Mom Swap

Kate and Kendra swapped.  Starcrush article.

Radaronline article from November about filming.

Yahoo article.

170 comments:

Murphy said...

That makes me feel really bad for Baby Hank :/

cali-girl said...

Here we go:

http://news.yahoo.com/kate-gosselin-kendra-wilkinson-trade-places-abcs-celebrity-202402621.html

The show is called "Celebrity WIFE Swap", so I'm confused!!! Is Kate a wife? I thought she was a self-proclaimed "single mom."

ToThe MoonAlice said...

Dante's seventh circle of hell...Kate Gosselin forever...

hannah said...

I don`t get it. I doubt Jon needed to give permission before the kids could film.

arealmom said...

No need to watch the Celebrity 'Wife' Swap, I'm sure it will show Kendra's little boy and husband being a real pain in the neck and Kate's kids will be little angels thus showing what a terrific mom she is for raising such wonderful kids. Also Kendra will be shown doing tons of laundry, cooking and cleaning from sun up to sun down and helping all 8, count them 8, kids with home work all with no help from nannies. All to show what a super mom Kate is and how hard her life is.

I'm Ready, Mr. Demille said...

The item was posted on Nov.12,2012 and isn't that around the time that Jon was supposedly not having to pay child support. Did he agree to the filming of the kids to get out of paying? Well, it seems like there are no "takers" out there who are willing to back this venture or we would have heard about it. I hope it is "in the works" for a loonnnggg time, maybe when the kids are out of school so they do not have too suffer embarrassment in their present school situation which seems to be going well. (That is, graduates of high school or college.) Although it would be interesting to know if the kids were relocated to a stranger's house or were the "moms" on the move.

HEFFNER ROAD FROM FLORIDA said...

is this show a one time deal..

also, anyone know what Katie made on this show?

ncgirl said...

"is this show a one time deal.."

Yes, it should be. The show has been on before with other celebrities. A celebrity just gets one show. I'm sure there will be other Celebrity Wife Swap shows this season other than Kate's and Kendra's.

jonandkatewho? said...

She makes me ill. I won't be watching. I've seen Wife Swap maybe twice, and didn't find it interesting at all. And Kate isn't even a wife anymore!

The show seemed to be formatted to where the swapped wives teach something to the other family...all Kate can teach them is how she deliberately had multiples then used them to make money and gain "fame".

lavender said...

Why would "Celebrity Wife" Swap select someone who is neither a celebrity nor a wife??? Feb 26 will come and I won't be watching. Who even cares about Kate any more? What a has been. Will Steve be at home with Kendra????

I'm Ready, Mr. Demille said...

"Hollywoodlife" says that the show will be broadcast on Feb.26 @ 8:00p.m. on ABC. Seems like she has some big connections with this network as they seem to cater to her.

In the same time slot, NBC has the "Biggest Loser" and now they will be opposite a "Much Bigger Loser".

HEFFNER ROAD FM FLORIDA said...

FOR COMPANIES AND FRIENDS TO SEE WHO I REALLY AM.....?????

Kate Gosselin returns to TV

Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY8:29a.m. EST February 14, 2013


She'll be trading her eight kids for one!




(Photo: Christopher Peterson, BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)


Look who's back on the air! And she'll be getting a husband — for a week.

ABC has announced that its Celebrity Wife Swap reality series is returning on Feb. 26 (8 p.m. ET) with new episodes. Kicking things off will be Kendra Wilkinson, former Hugh Hefner girlfriend, and Kate Gosselin of Kate Plus Eight fame.

The show notes that it follows mothers in two celebrity families with very different values as they trade lifestyles, children and homes (but not bedrooms), for one week. So Kendra will get to be a single mom to Kate's eight kids — sextuplets Hannah, Alexis, Aaden, Leah, Collin and Joel, 8, and twins Cara and Madelyn, 12.

And Kate will have it easy, playing mom to Hank Baskett Jr., 3, Kendra's son with hubby and NFL star Hank Baskett.

Kate, who was fired from her CouponCabin job back in November, penned an essay last week about adult bullying for bullyville.com. In it, she thanks those who have stood by her, writing: "I am so grateful to the many corporations, family and friends who have chosen to see me for who I really am and know the truth and goodness that defines me."

And, she says, "I teach my kids to reach out and help others when they fall instead of stomping on them and passing by. I also teach them to feel happiness for others' successes, not jealousy. If only everyone could see it that way?"

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Cynthia said...

Besides Ashley, who else would have been on-site to supervise the kids?

Bev1212 said...

I was watching the Bachelor last night and they showed an ad about
Wife Swap with Kate and kids and Kendra. It was so quick I almost missed it.

jennine s said...

interesting that TV Guide has posted the Bachelor for 2/28 at that time slot.

Sharla said...

TV Guide magazine being out of date isn't a huge mystery. It has to be printed and mailed so the info has to be submitted weeks before the shows air. It is obviously going to miss last minute changes.

The show with Kate and Kendra shows up on the online guide.

marce said...

The twins hitting their teen years and kate is still out there pimping, and thinking she can still be a star... Just like from the start, its never about the kids...there are many kids that have had a worst childhood then these children, the real shame is everyone knew and the people in charge only cared about rating,, These arent there kids so why should they care.. and even though it was a train wreck from early on, i watch it for a few years also.. then sign the petitions, contacted the sponsors.. Kate personality finally got her off the air.. Kate's payback will be her living her life, because she will always think she deserved more...While im sure the kids will love her, because she is their mom, she will never take any pleasure from any of them. No rich man in her future, and any man that would want her anyway isnt really a man, because his b*lls would need to be cut off first.... I think i know enough about this narcissist person , to know she believes this show will put her back on tv somehow .. i just love knowing again she will be so dispointed, too bad i also know she will somehow take it out, or blame the kids..

PA Woman said...

I've never seen Wife Swap. I found the concept of the show stupid/ridiculous. Based on that, maybe it's perfect for kate.

ObservantOne said...

The commercial I saw today stated that Wife Swap was a three week event. I'm assuming they mean the Kate/Kendra swap was an extended event?

Interesting that it was all hush hush as it was happening, right? Goes to show that "celebs" who want to fly under the radar can certainly do so when they choose.

IOW, "paparazzi abuse" is a crock.

kinman said...

I think that there are only 3 episodes of the show scheduled (different people each week). I think Dancing with the Stars is scheduled to start in March sometime on ABC , unless I am mistaken. I really hope that they do not drag out Kate/Kendra for three weeks, because there is NO way there is enough footage to hold viewer's interest for even one episode!

wramblinwreck said...

According to this article, Kendra's husband got to experience a little of what John survived for 10 years:

"Kendra reported that "there was some tension and drama" between Kate Gosselin and Hank. She didn't want to speak for them, because she wasn't there, but it sounds like Kate doesn't entirely approve of the Basketts' laid-back lifestyle, or what Kendra describes as her "Southern California" attitude. (Or, we're guessing, of Kendra herself, who laughed that Kate didn't get "why a woman like me deserves a man like that.") We'll have to find out whether Kate passed any judgments, but we know Hank didn't sell Kendra out. "All I know is, my husband said, 'I stuck up for you.'"

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/kendra-wilkinson-baskett-on--celebrity-wife-swap--premiere---i-lost-it--203828604.html

ncgirl said...

Usually Wife Swap is a one time thing for celebrities. Mark McGrath and Coolio are supposed to be in a show.

Anonymous said...

it would have made for much better tv if they would have had Kate swap homes with Octomom. Atleast the playing field would have been even.

MossHill said...

Anonymous said...
"... much better tv if they would have had Kate swap homes with Octomom. At least the playing field would have been even."

Oh, help, I cannot breathe for the shrieks of laughter on this one !!!

how? said...

I am a bit surprised ABC is taking a risk. If it the truth that doesn`t pay her child support. I just don`t see why would let them be flimmed. I hoped from TLC?

I wouldn`t put it past to have not told about it and make sure the kids didn`t say.

Xanadu said...


Anonymous jennine s said...

interesting that TV Guide has posted the Bachelor for 2/28 at that time slot.

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Check 2/26 at 8 p.m. That's when it's been scheduled -- not 2/28.

Xanadu said...

Cynthia said...

Besides Ashley, who else would have been on-site to supervise the kids?

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Deanna Bell.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

Wow..she is busy to have time to watch all these shows


Kateplusmy8: Was so gr8 to see the ladies of The View today!! Now on to do Extra, Inside Edition, Insider ET, Extra, and so on.....

Judy Walters said...

Kate was on The View today to promote Wife Swap. I love however whenever she is on, Whoopi Goldberg says aboslutely nothing to her.

Reading news said...

for someone with so many freezers/refrigerators this door is probably one of the messiest I have ever seen.

http://img.ly/sVLe

Uptown Girl said...

I am a bit surprised ABC is taking a risk. If it the truth that doesn`t pay her child support. I just don`t see why would let them be flimmed. I hoped from TLC?

I wouldn`t put it past to have not told about it and make sure the kids didn`t say.

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Although I didn't understand the first part of your statement, Kate admitted on The View that Jon was not consulted.

Debbie H said...

Yep...she got another shot on The View and she got back on a TV show for a night....Missie Kate must think the doors of heaven have opened up for her...So funny when she finds out she's still nobody and I'm sure when the ratings tank on this, she should be done for eternity...unless she wants to spend the kids money on her useless dreams paying for her projects out of THEIR pockets..

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

Kateplusmy8: So, catch the funniness cuteness and craziness tonight on Wife Swap on @ABC at 8pm (and don't mind me while I pine over missing lil Hank!)

babeeberry said...

I know most of us won't be watching but what I REALLY hope is people don't watch to see Kate make a fool of herself and by doing so give it ratings. It's being shown on ABC, same company as the View in which she frequents to sell her kids out. She must have charmed someone in the network for them to even give this criminal the time of day. I just read on one of the gossip sites Katie complained about Kendra having a nanny/housekeeper. She's claiming she has NEVER had either and has done just fine. Gosh, I'd hate to be standing next to her when her panties go up in flames for all the lies she has told!

Debbie H said...

Oh, Jon WAS consulted OK...He didn't have a say because THIS was around the time Kate "forgave" his future child support...Now we know why...This was so he would let the kids DO THIS...He sold out..Kate could NOT have done this without Jon's consent...She doesn't have full custody...unless he sold that out too...I knew Kate never did anything for NOTHING...She mistakenly figured this was all the ticket she needed to get everybody to "look at her" and see how they really should give her a show...Sorry Kate...All you get for doing this show is what they paid you and a WORSE reputation as a mother than you already had for putting your "Christian" kids up for a week with a sex star...Good going...Nobody is going to invest a dime in your haggard face to be on a TV show ever again...get used to it...

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

Kate's wife swap

This show was as phoney as
the Amish Mafia...

You could see how mean she looked at timeswhen she with Hank Jr...

Can't wait until the reviews come out..How much do you think she got paid for the show?

Debbie H said...

Just wanted to post that after viewing(for research purposes only) lol the "NOT A" celebrity OR wife swap, I noticed that Kate's kids looked so unhappy to see her come home...Did anyone else watching for research purposes catch that? It was obvious her kids were scared to death of her...The boys especially kept their distance(poor things)...guess they have learned to do that over the years...Anyway, this day must have felt like Christmas to Kate...Hope she enjoyed feeling like the star she thinks she is...I seriously doubt she will have anything else come up unless she can do something with Octomom...

hannah said...

I meant, I am surprised Jon would allow this after the whole Lawsuit mess with TLC. God Kate, how can you not ask? They are his kids as well.


I hope he sues.

Is It Spring Yet? said...

So funny when she finds out she's still nobody and I'm sure when the ratings tank on this, she should be done for eternity

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There were so many who said she was done when her show was cancelled, but a year-and-a-half later, she's still hanging on. I wouldn't be surprised if the ratings were halfway decent on this. I don't think the show tanked.

Brummygirl said...

I have not been on here for many months but having seen Kate Gosselin once more on my t.v., I was curious to see what people were saying.
I was hoping she had gone into oblivion, but obviously not.
What a joke this was, all set up to make Kate look like the Super Mom Kendra called her and Kendra to look like a lazy party girl from C.A.
The subject of Kate not taking time for herself, made me laugh. What about all the time she spends in different salons, running and away from the kids time after time.
As for doing everything herself..yes, she may make up the schedules, but for the kids to do. I was appalled at the amount of things those children were responsible for. I agree with Kendra's comment about them having to have more fun and less chores. The evil looks from Kate when Kendra mentioned something she did not like, was classical old time angry Kate.
She stated that she had no choice but to do things on her own...yes Kate, you did have a choice, you threw away exactly the same kind of husband Kendra has..a man who did everything, whilst you sat on your plastic chair and shouted orders. You may forget, but we don't.
Thankfully, this was only one episode but I know Kate is digging as hard as she can for more. I was pleased to see the children again, but that was a double edged sword because I did not like them to be exposed once again to the camera.
Like it or not, this woman is never going away.

JustineLKM said...

she should be done for eternity...unless she wants to spend the kids money on her useless dreams paying for her projects out of THEIR pockets..

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She should be, but she won't be. She has a cookbook coming out, and she'll make the rounds promoting that.

cgardner said...

It's already been established by Kate herself that she has a housekeeper. So when she says she does it all what she means is that she pays someone to do it all while she gets her spray tans and hair & nails done! She has choosen to have a big family why she gets perks is unbelievably. She will be very lonely when her perks run out!
cmgardner

linda said...

As someone mentioned, believe Kate and Octomom would be a better match.
Note the body language - the facial rigidity, the gritting of the teeth and chin - she feels she is far superior than anyone and thusly has the most to learn from this experience - these kids do not need to be heavily scheduled from morning to night giving her freedom.

Sharla said...

Ratings are in: 2.4 rating, 7 share, and 7.00 million viewers.

PA Woman said...

Sharla said...
Ratings are in: 2.4 rating, 7 share, and 7.00 million viewers.

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Well, I was not one of the 7 million. Do we know how that compares to last season's episodes?

Interesting that she didn't consult with Jon.

hannah said...

Do we know for a fact about Jon not having to pay CS? I mean Kate and her lawyer(?) told the story. We never heard if was true or not. If he did have a part in this, then shame on him.

However, Kate let them do this show and she's also at fault. I just hope that we get some the full story soon.

Mom In PA said...

Oh, Jon WAS consulted OK...He didn't have a say because THIS was around the time Kate "forgave" his future child support...Now we know why...This was so he would let the kids DO THIS...He sold out..Kate could NOT have done this without Jon's consent

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No under-the-table deal can be made in PA regarding child support. Kate could have filmed without his consent. She admitted that it was her decision and the kids' decision. All of that could have taken place without him being consulted. Unless you know with absolute certainty that he sold out, it's all speculation and really shouldn't be stated as fact.

The show did not tank. According to Television By The Numbers, "Opening at series highs against CBS’ top-rated NCIS, ABC’s season premiere of Celebrity Wife Swap led by wide margins in Adults 18-49 over Fox (+60% - Raising Hope/Raising Hope) and NBC (+85% - Off Their Rockers/Off Their Rockers) during the 8 o’clock hour. The ABC unscripted series won the hour in Women 18-34, beating runner-up NCIS by 9%. Boosting the hour week to week in Adults 18-49 (+50%), Celebrity Wife Swap posted ABC’s top series number in the time period in more than 1 year – 2/7/12. The show grew from last season’s Tuesday premiere by 17% in Total Viewers and by 14% in Adults 18-49 to post its best numbers ever on both counts."

dan said...

I just read ABC is happy with the Wife Swap ratings. If some network thinks its Kate that brought those ratings then someone is gonna take a chance on a another show with the Gosselin's...OH NO!

Debbie H said...

So people tuned in to see if the woman who went crazy over a slice of pizza would go crazy again at Kendras house...Is this what Kate wants to be known for? A lunatic psycho???Obviously, that is what she has become known for...Everybody wants to watch the train wreck and I guess that explains the ratings last night...HOWEVER,I hope Kate and the sheeple don't somehow mistake THAT as a sign that Kate is ready for Angelina Jolie's job...or anyone elses job on TV...She has NO talent...Anyone can draw a crowd if they act crazy enough...But she could never sustain a real show...as has been proven...And neither could the kids at this point...Interest in them on a regular basis is over...they are too big now...Hope she doesn't overplay this is in her head...I doubt she will get anything else..and look at the list of losers and has beens making the rounds this season on Wife Swap...I didn't know any of them....Also wonder why Kendra wasn't out promoting the show???

PA Woman said...

People love a train wreck, and that is what attracts them to Kate. Does she really need a series? She could probably do one or two shows like this a year, and get on quite well on athe $$ from that. Based on the ratings, I see at least one more reality show spot like this in her future. There's a whole crew of D-listed celebraties that make their living jumping from reality show spot to the next. Kate is now offically one of them.

Michigander1969 said...

It is so annoying to pretend like she has no time to herself. Her children are at school ALL day. Mornings and evenings are crazy I'm sure (if she has no help that is) but she has ALL day to get the necessities done so she can play with the kids all night!

She portrays it like she is working full time all day. I'd have som sympathy for her then ..... Maybe. Lol

Pony said...

I have wondered - does their school have a cafeteria where kids can buy their lunches? I ask, because from what she has said she packs in their lunches, a school lunch could cost less per kid and obviously be less work for her.

Sharla said...

Lunch is available for $4.70 each.

Linnea said...

have wondered - does their school have a cafeteria where kids can buy their lunches? I ask, because from what she has said she packs in their lunches, a school lunch could cost less per kid and obviously be less work for her.

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Yes, and there is a variety of combos available, including hot and cold, entrees and veggies, soups, salads, pasta, sandwiches, beverages and desserts ($4.70 for the combo) and many ala carte options. I think when you figure out what she spends to purchase food and prepare it, plus packing it, washing lunchboxes, etc., it would pretty much even itself out. Of course then she couldn't claim exhaustion and how wonderful she is because she takes the time to pack each kid's lunch. If they purchased their lunches in the Dining Commons with the rest of their classmates then she couldn't control what they eat.

But, who knows...maybe the nanny does all of it.

Linnea said...

".Also wonder why Kendra wasn't out promoting the show???"

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Kendra's on the West Coast. Kate did the East Coast promotions. I don't think Kate alone was responsible for the high ratings. Kendra has quite a fan base, and so many more Twitter followers than Kate has.

MossHill said...

My scrollings through popular news caused me a queasy feeling - has anyone else noticed how frighteningly similar Kendra and K8 are in looks ?

ncgirl said...

"She has a cookbook coming out, and she'll make the rounds promoting that."

Kate says she has a cookbook coming out, but I don't see anything about a publisher. She may have it self-published. but her cooking never looked that great to me.

sglily said...

Kate-people love to hate her, not surprised at all by the ratings. I actually kind of liked Kendra in this one-she seemed real, unlike Kate, who was faking everything under the sun, putting on her mainstream media mommy act. Kate looked like she was about 10 years older than her age, hair stringy and foundation settled in her crows feet. Wonder if all the kids sat around to watch the big premiere-Kate downing shots at the club, complete with pole dancer and all. She definitely took up every opportunity to get her a glass of wine as well. All I can say is, whether Kendra there or not, those kids seem lifeless. I don't see the joy, spunk and child-like wonder that used to be there, well before the days of cupcakes and pizza. Mady is still Mady, but even she seems like a stifled pre-teen, being molded by Kate into the mini-me. I don't feel a bit sorry for Kate. She is no longer taking care of babies 24/7. Her kids are in school a majority of the day, and as admitted, the kids help her plenty around the house. She does NOT "do it all"...by Any means.

Leigh Ann said...

It just occurred to me. On the wife-swap shows you don't know who you are swapping with until it all starts. Normally there's a husband there with the kids so it isn't as big a risk having a stranger in the house. Being single, Kate agreed to leave her kids with totally unknown adults (I'm counting the TV crew here). Who does that? I guess she had some faith that the producers wouldn't set her up with a pack of homicidal kidnappers, but she still had no idea who was going to be in her home with her children for a week. Who agrees to that? Sure, it was going to be a celebrity, but there are loads of celebrities in this country and they aren't exactly the most stable population of people. I know for the regular swap shows they go through loads of background checks and psych evaluations but still, she agreed to leave her children with a mystery person with no other parent there to look out for the kids.

SuzieO said...

One of the things Kendra did was to have the boys and girls swap chores. This meant the boys packed the lunches and the girls fed the chickens. So Kate does not pack the lunches it is the girls chore.

Also when Kendra found out they had a tree house she thought it fun for them to spontaneously stop the chores and run and check it out but they couldn't go in because Kate keeps the key to the door on her. Sad.

Kate was so uptight the whole time and just like with her own kids when they were little Hanks age she never played with him or even touched him. Just corrected him and gave him the choice of doing things her way or going to time out.

When they all got together at the end to talk it over, she was critical about Kendra's ways but got very defensive when it was the other way around. Also noticed that she truly can get teary eyed on cue. So phony. So she does have a talent. Big Hank couldn't stand her that was obvious lol.

I've never watched this show before so had nothing to compare it to but it was very slow moving and boring to me. Nothing entertaining about it at all and the tups all seemed sad somehow especially the boys. I loved when little Hank said to Kate "you're not taking care of me", lol

Susan said...

I had to blog about it today with my thoughts. I thought Kate and KW looked a lot alike, too. When you're close to being confused with a Playboy model, isn't that a sign you've gone too far? :)
http://girlsinwhitedressesblog.com/2013/02/28/kate-gosselin-celebrity-wife-swap/

Michigander1969 said...

Wow! Lunches for $8 kids @ $4.70 would be over $700 a month. Ouch!
I see why she packs their lunches.
I don't think she spends almost $200 a week on lunches.

I feed my big family all meals for about $250 a week.

jennine s said...

according to the reality show, the kids pack their own lunches help set the clear the table, get themselves dressed, etc. They probably bake bread too, although on the show, it looked like store bought bread. I think Katie is exagerating us about all she does.

PA Woman said...

Linnea said...
Kendra's on the West Coast. Kate did the East Coast promotions. I don't think Kate alone was responsible for the high ratings. Kendra has quite a fan base, and so many more Twitter followers than Kate has.

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I didn't watch the show, but the couple of articles I read attributed the ratings to kate. There are a ton of reviews of the show out there, so others may have given Kendra the credit. I actually never heard of kendra until the info on Wife Swap was posted on this site.

Debbie H said...

I absolutely HATE that Kate is getting ALL the credit for the ratings of the show...Hard to believe Kendra contributed nothing to that considering her fan base is 10 times or more than Kate's...It's almost like Kendra agreed to do the show as a vehicle for Kate's career or something...Maybe they paid her more money if she agreed to let Kate get the spotlight and positive press???Something is VERY odd with this situation to me...

Lavender And Roses said...

Maybe they paid her more money if she agreed to let Kate get the spotlight and positive press???Something is VERY odd with this situation to me...

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Kate got positive press? When did this happen? Have you read the various online articles about this fisaco and Kate's controlling ways?

Linnea said...

"Wow! Lunches for $8 kids @ $4.70 would be over $700 a month. Ouch!
I see why she packs their lunches.
I don't think she spends almost $200 a week on lunches."

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The kids worked for their money. I think that they should have the option of packing or buying. How much does Kate spend per month on her hair, tanning, $200 face cream, manicures and trips to New York? I bet it's more than $700.

MaggieL said...

Wouldn't you just love to see all the film that hit the cutting room floor? It was so obvious that that show was edited heavily. It had no "flow" to it. I can only imagine what the G8 may have actually said or done, not to mention the real words coming out of Kate's mouth. (The hostility between her and Hank Sr. was just too obvious!) But, to me, the saddest part of the whole thing was how totally beaten down those poor children looked. Cara looked on the verge of tears many times. Mady (Kate's clone)was downright rude at times. Collin, the one who "used" to be energetic and fun loving, looked like a zombie and I don't believe I ever heard him say a word.

On other blogs there is some big to-do about little Hank having seen a naked picture of his mother. Many people are making such a big deal over this - and the supposed fact that I think Kendra mentioned that they sometimes showered together. Come on people - I know tons of people (including myself and my ex) who would bathe or shower with their 2-1/2 year old for absolutely nothing more sinister than perhaps some innocent fun and/or as a time saver. As to seeing his mother naked, in a photo, no less - most kids have at one time or another seen their parent(s) naked. We should ALL look as beautiful as Kendra.

I have come to the conclusion that Kate IS a zombie - you can't kill her, no matter what you do, she reappears. It's such a shame. But mark my words, those poor kids are getting older and I predict one or more of them will spill the truth "Mommie Dearest" style. What frightens me, after seeing them last night, is that one or more of them is going to have severe psychological problems (and with all that has been happening in the news lately dealing with kids and violence, I truly fear that maybe one of them (a boy) may actually snap.) JMO.

cali-girl said...

I watched mainly to see an update on the kids: growth and personalities.
How sad Cara looked--and said practically nothing. Mady hammed it up (not in a bad way, but if one of the twins was talking, it was always her).
They do look more grown up.

On the other hand, the sextuplets, who are 8(almost 9 right?) still look six in size. They were very solemn and quiet--looked sad, too. Those cute, irrepressible personalities may be gone--certainly were not shown.

Kate always seemed to be in full hair and makeup--Kendra bare-faced and cute in her pony tail. Little Hank is adorable--such beautiful eyes, and seems like a happy kid in contrast to the Gosselins, even if his life might lack structure.

Kate needs time off???? She's home alone all day when the kids are in school, goes for manis/pedis/tanning /hair extensions/ trips alone with Steve. I believe she pampers herself quite nicely!

Did Jon know or not know about the filming??? No permission either way? What's his deal?

Cynthia said...

Kate and Michelle Duggar need to switch homes and see how Nasty Kate handles 19 children...Grrrr

kinman said...

I was bored after the first half hour and thought it seemed very contrived (I watched it on DVR after it aired). There was no real conflict..just some made-up stuff so that Kate could show her "acting chops" and shed some fake tears (for future acting gigs, of course). Kendra was sweet with the kids, but I thought Kate's kids, while well-behaved, basically showed no real on-screen personality, and barely talked. I doubt there would be much material for a new Gosselin show featuring them, unless Kate was the main focus (which SHE would love!). Overall, I thought the show was a bore and an hour was too long for what it offered.

jennine s said...

I watched the show until kate started lecturing Hank. The kids looked bored, frightened and depressed. I wonder how much individual attention thay get from their mother. A very sad situation.

Michigander1969 said...

My post was in regards to it being CHEAPER to buy their lunches.

I never said they shouldn't.

It appears the girls pack the lunches anyway.

Come one, let's be honest.....will these kids ever get a say in anything they want to do?

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"Wow! Lunches for $8 kids @ $4.70 would be over $700 a month. Ouch!
I see why she packs their lunches.
I don't think she spends almost $200 a week on lunches."

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The kids worked for their money. I think that they should have the option of packing or buying. How much does Kate spend per month on her hair, tanning, $200 face cream, manicures and trips to New York? I bet it's more than $700.

2/28/2013 4:32 PM

PA Woman said...

Lavender And Roses said...
Maybe they paid her more money if she agreed to let Kate get the spotlight and positive press???Something is VERY odd with this situation to me...

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Kate got positive press? When did this happen? Have you read the various online articles about this fisaco and Kate's controlling ways?

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I saw several articles that attribute the high ratings to Kate, which may be what is meant by positive press. However, the reasons Kate attracts the viewers is due to the negatives in her personality. Controversy always attracts viewers. I'm sure Kendra pulled in some of those also. Based on comments I was reading she brought in a pretty big male audience.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

how much did they Kate for this show? anyone know?

SueLynn said...

A few posts said that the Gosselin children looked sad and depressed. Did anyone see the boys when they were feeding the chickens and how much joy they had on their faces and when the girls were reunning with Kendra to the treehouse (it was ashame though that the key was in their mothers room).
The children were probably shy around the filming crew whom they didn't know...remember that when they were on TLC the crew had been with the family since they were babies.
We only saw a portion of what was filmed for the show...how much ended up on the cutting room floor.
I felt bad for Kendra's son spending too much time with the nanny. And for a 2.5 year old not be able to eat with a fork/spoon was ridiculous, at least Kate (presuming it was Kate) got him to have some table manners.

Brummygirl said...

Does anyone remember that creepy producer who was obviously enamoured with Kate? I seem to think he was affiliated with A.B.C., do you think he set this one up?

Shoka's Understudy said...

There is a saying that after a nuclear war the only things that would be left would be cockroaches and Cher. This saying has been around for decades.

I think it is high time to change that saying.

After a nuclear war the only things that would be left would be cockroaches and kate Gosselin.

Cher has suffered enough.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Couldn't the kids get free lunches if they used Jon's income? He has the kids 1/2 of the time. Plus, he has his GF and her 3 children. That is 13 people. I checked the scale and

8 people
$50,557 annual salary


For each additional family member, add:
+$5,148

That is almost $76K dollars Jon can make and still qualify getting free lunches for the kids and eliminate kates rigid pack the lunches drama and sending spoiled food back with them for a week. A judge had to order her to stop that and stop locking the bedrooms at night because of a fire hazard.

She is such a grifter, I am shocked that she hadn't thought of it before!

There is no shame in getting free lunches, my boys had them K-12. As a big thank you to the government, my sons are hard working, taxpayers. My 3 sons now have 9 degrees between them and are getting promoted at work for even more taxes. I am so proud of them!

Heffner Road frm Florida said...

Does anyone know, does Kate still have either a

publist

manager

or agent?

Leigh Ann said...

"Couldn't the kids get free lunches if they used Jon's income? He has the kids 1/2 of the time. Plus, he has his GF and her 3 children. That is 13 people."

The kids go to private school so it's not part of the federal lunch program. No free/reduced lunch. And if they were in public school would it depend on who claimed them on taxes? I really don't know. But how much money can Kate possibly make? She's just writing a column right? I there's royalties from DVD sales and any reruns on TV but can she really have any kind of steady income? I've wondered how she does all this financially.

hannah said...

She locked her kids bedroom at night?

It bugs how they say they want her to remarry and they want a dad again. They have one. I wish he would defend himself.

SuzieO said...

If Jon has the kids half the time then that's why there is no child support. It was that way with me too. Joint custody, everything 50-50. But what's the story of sending spoiled food to school with them? Is that if they didn't finish their lunch they had to have it the next day? Is that what happened?

I guarantee that the kids don't tell Kate that they want a new daddy. No kids that have a living father that they love would ever say that. Jon doesn't address it because it isn't true that they say that.

Xanadu said...

The children were probably shy around the filming crew whom they didn't know...remember that when they were on TLC the crew had been with the family since they were babies.

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The crew changed quite a few times over the years; some left because they saw things that they took issue with. What those things were never were made public, but the crew that filmed them as babies were not the same members who filmed Kate Plus eight.

Yesterday's News said...

"...sending spoiled food back with them for a week. A judge had to order her to stop that and stop locking the bedrooms at night because of a fire hazard."

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I think that was just a rumor that was floating around. It was never proven that she was ordered by a judge to stop sending left-over sandwiches.

kinman said...

I think I read that Jon gets the kids only 2 weekends per month ( only 4 days per month). If that's true, that is not alot of time, and he should probably try to get more days as the kids are getting older. Maybe it is hard logistically with school etc (and maybe he gets more with their vacations etc..). But it is obvious that Kate is in control and I was so sick of all of her constant references on Wife Swap that she is a "single parent" and does everything alone etc.. She refuses to even acknowledge that they have a father in their lives, and that is terrible for the kids to witness. Her "poor me" attitude in interviews about how hard it is and how lonely she is is such on old story by now, that it is ridiculous that she keeps getting air time on national television for the same thing. Every interviewer asks if she is dating and she always says the same thing (about how would she possibly EVER find time to date while raising 8 kids all by herself!)and then they all tell her how great she looks and how she should have NO trouble finding a man, and of course she loves the attention, and on and on. Hope we have seen the end of her for awhile, but I have a feeling we haven't.

jennine s said...

I agree with the above. If she needs more time for herself, let John take them for more days. I was so disappointed to hear that she didn't consult John on their being on television again. he is their father after all.

Betty said...

The latest story is that Jon gets closer to 50/50 custody.

hannah said...

I don`t think even if she asked Jon. She wouldn`t stop unless a judge ordered it. I mean I don`t how she says she no time. The kids have school, come home and not long after go to bed. She does not have a 9-5 job. Does Jon work?

PA Woman said...

hannah said...
It bugs how they say they want her to remarry and they want a dad again. They have one. I wish he would defend himself

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I give kudos for Jon for keeping any disputes between him and kate private. It certainly isn't of any benefit to the kids for Jon and kate to air their disagreements to anyone in the public that will listen. We crtisize kate for being public, so we shouldn't be asking Jon to respond to kate's statements.

Stephanie said...

Most private schools don't offer the subsidized lunch program. I all reality, Kate probably *is* saving money by packing lunches rather than having the kids buy lunch at school. When my kids were in private school, the lunches were $4 a day. I packed almost every day.

Pony said...

I think it depends on what you pack for kids' lunches if it's more expensive to pack or purchase at school. If you are feeding your kids peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with a crunchy side like chips along with an apple, it's probably cheaper to pack their lunches. But if you are giving them juice boxes, several fresh fruits/vegetables, granola bars, etc. that you have purchased pre-made and in individual servings, I imagine it's cheaper to buy a $4 lunch at school. I know by the time my kids hit middle school, it was just as cheap to buy lunch at school as it was to buy all the stuff they wanted for lunch.

zoey said...

I really enjoyed Kate telling Hank that the house work has to be 50/50. I'm surprised she wasn't barking that "line" from her white plastic lawn chair.

kinman said...

I agree with everyone who says that Jon is doing the right thing by keeping a low profile and not responding to Kate's comments on national television. These never-ending whines and gripes will backfire on her as people are gonna tire of hearing the same thing year after year ( when she surfaces). You never hear Jon on these tabloid shows airing his personal life and that of his children in a public way. Kate needs to realize that the public was intrigued by the kids when they were cute little toddlers, but now that they are all older, it is really not all that interesting anymore watching them go off to school and eat dinner etc... Everyone does that. There is no "hook" there to keep a tv audience interested. However, the ratings were big for Wife Swap, so some network might see something somewhere, but I just don't see it. I think the days of the big family reality-type shows have run their course. They have run out of ideas.

ncgirl said...

"I there's royalties from DVD sales and any reruns on TV but can she really have any kind of steady income? I've wondered how she does all this financially."

For reality shows, I don't think there are residuals. That's one of the reasons they are cheaper to produce. It's been said Kate had good financial advice and invested wisely. She must have because it's been a year and a half since the show stopped airing. The blogs can't pay that much especially compared to TV money.

hannah said...

If she did get on TV for an update show. I don`t think they can film at the school. The work should be 50/50. Jon did a lot when he got home from work and on weekends.



kinman said...

Even if they filmed an update show and showed the kids feeding the chickens and playing in the yard, it would be boring. It was cute when they were little, said cute things, and showed the struggles of a young family with lots of little kids. And all the vacation shows with them in the past (and those of the Roloffs, Duggars etc..) are so contrived and dull as well. And as much as Kate says that she does everything "all by herself" it sure looks like the kids do alot of things independently in their regimented routines, so her job cannot be THAT hard all the time, now that they are older. And she has mentioned on several occasions that a "male family friend" has been at the house for repairs etc.. so I imagine she has time to socialize with men occasionally. Alot of the "poor lonely me" stuff is for the tv cameras, so she can possibly snag a dating show for herself (although I bet that would have happened by now..if that was in the cards).

Heffner Road from Florida said...

go to Radaronline....Kates wants to put Jon in jail for the tell all book....

She is a crazy nut job

Betty said...

Kate mislead as usual. She said she had no full time help. That is she is claiming no live-in seven day help. She has a cleaning woman who only recently left and Kate was moaning about that. She has the male "friend" and gardeners. She has Deanna and Ashley and who knows who else. Plus her kids are gone almost every weekday and at least every other weekend. She has plenty of free time. It's no surprise Kate fussed about Kendra. It's the life she wanted and can't have so no one should have it.

hannah said...

Robert passed a test to prove he was telling the truth, when he said, JON DID NOT GIVE IT TO HIM.

nut job.

Elspeth said...

Yes, that's Kate's way. She says she has no full time help hoping people will only hear no help and that's what the sheeple do. She has plenty of part-time help though.

logical said...

id be interested to see what the ratings were for this weeks show, just to see if they vary much from kates week.

L.A.Lady said...

Hi. (My first post! Got flu, got bored, got Hoffman book, got hooked on your site! Ty...lol!)
So, am I wrong or not on this- wouldn't a lawsuit claiming Jon gave Hoffman the hard drive sorta validate that those WERE Kate's journals, contracts & emails? Seems a Lil double-edged-sword-ish to me. That's?
Luv the Kids,
L.A.Lady

realtime mom said...

I have the Hoffman book on kindle. Would paraphrasing what's in it get around any copyright laws? There is also a small topix thread started that I can add to if anyone is interested?

Xanadu said...

logical said...

id be interested to see what the ratings were for this weeks show, just to see if they vary much from kates week.

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Down 38 percent.

Xanadu said...

hannah said...

Robert passed a test to prove he was telling the truth, when he said, JON DID NOT GIVE IT TO HIM.

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Can you provide a link to that? I know that he said he passed a polygraph, but I don't recall that details of it were disclosed, such as saying that one of the questions was if Jon gave it to him. He did say that he didn't get it from Jon, but where was it mentioned that it was a question on the polygraph?

Thanks.

Xanadu said...

So, am I wrong or not on this- wouldn't a lawsuit claiming Jon gave Hoffman the hard drive sorta validate that those WERE Kate's journals, contracts & emails? Seems a Lil double-edged-sword-ish to me. That's?

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That would be a yes. Depositions and Discovery would reveal much. She'd be digging her hole much deeper if she pursued it.

Sharla said...

A question was asked about ratings this week for comparison. They were 1.5 rating and 4.14 million viewers.

dan said...

i wouldn't give kate all the credit for the ratings,I checked it out to check out Kendra an I'm sure the majority looked on to see how the kids have grown seeing no one will go near her for an update special, i think people were curious

tiffany1 said...

I am disappointed Kate or the kids still get any publicity. The kids should have always been off limits & kate is not worth the effort.

sglily said...

I noticed Mady made sure to let it be known she wants to be in acting, that was what she really wants to do. Wonder if Kate made sure to instruct her to say that on camera. IMO, there are times Mady appears mouthy or exaggerated, but not necessarily blessed with any kind of natural acting ability, as Kate has wanted people to believe. Throughout J&K, there were several times that Kate "hinted" about it. Even in the earliest episodes, Kate said so many people told her she needs to get Mady into acting, commercials, etc., like she was begging for someone to offer a gig. Although Mady said to Kendra she's only been in like one school play...seems like if Kate truly believed in Mady's acting ability and desire, she would have her enrolled in all kinds of different stuff to foster that, not try to slip in a plug whenever there's a TV camera in her face.

Betty said...

Kate is "above" what normal people do. Putting Mady in community children's theater would require effort on Kate's part. She has been about the hinting and getting since she first contacted TLC. It probably began before that with the local churches. Really working for something isn't in Kate's vocabulary.

Vondrid said...

What I noticed was the angles on the house. It seemed an awful lot bigger when filmed by someone other than TLC.

Liz said...

I finally watched this episode on You Tube last night. Here are my thoughts:

- For the first time ever, Kate didn't annoy me to watch. Either she was well-edited or her handlers have really worked on her. She didn't shriek and control everything. She almost seemed relaxed at times.

- The boys seem very disconnected to Kate vs. the girls. Sad to watch. Where the heck is Jon? His kids need him!

- I actually agreed with a lot of what Kate said. Hank Jr should do chores and they need to spend more family time.

I was laughing about a lot of it: Kate being presented as a solo, do it ALL herself parent. Kate needing guilt-free time to herself? Isn't that how she's spent much of the kids' childhood? Traveling with her "bodyguard", staying in hotels and being pampered while someone else cooks and cleans?

More than anything all I thought while watching this was that Kate has had A LOT of work done on her face. My husband caught pieces of it and didn't even recognize it was her.

Debbie H said...

Mom in PA...seems this has come up before but it is a FACT that Jon had all future child support forgiven or whatever word you want to substitute...by KATE...He only had to finish what was in arrears and it's OVER...no more...They MUST have reached some kind of deal...right? Are the courts just going to arbitrarily tell Jon to stop paying to Kate when she WANTS them to continue???It's over...why do you insist he is still being forced to pay child support when everyone says NO...? Do you know something Kate, Jon and their lawyers don't know? Please tell us if you do:)

jennine s said...

You know, I would like Kate if she would be honest and not whine so much. I'll bet she doesn't let the little ones whine.

jennine s said...

WOW ! Kate's meatloaf recipe is exactly like mine, and I have had this recipe for years. How did this happen?

P)A Woman said...

Debbie H said...
Mom in PA...seems this has come up before but it is a FACT that Jon had all future child support forgiven or whatever word you want to substitute...by KATE...He only had to finish what was in arrears and it's OVER...no more...They MUST have reached some kind of deal...right? Are the courts just going to arbitrarily tell Jon to stop paying to Kate when she WANTS them to continue???It's over...why do you insist he is still being forced to pay child support when everyone says NO...? Do you know something Kate, Jon and their lawyers don't know? Please tell us if you do:)

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I've read this on here (and only on here) sevaral times. What is the source of this info? I've also read on here that Jon gave up any rights to decide if the kids can be filmed in return. Where had that been confirmed? Again, I've only seen that statement here never sourced back to the attorneys, Jon, Kate, or for that matter the State.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

she probably copied most of her recipes from other people...She is not bright enough to publish her own.

Heffner Road fm florida said...

DONT SEE KATES NAME MENTIONED


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PA Woman said...

They had Kate on the View as a substitute host and she failed miserably. If ABC were to have any plans for Kate it would more likely me in reality TV not The View. IMHO anyway.

Debbie H said...

PA Woman...PLEASE read this from USA TODAY...Maybe..just maybe that will put it to rest for those that are still under the assumption he absolutely MUST pay child support and Kate can't stop him IF she wanted to...

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/08/jon-gosselin-no-longer-pays-child-support/1#.UUQBxFds7Hs

Debbie H said...

I'm sure Kate's cookbook will be a bust....I will bet on that...She's not a big name anymore and her last couple of attempts at"writing" didn't produce any sales...and she's less popular now than she has ever been...wonder who is stupid enough to publish this cookbook for her? Hope she's doing it with her OWN money so she will be the one taking the loss:)

Spring Has Sprung said...

I'm sure Kate's cookbook will be a bust....I will bet on that...

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Nobody even knows if there is a cookbook. Kate could just be blowing smoke, as usual. The other day she tweeted that she was working on a big project, but wouldn't give any hints about it. It seems it was the blog about what they did over spring break.

logical said...

PA Woman...PLEASE read this from USA TODAY...Maybe..just maybe that will put it to rest for those that are still under the assumption he absolutely MUST pay child support and Kate can't stop him IF she wanted to

I dont think you can just say jon doesnt have to pay, it must go thru the courts. kate can says she isnt making him but until the courts approve it, he must still pay or be in arrears.

SuzieO said...

Jennine - where did you see Kate's recipes? Thanks

Spring Has Sprung said...

SuzieO said...

Jennine - where did you see Kate's recipes? Thanks

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It's one recipe for meatloaf, posted on the ABC site. Google abc meatloaf gosselin. It's the first one there, hearty meatloaf.

Leigh Ann said...

Kate's manual from the show: http://abc.go.com/shows/celebrity-wife-swap/kate-gosselin-manual

She puts dinner in the oven at 3:30 but doesn't say what time they eat. Even if they eat at five, what needs to bake for an hour and a half?

I wonder what the little girls' (they're going to hate being called that pretty soon) hair would look like if it wasn't flat-ironed every morning. That's bad for your hair, too.

Zoey said...

We are to believe she drops the kids at the bus stop and then runs 10miles from the bus stop?
Also, she really has to manage where the kids sit on the bus? What a bunch of dysfunction

Leigh Ann said...

I missed that about the bus. Why does she have a seating chart for the school bus? Wouldn't the bus driver be the one to do that? My daughter rides a packed public school bus and we have a new driver this year. He assigned seats the second week of school and they don't change. Maybe Kate's such a control freak she thinks no one can tell her kids where to sit but her. What if another kid is sitting there? And apparently it changes every day. She has a lot of work, I know, but I think she makes a lot of work for herself, too.

About the 10-mile run, I bet she makes a loop from the parking lot, then drives back home. If it's a good location for running that would make sense.

I don't get why the boys have to have walkie-talkies when they feed the chickens.

JFS in IL said...

I can imagine she might be trying to avoid problems if, say, certain kids don't get along, or push each other's buttons too much. Or to avoid the same two or three sitting together and ignoring siblings? I have a special needs kid, and if he sits next to X or Y we know we will have problems.
Although I think the bus driver would be on top of this, too.

Spring Has Sprung said...


She puts dinner in the oven at 3:30 but doesn't say what time they eat. Even if they eat at five, what needs to bake for an hour and a half?
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She needs to pick up the kids at the bus stop at 4. If the bus is on time, and figuring time to get home, they don't get home until between 4:15 and 4:30. If they want to eat at 5 or 5:30 and they don't get home at 4:30, that's not enough time for anything to bake. She probably puts whatever in the oven (on low heat) BEFORE she goes to pick them up so it's ready by suppertime.

Leigh Ann said...

I'm not doubting the need for a seating arrangement, I just think it's weird that Kate is doing it, not the bus driver. And that she has to do it every day. She said the seating assignments are on index cards on a ring and she calls out their assignment every day so it sounds like a different thing every day. But what about all the rest of the kids on the bus? How do they fit into this seating arrangement? Or do the six Gosselin kids have three benches assigned to them and Kate mixes up who sits with who each day. Which still sounds like a lot of unnecessary work on her part. Just have everyone sit in the same place every day. Or have it change every Monday and they have the same assignments for the whole week. Maye she does that and they have to be reminded every day. Or just tell the kids to sit where the driver tells them to and quit whining about it.

PA Woman said...

Was the info for the last few comments (seating chart on bush, putting dinner in over at 3:30, running from the bus stop) from CWS? I refused to watch it and hadn't heard any of this. I may have to go find a summary of the show.

Leigh Ann said...

"Was the info for the last few comments (seating chart on bush, putting dinner in over at 3:30, running from the bus stop) from CWS?"

It's from ABC.com. They have the manuals up for everyone who was on the show, not just Kate's show, all of them.

Xanadu said...


I don't get why the boys have to have walkie-talkies when they feed the chickens.

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Probably because she doesn't feel like yelling across the yard to them, or making multiple trips to see how they are doing. If they need something or have a problem, they use the walkie-talkie. I'd probably do the same thing, just to make sure everything is okay out there.

zoey said...

I disagree with everyone defending the chaos of the bus seats. Its unnecessary. For someone who has so many problems and so little time, she can surely let the experienced bus driver handle it. If the kids can't make a simple decision such as figuring out where to park your ass on a bus at 8 years old, they might not stand a chance in this world.

zoey said...

And also what's with her rambling on about a dumb bread maker. She mentions it way too many times in her manual. She probably thinks she invented it.

Pony said...

The seating chart isn't for the school bus, it's for the "Big Black Bus" that she hauls them around in. I must admit, given the squawking you can hear from 2 kids about where to sit in a car, I can kind of understand making a chart for 8.

Zoey said...

No- she wrote that she makes a seating chart FOR the bus and that it's located on a key ring on the BBB.

hannah said...

They are almost 9 and 12. I think her making them sit where she wants is power. Maybe, they can`t sit next to someone else and just s sister/brother. Does she let them sit next to friends?

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

Don't think those kids have many friends....She wants to be the POWER.

They are like in a prison.

Debbie H said...

It is about power...and it's going to be something to witness when those kids turn 16 and she can't control them anymore..They are going to give NEW meaning to REBELLIOUS TEEN....I, for one,am going to relish watching Karma work it's magic with her:)

hannah said...

I feel bad for that poor bus driver. I hope her control over them in school stops on the bus. What's next where they sit at lunch?


Does Jon still get the kids?

Leigh Ann said...

"The seating chart isn't for the school bus, it's for the "Big Black Bus" that she hauls them around in."

That's what I thought when I first read it and that makes sense. But this what it says:

The seating chart is located in the BBB on a ring of index cards. I call out who sits where on the school bus as we arrive at the bus stop.

And apparently she has to do this every day. So either they get a new arrangement every day or she thinks they can't remember from one day to the next.

In The Neighborhood said...

Don't think those kids have many friends....She wants to be the POWER.

They are like in a prison.

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Of course they have friends. They are not social outcasts. They are in school eight hours a day. Cara plays on a sports team. They attend school events. They have peers, they have classmates, and they do have kids they hang out with, both at school and on playdates.

PA Woman said...

In The Neighborhood said...

Of course they have friends. They are not social outcasts. They are in school eight hours a day. Cara plays on a sports team. They attend school events. They have peers, they have classmates, and they do have kids they hang out with, both at school and on playdates.
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That is good to hear. I though Cara was on the soccer team, when made me suspected the other kids also had activities but it is nice to have it confirmed.

jennine s said...

I wonder why Cara is the only one playing sports. They should all be in some extra curricular activity.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

Kids friends...I am talking about kids near where they live....dont think so

MossHill said...

Heffner in FL: Not having home-local friends is common for kids who attend private school. If I recall their current neighborhood, it doesn't have a collection of nearby houses like Elizabethtown did.

Heffner Road from Florida said...

I live on Heffner Road 8 months out of the year. Their are kids around. Heffner Road is about three miles long and least 20 homes and some with children.

PA Woman said...

I'm not sure if it matters if the kids are from the neighborhood or from their school. If they have friends from school, that is great. At least they have friends outside their siblings to interact with. It actually makes sense that their friends are from school. Those are the kids they interact with 8 hours a day. They need someone in their life besides Kate to save their sanity.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

their school is 35 miles away...the great Kate would have to drive them to and back

jennine s said...

Yeah, that would be putting Kate out. She probably would have someone else do the diving. She NEVER talks about their sports or school activities. Maybe Jon has that duty.

In The Neighborhood said...

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

Kids friends...I am talking about kids near where they live....dont think so

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Heffner...sorry I misunderstood, but you said nothing in your original post about friends who live near them, only that you didn't think they have friends and live in a prison. Here it is:

"Don't think those kids have many friends....She wants to be the POWER.

They are like in a prison."
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"She NEVER talks about their sports or school activities. Maybe Jon has that duty."

Yes, she does. She talked about the play that Mady was in, she wrote an entire blog about the Science Night and the pasta bridge, and just over the weekend she tweeted about Cara's lacrosse game and how cold it was.

I actually think it's good that she doesn't go into great detail about those activities. It's really nobody's business what the kids do at school, where the sports events are, or who is involved in them. They at least deserve that privacy.


Debbie H said...

Heffner Road...I am sure the kids on Heffner Road are far from good enough to socialize with the Gosselin kids...Am I right? I doubt any of their friends from school are up to Kate's standards...I think at birthday parties and all, the "friends" that showed up(even though they may have gone to school with them) were really only used merely as "props" to make it appear they have friends...I would be amazed if any of them have been to a sleepover or had a sleepover...Sad..

jennine s said...

I guess if money was involved we would hear about their activities daily.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

hey look at this


Pre-Order Love Is In The Mix


My kids and I are SO excited to announce my cook book! It’s been a long time “cooking” and I can’t wait for you to see each page, filled with love! Love Is In The Mix is available for Pre-Order NOW for release in September 2013! Enjoy! XO Kate

PA Woman said...

I actually think it's good that she doesn't go into great detail about those activities. It's really nobody's business what the kids do at school, where the sports events are, or who is involved in them. They at least deserve that privacy.

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I hate to say Kate is doing something right, but I agree with this. The less she publicizes the kids activities outside of the home the better. For the kids own safety I don't think it is wise to say what they are doing when they are away from the house. It would be easy for any staker to figure out where they are.

As far as who their friends are, in my neighborhood kids attend public, two different charter, and one Catholic school, pretty evenly split. They kids play after school almost exclusively with the kids they go to school with. This isn't something exclusive to the Gosselin kids, it's a natural split in any neighborhood. And, even if the school is 35 miles away, do all the kids live right next to the school? I don't think so.

Debbie H said...

So Kate self published this cookbook and making it available on Amazon???Surely nobody else would publish it when they know they will lose their money...Only Kate would lose money to get her face out on TV again...

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

Kate could send them to the Wilson School District....noone will hurt their kids or "steal" them more than any other kids going to a public school... Cost lots of money to send kids to a private school... I have two sons sending their childr3en to a private school, cost for two is $18,000. guess she has lots of money...dont forget she has to pay property tax, with the value of her house that is approx 12,000+ dollars... I pay 8,0000 dollars on a smaller home....that is school tax. plus she has county and township taxes

Debbie H said...

Heffner, I really don't see how she affords to send them all to the really expensive private school...Only thing I can figure is she is using whatever money she was FORCED to put aside for them from the show...No way she would spend money from her OWN stash...Or she could have worked out some kind of tuition deal with the school so she gets a special rate with 8 kids there...If she is as broke as she says, it's hard to figure this one out...By the way, did find out for SURE she IS self publishing the book...which means everybody BUT her knows it's a loser...If it was a loser 3 years ago, it's still a loser NOW...

Xanadu said...

By the way, did find out for SURE she IS self publishing the book...which means everybody BUT her knows it's a loser...If it was a loser 3 years ago, it's still a loser NOW..

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According to HCI Books, it is not self-published. They tweeted:

HCI Books ‏@HCIBooks1
xxxxx@Kateplusmy8's book is being published by @HCIBooks1, not by HCI Printing & Publishing. Not a self-published book.

Debbie H said...

Xanadu...just saw that myself...not sure if I believe them, though..Probably trying to protect Kate???I don't think anybody would take the financial risk..UNLESS they are only going to do pre-orders...Maybe they are going to print the 100 that will probably be pre-ordered and when they realize there isn't a lot of interest, they will not print more..Otherwise makes no sense to me...BTW, do you know what Robert Hoffman tweeted to them???I was trying to find out but am not up on Twitter enough to be able to find his post...

PA Woman said...

Heffner Road fm Florida said...
Kate could send them to the Wilson School District....noone will hurt their kids or "steal" them more than any other kids going to a public school...
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Unfortunately, none of our kids are safe in schools these days, and because they were on TV they could be more of a target. pedophiles often find their targets through photos on the internet and there are plenty of those for the G8. I have no idea how she pays tuition, but I would bet that one episode of WS would more then cover it for a year. She may be banking on getting the kids on one or two shows a year to continue paying the tuition. I'm a strong believer in school choice and wish more parents had th opportunity to get their kids in charter or private schools.

Xanadu said...

Xanadu...just saw that myself...not sure if I believe them, though..Probably trying to protect Kate???

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It is a publishing company, but they act as a middleman. It's a complicated process, too long to explain here, but the book is not self-published in the sense that the author handles everything himself, including the photography, marketing, printing and distribution. They have no interest in "protecting" Kate. It's no financial loss to them if the book flops. The book is being promoted on two cheap online marketing sites.

Robert's tweet:

Gosselin Book ‏@GosselinBook 19h
@HCIBooks1 Sending you some information that you may find helpful with the @Kateplusmy8 kookbook. Wishing you gr8 success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Xanadu said...

Heffner Road fm Florida said...
Kate could send them to the Wilson School District....noone will hurt their kids or "steal" them more than any other kids going to a public school...
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PA Woman said...Unfortunately, none of our kids are safe in schools these days, and because they were on TV they could be more of a target. pedophiles often find their targets through photos on the internet and there are plenty of those for the G8

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Of course they are more of a target than anyone else going to public school. They were on national television, and are "celebrities" who are well known. In a kidnapping scenario (or "stealing"), there would be dollar signs written all over them, as opposed to an unknown student who is the child of low income parents.

If she can afford the tuition, they need to stay where they are...happy with the school community, well adjusted to their surroundings, schedules, making friends and interacting with their peers. School choice is very important, and there is no need to yank them out of the only school they've ever known, only to put them in a larger school system. Of course, if the well runs dry, then she has no choice. But I bet that doesn't happen.

Debbie H said...

Well, if one wifeswap covers tuition, then how does she pay for everything else?Was she lying while she cried "broke tears" all over TV begging for another "job'?..

PA Woman said...

Debbie H said...
Well, if one wifeswap covers tuition, then how does she pay for everything else?Was she lying while she cried "broke tears" all over TV begging for another "job'?..
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I said quite clearly that I don't know how she pays the tuition. I am not her accountant. However, she has had multiple sources of income since K+8 went off the air including DWTS, several paid speaking appearances, CC and now The Stir blogs. My point is, why yank the kids out of school and put them in public school which is what was suggested. If my kids were in a good school, I'd probably down size my house if I needed funding rather then pulling them out of school.

Xanadu said...

Well, if one wifeswap covers tuition, then how does she pay for everything else?Was she lying while she cried "broke tears" all over TV begging for another "job'?..

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I'm not sure what you are asking. How does she pay for everything else? If she had a good financial adviser, she would have invested income from the shows, appearances, book sales, DWTS and everything else she used to generate income. She can dip into the kids' earnings that were set aside. DOL regulations say that those funds can be used for the welfare of the kids. That includes health care, tuition, security, and anything else she can claim is being used for the kids.

Of course she was lying when she cried about being poor. If she didn't have actual cash on hand at the time, she certainly had her investments tied up somewhere and she could have liquidated those to pay her bills.