Off Topic - What Kate Should Truly Consider

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Any show that talks about the homeless shelters, kids, us adults and how much we need to get back on our feet is good, even if it is Kate. I was homeless.When I lost my job, kept looking for jobs, stayed with everyone I knew for a week or two,that wears out real fast. I had my stuff in storage and was paying that. Sometimes to get away from it all, I would go to the storage unit and just sleep in there. I desperately needed to be by myself.But you have to return to the shelter by the time they close for the night otherwise you lose your meal and your bed, your ability to shower 3x week, wash your hair, look and smell like a lady. Use a bathroom stall with toilet paper. I did that for almost a year and then got a job again in the computer world, but I had no money, had to sell my stuff in storage. Saved enough to get an efficiency apt, but slept on the floor. I was so grateful when I could buy more than 2 bars of soap at once, had a shower. First purchase was my toilet paper, no paper towels, learned to use rags and I hemmed those and washed them. But I bought a used Futon. I thought I was in heaven. My employer did not know about my living in the homeless shelter and did not hold it against me and gave me a job. Do you know the discrimination when you say you are out of work and living in a homeless shelter? I wasn't with drug addicts and alcoholics, I was with regular families, who had lost control of everything when they lost their jobs, sold everything, out lived their welcome with family and friends. Oh yeah, you get invited to Sunday dinner but you can't take anything back into the Shelter with you.You wake up the next night thinking of food. Yeah. Because when dinner is over at the shelter, it is over. Lights out and that is it. Did I ever live large and have my hair colored? Use to, use to buy the good clothes on sale, now I am so grateful that I have the short hair, don't need half the products I use to buy at the drug stores. Have a moisurizer, mascara, lipstick, blush and that is it. Soap smells so good and a nicely priced body lotion and deodorant. Now, I am the mgr. I have been out of that shelter sponsored by the ARC and I just got my 15 year pin, cause I damn well did go back 2 x a week on weekends and I brought cookies, gum, candy bars for those kids who are stuck there on the weekends, have no family to invite them over for dinner. It gets lonelier in the shelter. I have taken kids to get ice cream, I'll make time during the week to take mothers, kids to doctor's appts. The High school coaches come and pick up athelete students, who could qualify for a scholarship, it breaks your heart, but you feel good the coach picks the boy or girl up,they still keep up with activities while their lives have fallen apart, they are ashamed they are living in a homeless shelter. We do need to bring this out and that TV show, I didn't see it, but was told by some friend who called me that they showed one. I don't care about that women and her inability to be a better mother, but I hope she does more for these homeless shelter. If she went to one each week and filmed and showed how bad it is in this country. We need people to not only donate food, but see if you qualify to help the families, the single people, which I was. I was destitute. I needed any help you would have extended to me. Kate may be using TLC to get all the extras in life like lots of ridiculous shoes, but one pr of her shoes would buy 100 prs of flip flops for kids in a shelter for an entire summer. What do you pay for flip flops compared to those high heels? Please help
By Nancy in Providence RI on Monday, June 20, Giving Back, Episode 8 at 7:47 PM

Monday, June 27, Hodge Podge Dinner

For the first time ever, Kate lets the kids take over her kitchen, from baking treats to planning their own meal. They are off to the dialysis center where she and the kids hand deliver baked goods to those undergoing treatment.
30 minutes

Kate Plus 8 Viewers

April 4   - 1.306 million viewers
April 11 - 1.214 million viewers  down 7%
April 18 - 0.874 million viewers  down 28% down 33% from April 4
May 2    - 0.681 million viewers down 22% down 48% from April 4
June 6   -1.214 million viewers  
June 13 -1.434 million viewers                                  
               -1.297 million viewers
June 20 -0.938 million viewers down 28% from April 4
June 27 -1.000 million viewers

I Wish I'd Never Heard of Kate Gosselin

This morning as I was wishing Kate Gosselin was already in the long forgotten dregs of reality TV past, it hit me that I wished I'd never tuned in to the first special.  I wished I could be one of the people in the world who could go Kate who? Gosselin?  Never heard of her. 

Has anyone else begun to resent that Kate came into your life through TV, appearances, or tabloid fodder?

Free Discussion 6/18 - 7/ 1

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Monday, June 20, Giving Back, Episode 8

With so many in need, the Gosselins are giving back! Watch as the Gosselins help pack bags of food for those who are less fortunate, hand out sloppy joe's to the hungry at a local soup kitchen, and join forces with Feeding America for a local food drive.

60 minutes

What Will It Take?

I've seen everyone speculate for years that the show is "circling the drain". It never seems to die........ What do you think would make TLC seriously end the show?

Submitted by Jaimie

Monday, June 13, Episode 10, 10:30 PM, Chicks & Eggs

The Gosselins are finally sharing their Easter celebration with viewers for the first time! Watch as the kids decorate their own special Easter treat and dye their own Easter eggs. Of course, Easter wouldn't be complete without a good old fashion(ed) egg hunt.
(30 minutes)

Monday, June 13, Episode 11, 10 PM, 6 Becomes 7!

The sextuplets are turning 7! With only 5 days to plan, Kate is determined to have a pool party to remember with a surprise addition to the pool. But as everyone knows, pulling off a birthday for six excited kids is no easy task.
(30 minutes)

Episode 10 at 10:30

Why does TLC keep pushing the idiot idea of rushing to plan birthday parties?  It isn't like the parents don't know it's coming up.

Free Discussion 6/4 - 6/17

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Monday, June 6, Episode 6 Now Kate's Night Out Episode 9

Will it air and what will it be?  How many viewers will watch?

(30 minutes)

May be 60 minute episode 9.  TLC seems to having trouble deciding what to do next.

Kate's best friend Jamie surprises her with a birthday weekend in New York. The two have a night on the town, including dinner and dancing! But how will Kate handle a loud club full of people? Meanwhile, Ashley watches the kids back home make a mess!

60 minutes

My two cents:  Don't try to hand us it's a surprise any more.  We know it was all a TLC scripted event and had to be arranged well in advance and to find a place that would allow filming.  So TLC is now trying to capitalize on Kate as a freak rather than the alleged perfect mother? 

Also the next episodes listed are 10 and 11 although scheduled to be shown reversed.  6, 7, and 8 are missing somewhere.