Happy Fourth of July







81 comments:

SaNdY said...

Hope everyone has a Happy and safe Fourth...especially the Gosselin kids...

Old Hippy said...

Wishing all a very happy and safe
4th of July. Thinking of all those who are less fortunate on this day. May they have a meal and some joy. (Peace)

Happy 4th! said...

Well, thank you for the lovely photo; fun! Our town is broke so we'll be having no municipal fireworks this year. Buying and setting off your own fireworks is illegal. So, we'll watch them on TV (not TLC!!), counting blessings of living in the land of the free!

Ruby said...

God Bless America and each and every one of you. Never give up.

Oh, The Momma said...

Yes, Happy Fourth of July to all!

I hope today is a good day for the Gosselin kids. According to Kate - she and Jon agreed to do a cookout together with the kids today. I pray that it is a wonderful, happy, day and that the Paps leave them alone!!!

Mary said...

Happy 4th of July and big thanks to the moderators of this board

MayDay said...

Happy Fourth to you all! The rain has stopped and finally some sunshine here in New England. Lordy Be!

La La La Leah said...

I am going to make a Flag fruit pizza/cake... =) Also my mom has been making that for YEARS...

readerlady said...

Hope y'all have a safe and happy 4th. God protect those who are serving our country, so that we can continue to celebrate our independence.

Laurie said...

A glorious 4th to you all. Enjoy family and friends! Be safe.

fidosmommy said...

Happy Birthday, America!

Praying that the Gosselin children have a truly memorable holiday, one where there is laughter, carefree play, and lots of hugs.

I ask for no cameras to be watching them, except the one for the annual family snapshot.

And no matching outfits! Just wear what you want, kids. Red, white and blue accepted, but not required.

Have a wonderful day, Mady, Cara,
Joel, Leah, Aaden, Collin, Alexis and Hannah!

Jacsamic said...

Mods, Thank You So Very Much for your dedication and perserverance in creating a safe, credible place for those of us who want to stop the exploitation of the Gosselin children.

Make a new friend today, rejoice in your family, invite a neighbor who lives alone to join in your bbq, let us GWoPers stay commited and strong to our commitment to the Gosselin children, and may we hold all our Troops, past, present and future in our hearts.

Wishing everyone a safe, happy, fun filled Fourth of July from sunny Orange County, CA!

Not a fan of either said...

Thank you for the beautiful fire works picture! Happy 4th to all. I too hope the Gosselin children have a good 4th but I have such a bad feeling that there will be filming going on today since the two made such an obvious announcement about celebrating together. For the children, oh of course. If filming is not going on, Kate will look pretty silly celebrating on the concrete drive way so the paps can get their shots! Nothing they ever do is real.

just wondering said...

fidosmommy said...
Happy Birthday, America!

Praying that the Gosselin children have a truly memorable holiday, one where there is laughter, carefree play, and lots of hugs.

I ask for no cameras to be watching them, except the one for the annual family snapshot.

And no matching outfits! Just wear what you want, kids. Red, white and blue accepted, but not required.

Have a wonderful day, Mady, Cara,
Joel, Leah, Aaden, Collin, Alexis and Hannah!

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There were at least 25 cars outside the Konpound yesterday, the kids were all dressed in their matching outfits, and they were filming.

SaNdY said...

just wondering said...
fidosmommy said...
Happy Birthday, America!

Praying that the Gosselin children have a truly memorable holiday, one where there is laughter, carefree play, and lots of hugs.

I ask for no cameras to be watching them, except the one for the annual family snapshot.

And no matching outfits! Just wear what you want, kids. Red, white and blue accepted, but not required.

Have a wonderful day, Mady, Cara,
Joel, Leah, Aaden, Collin, Alexis and Hannah!

*********

There were at least 25 cars outside the Konpound yesterday, the kids were all dressed in their matching outfits, and they were filming.
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I'm confused...can anyone answer this for me?? I thought TLC said that the show was on hiatus till August...does anyone know for a fact that J&K and the kids are still filming?? What the heck does 'hiatus' mean then?? That there are no new shows shown this month, and the Goseelins aren't 'talking' to the media till August?? If they are still filming, how are the kids' lives any different from before the S*** hit the fan?? I appreciate any feedback on this because I just don't get it...

Olivia said...

I think the TLC announcement was that there would be no new episodes shown until Aug 3. They didn't say how long a break from filming they were giving the kids.

SaNdY said...

Olivia said...
I think the TLC announcement was that there would be no new episodes shown until Aug 3. They didn't say how long a break from filming they were giving the kids.
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Thanks for that, Olivia...how accomodating of TLC for...nothing...the kids don't get any vacation away from the cameras, do they?? Guess they have to keep filming to get in as much footage before school starts...

Ava's Mommy said...

Happy 4th of July everyone. I hope you have have a great, happy and safe holiday. Enjoy every min with your friends and family. Service friends and family to big hugs all around. Take care all...

tvproducer said...

By "hiatus", TLC meant that they weren't going to be airing any more episodes until August. According to reports, TLC says they were shooting interview segments the day of air so the segments corresponded with what was happening in the news media. TLC and the production team could not keep up at that pace. Therefore, they had to go on "hiatus". TLC has ordered 40 episodes for this season. That means, they will be paying the Gosselins for 40 episodes whether they air or not. Guess what, something will air or TLC will lose money.

It all comes down to the almighty dollar, no one wants to lose money...regardless of the well-being of the children.
I'm sure if the Gosselins approached TLC and said they would like to back out of their contract and not be paid the remainder of the contract...that would be accepted, but no one will do that.

The best idea would be for Kate to renegotiate a contract where they would do periodic specials with the children. That way, she can keep in the public eye, they won't be shooting as much, and the kids can live happy and normal lives.

Question: with as much property that they own, why do they always spend their time in the driveway that is visible to the paparazzi? Can't they build a sport court or something out of sight in the back? Oh yea, I think I just answered my own question. You don't get on the cover of tabloids if you are out of sight!

Dianna said...

Happy 4th everyone! Have a fun-filled day with friends and family!

Angie said...

Happy 4th of July everyone. I hope you guys all have a great day.

jonandkatewho? said...

Happy 4th, everyone!

I wish that fireworks were illegal in my town. The neighbors here make life like a war zone every year around the 4th, and my three dogs are terrified of the noise. It makes them absolutely sick and I have to buy tranquilizers for them every year. Even then, one or more will be vomiting or having diarrhea by the third or 4th day of heavy fireworks. We have dry conditions which make them a fire hazard as well.

So here is hoping that everybody's animals escape the holiday unscathed. Those of you with laws against fireworks are very lucky to live where you do.

I hope the Gosselin kids get to have a happy holiday and share it with both parents, as that is what they probably want. Maybe those two dullards can come together if only for the day. I wish them peace and cancellation of the show too.

I hope their two dogs are crated safely if they are going to do fireworks there. They could become scared and run off to hide somewhere on that huge property.

just wondering said...

That's right. They won't be airing any new episodes for a month, but they are still filming.

I honestly think the only way for them to continue would be to cut down to only 3-4 shows a year. The public would back off and they would have consistant high ratings.

I just don't see anybody being able to talk Kate into the deal, though.

She is still scheduled to appear at the 3 Southern Womens Shows and that will net her another $75,000. Though why anyone would want to pay to hear her parenting advise is beyond my comprehension.

Her children are still small. What evidence does she have that any of her so called parenting skills have produced any positive results? Common sense tells me that she should wait another 10-15 years and see what effect her parenting style has had on her children.

But Kate wants money, and she wants it right now. She will forfeit her childrens' mental health to make that money today.

Narcissist!!

Momof2 said...

Happy Fourth everyone...especially to the hardworking mods!

Ema Lee said...

Of course TLC is filming during this hiatus. This is some prime emotional wreckage time, the kids will be dealing with all sorts of emotional turmoil. This to Jon and Kate+TLC means ratings and more money!!!!

It just disgusts me that they can't allow the kids a hiatus while their parents are getting a divorce. My heart truly goes out to those 8.

TUNDRA said...

July 4th pics up

http://justjared.buzznet.com/gallery/photos.php?yr=2009&mon=07&evt=gosselin-id4&pic=jon-kate-gosselin-july-4th-05.jpg

Wanda H said...

Well we got one wish they didn't wear matching outfits on 4th of July. Jon must have dressed them. Radaronline has a pic they are all different the horror lol.

Pat said...

The Gosselin kids got NO break from filming. The cameras were in their face non stop on Bald Head. Hiatus is a lie.

AnneMarie said...

oMG the HATS !!! They're more ugly than the hair. She's starting to look a little like Brit. Yup, that's a look you want.

Re the poor kids: they probably didn't match as they were filming at THAT moment.

WHO puts a tether ball pole next to a TREE?!!?!

Vanessa said...

I feel so bad for those kids, 4th of July celebrations and NOBODY else there but them! They could have thrown a great party on that property. A cook out, swimming, fireworks, FRIENDS/FAMILY!! I understand they can no longer attend the parade in Jon's hometown (imagine the chaos/fans/haters) but come on!! How very very sad. They have NO ONE!!

OC said...

Kate pimped the kids out on 4th of July again. She made them wear matching outfits and play in front of the house to let photographers take pictures.

You can tell some of the kids start to rebel Kate's BS. None of the kids were smiling. Alexis was wearing pink. She was not wearing the matching outfit (in red, white , blue). Kate looked unhappy as well. Cara was not cooperating with her mom's matching outfit theme, she was wearing dark shirt in olive color. Cara looked sad.

How long can Kate force these kids to perform like monkeys in front of the camera? I wonder.

Fireworks said...

LOLOL... Kate's lighting sparklers in the daylight hours, so the paparazzi get their pics. And she's standing about a foot away from the house no less....with 2 sparklers.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/05/jon-and-kate-rekindle-the-spark/

TUNDRA said...

Gawd ... this shot for PEOPLE really says it all. Kate sitting on her arse watching Jon light a sparkler, in full view of the PAPS.

No family, friends, neighbors.

Great memories, eh?

Allison Parker said...

Belated Happy 4th of July!

Anonymomma said...

I know it's a day late but, Happy 4th of July to everyone and I hope you all have a safe summer.

Yesterday was one of the best 4th of July holiday's I think I ever had. My family of seven is essentially on one income right now, so going away on vacation was out of the question. So we decided to fire up the grill and invite all of our friends and family over who were able to make it. The kids swam and ate hamburgers and hotdogs and the grown ups lit the fireworks. Sounds very simple but we had such a blast. I haven't laughed so hard with my family in such a long time. We all forgot our problems, at least for one day.

I hope you all can enjoy at least a day of peace and happiness this summer. I even hope Kate and BM can experience it.

SaNdY said...

Vanessa said...
I feel so bad for those kids, 4th of July celebrations and NOBODY else there but them! They could have thrown a great party on that property. A cook out, swimming, fireworks, FRIENDS/FAMILY!! I understand they can no longer attend the parade in Jon's hometown (imagine the chaos/fans/haters) but come on!! How very very sad. They have NO ONE!!
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ITA, and while I'm glad that the kids got to spend the day with both parents, summer holidays are made for what Vanessa described: having friends (do they have any 'unpaid' friends left?) and/or family (we all know the answer to this one) over for food, fun, games, swimming, fireworks, etc...I feel so bad for the kids....

Ladylou said...

Yes I agree.... sad to see just the family of 10 enjoying the 4th of July. It's meant for family and friends and picnics and fireworks. Yet the alienation of affections can be seen this year.
Why are they banned from the parade in Jon's hometown?
So very sad to see the family in their big mansion all alone.
Beth and Bob hosted the 4th that one year. Would have been nice if Jon & Kate would have done it this year had they all remained friends. Thrown in some family too like Jon's mom, Kate's parents and siblings & the cousins (remember Jodie's little guy Benny?) What a holiday that would have been for the children.

Emmy said...

Fireworks said...
LOLOL... Kate's lighting sparklers in the daylight hours, so the paparazzi get their pics. And she's standing about a foot away from the house no less....with 2 sparklers.

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She sure looks like she's having fun, doesn't she? NOT

Wanda said...

OC said...
Kate pimped the kids out on 4th of July again. She made them wear matching outfits and play in front of the house to let photographers take pictures.


OC I don't see any pictures of them wearing matching outfits, they are all wearing different ones. Sure they are all mostly wearing red, white, and blue but so does most of the country on July 4tj.

imaamy said...

I always laugh when I see Cara in those black soccer shorts. My daughter has those from several seasons of AYSO and she wears them constantly. My son gets so tired of seeing her wear them for bed, going out, to the pool, etc.

its still over said...

For a family that has SO much,
yet SO little.
All alone, no friends, no family,
no neighbors. All alone... in a gigantic house, devoid of LOVE.

a rose is a rose said...

Gee, Kate outside picking blueberries for her very creative and ORIGINAL Flag Cake.
She is so very imaginative, how did she not get her own cooking show, she's SO amazing I can't stand it. A flag cake. Who would've thought, and with blueberries AND strawberries no less, HOW clever.

Fashion Queen said...

Aren't Kate hats amazing?
She can really wear a hat.
She needs to have a hat line, nevermind kids clothing.
Just hats, gigantic goggle sunglasses, no makeup and OH, a denim miniskirt to complete the ensamble. (She picked up right where she left off in her early 20's when she first met Jon.)

Fireworks said...

Emmy said, "She sure looks like she's having fun, doesn't she? NOT"
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Sooooooo not. LOL ;-)

nancy186 said...

at least there were no cameras

2badsosad said...

For a family that has SO much,
yet SO little.
All alone, no friends, no family,
no neighbors. All alone... in a gigantic house, devoid of LOVE.

7/05/2009 5:40 PM

And that is EXACTLY how Ms. Kate Gosselin wants and chooses it to be! Just Kate, her eight children, and her select 'inner circle' of enablers. Sadly, for the Gosselin children, a life of confinement and being put on display IS their 'normal'.

Tuesday said...

Kate holding 2 sparklers?? I'm actually impressed by her effort. WOW!!! Kate should write a child care book or something, she's just that great!

BarbMae said...

So mjuch for staying out of the media. I can't believe they are actually posing for a family picture for the p-people. Don't those 8 kids look so happy? Just a happy 4th of July w/Mom and Dad. No friends, no family, just Mom and Dad and the bodyguards and p-people. Those two are media hogs. Yes, lets enjoy the 4th of July like we use to, oh wait we use to go to Daddy's hometown and watch a parade, go to the park and have a picnic, then go to Beth & Bob's house for a cook-out, oh wait, we are isolated now and only go out for PR in the driveway of our home errr I mean house. We at least had 3 days Gosselin free... it was nice while it lasted.
I had a wonderful 4th of July watching Mr. Smith goes to Washington and Yankee Doodle Dandy, then sitting in my back yard chillin on a beautiful evening.

TUNDRA said...

I'm absolutely disgusted with Jon and Kate, TLC and anyone else who may have been involved in what looks to me like another staged Photo Op involving the Gosselin children.

Can't blame the PAPS waiting to catch a glimpse of the family and hopefully, the tabloid money shot of the week. They have families of their own to provide for. House and car payments to make. To them, the Gosselins are a paycheck. At least be honest about it.

What irks me is Jon and Kate sitting front and center in the middle of this mess, trying to act like they "came together for the sake of the kids".

HELLO!?? Newsflash to Jon and Kate. Your kids aren't stupid. Nor are they magicians. They can't erase what they have seen and heard their parents do to one another.

Instead of putting on what looks like a phony show of "unity" for his kids and the media why couldn't Jon insist on spending the holiday with the children SEPARATELY so he could take them to his mothers or brothers? Or to the beach? A friends house?

Is Kate unable/unwilling to let her kids spend half their holidays and vacation with their dad and his family and friends? Does she have no family and friends of her own?

Honestly, I hope Jon has gone to see a child psychologist to determine what really is in the best interests of his children. It may be that Kate's needs and wants are not the priority. Duh! Ya think?

pleasetakeourpicture said...

oh the momma said

let the paps leave them alone??, unfortunately it is the other way around

let KON leave the paps alone...a real herculean effort , dressing the children in matching outfits and parading outside to the photographers studio also known as their front lawn - kate in her director's chair

i am certainly not surprised that their only friends are on the payroll - who else could stand to be in any proximity of two bellowing fools

they decided to spend the 4th together given the lack of media attention on them.....curses Michael Jackson for dying...our ratings are taking such a nosedive

teehee

Sharon said...

carolyn said...
Just have to share the response I received from the Cleveland Womans home show:

Thanks for your email. You are not the first to suggest that we cancel Ms. Gosselin’s appearance. We’ve also had many notes and emails thanking us for giving her the opportunity to tell her story – in person - away from the cameras and tabloids. Our plan at this point is to continue to give her that opportunity.

What total BS!!! I am so mad right now

7/06/2009 9:43 AM
I emailed them back and said, " although it seems that you have made up your minds, try to remember that Kate told her story week after week, with the way she treated her husband, and parents her children. Also A picture paints a thousand words, and anything that comes out of kates mouth will just be a lie".

Denise said...

I got the same response from Southern Women.
My answer:

I see I got your blanket reply. Kate Gosselin supposedly decided to KEEP QUIET (probably at her attorney's request).Yet she is taking this opportunity to "tell her story"?

Do you know this monster revealed her children's response to finding out about the divorce in a national magazine? Is NOTHING sacred to Kate Gosselin?
That is NOT the kind of woman and mother that I think represents "Southern Women".

We will be contacting your sponsors. It is disheartening that you are so non-responsive to the appeal of mother's everywhere.

fidosmommy said...

Please, writers! Be sure to check your spelling and grammar before you send correspondence to sponsors, companies or websites!

Truly, it makes a huge difference in how you are perceived. Your message may be wonderful, your words may be carefully chosen, but if your spelling and grammar are not good, you do lose credibility!

Please be especially careful with the use (or non-use) of apostrophies! Use one when you need a contraction (you're, as in you are, it's, as in it is, etc.)
and don't use one when you want to indicate plurals (magazines, not magazine's) and its (as in the dog
had a burr in its tail, not it's tail).

Their/there, where/wear also seem to be sticklers. Please be very aware of the differences. Thanks!

It is very important that the letters sent are ones the recipients are not going to toss aside as laughable. Remember that the GWOPers have had more than a few chuckles over the grammar and spelling of the "sheeple". We do not want to fall into that same pit of being riduculed.

Seriously, post it here for proofing before you send it if you need to, but please don't send it off until you have it in really good form.

Thank you for letting me rant. As a reader of letters of recommendation, I can assure you that grammar and spelling tell me a lot about the writer.

I saw the light in the forest said...

I totally agree about being careful to spell and punctuate properly or you will not be taken seriously. Use spell check.
One error I see often, the word anyway...its not anyways, so always read everything twice, before sending anything on to the sponsors.

Arieslikekate said...

I saw promo shots of the Gosselins for the holiday weekend.

Kate was sitting in her plastic chair, of course.

emptynester said...

4th of July pics - a photo op for sure! So much for staying out of the public eye. In light of the fact that Kate told the children about the impending divorce (per her interview with People), what kind of message is she now sending by pretending to still be a happy family? IMO, this might be giving the children false hope that everything will be ok. When, if ever, will these two dimwit parents put the interests of their children first??

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Sharon said...

Ohio born, THANK YOU...

kimmie said...

Just Wondering said: "Though why anyone would want to pay to hear her parenting advise is beyond my comprehension.

Her children are still small. What evidence does she have that any of her so called parenting skills have produced any positive results? Common sense tells me that she should wait another 10-15 years and see what effect her parenting style has had on her children."

This isn't exactly a true statement. As a parent you raise your child right and teach them to be a responsible caring adult...but we actually have no guarantee that they will turn out to be just that. Sometimes no matter how wonderful parents do their job the kid makes a wrong turn. Sometimes they find the right path again...sometimes, sadly, they don't.

And the opposite is true as well. Sometimes a child emerges from a horrific childhood with the worst or no parenting and is a responsible, compassionate and caring person.

just wondering said...

Sharon said...
Ohio born, THANK YOU...

******

Ditto.. Will be sent before I go to bed tonight...

just wondering said...

Kimmie, I agree with your argument in theory, and would probably withold passing judgement of parenting advice offered from many different sources. But this is a large show circuit. Surely the people in charge could have looked for qualified social workers, therapists, even wellknown mothers or authors who have raised children to adulthood who have become both stable and mentally balanced adults.

For them to contract with Kate Gosselin, who is famous only because she is the mother of 8 still very young children who appear on a reality television series seems reckless and even dangerous to me. And to think that she might possibly be modeled after by other young mothers horrifies me.

They could just as easily have booked a speaker who has a proven track record of offering good advice is what I'm saying, I guess. Seems like they are going for as much publicity and attention as our fake author, and frankly, I hope it bites them all in the ass.

Jake said...

TUNDRA said...
What irks me is Jon and Kate sitting front and center in the middle of this mess, trying to act like they "came together for the sake of the kids".

Honestly, I hope Jon has gone to see a child psychologist to determine what really is in the best interests of his children. It may be that Kate's needs and wants are not the priority. Duh! Ya think?


When my parents divorced, they did consult a child psychologist and a social worker. It was recommended that both parents spend the holidays together with the kids IF it was feasible (parents didn't live too far away) and the parents could get along during that time. This worked out very well for my sister and me. We knew our parents weren't getting back together but we got to spend our holidays with both of them. Eventually when step parents came into the picture, they came together as well. It really helped my parents learn to work together in parenting us. And by the time we got to weddings, it was much less strained than if our parents had never spent time together after the divorce.

A friend of mine is going through a divorce in Connecticut. Parents there are required to attend a class on how to handle raising kids after the divorce. He said that they are still recommending parents come together on the holidays if they can get along. He also said they recommend that the parents live very close together (walking distance is ideal) or that kids stay in the family home and the parents rotate in and out (like Jon and Kate). I am thinking they may be following someone's parenting advice on the divorce.

TUNDRA said...

Look, the kids' live in a home that is also a primary filming location for a controversial reality tv show that stars the kids' soon-to-be-divorced parents Jon and Kate Gosselin.

Some may think it's great the kids get to stay in the house with their parents taking turns living with them.

Personally, I do not see it that way but will reserve judgment should I be wrong and TLC does no filming at all at the family home since Jon and Kate announced their separation and filed for divorce.

TUNDRA said...

One other thing - separate holidays and vacations with parents can be a very healthy thing for kids, as well as the parent.

Every situation is unique and what works for one family may not be effective or even advised for another.

kimmie said...

Just wondering said: "For them to contract with Kate Gosselin, who is famous only because she is the mother of 8 still very young children who appear on a reality television series seems reckless and even dangerous to me. And to think that she might possibly be modeled after by other young mothers horrifies me.

They could just as easily have booked a speaker who has a proven track record of offering good advice is what I'm saying, I guess. Seems like they are going for as much publicity and attention"

Possibly (and most probably)they are drawing on *fame* or *well-known* speakers. Although I would assume they are also interested in her parenting in regards to having so many kids at one time etc. I think what drew me (and presumably so many others)into the show at all was just that...wondering how in the world the family dealt with daily *stuff* that all moms/families deal with.

Oops! said...

fidosmommy said: "...if your spelling and grammar are not good, you do lose credibility!

Please be especially careful with the use (or non-use) of apostrophies!"

Fidosmommy, although you have a good point, I can't help pointing out that even your message contains a misspelling: the plural of "apostrophe" is "apostrophes."

Even the most careful writers make mistakes; it's hard to proofread one's own work. I'm always so embarrassed when I see I've published an error, but we all do it, whether we realize it or not.

twistandshout said...

TUNDRA said...
Look, the kids' live in a home that is also a primary filming location for a controversial reality tv show that stars the kids' soon-to-be-divorced parents Jon and Kate Gosselin.

Some may think it's great the kids get to stay in the house with their parents taking turns living with them.

Personally, I do not see it that way but will reserve judgment should I be wrong and TLC does no filming at all at the family home since Jon and Kate announced their separation and filed for divorce.

7/07/2009 9:29 AM
TUNDRA said...
One other thing - separate holidays and vacations with parents can be a very healthy thing for kids, as well as the parent.

Every situation is unique and what works for one family may not be effective or even advised for another.

7/07/2009 9:40 AM
I agree with everything you have stated in your above post and would like to add:

While in 'theory' the CURRENT arrangement that J & K have established with respect to the 'visition' aspect of their divorce has yet to be proven successful in the long run IMO the best thing that Jon and Kate can do for their children is invest in some long over due therapy (individually, and collectively) in order to be an effective parent (parents) and productive role model(s) for their children. Clearly, J & K feel much contempt and resentment towards each other that will most definitely manifest over time. Putting on a 'happy' face for the sake of the children all the while maintaining the feelings of contempt and resentment for an ex does not make for a healthy approach to parenting.

UGH! said...

I totally agree about being careful to spell and punctuate properly or you will not be taken seriously. Use spell check.

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Spell check only checks for incorrect spelling but can't detect improper usage.

Your going to lose many fans

and

You're going to lose many fans

YOUR and YOU'RE are correctly spelled but only one is correctly used. Hey Baby Mamma, can ya figure it out ?

fidosmommy said...

Oops.... thanks for the correction.
See, it makes my point! I should have double-checked my own post before sending it to GWOP! And it's not even a note to a corporate sponsor!

Thanks.

Button Button said...

I see people posting the comment "use spell check."

Where on this blog can we even find "spell check." I would like to use it, but can't find it.

I try to check my own spelling and grammer (grammar? see?) but am not always successful.

But it really bugs me to see messages with no capital letters at the beginning of the sentence, and using the letter "i" for "I."

Some posters don't even use a period at the end of a sentence.

Careful said...

There is a spellcheck at the lower right hand side on many email 'write' screens.
You can also set up a download that will highlight each and every spelling and grammer error. Its a huge help.
A frequent mistake I see is the word anyway. Be careful, the word is not anyways. No S.

Lisaloo said...

I haven't seen any pics of the kids wearing matching outfits. If there are pics could someone post the link? I saw a pic with an article from the NY Daily News that showed the kids watching Jon shoot fireworks and they all had different outfits on.

Kate was sitting on her white plastic throne, that surely tells you that she is the queen of CRAP!

Oh, The Momma said...

Ok - I'm going to weigh in here because I'm surely a 'guilty party' to this sometimes.

I'm a well educated person - who in my own right admit to being 'particular' about grammar and spelling most of the time (one of my biggest pet peeves is the use of 'alot' instead of 'a lot')

Anyway - there are times when I am out and about and am reading this blog on my iphone. I know there have been at least a couple of occasions where my posts have come through with misspellings because of the 'complete a word' feature on the phone. I don't even notice it until I've come here at a later time and seen it in the published post.

So, I just want to apologize for this - but hey - it happens! I surely hope it isn't ruining anyones day! :) :)

Not knocking anyone said...

No one on this site is trying to ridicule anyone. All they are saying is, before you write to sponsors, TLC, (anyone giving things or donating trips or appliances, toys, clothing and the like, to the Gosselins), just check spelling so you look credible. If not they will discard the letter and not even read it. Think of those on BabyMama sites. We ALL makes spelling and grammar errors, so we ALL have to be careful when emailing, thats all that was said.

grannyoftwo said...

I sent a second email to Healthtex, thanking them for breaking their contract with Kate and I received this email back from them, " we are currently putting our clothing line with Kate on hold while she focuses on her family. Thank you for your concern." Doesn't sound to me like they have let her go, but that she has put them on hold for a while.

Midwest Mom said...

Of course Kate was with the children for the July 4th holiday.

I think that her statement that she would NEVER be without her children on a holiday has less to do with actually wanting to spend time with them.....and more to do with her wanting to control WHO the children spend time with or WHAT they are doing on a holiday.

In other words, Kate wants to make sure the children aren't spending time with grandparents/aunts/uncles/cousins on holidays.

Emmy said...

Midwest Mom said...
Of course Kate was with the children for the July 4th holiday.

I think that her statement that she would NEVER be without her children on a holiday has less to do with actually wanting to spend time with them.....and more to do with her wanting to control WHO the children spend time with or WHAT they are doing on a holiday.

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Once the divorce comes through, she won't have much choice. I'm in Illinois, but I suspect it's not too different in other states. Parents alternate years for each holiday -- that's pretty standard.

Does anybody know more about PA?
Does anyone

That's it! said...

Spoiler: The husband's a douche, the wife's a cougar, they get divorced, the kids are scarred for life.

Bonnie said...

It is not inappropriate to comment that people who make their living teaching others how to have close-knit families lose their credibility when their own families fall apart AND they, despite the millions they have made, they continue to put their children on display while making "teaser" trailers hinting at divorce, without considering its effect on the children.

Who is there to speak for the children?

When such people don't bother with counseling and just go directly to divorce, the Christian values presented become suspect.

When the public is being lied to regarding the amount of time the couple has been separated and Kate Gosselin insists that she would never have filed for divorce if Jon hadn't told her to and that he is the one who wants the divorce, yet she checks two boxes, one of them which is not true regarding their period of separation, to fast-track the divorce, anyone with a brain who bothers to use critical thinking faculties can see that something is wrong and that there is no consistency to her story.

These people are lost and blinded and need prayer and compassion. But their inappropriate behavior should not be enabled by being accepted unconditionally.

Those who care about the children have tried to seek out the truth, and not derive their opinions from sound bytes.

Research the amount of money they have already made. How many life times would it take two families to make that much? Or even four families?

If families with two children and four children can make it, so can the Gosselins if they get their priorities straight. Read about the Dionnes.

Compare the Gosselins with the Duggars. Don't just sit and sling mud and accuse others of being judgmental.

Look at the larger issues, that of the children's welfare. Pray for this family, that God will remove the scales from their eyes so that they will once again follow God and realize what is important in life.

Mikey said...

How insane to suggest it is anyone's fault but their own.

You put yourself on display;exploit your children and use them to make money; sell this sad distortion of a sick family as " normal" for a reality program; and finally pretend you are upset at being in the spotlight you created?

That is the second definition of insanity. Maybe these children can divorce these losers pretending to care about them?

Rosie said...

I keep thinking about Michael Jackson’s childhood. Like the Gosselin kids, he had a parent who only saw him as a “gravy train.” I’m sure Joe Jackson would justify exploting Michael Jackson’s childhood as being “best for the family” too, but, let’s face it, look how a childhood lived in front of the cameras, purely to increase the fortunes of your parents, turned out for HIM.

Eight little gosslins. Eight potential Michael Jacksons down the road.

How incredibly sad.