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

34 comments:

Protect8 said...

Either this is a calculated attempt to improve her image based on Kate falling off the public interest map last year or for the first time in her tabloid life, she is not playing the victim card too much. Playing it ... but less than before. All of these reflections seem to be a direct response to criticism she has received on this website and other critical comments.

But this said: Kate is not a single mother. The children have a father who is very involved in their lives. Kate needs to step back and consider all of the women with children who lost their husbands due to war, cancer, fatal accidents - and women whose husbands walked completely away and disappeared from their children's lives. Women who are truly on their own raising children. These are single mothers. Sharing responsbility of children with their father does not make one a single mother.

ronlee said...

As I stated earier, she has people in the UK and other countires fooled. Unbelievable



LauraMoody_ Laura Moody
after reading multiple blessings over and over, I decided I needed @Kateplusmy8 's other books. Theyre being shipped to England as we speak

heavennoseven said...

Bull.


She loves being home with her kids. Why is she always gone.

You are not a single mother. Jon is there whenever let him see them.

Porcupine Pie said...

You are not a "single" mother, Kate. You are either divorced, widowed or never married. I know saying single has a nicer ring to it but you are a divorced mother. That's the ugly truth.

And as much as I dislike her, if it is true, I am glad she might be working things out with her family. It would be great for the kids to have their grandparents in their lives. But it's probably in light of her current situation so she probably wants to mooch off of them!

Brummygirl said...

Words fail me!!!!

SmileyGrl752 said...

What in the world.

She learned that team work in large family is something beautiful to watch and be part of? Since when has she ever been involved in team work? She's ALWAYS sitting on her butt, barking out orders.

And what's up with "I learned true independence. I learned how to hang pictures and move furniture"? She didn't know how to do those before?

I'm just stunned. Either she's lying, or she truly was lazy and had never done those things before.

heavennoseven said...

She also didn`t put up the door. I think I heard TLC hired people to do it and just had to the last touches.

You talk how bad off others are. Why don`t you donate some money or some of the gifts you get.

I bet the person who writes her blogs wrote this.

Shoka's Understudy said...

The difference in kate's tweets and the articles on her website are 2 different all together.

The tweets sound like a 13 yr. old teenage girl who likes to talk and talk and squeal.

The articles that are posted on her website are very well written and articulate. This person may very well have a Master's in English.

kate is not writing the articles, someone else is.

HEFFNER ROAD said...

Poor lady works so hard


Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
Dear friends,like the energy in a video game,mine has been depleted..So I must say good night! Chat tom when my energy has been renewed

Leigh Ann said...

And what's up with "I learned true independence. I learned how to hang pictures and move furniture"? She didn't know how to do those before?

I'm just stunned. Either she's lying, or she truly was lazy and had never done those things before.
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Has she ever lived by herself? Did she go from living at home to getting married? Some people just don't learn how to do stuff. They always had their dad and then husband to do things or they just always hired someone. And it's not just women, men, too. I had a boss once who he and his wife had always rented this little apartment. Someone asked his wife why they didn't buy a house. She "because (husband) can't fix anything and everything would always be broken". They preferred to rent and let the maintenance guy handle things.

I do hope Kate is making amends with her family. When you're at a point where you've lost pretty much everything that's often when it happens. It'll be good for all of them if it works out.

Jenny O said...

"She learned that team work in large family is something beautiful to watch and be part of"

So, her oldest children are eleven years of age, right? The younger six are seven years old now. It has taken her a minimum of 7 years to realize that when a family works together as a team, it's a beautiful thing? (Not that I believe for one minutes she's actually learned this or even knows/wants to work cooperatively with anyone on a team)

"I learned true independence. I learned how to hang pictures and move furniture"

ROFL!!! I knew how to hang pictures and move furniture by the time I was 12 or 13. What a maroon she is. Maybe this year, in her bid for "true independence," she'll learn how to tie her own shoes, or make a banana split!

Jenny O said...

While I am not very handy, and know there are both men and women out there who are like me -- surely moving a piece of furniture is not so unusual that one would reach the age of 36 before doing so.

Kate is allegedly a clean freak. Yet I'm supposed to believe she never shifted a couch in her life until now? Not even to vacuum for dust bunnies underneath it?

As to never hanging so much as a simple picture -- I can believe that. Kate is pretty unable to do most basic life functions, and prefers to order others around her to do things for her. I think she's either just not very smart, or perhaps incapable of reasoning things through. We know she gets frustrated easily at even the simplest of things.

I still laugh at how long TLC tried to sell the public on Kate as some great can-do super mom, when in reality she truly sucks at everything, including motherhood.

heavennoseven said...

Maybe, working as a team if the twins watching the younger ones and making them breakfast.

11 years old are not able to watch six 7 years old. IMHO.

I hope her ghost writer is being paid.

barnaby said...

Funny stuff!

Where did she post this - on her blog or for her new "job?"

ncgirl said...

"Where did she post this - on her blog or for her new "job?"

This was the blog. She had another Coupon Cabin post today. It was about the new year and had nothing to do with coupons.

HEFFNER ROAD said...

CAN'T BELIEVE THIS


The mom-of-eight has been working nonstop to get back on TV and she might have finally found a way in — would you take fitness advice from Kate?
Kate Gosselin says she loves being a “stay at home working mom” but she’s still crossing her fingers for her own TV show! The former TLC star took to her Twitter over New Year’s weekend to tell her fans that it would be a “dream come true” to have a workout show.

“@AskBabyMama a fitness show would be a dream come true,” Kate tweets. “Not for me only but a way to reach ALL moms who desire fitness but don’t know how!”

Kate spent all summer training for her recent marathon and she’s always blogging about eating healthy. We think Kate looks great but would you watch a health show hosted by Kate?

HEFFNER ROAD said...

I got it from Hollybaby site

zoey said...

So Kate wants a work out show? Is it 1989?

Desert Isle said...

"ROFL!!! I knew how to hang pictures and move furniture by the time I was 12 or 13. What a maroon she is"

++++++++++++

I think you mean "moron," although having her marooned somewhere wouldn't be a bad idea!

HEFFNER ROAD said...

NC girl


I cannot believe that Coupon Cabin is paying her for this garbage, that I don't think she wrote.

Hey Kate...get over it. your done/finshed

Auld Lang Syne said...

Shoka's said,

The articles that are posted on her website are very well written and articulate. This person may very well have a Master's in English.

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I didn't find that to be the case. For example, read the article under fitness. It sounds like it was written by a middle school student. No person with a master's is that much in love with exclamation marks.

heavennoseven said...

I am okay with her show.


1) The kids can`t be on without Jon signing.

- The kids may see him more.

2) If the ratings are awful. She may all people care about are the kids.

3) We can see if she really is does all the stuff she claim and maybe she will be asked about LA.
If she cheated on not.

barnaby said...

"I think you mean "moron," although having her marooned somewhere wouldn't be a bad idea!"

Maroon has been the polite way to call someone a moron or stupid since at least 1996, when I started posting on sports forums in the very early days of the internet as a social network.

MabelD said...

Whatever happened to her Ab King (or whatever it was called) infomercial? Guess she took the $ and ran. She never mentions the device when speaking of her "fitness."

Sharla said...

This is a perfect example of why the preference here is standard English.

Sharla said...

Hm, no one has noticed the maroon/moron comments aren't going through? It's a discussion we don't need to have here.

Thinkin' Thoughts said...

A workout show would be a hard sell for her, especially since we all watched as she had plastic surgery on national television.

The average woman is not trying to maintain a tummy tuck and whatever other surgery she has had.

I would rather watch real women working at something attainable through exercise.

O-Hi-O said...

Well, damn, I guess I'm going to have to canonize Kate Gosselin now, if I am to put any belief into her Self Reflections. SELF being the operative word at all times when dealing with this woman.

Per her alleged 'lessons learned', why, she must be Pennsylvania's first perfect mom.

So, move over, Mother Theresa, here comes Kate Gosselin marathoning down the road.

Despite all her rhetoric, I'm betting she will always treat others in her characteristic 'like dirt beneath my stilletos' way.

Not buying it.

Shoka's Understudy said...

O-HI-O said:

Despite all her rhetoric, I'm betting she will always treat others in her characteristic 'like dirt beneath my stilletos' way.


kate's new theme song:

"Dirt Beneath my Heels"!

to the tune of "Wind beneath my Wings".

JenTru said...

When I read this post I automatically assumed it was written tongue-in-cheek by someone from GWOP! Like a list of the things she SHOULD be grateful for. Did I miss a note/title on there that said it was allegedly posted by Kate? Heehee.

O-Hi-O said...

kate's new theme song:

"Dirt Beneath my Heels"!

to the tune of "Wind beneath my Wings".

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Yes! I can see Bette Midler doing a reprise with new lyrics ala "You are the dirt beneath my stiletto's"! Move over, "Nadya's Theme", make room for "Kate's Canticle".

Thanks for the laugh this morning!

Anonymous said...

Kate should be thanking those kids for supporting her. If it weren't for them she would have never gotten the lime light she craved.

Anotherthing said...

Lmao

...seriously.... I needed that laugh today.

You can usually count on delusional/narscistic/self-indulgent /selfish/ignorant people giving you their 'perspective' or even 'advice' for a good laugh.

I guess that's one reason to keep her around.

She is a Waste said...

The energy to take care of 8 kids? My mother worked as a seamstress at home, did all the hair cutting, made all of our clothes and uniforms plus put a balanced meal on the table at night.

How in this world she managed to send us all to Catholic School, I have no idea, but she also made sure we were up, dressed and attended Church every Sunday and Holy Days.

Our bathing took place in shifts, she didn't try to have us take our baths or showers one right after the other until there is only cold water. What an idiot Katie is.

No, my mother did not beg for anything and we never took anything that we did not pay for and work hard for.

Katie sits on that land, tweeting and begging, in her way, for free things and she then brags about it.

I agree with someone who said she was not bright. My mother was a proud woman who would have never, ever begged for free things. Guess what we all could speak really well and could read by the time we started school. No, we didn't all go to college, but my mother was a very proud individual who never wore makeup but a small amount of lipstick, she was lovely and she was so well read.

I had to write this because when I saw "I was dreaming of a recipe of beans and sausage" well I had to laugh. We ate hot dogs once a week with beans, but not from a can, they were soaked for hours and my dear mother made the meal from scratch.

What a waste Katie G is, honestly..........she should get on that Reality Airplane that will be leaving soon with all those "wanna bee's on it".......flight is boarding, hurry up katie.