Free Discussion November and December 2012

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Katie G on Katie Couric, October 3

I admit I delayed putting this one up as I kept hoping it would go away. 

Reality TV is more than a guilty pleasure for many of us – it’s who we are. TV has been bringing us into one another’s homes for decades. It’s become a place where people put their lives on display and others go to experience reflections of themselves. In this show, we’ll explore the reality TV phenomenon through some of today’s best shows that take a snapshot of America while shining a light on who we are. And one of the most well-known mothers of reality TV, Kate Gosselin, will tell us how she’s now doing it all on her own – as a mother of eight.
From TitanTV:
Scheduled: reality TV stars reveal what happens behind the scenes, from Kate Gosselin, to Abby Lee Miller, the cast of "Gold Rush", and medium Theresa Caputo.
 
Kate on Andy Cohen October 11, 11 PM, Bravo


 

Free Discussion September and October 2012

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Let's Help Kate Find a Job

What job do you think Kate is qualified to do and one where someone might actually hire her?

Free Discussion July and August 2012

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Jon in People this week

Except: Three years after his headline-making, acrominious divorce, Jon Gosselin says he and Kate are getting along now – and he's sorry for the way he behaved post-split, he tells PEOPLE in a new interview.

"I am sorry, because I did stuff I wouldn't want done to me," he says, referring to the steady stream of women he dated after their split.

He also accepts his share of responsibility for the divorce. "I was passive-aggressive," he says. "Then I'd get mad, but I was the one who wasn't communicating."

Now, he says, times have changed.

"I'll call [Kate] up and say, 'Mady's sick. What do I do?' And she'll tell me," he says. "She's a great Mom. We just have different parenting styles."

Gosselin, 35, moved back to Berks County, Pa., in 2011 after two years of bouncing around the country. He recently took a new job as director of sales and promotions for Gameface Int. and started dating single mom Liz Jannetta, 27. Time – and therapy – has given him a different perspective on things, he says.

"I used to talk to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (Michael Jackson's rabbi) a lot when I lived in New York," he says. "He said, 'There are two things you can do with your fame – sell out or take it and use it for good.' I didn't grasp that at the time."

Now he does. Which is why he says he'd consider a return to the entertainment world, but only for the right gig.

"I've been offered a lot of stuff," he says. "Crazy stuff. It wasn't the right fit, then or now. I don't want [my kids] thinking I take every show just to make a buck."

Free Discussion June 2012

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Kate on The Today Show?

Kate tweeted she'll be on The Today Show on Monday.  When will she be completely gone?

Link

I May Have Seen It All Now

Kate cruise?

Cruise is dead. 

Western Caribbean • Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas • August 12-19, 2012

Join reality TV star Kate Gosselin, full time mother (of Eight) and author of several books including her
latest, I Just Want You To Know, Letters To My Kids On Love, Faith and Family, aboard the Allure of the Seas, the newest ship in Royal Caribbean’s awe-inspiring Oasis class.
Explore seven distinct neighborhoods filled with awesome new features – like the first Starbucks at sea,
Broadway hit musical Chicago in the main theater, and favorite moments with Shrek, Po the Panda, and more friends in the Dream Works experience. Spice up your sailing with margaritas and Mexican-fare
favorites at Rita’s Cantina, or with prime cuts straight from the skewer at Samba Grill Brazilian steakhouse.
And there’s still plenty more WOW’s to be had, from the classic carousel on the Boardwalk, to aerial acrobats in the Aqua Theater, Flow Rider surf simulators, plus zip line views over Central Park — a meandering garden lined with shops and fine restaurants.

Jon on the Radio

Podcast with Jon on 5/2/12.  Thanks to Carol.

http://www.wmmr.com/shows/preston-and-steve/media/

Free Discussion May 2012

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Free Discussion April 2012

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Free Discussion March 2012

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Kate's Lastest "Help" on Coupon Cabin

Kate's latest advice is in the Coupon Cabin post.

What are the lies and inconsistencies and where does she go wrong or could be more organized?

I'll begin with I don't think she has 8 closets in the three bedrooms for the kids.  The measurements of those rooms aren't large enough for that.  I think the children are all old enough to do a large portion of the sorting and culling, removal, and replacement.  My kids were taught to put any outgrown items in a special basket thus saving the need of a big semi-annual purge.  She sounds like she thinks she invented saving hand-me-downs and putting them in storage bins!

Kate and Dance Moms?

Article

Money-hungry camera hog KATE GOSSELIN wants to give dancing another try — by pushing to get her daughters on the controversial show "Dance Moms"!

Kate Thought a Prom Dress Was Appropriate

Prom Dress

Picture is from the Red Cross Ball in Philly.



Kate on Dr Drew, February 22, First Half Hour

Kate goes on Dr Drew to cry and play the victim and to see if she can slyly bash Jon in the process.

Cable synopsis:  Reality TV star Kate Gosselin talks about her life and her children.

Kate's Personal Blog

Here is a thread for discussing Kate's posts on her personal blog.

Kate's blog.

Free Discussion February 2012

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Kate's Reflections

My 11 Reflections on 2011

January 2, 2012


My 11 Reflections on 2011:

1. I learned that determination gives way to conquering any obstacle in my way. I think I knew this before, but I really proved it to myself in 2011 when I trained for and ran my first marathon!
2. I learned that team work in a large family is the most beautiful thing to watch :) and to be a part of!
3. I learned who my true friends are and was able to open up and meet new ones too! Trust is a really big issue for me. It always has been! This past year I took some good risks!
4. I realized that life is short and extended family is important. Different views, lack of trust and family drama has stopped me from connecting in the past, but late in the year, I was able to make teeny steps towards family reunion.
5. I learned that love truly conquers all. If love is your main focus, with no hidden agenda, no matter the issue or decision at hand, love will always guide you to make the right decision.
6. I learned that I love being a “stay at home working mom.” This is how I’ve always described myself and it’s how I love to live! I love being at home with my kids SO much – cooking, baking (if I have to), packing lunches, caring for my kids and our home, but I also love the satisfaction and provision that working hard brings me. I love waking up everyday wondering what work opportunities will come my way! I am truly happy in both roles!
7. I learned true independence. I built a “barn door,” figured out how to hang pictures, moved furniture, purchased and learned how to use my own drill, and took control. I decided I won’t wait for men anymore.. I’ll take care of it all by myself! ;) (…Now if only I could figure out how to get this Christmas tree out of here….?!)
8. I learned support and encouragement! I realized for the first time ever how many people whom I’ve met only “virtually” really truly support me and my kids, pull for us and encourage us! When I joined twitter in April and then started my website in September, I met some of the most amazing fans ever… And there’s SO many of you! Who knew??!! On down days, you pick me up. On up days, you praise and congratulate me! I thank each of you deeply for your amazing outpouring of kindness and love!
9. I learned that being a single mom is the MOST difficult and often the scariest job ever. Eight children are relying largely on me to guide them, shape them, and care for their needs on a daily basis. In 2011, I felt the weight of this responsibility finally “settle in” and I don’t take it lightly. It’s a huge job and I often feel unworthy of such an important task!
10. I learned that connecting with other moms on a personal level is very exciting and rewarding! Through modern technology I have met and learned so many great things from so many moms who are doing the same things I am daily! It’s so great to put our heads together and learn from each other isn’t it? In 2012, I’d love to further my passion to help moms get into shape! I want to find a way to help more moms start running, and take back that lost desire to take care of themselves! Taking care of mom trickles down to taking better care of your entire family!
11. And last, but certainly not least, is our health–
Nearly daily, I remember how blessed I am to have eight children who are 100% healthy – from birth as preemies to the present. I am also hugely blessed that I am also healthy and (mostly) able to keep up the physical pace required to care for eight busy kids! At the dinner table each night, we thank God for our health and remember to pray for family and friends who are struggling. It’s hard to teach kids not to take their health for granted! And beyond that, I don’t want my kids to forget to be thankful for physical provisions too – or as we say – “food on our table and a dry roof over our heads” – but hopefully by watching me treat each day as a gift, my kids will catch on too and will “unwrap” each day with great gratitude and anticipation!
Praying for a healthy, happy and productive 2012 for all! Go get ‘em…!!
XO
K8