Hello Gosslin fans! I went Holiday shopping today and I almost passed out. The malls are PACKED today and so are the stores. If were supposed to be in a recession I really don't see it. I guess people feel that since so many stores are offering such big sales, we need to get out there and take advantage. Basically if your paying full price for ANYTHING please put it back and walk away. Go online, Google it, and hopefully it will have free shipping as well! Save the headache.
The Blog land Of Jon & Kate Is HUGE!
Ive done months of posts at this point and some things I do re-discuss. I had talked several times about the hundreds of Jon & Kate blogs that are out there. I have met such nice people over at Gymbofriends.com as well as the Disney Discussion Boards. I had also talked HERE about a Jon & Kate blog that was dedicated to Webkinz! But of course, the big ones are the ones that are troll & non-fan heavy. IMDB came on the radar for me by my friend that used to blog there. She explained that most the fans left the site after a few nasty people took over the threads. And although its nice to come to fan sites and not have to deal with the hate, don't ever feel that your not entitled to be a fan and go there and state how you feel. They, as well as a few more blogs I could mention needs fan responses! Lets recap the current threads:
1. Did you see the amount of mayo in the tuna salad!
2. This is starting to become the GWOP website
3. What topic posts do you get most sick of?
4.Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer game!
5.Was Kate pouring microwave popcorn..
See? and you thought you were missing something! (lol) For me, it doesn't matter the amount of comments I get, just that I see that people are coming and reading my blog. Please don't feel intimidated by what people say and jump in to these types of blogs if you feel a certain way and wish to discuss. Sites like these and others should never be one sided because people are scared of commenting!
Kate on Parent Dish: Her Side
Yes I did get two e-mails saying this was the same things they already knew, but I did enjoy the article. I guess everyone was expecting some retaliation of some sort, but in Kates words you can see that she sounds EXACTLY like she does in her book. (OK I won't re-hash yesterdays topic.) For those that can't read it HERE I have it blow without the photos:
In a normal week, the Gosselins have a television crew in their house about half the time, which is a lot, if you think about it. And while they will occasionally opt out of filming specific moments with their kids, the Gosselins have no editorial control over the show -- what you see is what you get, packaged by a team of folks at Discovery and TLC. But, Kate says, this is reality TV, and it accurately reflects life at the Gosselin house; nothing is pre-planned or made up. "We don't have time to memorize scripts," she jokes. I believe that. "We set out to show the truth," Kate says, "I couldn't watch it if it weren't true." What you see, in every televised moment, is precisely what is happening -- no stage directions or do-overs. This is life at the Gosselin house.
Kate Gosselin has gotten quite a bit of flak, both from the media and from viewers, for the way she treats her husband; the two are often shown bickering during the show. Kate says the criticisms don't bother her; she doesn't Google herself or make a practice of reading about herself on or off line. "Everyone has an opinion," she says, "and I'm only paying attention to my own." But she does admit that the way the show is edited affects how people see her family and her marriage. "If Jon and I have three spats over a two day period, they're going to edit it to make it look like those happened in the 22 minute period." The show is just a small slice of her family's life, after all. Kate is clearly focused not on what goes on outside her family but on her children. Her goal, she says, is to treat each child like an only child -- a hard thing to do when you're the mom of eight. "I hold myself to a very high standard," she says. At the same time, though, she's not trying to be perfect, or even to appear perfect to viewers of the show. She's just living her life. And yes, she's living it with television cameras in her house, but it's still her real life. Kate says that while the experience of being on television has changed her life, it hasn't changed who she is. She says the same about having eight children -- "It's hard to live through what we have lived through and not change. We are the same -- it's how people treat us" that is different.
One of the hardest things about her family, Kate says, is the noise; there are days when the older girls, Cara and Mady, come home from school and their reports about what they have done are drowned out by the noise of the sextuplets. More than anything, she says, she longs for peace and quiet -- otherwise, she would not change a thing about her life. Kate finds the humor in her life -- recently, she partnered with P&G to help promote some of their brands, including Bounty paper towels, which she refers to as "my weapon of choice." She also laughs about the end of nap time at the Gosselin house; the sextuplets are four now and no one, Kate says, naps any more. But it's a rare night that the family gets through dinner without someone dozing off at the table. Recently, Jon said, "I think we can kiss goodbye ever having a family dinner again." A good night, Kate said, is when the kids push their plates out of the way before they fall asleep.
You have to laugh about that, and Kate Gosselin does. The Gosselins have a strong faith in God; they are often seen on the show wearing t-shirts with scripture on them and attending church. But despite the fact that the show doesn't highlight their faith, the Gosselins see it as an opportunity to share what they believe. Their website, The Gosselin 10, includes prayers and devotionals, and Jon and Kate travel around speaking to various churches and groups about their life and faith. The show, Kate says, has given them this opportunity to share what they believe. And for the Gosselins, being on television is about opportunity, not fame. The show has opened a variety of doors for them; Kate and Jon both work from home, which makes their life as parents of eight more manageable. But it's not easy by any means -- there are days, Kate says, when she and Jon work until midnight. Kate has three pieces of advice for other parents. "Every morning, before my feet hit the floor," she says, "I pray for strength, just enough to get through that day." She reminds parents that a sense of humor can get you through nearly everything -- laugh, she says, don't cry. And finally, the most important lesson of all: "Always remember that bedtime comes, every single day."