese backrubs) but I needed to do laundry and homework so we didn't go that day. Glad I missed out on that.

Aunty K.K. said...

Has anyone seen the 'updated' list for their UPCOMING speaking engagements...I've seen a few 'weekend' events listed, and it looks like Kate is away at least every other weekend, (sometimes two weekends in a row),sometimes 2-3 days at once...

So, if the children are in school Mon-Fri..and Kate leaves Fri. at lunch and doesn't get back till late Sun....as the children go to bed, for school the next day..

When is she with them???

Does anyone have access to the "NEW list"?? If so, can you post it for us..
thankyou!

Maybe, just maybe, it's better the children aren't around her much..let's hope the caregiver is kinder/more "motherly" towards them all, esp. the boys...and that there's no favouritism!

Gimme, gimme said...

"Looking back on the episode where Kate is hiring a nanny, I wondered, if that were me I would have hired a housekeeper so I could spend more time with the kids."
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Nanny4Hire was a gift from Dr.Phil. If I remember correctly if was for one year of service. J&K appeared on the show before the first episode of the series aired. It was an actual segment, meaning Dr. Phil showed footage of outbursts and discussed the behavioral issues. It was a plug for the show AND they got a freebie. Although I guess according to Jon it wouldn't be that great of one, since it would come with a 1099.

aunty K.K. said...

For a person who wasn't going to do 'book tours', she certainly is doing a lot of 'book signings'...another LIE!

You can TELL Kate/Jon, but esp. Kate, isn't around her children by the way they don't listen to her..The most Prime ex. is the "wedding day episode"..when she's trying to 'talk' to the children and NONE of them listen..and so she continues standing upright, and says, "I give up"...she never bends down to talk to the children.
AND, the most recent ex. is the 'question' 'what children are right/left handed'?? Neither parent could answer that...
I know that with each of the children I've looked after, and they're not even my own!
Such losers for parents!
Like I said earlier, I hope and pray the caregiver is a good one..treats them with love and equally!
In my opinion..I think Kate wants to be one of the 'rich and famous' and will do anything to obtain that dream..putting herself first, and leaving all behind, including her children, to obtain that goal!

ShisoAndRice said...

Morgan?

Kate Gosselin is like Milli Vanilli. A mirage. The REAL singers on that hit song were not physically attractive. So Hollywood found two guys that were, and dressed them in funky clothes and made them lipsynch the song and do a fun dance for the video.
The lie caught up to them and they were outted and, their careers ended and the one died penniless.

Jon and Kate get dressed up and goes to churches and speak and write books about "How They Parent 8 Kids, Organize a House and Cook, Clean and Budget For 10 People"
When it is all LIPSYNCHING!
Jon and Kate do not actually do the things they profess in the meetings and books.

So they are selling lies. And stealing peoples money and thats not a job thats highway robbery and taking money under false pretenses.
It is like paying $500.00 for a fake Rolex.

Christian Lady said...

Aunty KK said I think Kate wants to be one of the 'rich and famous' and will do anything to obtain that dream..putting herself first, and leaving all behind, including her children, to obtain that goal!

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You hit that nail right on the head. Kate will stop at nothing to be classified as famous and that INCLUDES not being with her children, putting her children in front of the cameras and selling her soul to the highest bidder. She just doesn't care about anything else.

My question to Kate would be:

How does it feel to sell your soul to the devil Kate?

LIpServiceIndeed said...

Jon and Kate do not actually do the things they profess in the meetings and books.

Correct and that is why there is such an outcry. Even if they stop filming their children, they still are the biggest con artists that walked this earth. They aren't anything special. They don't SAVE money and live on a budget. They aren't the TYPICAL american family. They don't know what it is like to struggle. Perhaps they knew what it was like to not get enough sleep (in Kate's eyes 10 hours PLUS) but NEVER EVER have the Gosselins struggled or known what it was like to go without.

If TLC is going to portray a family who has struggled, then find a family who REALLY has struggled not someone who has given us lip service for the past few years and lived off their children.

Sunfire said...

Let's not forget, this list is all that we know about. Jon did say that she goes to NYC for work, remember? I'm sure there were other engagements/appearances/product shilling that we don't know about, therefore, more days away from home.

Riss said...

Um, I count three days in October, November and December. There are at least 30 days in those months. You may want to recheck some math.

Sunfire said...

Riss,

You also need to figure in travel time. There are probably many more dates that we know about.

This is a sad situation. It seems the parents aren't raising these children, helpers are.

iluvobx said...

Aw shucks! I didn't even known she was going to be in Charleston, SC. Missed it, oh well, my life will go on.... ;-)
BTW, I would NOT have gone.

BostonBean said...

You misunderstood. Let me rephrase that.
Isn't it pathetic that a mother like Kate would purposely choose to be absent from her kids all that time.
Nothing to do with REAL moms who work to care for their kids.

Skywatcher said...

EVERYTHING comes to an end. That is why shows like 'So, Where are they now?' are so popular. Showing ex-stars at the top of their game back when and now they are working at a 9-5 job, some have/had drug problems, etc. Can you list one celebraty that's star has always shined? I can't. Have faith, this WILL end, we just don't know when.

They losers are coming to a local church in Roswell, GA. I wrote the minister and anyone else who would listen. Unfortunately, they didn't care. Goes to show money talks, even for churches.

YellinJon said...

Riss said...

Um, I count three days in October, November and December. There are at least 30 days in those months. You may want to recheck some math.
Duh, you can count. The um is really rude and if you are trying to say Katie Irene was only gone from her kids one day of each of those months, your need to review all the speaking engagements they went on those months.

Dew said...

Thanks everyone, I wrote the post but it was other Kon non-fans who helped me compile the list!

To those who say if you add up all the days she is away she is still home more days, you have to take into account travel time, trips we don't know about or extensions of trips we don't know about (for instance a 1 day book signing in NY could very well actually be a four day trip for Kate to take care of other things such as meetings), and the much more than 40 hours a week working in addition to trips that Kate herself admitted she does. And when you look at when she is gone, she is usually gone weekends when the twins are home from school, have sports games or other events they would love mommy to be at. So even if you assume Kate is home during the week, the twins are in school full time. How much time do you get with your kids after everyone finishes homework and eats dinner? If you're lucky, 10 minutes. Kate has EIGHT kids to spread that 10 minutes over. Most parents cherish weekends with their kids. But Kate hasn't been home for most weekends in months.

Additionally as others have pointed out, our point is that TLC justifies the show by saying, look, Kate is home! But she's not. She's either traveling or working, she said so herself. It was a stupid justification to explain away and discount the exploitation of eight children, but it's not even TRUE.

And for those who think that there is no conspiracy here, I have to disagree. Tons of people have said they had no idea Kon was in town. Their full scheduled is not on their web site, this list was compiled from a variety of different sources and took a long time to compile. It was work. The average person would have no idea about all these appearances unless they came to this blog. Even I was shocked by this list. I knew she was leaving more and more but the list seems to indicate her absence every week. I was shocked.

Lots of mothers work because they want to or because they have to. I'm not judging them. I work, and I don't plan on quitting any time soon. But Kate has the unique opportunity to really be there for her eight kids who in some ways are in a disadvantaged situation because with so many of them it's hard to get individual attention. Money cannot buy them that as much as Kate may think it will. TLC gave her a wonderful gift in being able to BE HOME. But because Kate is insatiable, nothing is ever enough, there will never be enough money, she piles on dozens of appearances on top of it to make even more dough. That is the crime here, that she was given something millions of mothers would do anything for, an opportunity to really be THERE for her kids without becoming financially bankrupt (as the Dilley sextuplet family practically did to make sure one parent was home at all times), and instead she spat in its face.

The bottom line is Kate and Jon change their story at every turn, saying whatever garbage comes out to try to justify the horrible decisions they've made for their family. This is just another example of changing the story around to deflect the growing numbers of us who are exposing them piece by piece.

Carry on with exposing the truth. In the spirit of the elections, "Yes we can!"

JuliaGoolia said...

I agree with Merrilee on the note about professions....

It is safe to say that on call doctors at the hospital I work at SAVE LIVES...unlike J&K.

My husband is also an on-call doctor. He's actually on-call tonight. And i admire the hell out of him for that. It takes a special person...it does NOT take a special person to be J or K.

Tangerine Tanya said...

Doesn't surprise me one bit. Kate and Jon left their 8 sick children home with Aunt Jodi while they went to go and get Jon hair plugs.So why would missing them grown up be a big deal to them?

SAHM said...

Calling Kate or Jon a "SAHP" (stay-at home-parent) is a JOKE to say the least. I am a SAHM w/ 2 kids and a husband in the military.... i barely have time for myself. J&K are two unemployed nit-wits by choice living off the backs of their 8 kids.

K.Barrett said...

I agree with most posters that it's a crime for a mother to work outside the home and do some traveling. What I do think is a crime is when you have EIGHT kids at home. That's too many kids to be leaving all the time because there is TOO much to do! I'm so sad that these kids are neglected and handed off to other people to raise them that aren't their parents. They are so immature and stupid!

Anonymomma said...

I'm a SAHM. We live on one income (my husbands). It's hard. Trust me lol, there are so many times I want to stop in the local nail salon at the mall but the money for a manicure isn't in the budget so I don't.

I'm not complaining about it. I choose to be with my kids, and would rather it be me than anyone else. However, if I could make copious amounts of money doing speeches like these two, I would. The only difference would be that I would take the children with me.
The Gosselins can certainly afford to, and with a nanny to boot. Why not bring them along and tutor them so they don't fall behind on school work? Surely 2nd grade and preschool isn't that difficult for Kate of Jon to manuevuer (?).

How many working parents out there juggle time with their kids while also at work, wether it be over the phone or after hours at the office? A lot of people do. KON are in the prime position to do this, with ease.

K.Barrett said...

Oops, my first sentence should have read it's NOT a crime for a mother to work outside the home.

AnneMarie said...

With just two internet clicks, I found this list.

And I'm sure there are more dates out there to fill in the blanks.
I just have things to do today :)
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March 14, 2008: The Brethren Home Foundation - New Oxford, PA
March 30, 2008: Elk Creek Church - West Grove, PA
April 18 & 19, 2008: MOPS of Greenville - Greer, South Carolina
April 19,2008: Main Street United Methodist Church - Greenwood, SC
May 1 - 4, 2008: Michigan International Women's Show - Detroit, Michigan
May 11, 2008: Greensboro Baptist Church - Greensboro, Maryland
May 17, 2008: Colorado Parents of Multiples Convention - Vail, Colorado
May 17, 2008: Mt. Zion Lutheran School & Early Childhood Center - Boulder, Colorado
June 1 & 2, 2008: Rocky Creek Baptist Church - Lucedale, Mississippi
June 1, 2008: Ingalls Avenue Baptist Church - Pascagoula, Mississippi
June 7, 2008: AG Girls Missionettes Weekend Retreat - Carlisle, PA
July 25, 2008: National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club, Inc. Annual Convention 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
August 17, 2008: Wesley United Methodist Church - Quarryville, PA
September 14, 2008: Cornerstone Christian Fellowship - Abington, PA
September 27 & 28, 2008: New Life Community Church (NLCC) - Alexandria / Pineville, Louisiana

Oct 11,2008 Orlando Womans Show
October 19, 2008: First Assembly of God - Waynesburg, PA
November 1 & 2, 2008: Noel United Methodist Church - Shreveport, Louisiana
November 14 & 15, 2008: Women of Purpose Conference - Hershey, PA
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Dec 11, 2008 Book Signing, Grand Rapids, MI
Dec 12, 2008 Book Signing, Eastwood Town Center, Mi
Dec 18, 2008 Book Center Leihigh CO PA
Jan 18, 2009 Book Signing, Walmart Sumemrville, SC
Jan 21 Book Signing
Feb 10, Book Signing B&N West Nyack NY
March 8, 2009 Elizebeth Town, KY
March 20, 2009 Roswell UMC, Roswell GA

C said...

Riss said...
Um, I count three days in October, November and December. There are at least 30 days in those months. You may want to recheck some math.

1/21/2009 3:00 PM


Would you like to borrow my daughter's 2nd grade math book? Clearly Kate was gone from the home more than 3 days a month for the last three months of last year. It was noted many times (on this blog and other blogs/websites) that she was in Michigan in December for 10 days at the Zondervan headquarters. And obviously she isn't in a certain location for just "one" day, you have to account for travel time, so I'd say more like 2-3 days in one particular location, especially if she had to fly to get there.

And just looking at her schedule for January, and knowing about (now) 3 dates for book signings in February that aren't listed on the post above, she looks to have a pretty booked scheduled in February too.

Sheeples! :rolls eyes:

Melissa Gentry said...

Katie Irene would NEVER take her kids on a "tour" with her. She would be completely EXHAUSTED and she does need her time away from them.

Kate loves the TITLE (and fame) of being a Mom but doesn't want to put in the work.

She is pathetic and a poor excuse for a Mom.

Its A Good Thing said...

C said...
Riss said...
Um, I count three days in October, November and December. There are at least 30 days in those months. You may want to recheck some math.

1/21/2009 3:00 PM


Would you like to borrow my daughter's 2nd grade math book? Clearly Kate was gone from the home more than 3 days a month for the last three months of last year. It was noted many times (on this blog and other blogs/websites) that she was in Michigan in December for 10 days at the Zondervan headquarters. And obviously she isn't in a certain location for just "one" day, you have to account for travel time, so I'd say more like 2-3 days in one particular location, especially if she had to fly to get there.

And just looking at her schedule for January, and knowing about (now) 3 dates for book signings in February that aren't listed on the post above, she looks to have a pretty booked scheduled in February too.

Sheeples! :rolls eyes:

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Im betting that she stays at some places for more than 3 days. Kate loves the spa and if a local spa offers her a spa day (Im sure they do, and if not she has buckets of exploitation money to blow)..... And don't forget the new cloths, she's shopping somewhere.....

AnneMarie said...

and tomorroe night, it's Texas.

January 23, 2009
6:00 PM


Author Event
Kate Gosselin: Multiple Blessings
Parent Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Pearland
11200 Broadway Unit 500
Pearland, TX 77584

AnneMarie said...

Sorry about that Typo.

Add Jan 24th, 2009 speaking engagement, Mt of Olives Luth. Church, Mission Viejo, Ca

Jan25th, Bible Church, Ventura,Ca

March 8th, 1st Christ Church, Elizabethtown, KY

March 20th Church in Roswell, GA

timetogokon said...

What sticks out to me is the number of people that see KON as inspirational ,interesting, hard working or honest Christians.

I will give a little leeway to the first half of 2008's schedule because that was before the big surge in negative press really started to surface.

But.......the number of scheduled appearances x 100's of people = lots of sheeple giving lots of $ to KON.

C said...

AnneMarie said...
Sorry about that Typo.

Add Jan 24th, 2009 speaking engagement, Mt of Olives Luth. Church, Mission Viejo, Ca

Jan25th, Bible Church, Ventura,Ca

March 8th, 1st Christ Church, Elizabethtown, KY

March 20th Church in Roswell, GA

1/22/2009 10:41 AM

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Anne Marie - are you sure about the Mission Viejo appearance? I know they were scheduled to appear there, but cancelled it last year. I looked on their website and there was no mention of the appearance you mention. (This is my old neighborhood growing up and I didn't hear anything from a friend who attends this church also.)

Snerk said...

I called the church in Mission Viejo months ago to check on the arrangements since I might have gone. She said Kate cancelled on them and would not reschedule. The church lady did not sound pleased.

AnneMarie said...

You are correct. It is now listed as cancelled on another site. I'm sorry I didn't catch that. It is also rumored that a great deal of the appearances have been cancelled due to KON charging for her very aura of being, instead of just taking the love offering.

Iliveandlellive said...

I think this schedule is much better than it would be if her and Jon had to go out and get real jobs. See, they would have to go get 2 or 3 jobs each in order to be able to make ends meet with 8 kids.

SKB516 said...

Does anyone know if Kon's appearances come with any special requests? I mean other than their travel expenses & love offerings. I'm thinking of requests similar to those that musicians & other "real" celebs make such as what food they want in their dressing rooms, etc. I can just imagine Kon demanding a spread of ORGANIC foods to enjoy prior to their appearances, but does anyone have any real info about any such requests?

Dr. H said...

Also we may not publish comments listing appearances as we are not an information site for Jon and Kate's PR team.

That's from your FAQ. How come the decision to play PR rep for J&K?

AnneMarie said...

Fair enough Dr.H. Mods you may delete those posts of mine with the appearances, or edit to just leave the dates they will be "out".

As for needed 2 or three jobs to support 8 children, not true. I know several families with 6-10 children, with stay at home mothers, and fathers that work one job.

8XploitedFaces said...

SHE'S COMING TO CALIFORNIA!!!

Too bad no where near me.
She must know that I plan to go and "talk" to her.

Even if I can just say, "You are acting mean and ugly" I think the trip would be worth it.

JoyeRene said...

Dr H quoted our FAQ [Also we may not publish comments listing appearances as we are not an information site for Jon and Kate's PR team.]

And then said [That's from your FAQ. How come the decision to play PR rep for J&K?]

First, let me draw your attention to the word "may." It is there, because it might be necessary to publish an appearance at some time or another for a specific reason. This is one of those times.

The listing is there to make the point of how little time Kate spends at home. Just saying that she spends a great deal of time away from home isn't enough. The listing shows exactly how much of the time she is away doing appearances.

TLC and Jon and Kate have told critics that doing the show allows them to be at home with the children. The schedule proves that isn't really true.

However, it might be good for readers to stop adding to the list, as the point has probably been made.

wramblinwreck said...

"I think this schedule is much better than it would be if her and Jon had to go out and get real jobs. See, they would have to go get 2 or 3 jobs each in order to be able to make ends meet with 8 kids."

I agree that Jon and Kate don't have real jobs. But I disagree that they'd need "2 or 3 jobs each" in order to support the family. The Duggars have supported their large and continually growing family with one parent working before their TLC show, so it's not impossible for the Gosselins to do the same. Of course, they wouldn't have a $1.3M estate and would have to be just as frugal as they claim to be, but it's entirely doable.

Dew said...

I just remembered that several months ago, Kon cancelled a string of smaller-time appearances and issued a statement to several places they had booked saying that they needed to spend more time with their family. Interestingly enough, "bigger" appearances such as Today show and things like taht weren't cancelled. Hmmm, we all suspected that it was because they had suddenly shifted over from donations (which are somewhat unreliable) to asking for a strict speaking fee, and that was the real reason for all the cancellations, because the collection plate churches just weren't worth it to them anymore. I think our growing list all but proves that they never really cared about being there for the kids. Because as soon as they could amass a bunch of "sure thing" engagements they went right back to being absent nearly ever single weekend and beyond. What happened to wanting to be with your kids? More lies, not surprisingly.

jon and kate are cons said...

Kate is doing more book signings because her book Multiple Ble$$ings, went from number four to number nine on the book best seller list.

I would rather have Beth sign my book.

Annies said...

Go to www.gtaog.com and on the home page watch for scrolling screen of events. You will see about the Reading PA show with Jon.

nc resident said...

Nor do I think it makes any sense to call this a con job in light of TLC's statement that the show allows Kate to be a stay at home mother.

This as I understand is a reality show about a family of two sets of multiples and a SAHM, remember Jon went to work. That was the premise of the show; Kate gets through the day with 8 kids.

A 1.3 M mansion, Utah vacation home, speaking engagements while their right to have and work for doesn't sell to me as a premise for this show. Now if they want to put it on the Travel Channel, or lifestyles of the rich or famous, that would be more real than this has become.

amy said...

amen "nc resident" amen

DJ said...

I saw this week's show. I had to laugh what Jon and Kate thought of as 'work' was all work from the TV show. Press junkets and photo shoots are not the normal work environment for average parents raising kids.

Another amusing point was that they feel the kids are normally adjusted because they like the camera people! This comment I thought was insane. If the children think having a camera following their every move is normal, then Kate needs to go to counseling.
Can you imagine when this show stops what an adjustment it will be to these kids. Especially the little ones because they grew up under the bright lights. Really Kate...Your kids can take out student loans for college like my Grandmothers family of fourteen did! It's hard but at least my big family is well adjusted!

Monica A said...

SAHM said:

Calling Kate or Jon a "SAHP" (stay-at home-parent) is a JOKE to say the least. I am a SAHM w/ 2 kids and a husband in the military.... i barely have time for myself. J&K are two unemployed nit-wits by choice living off the backs of their 8 kids
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I am also a SAHM with 3 kids. My husband retired after 20 years in the military and multiple deployments. He now works 2 jobs so I can continue to stay at home with our kids. I believe my husband is still my HERO because of the sacrifices he is still making for our family. Our kids have never had a babysitter other than a family member for a rare night out. I know what it feels like to barely have time for yourself or not have the $$ for a spa day.

What I really wanted to say is that I definately think you & your family are heroes because of the sacrifices you make EVERY DAY!

Best of luck to you & your family always!

CK said...

wramblinwreck said...

I agree that Jon and Kate don't have real jobs. But I disagree that they'd need "2 or 3 jobs each" in order to support the family.


I also don't think they'd need multiple jobs, especially if Kate could get off her white chair and get back into nursing. The local paper had an article recently on job issues, and nursing is one of the better-paying and more in-demand jobs out there. If Kate were to work a flexible schedule (nights/weekends/overtime) or be willing to do temp jobs in other areas, they could do well. I believe the article said $80,000/year was around average (nation-wide), but I recycled the paper already. That, plus a real job for Jon, a smaller "estate" and some realistic spending, would probably let them live well enough without TLC.

Emma's Mom said...

"...from Connie Smith.....My take is that Kate was so upset about adding 6 babies to her family that she found a way to escape it and benefit from it financially. I just think that actually staying at home with those 8 children would be torture for Kate"

BINGO! BANGO! She IS totally tortured by these children - remember, they only wanted ONE more.

Miss Brown Betti said...

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Or so it should be

But for Kate is is HOME IS WHERE THE MONEY IS

Dew said...

"Another amusing point was that they feel the kids are normally adjusted because they like the camera people! This comment I thought was insane"

Absolutely. These kids should be focusing on forming meaningful relationships with people like relatives, close family friends and children their age. Scott the cameraman and a few other 20-something grips fresh out of college thrilled to be in show business are not the kind of people they should be bonding with. These people will be gone never to be heard from again in a heartbeat. It is their job and I suspect most of them see it that way. They're not going to come visit these kids when the show is over or send a birthday gift. The unhealthy relationships these kids have with the crew trooping through their house every day could in and of itself be cause for a lot of emotional damage later in life.

honeyhush said...

Wow, that's crazy they think it's normal for the kids to view the production people as family. How screwed up is that? How are they going to explain when all those people are gone? They will be gone, trust me.

Bottom line is Kate needs to keep her lazy butt at home and raise her kids. She wanted them so badly, so she says, she needs to take responsiblity. She's a real piece of work.

Barbara said...

Everybody is so right. JK are just making as much money as they can because the show has just about run its limits. What are they going to do when the 6 are in kindergarten-thru school years... they will be gone most of the day... not much fun filming homework, eating dinner, baths, bedtime.... I was a fan of the show but now I am cringing during every episode... I saw one yesterday that showed the kids dressing up... K totally loved Hannah, totally stuck up for Mady (the brat), gave the most awful evil, mean, hateful, and I mean her eyes were full of hate... look to poor little Joel and basically treated the other boys as vermin.... and yell at Jon to stop the play cause she was "so tired" and all she did was lay on the futon w/let's see oh yeah Hanna. That is not discipline this is emotional abuse... If her "friends" didn't love her kids so much she would have no friends. She alienates just about anyone that comes into her life and only accepts them if they take care of the kids.... 1.5M for a house... now she won't have to even sit w/the kids as they can roam the huge estate and get lost for 8 hours a day... Pity no more... they suckered me, but no more.

lalaland said...

So Jon's at the church in Reading from 7-9 on the 31st and Kate is in Illinois. What happened to their tag team parenting so that one of them is always home? I realize Reading is not out of town for Jon, but who's tucking them in Sat. night?

SuzanneDeAZ said...

Here is the article in case you can not believe that she already has six kids. No wonder she wants to keep it a secret. Well, in any case do you think if they got a contract to do the show you would rather watch this family rather than Kate plus 8?

http://www.newser.com/story/49404/octuplets-mom-already-has-6-kids-at-home.html

SuzanneDeAZ said...

As the saga goes on with this new family, the doctor said "who am I to limit a family of six" when he was asked to give her fertility treatment. So obviously one does not need to be infertile to have treatments nor does one have to have a father in the home. It appears that the woman is living with her parents and no man is in the home so when they get their show it will be a woman with mom and dad sitting on the couch giving their story. And yes, better yet they already have a set of twins plus 4 other kids. Even though they presently are in a 3 bedroom home they have a HUGE house somewhere and when the babies come home they will be on that house and no one can find them. So the good news is that no one has to build a big house for them. The TV show can just come in and start filming them from day one. I think Kate may have to give up her number one spot for this new family on the block:

http://www.newser.com/article/d961ev780/family-octuplets-mother-has-6-other-children-did-not-expect-8-more-from-fertility-treatment.html

SuzanneDeAZ said...

Well, at least the Gosslins did not go bankrupt like this new family of 14:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/30/earlyshow/health/main4764432.shtml

SuzanneDeAZ said...

Kate is shocked about the woman who has 8 plus 6. She is giving advice to the new family. Check it out:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/29/earlyshow/health/main4761676.shtml?source=related_story

SuzanneDeAZ said...

Earlier today I read somewhere that when Kate and Jon first moved into their home that they had Extreme Makeover help with their house? Is that true? I wonder how many of you on this web site would support the idea of this new mommy of now 14 to have Extreme Makeover make a home for them? Someone suggested it on another venue and I thought to bring the idea over here being that it was done for the Gosselins at one time. Unfortunately the babies were born in Calif. so if they need welfare they are going to get an IOU instead of money.

Here is what someone suggested and I thought you may all support the idea as well:

"I understand that today''s financial circumstances are not the best, and having that many children would be really hard. However, who are we to judge this gal. I think it was horrible that the media is digging into her personal life. So what if she has other children? So what if she lives in a small home? That is her business!! Insteading of judging, it sure would be nice if The Early Show would do a good will story of nominating her and her family for "Extreme Home Makeover" or donate something to her. That is the kind of story that the public wants to here in this day and age, not judgmental stories."


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